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I-70 WB in Indiana down to one lane Wed., Sat.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced construction crews will restrict westbound Interstate 70 lanes near U.S. 35, Exit 149, and the truck scale facilities in Richmond.

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New weight restrictions on two Minn. bridges

With 11 percent of U.S. bridges structurally deficient according to the U.S. DOT's stats bureau, April 16 officials from MnDOT put in place truck detours around two Highway 169 bridges in Champlin, Minn.

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House bill would up fuel taxes to pay for highways, tie rate to inflation

The U.S. House this week introduced a bill that would tie the current flat rate fuel tax to inflation as a long-term highway funding measure and appropriate an immediate $12 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to ensure short-term solvency.

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Toll roads trend in recent decade as new toll mileage well outpaces total system growth

Tolled Interstate mileage grew by about 17 percent in the 2003-2013 time frame, while total Interstate mileage grew by just over 2 percent.

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Mich. I-94, I-69 interchange closure

MDOT announced the I-94/I-69 interchange in St. Clair County would close for three nights straight for bridge beam replacement.

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White House highway bill would also open existing Interstate lanes to tolling

In an otherwise low-drama bill introduction, one provision in the bill has struck a nerve with some both in the trucking industry and outside of it: If passed the bill would remove the current ban on tolling existing Interstate lanes.

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Driver pay reform included in DOT’s second iteration of Grow America highway bill

Chief among the bill’s highlights for the trucking industry is a measure of driver pay reform that would require drivers to be compensated for all on-duty hours not spent driving.

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I-64 bridges project in W.Va. to constrict lanes this week

WvDOT noted lane closures expected between milemarkers 57 and 59 from today through Thursday in Charleston, W.Va.

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More night work upcoming on I-5 in SoCal

Construction on the I-5 Ocean View Rehab Project between the Aliso Creek Rest Area and the San Diego-Orange County line in California was set to resume the evening of Monday, March 23. This work will close down traffic lanes to one lane in each direction in sections: Monday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.-5 a.m., and Friday and Saturday 9 p.m.-9 a.m. NB Las Pulgas Road or Basilone Road on- and off-ramps, and the southbound Las Pulgas Road on- and off-ramps, will also be closed ...

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Emergency work on NY Thruway this weekend follows extreme winter

Spot pavement repairs will reduce traffic to a single lane at various times this weekend exits 48A and exit 48 on I-90 eastbound.

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