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Highway updates: Northeastern winter storm closes roadways, brief I-10 closure coming in AZ

Highway updates: Northeastern winter storm closes roadways, brief I-10 closure coming in AZ

Travel has been slowed in the Northeast because of a winter storm in the area, but so far, there have been no major highway closures as a result.

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I-276 bridge connecting N.J., Pa. turnpikes closed at least until April

I-276 bridge connecting N.J., Pa. turnpikes closed at least until April

The bridge was closed Jan. 20 after a complete fracture was found in a steel I-beam on the Pennsylvania side of the bridge below the driving surface in the westbound right lane. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) says the fracture makes the bridge unsafe to drive on.

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Top 10 truck freight bottlenecks: ATRI lists U.S.’ most congested highway interchanges

Top 10 truck freight bottlenecks: ATRI lists U.S.' most congested highway interchanges

In total, Texas had the most interchanges in ATRI’s full Top 100 list with 14, followed by Washington state with 9 and Connecticut, California and Georgia with 7 each.

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Arizona crews narrowing section of I-40 to one lane through March

Arizona crews narrowing section of I-40 to one lane through March

The I-40 Rock-Fall Mitigation Safety Project began this week on westbound I-40 near Joseph City, ADOT says. The interstate will be narrowed to one lane at milemarker 279 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Interstates reopened in Oregon, Washington following winter storms

Large sections of I-84 in Oregon and I-90 in Washington state are closed because of winter weather, as well as a section of I-82 in Oregon near the Washington state line.

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Tennessee guv unveils 12-cent diesel tax increas as part of legislative agenda, other states implement hikes

Haslam's "IMPROVE Act" proposed legislation would address a dearth of road funding in the state with the diesel hike and other taxes. Other states have moved in similar directions in lieu of any increase in federal funds for infrastructure.

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I-80 reopened near Donner Pass, maximum chains required

Caltrans says maximum chains are required for trucks, and traffic will be allowed through the Donner Pass area single file with a 30 mph speed limit.

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Speed limit increases approved in Michigan, split speeds remain in place

Speed limit increases approved in Michigan, split speeds remain in place

The new laws would allow the Michigan Department of Transportation to increase the speed limit for trucks from 60 mph to 65 mph on at least 600 miles on interstate, while increasing the speed limit for cars from 70 mph to 75 mph on the same roadways.

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Three trucks caught in Colorado avalanche, I-70 reopened in both directions

I-70 has been reopened in both directions on the Vail Pass after crews were able to conduct avalanche control work throughout the day Tuesday. An avalanche closed a stretch of the interstate for most of the day Tuesday.

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Winter weather jams up major highways in southeast

A swath of winter weather across the Southeast ranging from north Texas through Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and into Virginia could begin to take a toll on highway conditions Friday afternoon into Saturday. Two states have also suspended HOS regs.

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