highways

I-94 repaving in Michigan starts May 4

Through May 22 on a section around exit 104, closures will be only of single lanes, MDOT reports, and some nighttime construction will be included.

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I-44 bridge work in OKC reveals further damage

Damage prompted lane closures between Pennsylvania and Western avenues that, OklaDOT says, should reopen in May. Lane closures in Okemah on I-40, meanwhile, are ongoing through the fall.

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Pavement, striping work on Ohio I-275 at I-74 Thu.-Mon.

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced some lane closures happening at a result of pavement and striping work on Interstate 275 around Cincinnati beginning Thursday, April 23.

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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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