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Overnight lane closures: Upcoming in Michigan and Virginia; Nashville I-40 shutdown repeat

I-64 affected in Virginia through next week in both directions (MM 250-255) overnight, likewise Monday in Michigan I-94 in Washtenaw County. Nashville downtown -- I-40 closing again over the weekend.

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The highway fund ticker says: Congressional action on CSA, highway funding hit with cold water

Though the Trust Fund ticker says one thing, the state of roads in this country says another. And that should be the real benchmark for the need for a robust, long-term highway bill, not the jingle of the coins in the Highway Trust Fund when rattled.

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I-40 shutting down again in downtown Nashville this weekend

The closure with be in place today, Friday, at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday morning, Tennessee Department of Transportation officials say.

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Legislation proposed to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways

Rep. Reid Ribble Ribble says allowing heavier trucks on U.S. highways would reduce congestion and increase industry capacity. OOIDA, who generally opposes weight increases due to safety concerns and increased infrastructure wear, has said it opposes the bill.

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After a month of closure, InDOT reopens I-65 NB at Wildcat Creek bridge

The Indiana Department of Transportation notified truckers and motorists that it had begun reopening the northbound lanes of I-65 between Lebanon and Lafayette. Construction continues on the route as part of a widening project

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InDOT: I-65 NB Wildcat Creek bridge projected to remain closed through much of September

Or later, depending on construction progress. Traffic diversion in place utilizes four-lane roads and adds 9 miles, and 25 minutes at present, InDOT says, to through trip up I-65 toward Chicago.

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NB I-65 in Indiana to remain closed ‘indefinitely’ near Lafayette

Pending structural analysis and testing, the I-65 NB closure near Lafayette is by some estimates reroute 8,000 trucks a day on a 40-mile detour costing the industry untold amounts.

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I-70W reopened after three-hour closure in Colorado at Eisenhower tunnel

After the Colorado DOT reported an accident west of the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70, near Milemarker 215, closed all westbound lanes, lanes were reported reopened three-four hours later.

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#ShowusyourInfraWear — DOT wants to see your photos of decrepit highways and bridges

While Congress recesses for the next five weeks, the DOT is soliciting photos on Instagram with the hashtag #ShowUSYourInfraWear, hoping to spur lawmakers to pass a long-term highway bill instead of the habitual short-term stopgaps.

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President signs three-month highway patch into law

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, July 31, a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months.

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