highways

Truck tolls on IL Tollway routes going up in new year

A series of truck-toll hikes begins in 2015 on the 286 miles of the Illinois Tollway system.

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‘The Dragon’ gets truck restrictions in Tenn.

Have you driven "The Dragon" -- or U.S. 129 in Tennessee/N.C.? Following its bordering state's lead, Tennessee will prohibit vehicles longer than 30 feet from the mountainous road as of January.

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Channeling Reagan, Congressmen push for increasing fuel taxes

Two Congressmen — and a cutout of President Ronald Reagan — pushed Wednesday for an increase to the tax on diesel and gasoline as a means to better fund U.S. Highways. They and President Obama, however, know Congressional action is unlikely.

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Trucker cited for over-height load in 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

The May 2013 truck-bridge collision that caused a portion of Interstate 5 to fall into the Skagit River in Washington was in part due to a load too tall for the truck carrying it, according to a report released this week by the Washington State Patrol.

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Truckers News wants your creepy tales from the road

Overdrive sister site TruckersNews.com is collecting readers' tales of "Haunted Highways" via a new special program.

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I-215 nighttime closures in CA

Nighttime closures of Interstate 215 in Southern California are slated to run Oct. 20-Nov. 6. for construction at the Devore Rd. exit.

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Per freshly signed state law, Calif. to test feasibility of mileage tax

California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 3 signed legislation into law that will allow the state to implement a pilot program to test whether charging a road usage fee -- or mileage-based tax -- could effectively replace fuel taxes as the primary means to fund highways and road projects.

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California dabbling with replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

California Gov. Jerry Brown has received legislation that would make California the third West Coast state to test replacing state fuel tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

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DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General.

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I-495 Christina River Bridge reopened to all traffic

Delaware DOT quietly reopened the northbound lanes of the formerly tilting I-495 bridge over the Christina River on Saturday, August 23.

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