highways

Mackinac Bridge in Michigan reopened after morning closure in whiteout conditions

The Michigan Department of Transportation reported the Mackinac Bridge reopened mid-afternoon following a multiple-vehicle crash and near-zero visibility with blowing snow that closed it mid-morning.

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Construction Alert: I-5 night work in SoCal 2/23-2-28

I-5 between the Aliso Creek Rest Area and the San Diego-Orange County line will some nights next week be down to one lane.

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I-94E in Detroit: Two right lanes to close Fri.-Mon.

Road crews will take to I-94 at in Detroit, closing two lanes at milemarker 212 for road work Friday-Monday.

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Construction begins March 7 on new connector at Chicago’s Circle Interchange

A $475 million upgrade to the link between the northbound I-90/94 Dan Ryan Expressway and the I-290 Eisenhower Expressway westbound in Chicago gets under way March 7. Expect delays.

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Hours-of-service frustrations, CSA concerns make their way into Foxx’s highway funding visit to House

In the midst of the highway funding talk, lawmakers took the opportunity to air their concerns to DOT head Anthony Foxx about hours-of-service rules, cross-border trucking, CSA and more.

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Washington sues truck operator whose oversized load caused 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

WDOT is seeking $17 million from the defendants — the cost of the response to and repair of the collapse, it says.

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Highway funding action hot of late: Foxx tells Congress ‘to hell with politics’; Lawmakers readying proposals

Sec. Foxx pleaded with members of the Senate this week to discontinue the trend of short-term highway funding patches in favor of long-term bills. Two more highway funding proposals were unveiled this week.

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Infographic: ATA makes plea to Congress for higher fuel taxes, better highways

Inflation, better fuel economy and increased costs of labor and construction “have eroded…the purchasing power” of the Highway Trust Fund, ATA says, adding that increasing fuel taxes would help mitigate the revenue shortfall. Infographic included.

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Senate highway bill could be unveiled soon

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) may soon unveil a highway funding bill that would direct money to the struggling Highway Trust Fund from taxes on companies’ overseas earnings, according to a report.

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President Obama skirts highway funding in State of the Union address

Departing from recent norms in his State of the Union addresses, President Barack Obama on Tuesday made only brief mention of infrastructure funding and no mention of issues related directly to trucking or transportation.

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