highways

VDOT reopens SB I-81 lanes near Blacksburg

Big backups around Blackburg, Va., were eased Thursday, Aug. 29 with the reopening of lanes obstructed by a landslide.

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Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

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The best and worst from a Southeast out-and-back

A few notes on highway observations between Little Rock, Ark., and Chesterfield, S.C., taking I-40 on the way east and I-20 heading west.

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I-40 paving in Ariz.

The Arizona DOT will begin a project Aug. 6 to repave a 16-mile segment of Interstate 40 between Williams and Ash Fork. The project will include new pavement, guardrail replacement, pavement markings and some bridge work. Work will be done in both directions on I-40. Crews will begin on the eastbound lanes; for the next few weeks, expect single-lane restrictions through the work zone. The project is scheduled to be completed by spring 2014.  

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S.C. governor signs highway funding bill

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a measure that earmarks an annual $91.4 million for transportation.

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N.C. governor signs anti-tolling bill

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed last week a bill into law that will prohibit the state from tolling existing Interstate lanes.

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Collapsed I-5 bridge reopens with temporary replacement span

The Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Skagit River near Mount Vernon, Wash., has reopened with a reduced speed limit of 40 miles per hour. The bridge reopened this morning, the Washington Department of Transportation announced.

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Report on I-5 bridge collapse says trucker ‘felt crowded’

An NTSB report written from preliminary accounts of the collision that caused the bridge collapse on Interstate 5 near Mount Vernon, Wash., says that the top of an oversize load collided with an overhead portal and some sway braces.

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Americans prefer good roads to iPhones, electricity, Internet and sewage?

What's really more important in the lives of Americans — cable, cell phone, Internet, water, sewage or electricity? The surprising answer: Well-maintained transportation infrastructure.

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WDOT: Collapsed I-5 bridge replacement bridge could open within weeks

A span of replacement bridge will soon be in place to allow the Interstate 5 bridge that suffered partial collapse last week in Washington to reopen, while the state works on a permanent repair.

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