Rhode Island

Rhode Island delays rollout of trucks-only toll plan

Rhode Island officials won’t deliver the state's deliver truck-only tolls until after Christmas, to allow sufficient time for comment on the environmental impact of initiating tolling at the first two of 14 locations where gantries will be built.

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Section of I-15 South in Vegas to close overnight Wednesday; rest areas in R.I., AZ set for temporary closures

A section of I-15 South in Las Vegas will be closed overnight Wednesday for construction work. The Sacaton, Ariz., rest area will close for approximately 6 months in both directions for renovations, and a truck rest area on I-95 South in Rhode Island will close for approximately a year.

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Rhode Island plans lane reduction on I-195 this weekend

Rhode Island DOT says work will begin Friday night, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. The number of lanes on the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 South will be reduced from two lanes to one.

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Portion of I-95 in Rhode Island set to close this weekend

All northbound traffic will have to take exit 4 to Route 3 North. Trucks will get back onto I-95 using the exit 5/Route 102 interchange in West Greenwich.

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Truckers earn win – for now – in Rhode Island tolling battle

Rhode Island DOT has proposed to ban trucks from certain secondary roads that could be used to avoid future trucks-only tolls. Rhode Island's State Traffic Commission voted down the proposal for now, requesting more information from RIDOT.

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Grounded 280-ton truck finally allowed to move, carrier forced to pay state $60k

Bay Crane Northeast agreed to take out a $25 million insurance policy with the state as a co-insured party, pay the cost of the police escort through the state, and reimburse Rhode Island DOT $60,000 for its trouble in dealing with the truck.

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280-ton truck halted without permit in Rhode Island

According to a report from WPRI, the 16-axle truck weighing 560,000 pounds was hauling a massive generator through the state on its way to Massachusetts.

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First of Rhode Island’s trucks-only tolls coming later this year

A contractor for the state will begin building and installing the toll gantries on the northbound and southbound sides of I-95 near Hopkinton and Richmond, as well as near Exeter.

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R.I. lawmaker wants to repeal truck toll law, Louisiana looking at split speeds

A bill introduced in Rhode Island would, if passed, repeal the RhodeWorks law passed last year that enacted trucks-only tolls in the state. Another bill introduced in Louisiana proposes to reduce the speed limit for trucks and buses by 10 miles per hour on interstates.

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Voters approve infrastructure funding initiatives in several states

New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Texas, Louisiana and Rhode Island voters approved measures in Tuesday's election to provide funding for infrastructure projects in their respective states.

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