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Oregon Plan Calls For I-5 Tolls, Gas Tax Increases
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Oregon lawmakers are proposing new tolls on Interstate 5 in the Portland area and raising the state gas tax to raise billions of dollars for transportation infrastructure improvements. Lawmakers claim that, in order to solve the current transportation problems, these ...
Nearly 51 Million Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving, Highest in a Dozen Years
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AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more ...
Best, Worst Times to Travel This Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this year traffic may prove to be a record breaker. Traveling I-5 can be a real pain with heavy traffic and plenty of short tempers. Here are a few tips to help make ...
Overnight Lane Closures for I-5 Construction in Washington
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The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that construction crews have finished paving on I-5 and are beginning to remove the temporary barrier and install guardrail and striping on northbound I-5 as weather conditions allow. Single and double lane closures ...
Traffic Switching Patterns in Effect on I-5 in Los Angeles
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The California Department of Transportation reports the following traffic advisory: Southbound I-5 Buena Vista Street On-Ramp Closure: The Southbound Buena Vista Street on-ramp will be closed on Friday, October 20 at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, October 23 at 6:00 a.m. ...
Coming Soon: New Northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge Opens to Ramp Traffic
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Contractor crews building a new northbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma are preparing to enter the next phase of construction that will move ramp traffic onto the bridge. Weather permitting, as early as the weekend of Oct. 20, ...
I-5 and I-10 Connectors in L.A. to Close for ‘Swarm’ Operation
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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the Westbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) connector to Southbound I-5, and the Southbound I-5 connector to Eastbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, near ...
Ramp Closures for I-5 Construction in Oregon Continue Through October 8
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The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that intermittent night closures of the Interstate 5 on and off ramps at exit 308 on Hayden Island will continue through Sunday October 8. Closures are necessary for pavement repairs. Here are details. The ...
I-5 Construction for 2017 in Tukwila Wrapping Up
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The start of fall typically means highway construction projects begin wrapping up for the winter. That includes I-5 construction work south of Seattle, with just two remaining weekend-long lane closures on northbound Interstate 5 in Tukwila. The interstate will be ...
Expect Long Delays for I-5 Construction in Olympia Area
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The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that crews will pave northbound I-5 between Maytown and Lacey, and southbound I-5 between Tumwater and Maytown. Crews will also rebuild the northbound I-5 Pacific Avenue bridge approach slabs and repair expansion joints. ...
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