Truck Lanes Possibility On I-70

1 decade 1 year 5 days ago Friday, October 12 2007 Oct 12, 2007 Friday, October 12, 2007 8:01:38 AM CDT October 12, 2007 in News
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio will soon study the idea of adding truck-only lanes on Interstate 70. A $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will fund the study. It will look at the cost and feasibility of adding two truck lanes in each direction on I-70 from Kansas City, Missouri, to the Ohio-West Virginia border. Dedicated truck lanes could be built specifically for big rigs, meaning they could carry heavier loads along the 750-mile stretch of road. The department wants to improve safety along I-70, which averages 45,000 to 250,000 vehicles a day, including 11,000 to 26,000 trucks.

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