Daily News Briefs, April 20, 2020

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Extended Lane Closures Facilitate VDOT Express Lanes Construction

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced, “Several long-term lane closures are scheduled to begin [tonight] on I-66 between I-495 and Route 29 (Lee Highway) Gainesville for construction on the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. These extended closures are possible due to lower traffic volumes in recent weeks, and will allow crews greater flexibility and more time each day to complete their tasks. VDOT will continue to monitor traffic and adjust these lane closures as needed.”

Express Lanes Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) I-66 Express Mobility Partners Virginia Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Washington (DC) Metro Region


Highway Tolling Resumed in India Today

The Times of India reports, toll collection resumed on India’s highways this morning “in line with government directives [on safety precautions], a move which is being opposed by transporters.” The government suspended collections on March 25 due to the onset of COVID-19. The order lifting the suspension applies to government-operated tollways and facilities operated under concession agreements.

Bloomberg Quint also covers this story.

Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) India


Troopers Deliver Baby on New Hampshire Turnpike

WBZ reports, “New Hampshire State Police were called to help deliver a baby on the side of the Everett Turnpike on Friday night. It was the second roadside delivery they have assisted with in less than two weeks.” The baby’s father, a Massachusetts state trooper, assisted in the safe delivery.

Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT)


These are just some of the toll industry developments TRN is following.

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