Daily News Briefs, December 2, 2019

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Winter Storm Warning Triggers PA Turnpike and PennDOT Travel Restrictions

PennLive.com reports, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and PennDOT have imposed vehicle and speed restrictions because a winter storm warning is in effect across much of the northern portion of the state. The restrictions (which include a ban on double trailers, empty trailers, non-commercial vehicles pulling trailers, recreational vehicles and motorcycles) are currently in effect on the turnpike’s Northeast Extension north of the Pocono/White Haven exit, on I-81 north of the I-80 junction, on I-84 and on I-380, but they could be expanded as the storm develops.

Highway and Bridge Safety Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)

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VINCI Concessions Opens Final Segment of New Russian Tollway

Vinci officially opened the final section of the new Moscow-to-Saint Petersburg (M11) toll highway  on November 27 at a ceremony presided over by Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin. According to a company news release, the 34-kilometer (21.13-mile) Section 8 links Tosno with the Saint Petersburg ring road. “Sections 7 and 8 of the highway were designed, financed and delivered and will be operated until 2041 by VINCI Concessions (40% of the concession company) and its partners under an availability payment PPP (without traffic risk) signed with Avtodor, the State Company that operates Russia’s motorways.” The two sections reportedly include 62 bridges and overpasses, 12 service areas and 4 toll stations.

P3 Russia VINCI Group

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

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