Daily News Briefs, December 5, 2019

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Gordie Howe Bridge Construction Will Close Part of I-75 This Weekend

The Detroit News reports, construction of the Michigan interchange for the Gordie Howe International Bridge will require a local segment of I-75 to be closed temporarily in both directions starting tomorrow night and continuing through early Monday morning. According to the article, Bridging North America, the bridge project’s P3 developer, will demolish three bridges during the weekend to begin work on the interchange.

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The Maine Turnpike's Traffic Management and Communications Center Is a Busy Place

News Center Maine (WCSH and WLBZ) profiles dispatchers who staff the Maine Turnpike Authority’s Traffic Management and Communications Center in Portland around the clock, 365 days a year. Center manager Kristen Kloth tells a reporter the job “requires a lot of multi-tasking” because she and her co-workers answer calls about crashes and maintenance issues; help dispatch state police, turnpike authority safety patrols and tow trucks; keep watch on several video streams and traffic monitoring sites; and post real time updates to social media, web and radio outlets that keep drivers aware of traffic conditions.

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

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