Daily News Briefs, January 17, 2022

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Florida DOT's I-4 Express Won't Be Open To Heavy Trucks Or Cars Towing Trailers Or Boats

“Land Line” Magazine, in a report on the expected opening of Florida DOT’s I-4 Express lanes, notes that they will not be accessible by trucks with three or more axles or passenger vehicles towing a trailer or boat. FDOT reportedly maintains that the limitation “can help reduce motorists’ anxiety and shorten incident clearance time.” The electronically tolled managed lanes, built as part of the $2.3-billion I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, are scheduled to open early this year.

Express Lanes Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) I-4 Ultimate Improvement Programs (FL) Orange County FL Metro Area (Orlando)


Minnesota Business Reopens Tolled Ice Road To Bypass Canadian Highways

Grand Forks Herald reports, the the Northwest Angle, a sliver of Minnesota bordered on three sides by Canada, is usually accessible by car only through Manitoba. However, for a second year in a row, a local business has opened and is maintaining a 37-mile-long tolled ice road across the frozen Lake of the Woods that allows motorists to reach the Angle without crossing the Canadian border and submitting to Canada’s COVID-19 regimen. The article looks at the costs of using ($250 for a round trip, $650 for a seasonal pass) and maintaining the road, and fee collection.

Minnesota Public Radio also covers this story.

Canada Highway and Bridge Maintenance Manitoba Minnesota


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

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