Daily News Briefs, September 19, 2019

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DC Commuters Will See Big Changes When Transurban's I-395 Express Opens

WTOP reports on the changes coming to I-395 in Washington’s northern Virginia suburbs when “HOV lanes are converted to an extension of the HOV or toll 95 Express Lanes. Transurban, which will operate the toll lanes, had targeted a late-October launch, but testing, scheduling conflicts and other preparations have led to a to-be-determined November date instead, spokesman Mike McGurk said Tuesday.”

95/395/495 Express Lanes (Washington, DC, Metro Area) Carpooling Express Lanes Transurban Virginia Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Washington (DC) Metro Region

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PA Turnpike Schedules Another Accelerated Bridge Replacement Project

PennLive.com reports, workers will use the Accelerated Bridge Construction method to replace a Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge in Cumberland County over the next two weekends. The project will require Friday night through early Monday morning closures of a segment between Interchanges 236 and 242 and consequent traffic detours.

Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)

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State Police Patrol Illinois Tollway for Occupant Restraint Law Violations

Daily Herald reports, “Illinois State Police will conduct occupant restraint enforcement patrols during September on the Tri-State Tollway in Cook and Lake counties, officials said in a news release [yesterday]. Troopers will have a zero-tolerance approach toward all unrestrained occupants of motor vehicle[s].”

Chicago Metro Area Highway and Bridge Safety Illinois Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (IL Tollway)

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

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