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West Volusia’s Wildlife and Parks: The Best of Florida’s Great Outdoors

Ready for your next road trip? The winter doldrums are gone, replaced by the pleasant temperatures offered by Central Florida’s Great Outdoors. Each year, guests from all over the world flock to the West Volusia area, experiencing the area’s abundant wildlife, tropical plants, natural springs and unique eco-environments and habitats. To help you enjoy the new season, here are just a few of West Volusia’s top spots.

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Avoid I-95 South in Virginia During Upcoming Maintenance

Drivers are urged to avoid southbound I-95 in Dale City for two weekends, April 29-May 1 and May 5-8, as lanes will be closed for bridge deck repair. Congestion and delays are expected to be extensive.

  • Southbound I-95 will be reduced from three to two lanes over Neabsco Creek (mile marker 156) from 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 1, and again from 10 p.m. Friday, May 5 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 8.
  • Ramps from eastbound and westbound Dale Boulevard to southbound I-95 will also be closed to all except emergency vehicles.
  • The southbound car-only safety rest area will also be closed.

The bridge, originally built in 1963, has been regularly inspected and maintained, and remains safe, but is in urgent need of large-scale repairs to sections of the deck. The needed work will include saw-cutting and jackhammering out three bridge sections, the largest being 10 feet by 33 feet, replacing the reinforcing rebar, and pouring new concrete. Work will affect the bridge deck, joint, and abutment.

Due to the time needed to cut the large sections and set the concrete, completing this work over two weekends is necessary (as opposed to multiple overnight closures). VDOT also wants to ensure that the repairs are completed after spring breaks, but before heavy summer travel begins.

During the repairs, the 95 Express Lanes will remain open with toll pricing in effect and free travel for HOV-3 vehicles with E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode. The lanes will be southbound beginning at 1 p.m. Friday to help alleviate backups, and will be monitored to change direction if needed. Drivers planning to head northbound on these weekends are asked to be aware of this, and to plan trips accordingly for heavier-than-usual return traffic, particularly on the two Sundays.

Drivers are urged to avoid southbound I-95, and to expect significant delays on all of the usual alternate routes.

Some alternate routes are listed below.

Local drivers in Prince William County:

  • East side: Route 1 southbound to Route 234 or Joplin Road northbound to I-95
  • West side: Minnieville Road westbound to Spriggs Road southbound to Route 234 southbound to I-95

Regional drivers:

  • East side: I-495 to Route 5 (Branch Avenue) southbound to Route 301 southbound to Route 206/218 westbound to I-95 southbound
  • West side: I-495 to I-66 westbound to Route 29/15 to Route 17 southbound to I-95 southbound

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Lane Closures on the I-95 High Level Bridge, Consider Alternate Routes

The Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation will be initiating the closure of one northbound and one southbound lane on the I-95 Piscataqua River Bridge between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, beginning the morning of Thursday, April 27, 2017.

During this lane closure, an inspection of the bridge’s truss members will be conducted, as well as other inspection and annual maintenance efforts.

The lane closures will also serve as a traffic control test for planned bridge rehabilitation work that will begin in 2018. Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel. The Departments asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, and exercise added caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

The closed lanes will reopen on the evening of Monday, May 1st.


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New Fun Debuting At Dorney Park as it Opens For Its 134th Season

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, the center of summer fun and family entertainment in the Lehigh Valley, will officially open the gates for the 2017 season on Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 AM. Season Passholders will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a Special Preview on Friday, April 28th from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. New rides, new shows and new fun will debut this season, including two new family rides, new live entertainment, a new catering pavilion, new food & beverage offerings and enhancements to Wildwater Kingdom.

Back by the popular demand of Dorney Park guests….bumper cars! Get behind the wheel of this midway classic and take a crash course in family fun. Dodgem is located next to Talon and will be ready for riders Opening Weekend!

Guests can also test their thrill level with a spin on the all new Kaleidoscope, a circular ride sending guests on a counter-clockwise trip of weightlessness and acceleration. Riders will experience weightlessness, strong accelerations, and side-to-side movement. This new ride is located on the main midway next to Coasters.


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Guests will be mesmerized as they witness the breathtaking stunts and aerial performances of Cirque Imagine! This thrilling 30-minute live show, perfect for families and guests of all ages, features acts including Trampolines, Cyr wheel, Aerialists, Hand Balancing and Bikes. Performances will begin June 17th in the Good Time Theatre and will run multiple shows per day Thursdays through Tuesdays.

Dorney Park continues to enhance the guest experience by expanding the dining services offered within the park, after all a day at the park can work up quite an appetite! New for 2017, guests can enjoy the Perfect Pretzel every time at Auntie Anne’s, Wildwater Kingdom guests can enjoy fresh-dough pizza made with fresh toppings and Philly Cheesesteaks at Papa Luigi’s, and can quench their thirst at the parks additional Coca-Cola® Refresh Station.

As part of its opening weekend, Dorney Park will open its doors on Friday, April 28th for a special Season Passholders Preview Night, an exclusive benefit to passholders. Our most loyal fans will be able to enjoy their favorite rides and experiences before the park opens to the public. Passholders can also join us for a Preview Night Tailgate, with Season Pass processing to begin at 3:00 PM and plenty of excitement led by the Park Ambassador Team, as well as appearances by the PEANUTS Gang.

Throughout the 2017 season, guests can enjoy an array of special events in addition to all the thrills and spills of the park. Visit Fridays in May (May 5th, 12th and 19th) for a brand new event – Food Truck Fridays, giving guests the opportunity to try unique food offerings from local food truck vendors. Join us May 13th – 14th for Mother’s Day Brunch and celebrate Mom at Dorney Park by treating her to a delicious brunch, and the opportunity to make memories as a family and enjoy world-class thrills all in one place! Dorney Park will offer several special promotions over Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate the official start of summer! From May 27th – 29th, guests can chow down at the Memorial Day Cookout, take advantage of special ticket offers such as Season Pass Bring-A-Friend and Military Appreciation Days, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display!


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ng returning events include Lemonade Days featuring a Lemon Run 5K and special Everyone Pays Kids admission pricing (proceeds to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation), Food Truck Rally in August and Dollar Days over Labor Day weekend.


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New Connecticut Getaways for Spring and Summer

Connecticut invites visitors and residents alike to kick off the warm weather travel season with new and improved attractions for families and adults, a new centrally located luxury hotel and plenty of arts and foodie events. Whether planning a romantic weekend getaway or family fun vacation, a day of adventure or retreat, travelers can find all the information they need, including suggested trip itineraries and travel packages, at www.CTvisit.com.

This spring and summer, there are even more reasons to visit Connecticut. Here are just a few top seasonal highlights:

New this spring and summer:

  • Experience luxury at the Delamar West Hartford this June, Connecticut’s newest boutique hotel, offering a full-service spa, fine dining and even complimentary bicycle rentals. Other unique lodging experiences, including B&Bs, inns and campgrounds, are featured on www.CTvisit.com along with special travel deals.
  • Get up close and personal with wildlife at the Connecticut Science Center’s new exhibit, “Butterfly Encounter,” opening this June in Hartford; see an exotic array of species at Mystic Aquarium’s “Weird and Wonderful” exhibit, opening Memorial Day Weekend; explore the Maritime Aquarium’s expanded jellyfish exhibit in Norwalk, opening this summer; and, visit Changbai, a female Amur tiger on exhibit now at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
  • Reach new heights at Skydive Danielson thanks to its new airplane that allows skydivers to jump from 14,000 feet; visit Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, where youngsters can experience two new rides this spring; or, try the two new 75-foot-high zip lines at Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park in Portland, opening Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Pick your own bouquet at Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth on select dates this summer, to be announced; and, use the new “See & Sip Itineraries,” designed by the Connecticut Wine Trail and Connecticut Art Trail, to pick and pair wine tasting locations with local museums.
  • Learn something new at Mystic Seaport by visiting the Thompson Exhibition Building, currently showing its inaugural exhibit, “SeaChange;” and, learn all about minerals at Nature’s Art Village’s new state-of-the-art miniature golf course opening this summer, joining the 40 life-sized dinosaurs, pristine nature trails and indoor activity center.

Timeless favorites:

  • Explore 216 miles of Connecticut shoreline: soak in the rays at public beaches, including Hammonasset Beach State Park, home to the Meigs Point Nature Center; kayak around the Thimble Islands; take a lighthouse boat tour; and, devour a hot-buttered lobster roll at one of Connecticut’s legendary seafood shacks.
  • Hit the hiking and biking trails that crisscross Connecticut for hundreds of miles, including those in The Last Green Valley, a National Heritage Corridor that runs through 26 towns in Connecticut’s northeast corner.
  • Hunt for treasures along the Connecticut Antiques Trail. Make your first stop the town of Woodbury, the “Antiques Capital of Connecticut,” with more than two dozen shops to discover.
  • Play and stay at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket and Mohegan Sun in Uncasville; enjoy gaming as well as renowned hotels, restaurants, spas, shopping, and live entertainment.

Don’t-miss events:

  • Enjoy the blooms at any one of Connecticut’s major flower festivals, including the Meriden Daffodil Festival (April 29-30) and Dogwood Festival in Fairfield (May 12-14).
  • Cheer on the pros at the Northeast’s only PGA tour event, Travelers Championship, in Cromwell (June 19-25) or the Connecticut Open in New Haven (August 1-4), featuring tennis great Martina Navratilova; and, music fans won’t want to miss the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz in Hartford (July 14-16), the largest free jazz event in New England, and the Litchfield Jazz Festival in Goshen (August 5-6).
  • Experience the arts at the Greenwich International Film Festival (June 1-4) and take in more than 60 events, screenings, premiers and educational panels; then, enjoy the work of more than 180 nationally recognized craft artists at the Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo (July 14-16).
  • Indulge in seasonal delights at the Milford Oyster Festival (August 19), featuring the largest variety of oysters at any festival in the United States; and, don’t miss all the special events at breweries along the renowned Connecticut Beer Trail.
  • Try something new on Connecticut Open House Day (June 10), when Connecticut residents enjoy discounted or free admission, giveaways or special offers at 150+ attractions.

“Connecticut’s prime New England location makes it the perfect destination for visitors looking for a quick weekend escape from metro areas like New York and Boston, or an extended vacation,” said Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism. “We welcome visitors to come and experience Connecticut for the first time, and encourage those who have visited before to discover what’s new.”

To learn more about all there is to see and do in Connecticut, visit www.CTvisit.com.


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I-95 Lane Closures in Jacksonville This Week, Expect Delays

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic Impacts associated with I-95 construction and maintenance operations in Jacksonville this week:

  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 at Butler Boulevard through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for overpass work and for area maintenance. Double lane closures may be set up after 10 p.m. for road work.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 over Fifth Street Sunday through Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. for routine overpass maintenance.
  • Daytime closure of emergency lanes on I-95 over Fuller Warren Bridge Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance.
  • Nighttime northbound lane closures on I-95 at Old St. Augustine Road Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for road work.
  • Nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Atlantic Boulevard to the overpass at San Diego Road for roadway and bridge construction.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 access road from Overland Bridge project to Atlantic Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge construction.
  • Nighttime northbound lane closures on I-95 from Park Street to Emerson Street from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for roadway and overpass construction.

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I-95 Construction in Georgia Requires Nighttime Lane Closures

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime lane closures on I-95 in a two mile section between Jimmy DeLoach Parkway/Exit 106 and SR 21/Exit 109 in both directions now through Wednesday night April 26 from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Law Enforcement will be on site to enhance safety.

Contractors will be working on three bridges simultaneously in this area, which are St. Augustine Bridge and two bridges over CSX railroad between milepost 107.5 and milepost 108.5.

These temporary lane closures are necessary to lay polymer overlay on the bridge decks and replace bridge joints as part of I-95 bridge preservation project in Chatham County.

Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected.


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Virginia DOT to Resurface Over 1,100 Lane Miles in Richmond Area in 2017

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)’s Richmond District is gearing up for prime paving season, which will include resurfacing approximately 1,100 lane miles of roadways, including I-95, for smoother, safer travel. Paving season typically extends from April to November each year.

Richmond area Interstate highways, including I-95, will receive approximately $31 million in pavement resurfacing. This includes 101 lane miles of asphalt and concrete pavement repairs. I-95 projects will include:

Interstate 95 northbound

  • Between mile marker 36 and I-295 (mile marker 46) in Prince George County

Interstate 295 northbound

  • Between I-95 (mile marker 1) and mile marker 13 in Prince George County, the City of Hopewell and Chesterfield County
    Between Route 10 (mile marker 15) in Chester and mile marker 21 in Henrico.

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Lane Closures for I-95 Construction in Philadelphia This Week

Motorists using northbound Interstate 95 will encounter travel restrictions at night this week for construction near Philadelphia International Airport, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.
The work schedule is:

  • Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM, one lane will close on northbound I-95 between the Bartram Avenue/Route 291 and Philadelphia International Airport interchanges for removal of construction barrier. A second northbound lane may close between 12:01 AM and 5:00 AM.

The work near the Philadelphia International Airport is part of PennDOT’s initiative to update Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment on I-95 and other regional highways.

All scheduled activities are weather dependent.


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Exit Closures, Traffic Restrictions for I-95 Construction in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following exit and ramp and lane closures as a result of I-95 construction thru Friday, April 28, 2017:

Temporary I-95 Exit & Ramp Closure

  • I-95 Providence: I-95 South, at Exit 22 (Rtes. 6 & 10/Downtown Providence), exit closed for construction, Wednesday and Thursday nights from midnight to 5 a.m. the follow day. Follow signed detour.

Overnight I-95 Restrictions

  • I-95 Cranston/Providence: I-95 North, from Elmwood Ave. to Eddy St., alternating lane closures for bridge work, Monday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • I-95 Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Charles St.) to Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.), left lane closed for construction, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • I-95 Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 22 (Rtes. 6 & 10/Downtown Providence) to just south of Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.), right lane closed for construction, Sunday-Tuesday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
  • I-95 Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 20 (I-195) to Exit 17 (Rte. 1), and I-95 North, from Exit 16 (Rte. 10) to Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.), alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Sunday and Monday nights from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • I-95 Richmond/Hopkinton: I-95 South and North, from Exit 4 (Rte. 3) to the Connecticut state line, right shoulder closures in a moving operation for roadway sweeping, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following day.
  • I-95 Warwick: I-95 South at Exit 13 (Airport Connector), right shoulder closed in a moving operation for drainage work at the ramps, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • I-95 Warwick/Cranston: I-95 North, from Exit 14 (Rte. 37) to Exit 16 (Rte. 10), and I-95 South, from Exit 16 (Rte. 10) to Exit 15 (Jefferson Blvd.), lane and shoulder closures on the roadway and ramps in a moving operation for roadway sweeping, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Weekday I-95 Restrictions

  • I-95 I-195 Providence: I-95 North at Exit 19 (I-195), I-195 East at Exit 2 (Gano St.), and I-195 West, from Exit 2 (South Main St.) to Exit 1A (Point St.), watch for construction activities behind barrier, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • I-95 Providence: I-95 South at Exit 19 (Eddy St.), left lane and shoulder closures on the ramp for a bridge inspection, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • I-95 Richmond: I-95 North, from Exit 3 (Rte. 138) to Exit 4 (Rte. 3), right shoulder closed in a moving operation for tree trimming, Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • I-95 Richmond: I-95 North and South, on the Baker Pines Bridge over Rte. 3 (Nooseneck Hill Rd.), alternating lane closures for survey work, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ongoing I-95 Restrictions

  • I-95 Exeter/Richmond: Watch for construction vehicles exiting and entering the median area along I-95 South after Exit 5 (Rte. 102) at the Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Spring 2017.

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