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Delaware I-95 Construction Lane Closures Suspended for Memorial Day Weekend

In an effort to help try to ease Memorial Day weekend traffic, the Delaware Department of Transportation will be suspending planned construction-related lane closures from Thursday until May 31.

Ongoing sustained lane shifts and/or lane closures may still be in effect in certain areas. DelDOT reminds travelers to exercise caution as heavy holiday traffic is expected. Emergency lane closures may occur at any time on interstate and state routes.

The suspension of the planned construction-related lane closures will take place from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday and will last until 12:01 a.m. on May 31.

Rest Stops: Motorists looking for a break can visit the Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza on I-95 near Newark or the Smyrna Rest Area on Del. 1, Exit 119 or U.S. 13 near Smyrna.

E-ZPass: The E-ZPass express lanes are open at I-95 Newark Toll Plaza; Biddle’s Toll Plaza on Del. 1 and Dover Plaza on Del. 1, as well as most of the other cash toll booth lanes at the plazas.

Additional lanes will be opened as needed. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching the toll plazas to ensure the safety of toll collectors.


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2017 Memorial Day Weekend Travel Highest Since 2005

The American Automobile Association (AAA) projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.

“The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “Higher confidence has led to more consumer spending, and many Americans are choosing to allocate their extra money on travel this Memorial Day.”

The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29.

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Virginia DOT to Helps Ease Memorial Day Weekend Traffic on I-95

Are you hitting the road for summer’s big kick-off Memorial Day weekend?  If that’s your plan, the Virginia Department of Transportation is going to help make travel easier by lifting lane closures where possible.

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on I-95 and other major roads in Virginia for Memorial Day travel from noon Friday, May 26 until noon Tuesday, May 30.


Based on the traffic data, periods of heavy congestion on the most recent Memorial Day weekends was most likely to occur between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Monday during the holiday period.


Historically, heavy congestion was also present on I-95 southbound Saturday morning through afternoon and I-95 northbound on Monday from noon through late evening

Here’s the direction schedule and other info for the I-95 Express Lanes/I-395 reversible lanes:

  • Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 – Lanes close northbound at 10 a.m., open to southbound traffic at noon.
  • Rolling Thunder: Monday, May 29 – Visit www.expresslanes.com for special event reversal schedule.
  • Drivers are reminded that they need an E-ZPass Flex (for HOV-3 to ride toll-free) or an E-ZPass to use the lanes.
  • In Stafford County. Extending 95 Express Lanes south of exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville). All travel lanes open; concrete barriers in place along the shoulder northbound and southbound in work zone.

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Speed Camera Enforcement Begins on I-95 in Baltimore

In coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration and Maryland State Police Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement program, the Maryland Transportation Authority and MDTA Police will deploy ASE equipment for construction activities north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

Beginning Monday, May 22, ASE equipment will be deployed on northbound and southbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Moravia Road. This equipment will be used to slow drivers in the work zone currently in place on this stretch of I-95. Advance warning signs are in place prior to the work zone to alert drivers of automated speed enforcement use and a “speed trailer” will be on-site to display drivers’ speeds.

After a 21-day warning period, MSP will authorize citations starting Monday, June 12. By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling 12 or more miles over the posted speed limit (the posted speed is 50 mph at this location), a $40 fine will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Maryland SafeZones’ goal is to slow drivers and make work zones safer environments for work crews, drivers and passengers. Even when workers are not present, work zones can be dangerous due to uneven pavement, lane shifts, reduced shoulders and other modifications.

The current work is part of the MDTA’s $49.4 million project to reconfigure travel lanes on a four-mile stretch of I-95 north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Once complete, the project will provide four continuous lanes on I-95 between the Tunnel and Moravia Road. The entire project is expected to be complete in summer 2018.


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Lane Closures for I-95 Construction in Philadelphia This Week

Lane closures are scheduled on Interstate 95 and Interstate 76 in Philadelphia for median barrier repair operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

The work schedule is:

  • Wednesday, May 24, from 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM, left lane closures are scheduled in both directions on I-95 between the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Academy Road interchanges; and
  • Wednesday, May 24, from 11:30 PM through 5:00 AM, Thursday, May 25, left lane closures are scheduled in both directions on I-76 between the Vare Avenue and University Avenue interchanges.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.


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A Battle is Brewing at Kings Dominion Theme Park

Step into a brand new virtual world at Kings Dominion (Doswell, Virginia, I-95, exit 98) as the park debuts an interactive, competitive gaming experience – “The Battle for Kings Dominion.”

This immersive gaming app combines augmented reality with traditional gaming and will take the in-park experience to the next level, allowing guests to declare their loyalty to a coaster alliance and then “battle” against each other to take control of the Kings Dominion realm.

“We are excited to introduce our guests to an entirely new digital layer of the park experience,” said Gary Chadwick, Kings Dominion’s Vice President and General Manager. “Being able to gamify the park through the Battle for Kings Dominion, from interactive queue lines and midways to the personification of rides, will make for an even more engaging day.”

The cutting-edge Extended Experience game was developed by experiential design experts Holovis. Gamers will be able to choose from five coaster alliances: Dominator, Flight of Fear, Intimidator® 305, Avalanche or Volcano. Each alliance has its own unique character avatar and a custom battle shield. Guests will compete against each other and attempt to defeat the other alliances for dominance of the park throughout the day. Players can earn points in various ways including playing augmented reality mini-games in special parts of the ride queue lines, taking over territory from competing teams, answering trivia and riding roller coasters. Augmented reality moments from the experience will also come to life on the guest’s Apple® or Android™ device and can be shared with friends and on social media.


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“Extended Experiences are the future of entertainment,” explains Amy Steele, VP of Development at Holovis. “This is where every element is connected together allowing guests to discover hidden narratives and gamify what are traditionally passive moments. They can even continue to customize their Coaster Alliance avatar from home as people prepare for their next visit.”

The Battle for Kings Dominion will be available for download on May 19. To complement the game, Kings Dominion has added free park-wide Wi-Fi, making it even easier to play and connect while visiting. A new mobile app complete with an interactive park map and ride wait times is now available. For the full calendar of 2017 operating hours, visit www.kingsdominion.com.


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Avoid I-95 in Northern Virginia, Major Congestion, Delays Expected

Drivers are urged to avoid I-95 in northern Virginia this weekend as lanes will be closed southbound in Dale City for bridge deck repair. Congestion and delays are expected to be extensive in both directions. After several weekends of rain cancelled the second segment of work, crews will work Friday through Sunday to complete the repairs before heavy summer travel begins Memorial Day weekend.

  • Southbound I-95 will be reduced from three to two lanes over Neabsco Creek (mile marker 156) from 10 p.m. Friday, May 19 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 22.
  • 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.

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 this weekend are asked to be aware of this, and to plan trips accordingly for heavier-than-usual return traffic, particularly on Sunday.

The bridge, originally built in 1963, has been regularly inspected and maintained, and remains safe, but is in 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). The first segment of work was completed on April 30. Several weekends of rain postponed the remaining work until this weekend.

Drivers are urged to avoid I-95 in both directions, 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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Overnight Ramp Closure for I-95 Construction in Maryland

The Maryland Transportation Authority reports that the ramp from northbound I-95 to Key Highway (Exit 55) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to Hanover Street (Exit 54), to West Dickman Street, to Cromwell Street, to East McComas Street, to Key Highway.

Weather permitting, the ramp closures is scheduled for Sunday, May 21, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.


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Ramp Closures, Detours for I-95 Construction in New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced overnight and weekend closures of the Exit 67 ramp from I-95 northbound/I-295 southbound to Route1 in both directions for bridge deck replacement work in Lawrence Township.

Thursday May 18, NJDOT’s contractor is scheduled to close the Exit 67 ramp from I-95 northbound/I-295 southbound to Route 1 northbound and southbound for guiderail and paving work.

In addition, the next scheduled weekend closure is expected this weekend from Friday night, May 19 until Monday morning, May 22.

Overnight and weekend Detours

During the ramp closures, motorists on I-95 northbound/I-295 southbound attempting to use Exit 67 will be detoured to Exit 65A then directed onto I-295 northbound where they will use Exit 67B to access Route 1 northbound or southbound.

Variable message signs and lane closure signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the deck replacement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road closures.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.


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Nighttime Lane Closures for I-95 Construction This Week in Georgia

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime lane closures on I-95 at various bridges locations between Jimmy Deloach Parkway (Exit 106) and State Route 21 (Exit 109) starting on the northbound side then moving to the southbound side. Lane closures for this I-95 construction project are scheduled for Monday night, May 15 through Thursday night, May 18 from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Law Enforcement will be on site to enhance safety.

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.

This I-95 construction project is a WORK ZONE and extreme caution is necessary. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds as they travel through this and all work zones. Message signs, barrels and/or cones will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes. Drivers should be aware that personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes.


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