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Connecticut’s I-95 Service Plazas Updated

Connecticut has been updating many of their I-95 Service Plazas over the past year. Most are now state-of-the-art facilities open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; featuring industry-leading hospitality and retail brands, local flavor and flare; quality restaurants, competitively-priced fuel, meticulous facilities and restrooms, free Wi-Fi, Electric Charging Stations & TESLA Charging Stations, ATMs and more.

We’ve also updated our website listings to reflect those upgrades. Visit Connecticut Rest Areas and Service Plazas.


For more I-95 information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.

2016 Spring Training – Florida’s Grapefruit League

Spring is in the air… and spring training has begun! Florida is the home of Major League Baseball’s Grapefruit League and spring training 2016.

Spring training typically lasts about six weeks, starting in late February and running until just before the season opening day (and often right at the end of spring training, some teams will play spring training games on the same day other teams have opening day of the season), traditionally the first week of April. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training first because pitchers benefit from a longer training period. A few days later, the position players arrive and team practice begins. Team members normally wear their batting practice uniforms for the duration of spring training and only wear their normal jerseys beginning on Opening Day.

Visit our I-4 Exit Guide for 2016 Spring Training for park information, maps, and home game schedules for all the teams. Catch a game!


For more I-95 information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.

2016 NASCAR Schedule, Track Links and Area Lodging

With the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series only a few weeks away, The I-95 Exit Guide has just published it’s annual NASCAR schedule feature.

The new section lists the 2016 NASCAR schedule with links to the individual track websites. The feature also includes information on lodging near each track as well as in the immediate area.

You can find the 2016 NASCAR Schedule feature at www.i95exitguide.com/nascar-weekends/.

Our New 2015 Exit Guide eBook is Now Available!

We’re please to announce that our new 2015  I-95 Exit Information Guide eBook is now available for instant download!

The I-95 Exit Information Guide – eBook Edition (Adobe PDF format) features detailed exit service listings for the entire length of I-95 from Maine to Florida. Listings include food, gas, lodging, camping, shopping, attractions, rest areas and welcome centers, medical facilities, airports, theme parks, sports facilities, museums, schools, and other travel-related services. Also, AM and FM radio stations, NOAA weather radio and helpful hints and tips on traveling I-95.

You will also find I-95 alternate routes; Richmond I-295 and Jacksonville I-295.

Printed and smartphone versions coming soon!

To download our new 2015 eBook edition, CLICK HERE.

Snowbird Destinations for I-95 Travelers

As temperatures gets colder and the leaves begin to fall, millions of snowbirds are making plans for their annual pilgrimage south to warmer destinations.

For those in the northeast and eastern Canada, I-95 is the path that takes them there.  Most of them are headed for Florida, Georgia and the Gulf Coast.

Snowbirds can be retirees, business owners, or others fortunate enough to take the winter off. Some snowbirds are RVers who take their homes with them.

Here’s our list of the Top Snowbird Destinations for I-95 Travelers…

http://www.i95exitguide.com/snowbird-destinations/

I-95 WalMart / Sam’s Club Locations

Walmart and Sam’s Club have welcomed RVers for many years, with some allowing overnight RV parking in their parking lots.

While there is no official corporate policy regarding overnight parking , Walmart leaves it up to the individual stores managers to determine if travelers are allowed to spend the night in their parking lot.

If there is a local ordinance forbidding overnight parking, there will be signs posted. Otherwise, you’re welcome to spend the night in your RV in a Walmart parking lot… but ask the store manager first!

As a service to our RV friends, all WalMart and Sam’s Club locations directly off an I-95 exit are listed below. This listing runs the entire length of I-95 from Maine to Florida.

State Exit WalMart Sam’s Club
Maine
– Houlton Exit 302 Yes
– Bangor Exit 187 Yes Yes
– Palmyra Exit 157 Yes
– Waterville Exit 130 Yes
– Augusta Exit 112A Yes Yes
– Scarborough Exit 44 Yes Yes
– Biddeford Exit 32 Yes
New Hampshire
– Seabrook  Exit 1 Yes Yes
Massachusetts
– Danvers Exit 47 Yes
– Walpole Exit 9 Yes
Rhode Island
– Providence Exit 23 Yes
– Warwick Exit 15 Yes
– Warwick Exit 10 Yes Yes
– Warwick Exit 7  Yes
Connecticut
– Groton Exit 86 Yes
– Waterford Exit 81 Yes
– Old Saybrook Exit 67 Yes
– Guilford Exit 58 Yes
– West Haven Exit 42 Yes Yes
– Milford Exit 40 Yes
– Stratford Exit 33 Yes
– Norwalk Exit 13 Yes
New York
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New Jersey
– Secaucus Exit 16 Yes Yes
– Woodbridge Exit 11 Yes
– East Brunswick Exit 9 Yes
Pennsylvania
– Langhorne Exit 44 Yes
– Bristol Exit 40 Yes
– Philadelphia Exit 35 Yes Yes
– Philadelphia Exit 20 Yes
Delaware
Maryland
– North East Exit 100 Yes
– Abingdon Exit 77 Yes
– Baltimore Exit 53 Yes
Virginia
– Alexandria Exit 177 Yes
– Woodbridge Exit 158 Yes  Yes
– Dumfries Exit 152 Yes
– Aquia Exit 143 Yes
– Fredericksburg Exit 130 Yes
– Fredericksburg Exit 126 Yes
– Ashland Exit 92 Yes
– Ashland Exit 86 Yes
– Richmond Exit 83 Yes
– Richmond Exit 81 Yes
– Colonial Heights Exit 53 Yes  Yes
– Petersburg Exit 47 Yes
– Emporia Exit 11 Yes
North Carolina
– Roanoke Rapids Exit 173 Yes
– Smithfield Exit 97 Yes
– Lumberton Exit 22 Yes  Yes
 South Carolina
– Dillon Exit 193 Yes
– Florence Exit 160 Yes  Yes
– Manning Exit 119 Yes
– Walterboro Exit 57 Yes
Georgia
– Pooler Exit 104 Yes  Yes
– Savannah Exit 94 Yes
– Brunswick Exit 38 Yes
– Kingsland Exit 3 Yes
Florida
– Jacksonville Exit 363 Yes
– Jacksonville Exit 360  Yes
– Jacksonville Exit 347 Yes
– Jacksonville Exit 339 Yes
– St. Augustine Exit 305 Yes
– Palm Coast Exit 289 Yes
– Ormand Beach Exit 268 Yes
– Port Orange Exit 256 Yes
– New Smyrna Beach Exit 249 Yes
– Titusville Exit 215 Yes
– Cocoa Exit 201 Yes
– Melbourne Exit 191 Yes
– Melbourne Exit 180 Yes
– West Melbourne Exit 176 Yes
– Malabar Exit 173 Yes
– Fort Pierce Exit 129 Yes
– Port St. Lucie Exit 121 Yes
– Port St. Lucie Exit 118 Yes  Yes
– Jupiter Exit 87 Yes
– West Palm Beach Exit 74 Yes
– Palm Springs Exit 64 Yes
– Deerfield Beach Exit 41 Yes
– Pompano Beach Exit 36 Yes
– Miami Gardens Exit 12 Yes

“Keep Right Except to Pass” Laws for I-95 States

Driving slowly in the fast lane is more than just annoying, it’s also illegal in many states. The left hand lane of an Interstate highway is designated as the passing lane. The right lane in this system is called the travel lane.  If there are 3 or more lanes of traffic moving in the same direction the far left lane is designated as the passing lane. The far right lane is typically used for those to safely enter or exit the highway at speeds less than the speed limit. The center lane or lanes are the travel lanes. Consider right to left lanes as slowest to fastest.

Below are excerpts from laws and statutes for the individual states that comprise the I-95 corridor, north to south. Enforcement, fines and penalties vary from state to state.

Maine – Keep Right Except to Pass

From: Maine Revised Statutes 29A-2052(6) – “An operator driving on a limited-access way with a speed limit of 65 or more miles per hour is restricted in ordinary operation to the right-hand lane and may use adjacent lanes for overtaking and passing another vehicle, but must return to the right-hand lane at the earliest opportunity. This requirement does not apply to an authorized emergency vehicle, or to a vehicle otherwise directed by posted signs, a law enforcement officer or a highway maintenance crew.”

New Hampshire – Slower Traffic Keep Right

From: New Hampshire Revised Statutes 265:16 – “Upon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:  (a) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;  (b) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the way; provided, any person so doing shall yield the right of way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the way within such distance as to constitute an immediate hazard;  (c) Upon a roadway divided into 3 marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon;”

“Upon any roadway having 4 or more lanes for moving traffic and providing for 2-way movement of traffic, no vehicle shall be driven to the left of the center line of the roadway, except when authorized by official traffic control devices designating certain lanes to the left side of the center of the roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such lanes, or except as permitted under I(b) hereof.”

Massachusetts – Keep Right Except to Pass

From: Massachusetts General Laws 265:16 – “Upon all ways the driver of a vehicle shall drive in the lane nearest the right side of the way when such lane is available for travel, except when overtaking another vehicle or when preparing for a left turn. When the right lane has been constructed or designated for purposes other than ordinary travel, a driver shall drive his vehicle in the lane adjacent to the right lane except when overtaking another vehicle or when preparing for a left or right turn; provided, however, that a driver may drive his vehicle in such right lane if signs have been erected by the department of highways permitting the use of such lane.”

Rhode Island – Slower Traffic Keep Right

From: Rhode Island General Laws Chapter 31-15 – “Upon all roadways any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway. Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4. “

Connecticut – Slower Traffic Keep Right

From: Connecticut Laws Chapter 14-230(b) – “Upon all highways, each vehicle, other than a vehicle described in subsection (c) of this section, shall be driven upon the right, except (1) when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, (2) when overtaking and passing pedestrians, parked vehicles, animals or obstructions on the right side of the highway, (3) when the right side of a highway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair, (4) on a highway divided into three or more marked lanes for traffic, or (5) on a highway designated and signposted for one-way traffic.”

New York – Slower Traffic Keep Right

From: New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1120 – “Upon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows: (1) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement; (2) When overtaking or passing bicyclists, pedestrians, animals or obstructions on the right half of the roadway; (3) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway; provided, any person so doing shall yield the right of way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway within such distance as to constitute an immediate hazard; (4) Where travel on the shoulder or slope is permitted by section eleven hundred thirty-one of this article; (5) Upon a roadway divided into three marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon; or (6) Upon a roadway restricted to one-way traffic.”

“Upon any roadway having four or more lanes for moving traffic and providing for two way movement of traffic, no vehicle shall be driven to the left of the center line of the roadway, except when authorized by signs or markings designating certain lanes to the left side of the center of the roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such lanes, or except as permitted under subsection (a) (2) hereof.”

New Jersey – Keep Right Except to Pass

From: New Jersey SA  39:4-88 – “A vehicle shall normally be driven in the lane nearest the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway when that lane is available for travel, except when overtaking another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn.”

“Upon a highway which is divided into 3 lanes, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking or passing another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn or unless the center lane is at the time allocated for traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is sign posted to give notice of that allocation.”

Pennsylvania – Keep Right Except to Pass

From: Pennsylvania Statutes 75-3301 – “Except as provided in paragraph (2) and unless otherwise posted, upon all limited access highways having two or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction, all vehicles shall be driven in the right-hand lanes when available for traffic except when any of the following conditions exist: (i) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction. (ii) When traveling at a speed greater than the traffic flow. (iii) When moving left to allow traffic to merge. (iv) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection, exit or into a private road or driveway when such left turn is legally permitted.”

Delaware – Slower Traffic Keep Right

From: Delaware Code 21-4114(b) – “Upon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows: (1) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement; (2) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway; provided, any person so doing shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway within such distance as to constitute an immediate hazard; (3) Upon a roadway divided into 3 marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon; or (4) Upon a roadway designated and signposted for one-way traffic.”

“Upon any roadway having 4 or more lanes for moving traffic and providing for 2-way movement of traffic, no vehicle shall be driven to the left of the center line of the roadway, except when authorized by signs or markings designating certain lanes to the left side of the center of the roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such lanes, or except as permitted under this section.”

Maryland – Slower Traffic Keep Right

From: Maryland Code 21-301 – “On every roadway that is wide enough, a vehicle shall be driven on the right half of the roadway, except: (1) While overtaking and passing another vehicle going in the same direction, under the rules governing this movement; (2) Where there is an obstruction that makes it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway, but the driver of any vehicle doing so shall yield the right-of-way to any other vehicle that is traveling in the proper direction on the unobstructed part of the highway and is so near as to be an immediate danger; (3) On a roadway that is divided into three or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic, subject to the rules applicable to these roadways; (4) On a roadway designated and signposted for one-way traffic; or (5) On a roadway that is marked or signposted in a manner indicating that a contrary rule exists.

“Roadway with four or more lanes and two-way movement of traffic.- (1) On any roadway that is divided into four or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic and that provides for two-way movement of traffic, a vehicle may not be driven on the left of the centerline of the roadway, except: (i) Where authorized by a traffic control device designating a lane to the left of the center of the roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use this lane;”

Virginia – Slower Traffic Keep Right

From: Virginia 46.2-804(1) – “Any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions existing, shall be driven in the lane nearest the right edge or right curb of the highway when such lane is available for travel except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn or where right lanes are reserved for slow-moving traffic as permitted in this section;”

“Except as otherwise provided in subdivision 5 of this section, on a highway which is divided into three lanes, no vehicle shall be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn or unless such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is signed or marked to give notice of such allocation. Traffic-control devices may be erected directing specified traffic to use a designated lane or designating those lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction regardless of the center of the roadway and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such device;”

North Carolina – Slower Traffic Keep Right

From: North Carolina Statutes 20-146(b),(e) – “Upon all highways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the highway except as follows: (1) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement; (2) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway; provided, any person so doing shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway within such distance as to constitute an immediate hazard; (3) Upon a highway divided into three marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon; or (4) Upon a highway designated and signposted for one-way traffic.”

“Upon any highway having four or more lanes for moving traffic and providing for two-way movement of traffic, no vehicle shall be driven to the left of the centerline of the highway, except when authorized by official traffic-control devices designating certain lanes to the left side of the center of the highway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such lanes or except as permitted under subsection (a)(2) hereof.”

South Carolina – Slower Traffic keep Right

From: South Carolina Statutes 56-5-1810(b) – “Upon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway except as follows: (1) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement. (2) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway. Any person so doing shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway within such distance so as not to constitute an immediate hazard. (3) Upon a roadway divided into three marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon. (4) Upon a roadway restricted to one-way traffic.”

“Upon any roadway having four or more lanes for moving traffic and providing for two-way movement of traffic, no vehicle shall be driven to the left of the center line of the roadway, except when authorized by official traffic-control devices designating certain lanes to the left side of the center of the roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such lanes, or except as permitted under item 2 of subsection (a).”

Georgia – Keep Right Except to Pass

From: Georgia Code 40-6-40, 40-6-184 – “Vehicles to drive on right side of roadway; exceptions (a) Upon all roadways of sufficient width, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows: (1) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement; (2) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway, provided that any person so doing shall yield the right of way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway within such a distance as to constitute an immediate hazard; (3) Upon a roadway divided into three marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon; or (4) Upon a roadway restricted to one-way traffic.”

“Upon any roadway having four or more lanes for moving traffic and providing for two-way movement of traffic, no vehicle shall be driven to the left of the center of the roadway except when authorized by official traffic-control devices designating certain lanes to the left of the center of the roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such lanes or except as permitted under paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Code section.”

Florida – Slower Traffic Keep Right

From: Florida Statutes 316.081(2) – “Upon all roadways of sufficient width, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows: (a) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement; (b) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway; provided any person so doing shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway within such distance as to constitute an immediate hazard; (c) Upon a roadway divided into three marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon; or (d) Upon a roadway designated and signposted for one-way traffic.”

“Upon any roadway having four or more lanes for moving traffic and providing for two-way movement of traffic, no vehicle shall be driven to the left of the centerline of the roadway, except when authorized by official traffic control devices designating certain lanes to the left side of the center of the roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such lanes, or except as permitted under paragraph (1)(b).”

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Distracted Driving Laws for I-95 States

Current distracted driving laws for all states that I-95 passes through are listed below, north to south.

Hand-held Cell Phone Use Ban: 6 states and D.C., prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving. 2 states make it a local community option, and 1 state bans hand-held cell phone use for drivers under 18.

Text Messaging ban: All 15 states, and D.C. ban text messaging for all drivers.

State Hand-Held
Ban
All Cellphone Ban Text Messaging
Ban
Maine No Learner’s permit and intermediate license holders All drivers
New Hampshire All Drivers Drivers under 18 All drivers
Massachusetts Local option Drivers under 18, School bus drivers, passenger bus drivers All drivers
Rhode Island No Drivers under 18, School bus drivers All drivers
Connecticut All drivers Drivers under 18, Learner’s permit holders, and school bus drivers All drivers
New York All drivers No All drivers
New Jersey All drivers School bus drivers, and learner’s permit and intermediate license holders All drivers
Pennsylvania Local option No All drivers
Delaware All drivers Learner’s permit and intermediate license holders and school bus drivers All drivers
Maryland All drivers Learner’s permit and intermediate license holders under 18. School bus drivers. All drivers
District of Columbia All drivers School bus drivers and learner’s permit holders All drivers
Virginia No Drivers under 18 and school bus drivers All drivers
North Carolina No Drivers under 18 and school bus drivers All drivers
South Carolina No No All drivers
Georgia Drivers under 18 Drivers under 18, School bus drivers. All drivers
Florida No No All drivers
* Effective 7/1/15Source: Governor’s Highway Safety Administration.