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Delaware DOT Suspends Lane Closures on I-95 for Labor Day Weekend

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will suspend planned lane closures on I-95 as well as major roadways and resort area routes at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 31 until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5. Emergency lane closures may still occur at any time. The suspension will minimize delays on these roadways due to increased travel for the holiday weekend.

The E-ZPass Express Lanes are open at I-95 Newark Toll Plaza; Biddles Toll Plaza on DE 1; and Dover Plaza on DE 1, as well as most of the other cash toll booth lanes at the plazas. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching the toll plazas, to ensure the safety of our toll collectors.

Travelers may stop at the I-95 Welcome Center located between Exits 1 and 3 along I-95 in Newark or at the Smyrna Rest Area/Exit 119 on DE 1.


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All Maryland Welcome Centers to Expand Operations to Seven Days a Week

The Maryland Office of Tourism announced that beginning July 1, all eight state-operated welcome centers will expand service to operate seven days a week. Located in every region of Maryland, the welcome centers are staffed with certified travel counselors who offer statewide tourism and travel information, hotel reservation assistance, greeting of motor coaches, suggestions for itineraries, maps and travel guides, and a listing of all local events.

“Tourism is one of our most important economic drivers and we are committed to offering our visitors the best possible customer service,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “As we continue to welcome more visitors to our state for vacation as well as business travel, we want to ensure that they have access to all Maryland has to offer.”

Demand for service has increased as visitation to Maryland continues to grow. In 2016, Maryland welcomed 42.1 million domestic travelers, an increase of 4 percent according to a national survey of U.S. travelers conducted by D.K. Shifflet and Associates. Eighty-two percent, or slightly more than 34.6 million, were leisure travelers, and the remaining 17.8 percent, or close to 7.5 million, were business travelers.

Two of Maryland’s welcome centers recently earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence designation, which recognizes tourism-related establishments that consistently earn high reviews from travelers on the TripAdvisor web site.

The welcome centers will operate each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. year-round, and will be closed on major state and federal holidays.


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“Wicked Free Summer Fun” in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) has accumulated over 600 totally free events and activities for all to enjoy now through Labor Day weekend 2017. With offerings ranging from concerts to culinary tastings, visitors and residents have ample opportunities to enjoy gratis entertainment all summer long. Complete details and events featured chronologically are available at www.massvacation.com/free.

The online listings are divided by tourism super regions: Greater Boston, North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley, South of Boston, Cape Cod & the Islands, Central Massachusetts, and Western Massachusetts.

Wicked Free Summer Fun includes 85 museums and cultural events from the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program. Participating venues touch all corners of the state, such as: Jacob’s Pillow Dance (Becket), Emily Dickinson Museum (Amherst), Museum of Russian Icons (Clinton), Maritime Gloucester (Gloucester), Franklin Park Zoo (Boston), New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford), and Edward Gorey House (Yarmouth Port).

Additional highlights with all-ages appeal: Friday Night Movies on Children’s Beach (Nantucket), Yoga on the Terrace at the Clark (Yoga on the Terrace at the Clark (Williamstown), DCR Family Fishing Clinics (various locations), live music and classic car shows (Lowell), festivals in the historic North End (Boston), and much more.

For comprehensive listings, visit www.massvacation.com/free.


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Massachusetts DOT: Plan Ahead, Expect Heavy Traffic for Holiday

MassDOT advises holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s many “real time” travel tools and use public transportation if possible to reach their destinations between now and the end of the July 4 holiday weekend.

“We expect heavy traffic volumes on our highways during this upcoming holiday period,” said Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “With many people driving to destinations we encourage people to leave extra time to reach their destinations, exercise safe driving behaviors, be patient on the roadways, and consider taking public transit if possible.”

MassDOT is taking steps to facilitate the flow of traffic during the holiday and will be postponing scheduled roadway construction effective at noon, Friday, June 30, with scheduled construction activities resuming with the start of normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5. In addition, the High Occupancy Lane (HOV) between Quincy and Boston on I-93 will be deployed on normal morning hours now through Thursday afternoon and then Thursday, June 29, will open early for the afternoon commute at 2 p.m. On Friday, June 30, the HOV lane will open at 1 p.m. The HOV lane will be closed on Monday, July 3, and on Tuesday, July 4, and will then re-open during regularly scheduled hours on Wednesday, July 5.

Free coffee will be served at the 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10 p.m., Tuesday, July 4, through 5 a.m., Wednesday, July 5. The plazas serving free coffee include 11 service plazas along I-90 plus plazas along Route 3 in Plymouth, Route 128 in Beverly, Route 128/I-95 in Newton and Lexington, Route 6 in Barnstable, and the Route 24 northbound and southbound plazas.


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Virginia DOT Suspends Lane Closures for July 4 Travel

When it comes to holiday travel, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) believes it’s not where you’re going but how you get there that counts. That’s why VDOT is lifting lane closures where possible to make Fourth of July travel easier.

MOST MAJOR WORK ZONES SUSPENDED DURING FOURTH OF JULY TRAVEL

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for Fourth of July travel from noon Monday, July 3 until noon Wednesday, July 5.


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Delaware DOT Suspends Road Projects 4th of July

To accommodate heavy traffic during the 4th of July, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will suspend planned construction-related lane closures at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 3 until 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 6. Ongoing sustained lane shifts and/or lane closures may still be in effect in certain areas. The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution as heavy holiday traffic is expected. Emergency lane closures may still occur at any time.

The E-ZPass Express Lanes are open at I-95 Newark Toll Plaza; Biddle’s Toll Plaza on SR 1; and Dover Plaza on SR 1, as well as most of the other cash toll booth lanes at the plazas. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching the toll plazas, to ensure the safety of our toll collectors.

Travelers may stop at the I-95 Welcome Center located between Exits 1 and 3 along I-95 in Newark or at the Smyrna Rest Area/Exit 119 on SR 1.


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

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Georgia DOT Limits I-95 Lane Closures During 4th of July Weekend

To ease 4th of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstate Highways from noon on Friday, June 30 to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

“As people head to festivities like parades, barbecues and fireworks, we expect heavy traffic” said Georgia DOT State Construction Engineer John Hancock “By restricting lane closures, we hope drivers will encounter fewer delays and less stress.”

Safety is always a primary concern. The Department reminds motorists that crews may still work in proximity to highways; and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route. Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra
distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected. Work zone safety is in your hands.

Georgia DOT urges drivers to Drive Alert Arrive Alive – to always buckle up, stay off the phone and focus on driving.

In the event of a crash or breakdown, GDOT advises motorists to never get out of the car on a freeway,  unless your life is in imminent danger. If possible, pull off the road, turn on your hazard lights and stay seat-belted in the vehicle with the doors locked.

For HERO assistance in metro Atlanta or CHAMP service on highways in other regions of Georgia call 511, a free phone service that provides real-time statewide information on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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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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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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