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The I-95 Gardens Gateway Project in Virginia Celebrates Completion

Prince George County and The Cameron Foundation marked completion of their collaborative $1.2 million gateway project with a dedication ceremony at the site recently. “The Gardens at Exit 45,” named for its location off Interstate 95 at Exit 45, includes major lighting and landscaping enhancements. It features two 47-foot-tall glass architectural spires that flank the roadway as well as create a threshold to the commercial district. The celebration follows more than two years of planning, design and construction of the unique gateway.

Percy C. Ashcraft, County Administrator for Prince George County, noted that Exit 45 had served as the county’s major hub for tourism in the past, but had fallen into decline in more recent years. Based on the research and recommendations of Management Analysis, Inc., the County launched a targeted effort to restore this corridor along South Crater Road to once again serve as a key hospitality district. “The enhancements we’ve made here offer a tremendous boost to the area. The Gardens at Exit 45 is expected to stimulate local job growth and increase our tax revenue for the county by attracting visitors and travelers alike,” Ashcraft explained. An estimated 40,000 vehicles travel through that area on Interstate 95 each day.

The Gardens at Exit 45 encompasses a range of landscaping, with the design calling for 139 trees, 363 shrubs, and nearly 3,000 perennials along the exit ramp and at the intersection with South Crater Road. As travelers exit Interstate 95 during the night, the trees along the southbound ramp are accentuated by 28 lights. The gateway site is anchored by two glass towers, one along each side of the entranceway to the district. Colonial garden spires were the design inspiration for these central features in the 32,000 square-foot gateway plan. The spire finials are highlighted by four lights, and internal illumination of the spires comes from four color-changing LED flood lights that are activated at night. The $1.2 million cost for the project was shared equally by Prince George County and The Cameron Foundation.

The Cameron Foundation is working with several localities across the Tri-Cities area to develop distinctive community gateways. The Gardens at Exit 45 is the first such project to be completed. “Gateways can contribute significantly to creating a unique sense of place that is important to promoting tourism and investment in a community,” said Cameron President J. Todd Graham. “By working together with the local governments on these projects, we are combining our efforts to generate large-scale impact,” he added. Community gateway projects are among the Foundation’s proactive investments to help transform the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties into a healthy, vibrant, and economically vital region.

ABOUT PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY
Prince George County is located in the Richmond Metropolitan Area of central Virginia, with 36,656 residents. Boarded by the James and Appomattox Rivers, it is a County proud of its rich historical, agricultural and rural heritage. It is home to Ft. Lee military base and two industrial parks, which makes the County internationally recognized. The County is served by three interstates, Norfolk Southern railroad, U.S. Route 460, and the Port of Virginia. To learn more of what Prince George County has to offer, please visit www.princegeorgecountyva.gov.

ABOUT THE CAMERON FOUNDATION
Founded in 2003, The Cameron Foundation is a private foundation that was formed from the proceeds of the sale of Southside Regional Medical Center by the Hospital Authority of the City of Petersburg. Its service area includes the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell; the counties of Dinwiddie, Prince George and Sussex; and the portion of Chesterfield County lying south of Route 10. Since the Foundation began grantmaking in 2004, it has awarded more than $83 million to organizations serving residents of this area. More information about The Cameron Foundation is available on its website, www.camfound.org, or by telephone at 804 732 8900.


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Fall Foliage Along I-95 From Virginia to Maine – Part Two: New Jersey to Massachusetts

October is a special treat for I-95 travelers in the Northeast. That’s when fall foliage colors are at their peak all along the I-95 corridor… From Northern Virginia to Maine. This three-part series showcases fall foliage road-trips along I-95 state-by state. Let’s check out New Jersey to Massachusetts…

Millstone Valley Scenic Byway | I-95 Exit Guide
Millstone Valley Scenic Byway

Cool crisp autumn days usher in the breathtaking colors of New Jersey’s fall foliage. New Jersey’s state parks and forests provide endless opportunities to experience the brilliant transformation of the leaves. New Jersey’s Millstone Valley Scenic Byway, an official “America’s Byway“ has some of the most picturesque autumn foliage scenes. Millstone Valley Scenic Byway is approximately 28 miles long. You should allow about one hour (without stopping) or 2-3 days to visit attractions along the way.  Located in the narrow Millstone River Valley in north central New Jersey, the Millstone Valley Scenic Byway offers you a glimpse into the past where well-preserved pieces of the canal era, the revolutionary war era, and early Dutch and American heritage live on.

While New York’s portion of I-95 traverses thru mostly urban areas, if you head north on I-87 you’ll discover some of the best panoramic fall foliage views anywhere. Peak fall foliage can be seen along I-87 “The Adirondack Northway” northward from New York City thru Newburgh, Kingston,  Hudson and  Albany.

Almost all of Connecticut is showing peak fall foliage colors in late October. While I-95 in Connecticut is much like New York in that it traverses thru urban areas. The Merritt Parkway, CT Route 169, I-84 and I-91 offer remarkable fall foliage views.

Merritt Parkway | I-95 Exit Guide
Merritt Parkway

For northbound I-95 travelers, the Merritt Parkway begins approximately 6 miles from I-95, exit 21 (I-287). Take I-287 north to the Hutchinson River Parkway east to the Merritt Parkway east. From there, the Merritt Parkway is approximately 37 miles long. For southbound I-95 travelers, the Merritt Parkway begins approximately 2.5 miles from I-95, exit 38 (Milford Parkway). Take the Milford Parkway north to the Merritt Parkway west. From there, the Merritt Parkway is approximately 37 miles long. You should allow about one hour (without stopping) to drive this route.

Connecticut CT Route 169 is designated as an official America’s Byway. The byway begins approximately 19 miles from I-95, exit 76 (I-395) in East Lyme, Connecticut. Take I-395 north to exit 83A. From there, Connecticut State Route 169, is approximately 32 miles long. You should allow about one hour (without stopping), or one full day to visit attractions along this route.

Connecticut State Route 169 | I-95 Exit Guide
Along Connecticut Route 169

While Rhode Island is small, there’s no shortage of fall colors here and this state shows its brightest colors in late October. Western and northern Rhode Island are heavily wooded and are exploding with color this time of year. Get of I-95 just about anywhere and you won’t be disappointed.  Blackstone Valley region including Pawtucket are great places to start. Check out Roger Williams Park and Zoo in Providence;  Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum in Bristol and at Colt State Park on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay.

Like Connecticut, just about all of Massachusetts is in the midst of peak color in late October. I-90, I-91, and I-84 offer great panoramic vistas without wandering off an exit.  What’s cool about viewing fall colors from the Interstate? The experience is totally different in either direction. Drive one way on I-90, I-91 or I-84, turn around and head back and you’ll see a whole new perspective right before your eyes! You can also easily spend several days exploring small towns and villages directly off the Interstate exits along the way.

Try the Massachusetts North Shore Loop for a fall foliage roadtrip from a seaside perspective. Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, the coastal towns along Massachusetts’ North Shore were home to the production of magnificent wooden ships that set sail for ports in Asia and Africa, and returning great wealth to the area. Many of the majestic homes and buildings constructed during that era, still stand against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful coastline on the Atlantic. Add a brilliant fall foliage background to an already picture perfect setting and you have memories to last a lifetime. The North Shore Loop passes thru Salem, Beverly, Gloucester, Rockport, and Newburyport.

In case you missed it, visit Part One of our fall foliage series: New Hampshire and Maine.

Check out this handy fall foliage map to find peak colors in your area.


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I-95 Construction Lane Closures Friday in Pennsylvania

Interstate 95 motorists will encounter single and double lane closures in both directions between Chichester Avenue (Exit 1) and the Delaware state line in Upper Chichester and Lower Chichester townships, Delaware County, from 10:00 PM Friday, October 20, to 5:00 AM Saturday, October 21, for overhead bridge construction, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on I-95 through the work area because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.


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Expect Midday and Overnight Delays on I-95 in Fredericksburg

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that motorists should anticipate midday and overnight delays on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound for multiple work zones this week in the Fredericksburg area.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

I-95 Southbound

  • I-95, Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road) Stafford County
    • Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m.
      A single, right lane will be closed near Exit 140 to allow crews to install temporary concrete barrier and crash cushions near the interchange as part of the project to build a diverging diamond.
  • I-95, Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth)
    • Thru Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
      Expect alternating, single lane closures on both I-95 bridges over Route 17 to allow crews to inspect bridges.
  • I-95, Exit 130B (Route 3/Fredericksburg)
    • Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.
      The Exit 130 off-ramp will be reduced to a single lane from I-95 southbound to westbound Route 3 for water and sewer line work as part of the I-95 interchange safety improvement project.
  • Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County
    • Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
      A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. as crews continue a bridge improvement project. The Ni River bridge is located at mile marker 121, just south of Exit 126/Massaponax.
    • Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.
      A single lane will close at 10 p.m. at the Ni River Bridge followed by a double lane closure at midnight till 4:30 a.m. A single lane will close until 6 a.m. Saturday.

I-95 Northbound

  • Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth)
    • Thru Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
      Expect alternating, single lane closures on both I-95 bridges over Route 17 to allow crews to inspect bridges.
  • Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County

    • Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.

      A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. as crews continue a bridge improvement project.

    • Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
      A single lane will close at 10 p.m. at the Ni River Bridge followed by a double lane closure at midnight until 4:30 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control and monitor traffic conditions near the work zones.

Message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for the work zones ahead and possible delays.


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Daytime Ramp Closures, Detours on I-95 in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces to motorists that their contractor Davey’s Tree Service will be cutting trees in the right-of-way, which will require the daytime closure of ramps.

The following ramps will be closed:

  • Friday, October 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    • Exit 9/I-95 Southbound to Marsh Road. Detour: I-95 southbound onto US 202 to I-95 northbound
  • Monday, October 16 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    • On Ramp from Naamans Road to I-95 southbound. Detour: Naamans Road to Philadelphia Pike onto Harvey Road.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists.

In the event of inclement weather, the contractor may close the ramps the following day (No work on weekends).


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Biketoberfest is On, Pass it On!

Biketoberfest® officially kicks off with a press conference Thursday, October 19, at 10 a.m. at Daytona International Speedway. The event is open to the public. Held on the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley Stage next to the FPL Solar Pavilion in the Midway, this fan-friendly area is also a major hub of Biketoberfest® activity.

The rally tradition will continue along Main Street, Riverfront Park and Midtown in Daytona Beach, as well as at Destination Daytona and U.S. Hwy 1 in Ormond Beach, and throughout Volusia County in nearby New Smyrna Beach and DeLand.

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Fall Foliage Along I-95 From Virginia to Maine – Part One: New Hampshire and Maine

Mid October is a special treat for I-95 travelers in the Northeast. That’s when fall foliage colors are at their peak all along the I-95 corridor… From Northern Virginia to Maine. This three-part series showcases fall foliage road-trips along I-95 state-by state. Let’s check out New Hampshire and Maine…

While fall foliage in nearly all of Vermont is past peak viewing, central and southern New Hampshire and all but the northernmost regions of Maine are at peak conditions.

In New Hampshire, you’ll find excellent color along I-93 from Salem, northward thru Londonderry, Manchester, Concord, to Laconia. There are also excellent conditions along I-89 from Concord northward thru New London to Lebanon. New Hampshire’s portion of I-95 is short (only 16 miles) and runs along the extreme southern portion of the state, but if you jump off any of its exits and wander a few miles east or west you’ll discover what fall in New England is all about… small towns with quintessential picturesque streets and white steepled churches every few miles.

Try this loop… From Concord, take I-89 north thru New London to Enfield. Leave I-89 at exit 17 and take US Route 4 east thru Canaan to Danbury. From Danbury take NH Route 104 east thru Bristol and onto New Hampton where you jump on I-93 south thru Tilton and on to Concord. You’ll find a little bit of everything along this route, panoramas, small towns, rural highways and plenty of stops along the way.

The entire length of I-95 in Maine passes thru peak fall foliage colors in Mid October. End to end… over 300 miles of color from Kittery to Houlton. Like New Hampshire, jump off just about any I-95 exit and you’ll find small towns worthy of all the storage space your camera memory has available.

Begin you trip with a little outlet shopping in Kittery, home to several large outlet malls. Travel north on I-95 thruKennebunk, Biddeford and Scarborough to Portland, or take US Route 1 which runs parallel to I-95. It’s a little slower and thru small coastal towns, but there’s plenty to see and do along the way.

From Portland, continue your journey north thru Lewiston, Gardiner, Augusta, Waterville, Bangor, Old Town and on toHoulton and the Canadian Border.

What’s cool about viewing fall colors from the Interstate? The experience is totally different in either direction. Drive north on I-95, turn around and head south and you’ll see a whole new perspective right before your eyes! You can easily spend several days exploring small towns and villages directly off the Interstate exits along the way.

Check out this handy fall foliage map to find peak colors in your area.


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!

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Bridge Replacement Will Require Weekend Closure of I-95 North in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that its next rapid bridge replacement will require a full weekend closure of I-95 North in Exeter, currently scheduled for mid-October. This approach will allow the Department to demolish the old bridge and open a new one over a single weekend, saving nearly $1 million and four months of delays as compared with traditional construction methods.

RIDOT is replacing the Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, which is composed of two structures that carry I-95 over a road that provides access to a portion of the Arcadia Management Area from Route 3. The existingbridges are 50 years old. RIDOT is replacing the bridges with smaller structures that will result in far lower maintenance costs and avoid the need for costly rehabilitation or replacement.

Replacement of the bridge has been ongoing since summer 2016, and has mostly involved travel lane shifts for I-95. To finish work on the northbound bridge, RIDOT chose to conduct an extended, 56-hour closure of the highway. This closure is tentatively scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, October 13, with all travel lanes reopened in time for the morning commute on Monday, October 16.

During the closure, all northbound traffic will be required to take Exit 4 to Route 3 north. Trucks will get back onto I-95 using the Exit 5/Route 102 interchange in West Greenwich. Passenger vehicles will continue along Route 3 north and use the Exit 6 interchange, also in West Greenwich. A map detailing the detour routes for both cars and trucks can be found at www.ridot.net/95Closure.

Route 3 runs parallel to I-95 in this area, and has two travel lanes in each direction. RIDOT will coordinate with State and local police along the detour route to mitigate the temporary congestion on Route 3. Travelers should expect delays.

The temporary traffic pattern necessary to keep I-95 traffic moving on the detour route will require the closure of access from Route 3 south to I-95 North at the Exit 6 interchange. Drivers will instead be directed to use Division Street to Hopkins Hill Road, where they will be able to get onto the highway. Anyone seeking access from Coventry to I-95 north who normally uses the Exit 6 interchange should consider using alternate routes to the highway at either the Hopkins Hill Road (Exit 6A) or New London Turnpike (Exit 7) interchanges.


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I-95 Construction Will Require Lane Closures in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that their contractor will begin construction at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017, on the bridge on I-95 northbound over Talley Road between US 202 and Marsh Road. The work will consist of removing and replacing the concrete bridge deck overlay.

During construction, I-95 northbound lanes between US 202 and Marsh Road will be reduced to one lane for the duration of the project and delays should be expected. Motorists traveling north are advised to take US 13 or I-495 northbound as alternate routes to their destination.

Variable message boards will be posted for motorists entering Delaware from the Maryland state line to I-95 and in the vicinity of Route 72 and Marsh Road.

This project is anticipated to be completed by early November 2017, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.


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Peak Fall Foliage For Northern Regions of Vermont, New Hampshire and Northern New York

If you think you’ve missed peak fall foliage colors, don’t fret. Peak conditions are now showing in the northern regions of Vermont, New Hampshire and Central and Northern New York. This week is the perfect time for a fall foliage drive!

If New York is your choice, “The Adirondack Northway”, Interstate 87 has some of the best views anywhere. Peak fall foliage can be seen on I-87 beginning in Saratoga Springs and northward thruGlens Falls, Lake George, Plattsburg, and on to the Canadian border.

Vermont’s I-89 is a beautiful drive anytime of year, but fall is especially breathtaking. You’ll find peak autumn colors along I-89 northward from Montpelier, thru Stowe, Burlington, St. Albans, and on to the Canadian border. Vermont’s I-91 also has great color from St. Johnsbury thru Newport to the Canadian border.

New Hampshire offers some of the best Interstate vistas in the Northeast and you’ll find foliage at it’s peak in the northern part of the state. Travelers along I-93 will find plenty of photo opportunities from Franconia Notch thru Littleton and on toSt. Johnsbury, Vermont

What’s cool about viewing fall colors from the Interstate? The experience is totally different in either direction. Drive north on I-89, turn around and head south and you’ll see a whole new perspective right before your eyes! You can easily spend several days exploring small towns and villages directly off the Interstate exits along the way.

Check out this handy fall foliage map to find peak colors in your area.

Book a hotel along I-87 for your fall foliage trip:
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Book a hotel along I-89 for your fall foliage trip:
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Book a hotel along I-93 for your fall foliage trip:
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For more I-95 travel 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.