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North Carolina DOT Prepared for Solar Show

In North Carolina, the star of the show will perform for about two and a half minutes.

Planning has been ongoing for months in preparation for thousands — likely hundreds of thousands — of people to travel either to or through North Carolina for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Numerous events and festivals are planned in western North Carolina, with Jackson County alone preparing for 18,000 to 20,000 visitors. The estimated number of travelers headed to South Carolina exceeds 2.1 million. Because of this population surge, the N.C. Department of Transportation has been coordinating with various state. local and federal agencies to help eclipse enthusiasts safely enjoy the event.

Transportation officials urge residents and visitors to stay safe by following these tips during their eclipse weekend:

  • Plan Ahead — Expect higher volumes of traffic on every road. Eclipse watchers are encouraged to arrive early. Remember to obey all posted signs and message boards.
  • Stay Put — Do not park on the shoulder of the road to view the eclipse. Exit the roadway and park in a safe location, such as a rest area or other designated parking spots. Motorists should avoid distractions while driving and watch for pedestrians near eclipse viewing events. Do not wear eclipse viewing glasses while driving.
  • Leave Late — Traffic will be likely be heavy following the eclipse, much like after a concert or sporting event. Stick around and let others leave first.

For those headed into the path of totality, follow the instructions of posted signs instead of your phone or GPS. NCDOT traffic experts, highway patrol officers and EMS officials will have accurate, real-time information and will be in the best position to direct traffic on the big day.

Those in other parts of North Carolina will experience a partial solar eclipse and are encouraged to follow the safety tips outlined above.

NCDOT will suspend road work and lane closures on primary routes in the 17 westernmost counties between Friday evening and Tuesday afternoon. Other interstates across the state will be monitored, and lane closures will be removed if heavy traffic backups occur.

State transportation officials have assembled 42 portable message boards that will be placed at strategic locations across seven counties with eclipse-related messages. Three new closed-circuit TV cameras have been installed and will be monitored so the timing of the lights can be changed to keep traffic flowing.


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Lane Closure on I-95 Bridge in Philadelphia, Expect Backups and Delays

​The right lane is scheduled to close on the northbound deck of the Interstate 95 Girard Point Bridge in Philadelphia, on Saturday, August 19, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for bridge inspection, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on northbound I-95 in the work area because backups and delays will occur. The scheduled work is weather dependent.

The inspection is part of PennDOT’s program to inspect bridges at least once every two years to ensure the safety and overall condition of the structures.


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Exit Closure, Detour for I-95 Construction in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following travel restrictions associated with I-95 construction through Friday,  August 18, 2017:

Temporary Exit Closure

  • Providence: I-95 North at Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.), exit closed for paving, Monday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. Follow signed detour.

Overnight Restrictions

  • Cranston/Providence: I-95 North and South, from just north of the Exit 16 interchange to the Oxford St. overpass, alternating lane closures for milling and paving, Monday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 North, at the Clifford St. Bridge between the Point St. overpass and the Broad St. Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Thusday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Charles St.) to Exit 20 (I-195), alternating lane closures for striping, Monday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South at Exit 13 (Airport Connector), alternating lane closures for bridge work, Monday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick: I-95 North, from Exit 12 (Rte. 113) to Exit 15 (Jefferson Blvd.), and I-95 South, from Exit 16 (Rte. 10) to Exit 13 (Airport Connector), alternating lane and shoulder closures for a bridge inspection, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
    • Wednesday night: I-95 North
    • Thursday night: I-95 South

Weekday Restrictions

  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, from Exit 23 (Rte. 146/Charles St.), to Exit 30 (East St.), partial right lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for drainage work, Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Providence: I-95 North, at the Clifford St. Bridge between the Point St. overpass and the Broad St. Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Tuesday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Richmond: I-95 North and South, just before and after Mechanic St. and the Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, right lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for survey work, Wednesday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ongoing Restrictions

  • 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 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Summer 2017.

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Major I-95 Construction Project in North Carolina to Begin This Month

Work will soon be underway to replace two aging bridges and repave a seven-mile section of I-95 in Johnston County. The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $53.1 million construction contract to to smooth I-95 between south of Lizzie Mill Road and the Wilson County line and replace the bridges.

This section of road sees nearly 36,000 vehicles per day and number is expected to increase to almost 42,000 over the next two decades. In addition to paving, the contract includes grading and drainage work.

The bridges over I-95 at Lizzie Mill Road and Bizzell Grove Church Road will be replaced with longer and wider bridges to accommodate any future widening of I-95.

Most of the repaving will take place at night, but some daytime lane closures are expected. There will be periodic night-time closures of I-95 for the bridge construction and detours will be in place. NCDOT will notify the public ahead of these closures.

Work can begin August 28 and is expected to be complete by September 2020. Additional vegetation work may continue until March 2021.


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I-95 Construction Means Lane Closures in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following travel advisories associated with I-95 construction activities through Friday, August 11, 2017.

Overnight Restrictions

  • Cranston/Providence: I-95 North and South, from just north of the Exit 16 interchange to the Oxford St. overpass, alternating lane closures for milling and paving, Sunday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 North, at the Clifford St. Bridge between the Point St. overpass and the Broad St. Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Monday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Charles St.) to Exit 20 (I-195), alternating lane closures for drainage work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick to Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, I-295 to the Massachusetts state line, partial right lane closures in a moving operation for roadway striping, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

Ongoing Restrictions

  • 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 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Summer 2017.

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Bridge Work in Connecticut Will Close Multiple I-95 Lanes

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime bridge maintenance project will be performed on the Baldwin Bridge carrying I-95 southbound over the Connecticut River in Old Lyme, beginning Saturday, August 12, 2017.

This project is scheduled to occur beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, through 5:00 a.m. on morning of Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Motorists can expect the two left lane closures on Interstate 95 southbound from Exit 71 to the Exit 69 off-ramp to Route 9 northbound in Old Lyme. Traffic control personnel, variable message board, and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone.


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Lane Closures for I-95 Construction Near Daytona Beach

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-95 construction Widening from North of SR 44 to North of US 92, near Daytona Beach.

Lane Closures

  • Sunday, July 30th, 2017 to Saturday, August 5th, 2017
    Sunday, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., I-95 southbound inside lane closures north of U.S. 92.
  • Sunday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., northbound and southbound I-95 single lane closures at Spruce Creek, S.R. 421 and I-4.
  • Sunday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., single lane closures eastbound and westbound U.S. 92 at I-95.

This project involves widening Interstate 95 (I-95) from four lanes to six lanes from north of State Road (S.R.) 44 to north of U.S. 92 (International Speedway Boulevard). The southern project limit will tie into the recently completed I-95 widening project to the south (from south of S.R. 406 to north of S.R. 44). The project scope also includes the reconstruction of the systems interchange with I-4, I-95 and U.S. 92.

This project reconstructs the I-95 interchange leading to and from I-4 and U.S. 92, which will increase mobility and connectivity. It will also increase safety for merging, exiting and through-traffic. The project will eliminate a left-side merge ramp onto I-95 from U.S. 92, just a short distance to the south. Additional lanes will be constructed along I-95 allowing vehicles traveling through the area to continue in dedicated lanes, and vehicles entering and exiting I-95 to be separated into dedicated entrance and exit lanes.


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Lane, Ramp Closures, Detours for I-95 Construction in Jacksonville

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-95 construction and maintenance projects in the Jacksonville area, through Saturday, July 29, 2017.

  • Daytime northbound lane closure on off-ramp from I-95 northbound to I-10 westbound for routine overpass maintenance.
  • Complete nighttime access closure on I-95 southbound access to Acosta and Main Street bridges Saturday, July 29 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge construction.
    • Detour for southbound Acosta Bridge traffic is Prudential Drive, Kings Avenue, Philips Highway, Emerson Street to I-95 southbound.
    • Detour for southbound Main Street Bridge traffic is Museum Circle, Prudential Drive, Kings Avenue, Philips Highway, Emerson Street to I-95 southbound.
    • Detour for westbound Museum Circle traffic is San Marco Boulevard, Prudential Drive, Kings Avenue, Philips Highway, Emerson Street to I-95 southbound.
    • Detour for eastbound and westbound Prudential Drive is Kings Avenue, Philips Highway, Emerson Street to I-95 southbound.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 at Butler Boulevard Sunday 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 southbound off-ramp lane closure to Butler Boulevard Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and nighttime off-ramp closure from I-95 northbound to Butler Boulevard eastbound from Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for roadwork.
    • Detour is Bowden Road, I-95 southbound to Butler Boulevard.
  • 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.
  • Continuous lane closures on I-95 from Park Street to Atlantic Boulevard for roadway 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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Georgia’s I-95 Welcome Center and Weigh Station Shutdown July 22

The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that the $8.5 million resurfacing of Interstate 95 will close the Georgia Welcome Center and Weigh Station ramps from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow (July 22, 2017) night.

Milling and resurfacing operations on the I-95 southbound ramps require the Center and Station to shut down for the night.

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


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Extended I-95 Ramp Closure in North Carolina to Begin July 24

The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports that a 60-day closure of the Interstate 95 southbound off ramp at Bagley Road (exit 105) between Kenly and Micro in Johnston County is set to start at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 24. The closure is needed to construct a roadway for the traffic shift on I-95 from existing bridges to new bridges over the Little River near the ramp.

While the ramp is closed, drivers needing to access Bagley Road will be detoured to exit 102 (Micro Road), where a temporary traffic signal is in place to handle the expected increase in exit traffic. Drivers should turn left at the signal and go over the interstate, then left again on to I-95 northbound to get back to exit 105.

The work is part of a $12.9 million project to replace two 62-year-old bridges on I-95, the north and southbound structures over the Little River just north of exit 105. Each new bridge will have two travel lanes, but will be wide enough to accommodate four lanes of traffic each in the future. The new northbound bridge will also have an additional outside lane that will serve as part of the lengthened onramp for traffic merging on to I-95 from Bagley Road, giving drivers more time to merge.

Both bridges will remain open during the construction of their replacements, with some lane closures in place when necessary. The outside half of each new bridge will be built first while traffic continues using the existing bridges. Once this is complete, traffic will be shifted to the new outside half of each bridge. The original structures will then be demolished and the inside half of both new bridges will be completed.

The onramp to northbound I-95 from Bagley Road continues to be closed. It will remain shut down until the completion of the of the project, which is expected to be in October 2018.

Drivers are encouraged to slow down when approaching the work zone, and to pay extra attention to construction and detour signs.


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