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Nighttime Traffic Stoppages on I-95 in Maine This Week

The Maine Turnpike Authority will be having nighttime traffic stoppages this week to preserve public safety for two different projects on the Turnpike.

In Falmouth, on the Falmouth Spur, there will be traffic stoppages at the toll plaza between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday nights. The purpose of the stops is so that contractors can erect overhead signs as part of the conversion of the plaza to an Open Road Toll (ORT) plaza. When complete, the ORT plaza will allow E-ZPass users to pass through the toll at highway speeds, while preserving the option to safely pay cash at toll booths to the right. This Falmouth project is part of the Maine Turnpike Authority’s overall plan to convert all of the mainline toll plazas to ORT. When the plaza opens this summer it will be the third ORT plaza on the Turnpike.

In Gray, as part of the improvement of the Exit 63 Interchange, contractors will be removing the old bridge across the Turnpike on Wednesday and Thursday night between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. This will involve traffic stops of up to 25 minutes while the structural steel is removed.

The schedules of both of these projects is subject to change if there is inclement weather.


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

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-95 construction in the greater Jacksonville area, thru January 13, 2017:

  • Complete nighttime access closure on I-95 southbound access to Acosta and Main Street bridges from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 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 Overland Bridge project between Fuller Warren Bridge and Emerson Street from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from Park Street to Atlantic Boulevard for road work.
  • Nighttime southbound lane closures from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from Atlantic Boulevard to the overpass at San Diego Road for roadway and bridge construction.
  • Nighttime on-ramp lane closures on I-95 south at I-295 West Beltway week nights from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for road work.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 at Butler Boulevard Monday through Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for overpass work and for area maintenance. Double lane closures may be set up after 10:00 p.m. Nighttime southbound off-ramp lane closure Sunday through Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for road work.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 at Forrest Street Tuesday from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. for routine overpass maintenance.
  • Daytime closure of emergency lanes on I-95 at Georgia State Line Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for roadside work.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 from just south of Old St. Augustine Road to just south of I-95/I-295 East Beltway interchange Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for paving.

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I-95 Construction Restrictions Next Two Weeks in Philadelphia

Nighttime lane closures and periodic traffic stoppages are scheduled next week on Interstate 95 for construction at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange in Philadelphia, for ramp construction, the Pennsylvania Department of transportation announced.

I-95 construction is scheduled for Monday, January 9, through Thursday, January 19, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, when intermittent single and double lane closures will occur on northbound and southbound I-95 at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange for material deliveries, construction equipment mobilization and beam placement for the new overhead ramp to the Betsy Ross Bridge. In addition, periodic 15-minute stoppages are planned at the interchange each morning between 12:01 AM and 5:00 AM.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route or allow more time for travel on I-95 because backups will occur during construction. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

This I-95 construction work is associated with a $160.2 million project to improve the ramp system at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange.


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Travel Advisories for I-95 Construction in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following travel advisories associated with I-95 construction thru January 13, 2017:

Overnight Restrictions

  • I-95 Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Charles St.) to Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.), two left lanes closed for construction, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following day.

Ongoing Restrictions

  • I-95 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 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Spring 2017.

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Virginia Ready for Winter Storm, Suggests Avoiding Travel This Weekend

Light snow fell across the state of Virginia last night, with a second storm expected to bring heavy snowfall for central and southeastern Virginia, including I-95, beginning late Friday and lasting through Saturday morning. Heaviest accumulations are expected in the Hampton Roads region, which will make for hazardous driving conditions.

VDOT crews and contractors got a jumpstart on treating roads today by spreading salt and other materials to help prevent icing. Regardless of treatment, once snow falls, road surfaces will be slick.
Crews are fully prepared with equipment, fuel and materials. Traffic Operations Centers monitor road conditions and direct resources.
When the storm hits, crews work to clear interstates and primary roads first, then major secondary roads with vital emergency and public facilities, and then other secondary roads and subdivision streets. Crews focus their efforts on those roads that carry the most traffic.

I-95 travelers should monitor weather conditions and be prepared. Do not drive on snow and ice-covered roads particularly when the second storm hits this weekend with heavy snow expected from Richmond to Virginia Beach. Heavy snowfall is expected Friday night and will continue through Saturday morning, making for slick roads through the weekend and into part of next week because of freezing temperatures.


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North Carolina Preps for Winter Weather This Weekend

Road crews across North Carolina are preparing roads, bridges and overpasses ahead of freezing temperatures and winter precipitation that’s forecast to have an impact from the mountains to the coast this weekend.

“The N.C. Department of Transportation is monitoring the approaching storm, and we are ready to respond as needed,” Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Holder said Friday.

Since preparations started Wednesday, road maintenance crews have treated major routes, bridges and overpasses with about 2 million gallons of brine – a saltwater solution that lowers the freezing temperature of treated surfaces and prevents ice and snow from sticking to the pavement.

More than 3,200 employees, 1,900 vehicles – equipped with plows and spreaders – and hundreds of front-end loaders, backhoes and motor graders are on standby to clear and treat roads as soon as possible.

NCDOT’s weather response plans allows for crews and equipment to be shifted, as needed, and for contractors to supplement NCDOT crews.

When clearing roadways, NCDOT prioritizes interstates and essential primary routes first. After these roads are clear, the priority shifts to clearing lower-volume primary roads, high-volume secondary roads, lower-volume secondary roads and then subdivision streets.

“Once winter weather begins, we urge drivers to avoid travel, if possible, to protect both them and our crews who will be working to clear our roads as quickly as possible,” Holder said.

The N.C. State Highway Patrol is also urging drivers to stay off the roads, if possible, and to use extra caution if they have to be out.


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Driverless Cars to be Tested on I-95 in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation announced that the state has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to designate a portion of I-95 as an Automated Vehicle (AV) testing and deployment area.

Maryland’s proposal includes the I-95 corridor from Aberdeen Proving Ground to the Fort Meade/University of Maryland region, and includes multiple public roadways, the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall), and existing public/private research and testing facilities throughout this region.

The application does not allow immediate testing of self-driving vehicles on public roadways. Designated facilities should be ready to test AV technologies by January 1, 2018.

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“We are in the process of developing clear policies and procedures for companies eager to test AV technologies on public roads in Maryland,” said Christine E. Nizer, MDOT’s Motor Vehicle Administrator and Chair of the Maryland Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Working Group. “Self-driving vehicles have the potential to transform how we live and work, and while we are open for business and eager to realize the life-saving and economic benefits of this innovative technology, we will always ensure safety comes first.”

USDOT will announce the initial list of AV Proving Grounds during the first quarter of 2017.


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Lane, Shoulder Closures for I-95 Construction in Maine

Contractors working for the Maine Turnpike Authority have begun a roadside clearing project on the Turnpike (I-95) at Rand Road (Exit 47).

In this first phase of this work, the contractor, Comprehensive Land Technologies, Inc. of South China, Maine, plans to clearing vegetation from the easterly (northbound) side of the Turnpike and proceed northerly to Exit 48 (Riverside Street), and then move to the westerly (southbound) side of the Turnpike and work southerly back to Rand Road.

It is expected that this first phase of this I-95 construction work will take 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the weather. For this work to proceed safely for travelers and the workers, it will involve closing of shoulders and occasionally the right-hand travel lane. Accordingly, it has been scheduled in the winter to minimize impacts to travelers.
This clearing is a basic maintenance activity and is not part of any construction project. It is being done to enhance safety for Turnpike travelers in three ways.

  • It allows more sun to hit the road, which helps melt ice and snow quicker, thereby improving traction quicker and reducing the need for salt.
  • It allows drivers to more easily see large wildlife like deer and thus avoid collisions.
  • It can reduce the severity of crashes when a vehicle leaves the highway by removing trees that could cause a deadly collision.

This first phase is part of a 4-month, $178,000 I-95 construction contract to provide roadside clearing along the Turnpike mainline from Exit 47 to Exit 52, and along both sides of the Falmouth Spur to a point near I-295.

This I-95 construction work has been planned to minimize the impacts abutting homeowners as much as practical, consistent with the goal of achieving the safety benefits for travelers.


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Double Lane Closures for I-95 Construction in Fredericksburg

Motorists traveling on I-95 northbound near Fredericksburg, Route 1 southbound near Mary Washington Boulevard and on Route 1 southbound at the Falmouth Bridge will encounter lane closures and brief delays during the overnight hours beginning Tuesday, January 3 through Thursday, January 5, 2017.

The following lane closures are planned:

  • I-95 Northbound
    On Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Thursday, Jan. 5 two lanes will be closed on I-95 northbound at mile marker 131 to allow crews to remove overhangs from the new Fall Hill Avenue bridge over I-95. The overhangs were used during construction of the new bridge. On both nights a single lane will be closed at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will be open to traffic by 4:30 a.m. each day.
  • Route 1 Southbound
    Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4 a single lane will be closed on Route 1 southbound between Alvey Drive and the canal bridge. Crews are performing storm sewer work and installing new median at various locations in the work zone. All lanes will be open to traffic by 6 a.m. Friday morning.
  • Falmouth Bridge
    Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3 a single lane will be closed on Route 1 southbound on the Falmouth Bridge. The lane closure will be in place from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. each day through Thursday, Jan. 5 for bridge deck repairs. The bridge is located on Route 1 between the Fredericksburg City limits and the Falmouth Intersection.

Motorists are encouraged to be alert and use caution when driving through these work zones.


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Detours, Lane Closures for I-95 Construction in South Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-95 construction traffic impacts in Broward County thru Friday, January 6, 2017:

I-95 from the Golden Glades Interchange in Miami-Dade County to Broward Boulevard in Broward County

  • The southbound express lanes at Stirling Road will be closed Thursday night, January 5, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. for toll gantry maintenance.
  • Northbound and southbound express lanes may be closed as needed for plastic pole repair Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Driver should use the non-tolled general use lanes.

I-95 Interchange from Hillsboro Boulevard to SW 10th Street

  • The I-95 southbound exit ramp to SW 10th Street will be fully closed as needed Tuesday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists can detour via Hillsboro Boulevard.
  • Traffic on the I-95 southbound exit ramp to SW 10th Street has been shifted to the east to accommodate the ramp widening.
  • The outside lanes of I-95 southbound between Hillsboro Boulevard and SW 10th Street will be closed Tuesday through Friday with the first lane closing at 9 p.m., the second lane closing at 10 p.m. and the third lane, if necessary, closing at 12:30 a.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Two westbound lanes of SW 10th Street at I-95 will be closed Tuesday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of SW 10th Street between SW 12th Avenue and SW Natura Boulevard is closed through December 2016. Signs are in place to direct pedestrians to the south sidewalk.

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