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Delaware DOT Says Plan Ahead for Travel on Thanksgiving

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists to expect increased traffic for the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period.

Lane and/or road closures on Delaware’s major roadways will be suspended at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 26. Lane closures may be required in the event of transportation incidents.

Travelers looking for a break can visit the I-95 Delaware Welcome Center in Newark or the Smyrna Rest Area Exit 119 on SR 1.


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I-95 Construction in Jacksonville, With Thanksgiving Holiday Suspensions

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-95 construction activities in the Jacksonville area, including a Thanksgiving holiday suspension.

  • Daytime lane closures on I-95 at I-295 East Beltway Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for bridge work.
  • Nighttime lane closure on I-95 at Eighth Street Sunday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for routine bridge maintenance.
  • Complete nighttime access closure on I-95 access to Acosta and Main Street bridges 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. Detour for northbound Acosta Bridge is northbound Fuller Warren Bridge, Park Street, southbound Fuller Warren Bridge, San Marco Boulevard to Mary Street. Detour for northbound Main Street Bridge is northbound Fuller Warren Bridge, Park Street, southbound Fuller Warren Bridge, San Marco Boulevard to Prudential Drive.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 at Butler Boulevard Saturday through Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for road work and to paint roadway markings. Double lane closures may be set up after 10 p.m. for road work.
  • 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.

All work is suspended Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, in anticipation of the large volume of traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. Work will resume Monday, November 27.


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Baltimore’s I-95 Tunnel May Be a Thanksgiving Travel Headache

The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that more than 1.7 million motorists are expected to travel through the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) and John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) between Tuesday, November 21, and Sunday, November 26.

It is recommended that, if possible schedule your travel during off-peak hours to avoid significant delays. For the I-95 corridor, off-peak hours include:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday — before 6:00 a.m. and after 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday through Sunday — before 9:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m.

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Nearly 51 Million Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving, Highest in a Dozen Years

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year. AAA and INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predict travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. during the holiday week could be as much as three times longer than the optimal trip.

“Thanksgiving kicks off the start of a busy holiday season, and more thankful Americans will travel to spend time with friends and family this year,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “A strong economy and labor market are generating rising incomes and higher consumer confidence, fueling a strong year for the travel industry, which will continue into the holiday season.”

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Thanksgiving Holiday Weather Outlook for I-95 Travelers

More travelers than ever will be hitting I-95 over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend this year. The weather is always a condition to consider and this time of year can be so unpredictable. Below is a snapshot of weather conditions for major cities along the I-95 corridor during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Boston, Massachusetts

Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Rain
Wednesday
Rain
70%
Clear
Thursday
Clear
0%
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
Mostly Cloudy
20%
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
Mostly Cloudy
20%
Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
10%

New York, New York

Clear
Monday
Clear
0%
Clear
Tuesday
Clear
0%
Chance of Rain
Wednesday
Chance of Rain
40%
Clear
Thursday
Clear
0%
Clear
Friday
Clear
0%
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
10%

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Clear
Monday
Clear
0%
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Clear
Thursday
Clear
0%
Clear
Friday
Clear
0%
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
Mostly Cloudy
20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Clear
Monday
Clear
0%

Washington, DC

Clear
Monday
Clear
0%
Clear
Tuesday
Clear
0%
Clear
Wednesday
Clear
0%
Clear
Thursday
Clear
0%
Clear
Friday
Clear
0%
Chance of Rain
Saturday
Chance of Rain
30%
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
0%

Richmond, Virginia

Clear
Monday
Clear
0%
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Clear
Wednesday
Clear
10%
Clear
Thursday
Clear
0%
Clear
Friday
Clear
10%
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
0%

Fayetteville, NC

Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Clear
Wednesday
Clear
10%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
0%
Clear
Friday
Clear
10%
Clear
Saturday
Clear
10%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
10%
Clear
Monday
Clear
0%

Savannah, Georgia

Mostly Cloudy
Monday
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Overcast
Tuesday
Overcast
20%
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday
Mostly Cloudy
20%
Overcast
Thursday
Overcast
20%
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
0%
Clear
Monday
Clear
0%

Jacksonville, Florida

Overcast
Monday
Overcast
10%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Overcast
Wednesday
Overcast
20%
Rain
Thursday
Rain
90%
Chance of Rain
Friday
Chance of Rain
50%
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
0%
Clear
Monday
Clear
0%

Miami, Florida

Thunderstorm
Monday
Thunderstorm
80%
Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Thunderstorm
80%
Clear
Wednesday
Clear
10%
Thunderstorm
Thursday
Thunderstorm
80%
Thunderstorm
Friday
Thunderstorm
80%
Clear
Saturday
Clear
20%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
10%
Clear
Monday
Clear
0%

Top 10 Thanksgiving Holiday Destinations

According to AAA, this year a record number of Americans will be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday and driving remains the most popular mode of travel. This Thanksgiving nearly 51 million Americans are planning a trip, the highest in a dozen years.

This year’s top destinations for Thanksgiving include many popular east coast cities, as well as perennial family-friendly favorites. The most popular destinations this Thanksgiving, based on AAA.com bookings, are:

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Anaheim, California
  3. New York City, New York
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  7. Cancun, Mexico
  8. San Francisco, California
  9. Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
  10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Other Popular destinations include:

  1. San Diego, California
  2. New Orleans, Louisiana
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. Seattle, Washington

AAA will rescue thousands of motorists this Thanksgiving AAA expects to rescue more than 330,000 motorists this Thanksgiving, with the primary reasons being dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts. AAA recommends that motorists check the condition of their battery and tires and pack emergency kits in their vehicles before heading out on a holiday getaway. Drivers should have their vehicles inspected by a trusted repair shop, such as one of the nearly 7,000 AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities across North America. Members can download the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com or call 1-800-AAA-HELP to request roadside assistance.


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I-95 Interchange Project in Virginia Completed

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its design-builder, Allan Myers, Inc., have completed construction on the I-95/Temple Avenue Interchange Improvements project as of Friday, November 10, on schedule and within the $20 million budget.

The project, which included replacing a signalized intersection with a roundabout and lengthening the interstate interchange ramps, was built following a thorough analysis and study process. With mounting angle crash rates and extensive backups during peak travel times, the unique roundabout design was chosen as a targeted solution to alleviate safety and traffic flow concerns. The multilane roundabout features three bypass lanes at each approach that will allow traffic in those lanes to travel through the area without entering the roundabout intersection. The project also features new lengthened ramps which will remove the merge point from the ramps at I-95 north and south, allow for vehicles to easily transition from interstate speeds to city limit speeds, improve overall visibility and better accommodate increasing vehicle capacity.

In addition to safety and traffic flow benefits, the new construction offers reduced air pollution, decreased fuel consumption and lowered overall maintenance costs long-term. The center island will also offer opportunities for beautification efforts as a gateway into the City of Colonial Heights.


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I-95 the 5th Most Dangerous Interstate in the Country

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that traffic fatalities have increased 10.4 percent during the first six months of 2016 compared to the same time period in 2015.  These increases are most likely the result of more drivers on the road and a greater percentage of these motorists are driving distracted. A recent study found that 61 percent of drivers use their cell phones on some drives, most drives or every drive.

On average, Americans spend 293 hours driving approximately 10,900 miles each year. A detailed study by EverQuote examined the most dangerous interstates in America, based on fatalities per mile. This analysis used raw data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Report System from 2010 through 2015 and found fatality rates based on highway lengths.
That data was then compared to the data from EverQuote’s safe-driving app, EverDrive, representing over 6 million trips and 80 million miles of driving.

That study ranked Interstate 95 the 5th most deadly highway in America.

Interstate 95 runs 1926 miles from Miami, Florida to Houlton, Maine. The highway is the 5th most dangerous interstate in the United States with 0.89 fatalities per mile. It has been in the top 10 for fatalities each year for the past six years.


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Temporary I-95 Ramps Opening in Maine

The Maine Department of Transportation reports that the new access points to Whitten Road will be used by all traffic taking I-95 to points south of Augusta and for those on I-95 southbound headed east towards downtown Augusta or the Capital Area.

Exit 109B will remain available for all I-95 southbound traffic headed west towards Manchester/Winthrop.

The southbound traffic pattern on Whitten Road remains the same. However, all northbound traffic on Whitten Road will encounter a new stop sign at the intersection of Whitten Road and the temporary southbound on ramp

Motorists should all extra time or consider using alternate routes such as Exit 112 or 113

Maine DOT is replacing a damaged overpass at the 109A interchange spanning I-95. The new bridge is expected to open later this winter.

Construction is weather dependent, so schedules are subject to change.


For more I-95 construction info, 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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Virginia DOT Will Suspend Most Construction to Ease Thanksgiving Traffic

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is lifting lane closures where possible during the Thanksgiving travel period to make your holiday as stress-free as possible.

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for Thanksgiving travel from noon Wednesday, Nov. 22 until noon Monday, Nov. 27.

Based on the traffic data, periods of heavy congestion was most likely to occur from mid-morning to evening on Wednesday and Sunday. In addition, routes to/from NOVA are likely to be congested mid-morning to evening on Tuesday as well as on Saturday.
US-1, US-29 and other popular arterials with access to shopping are likely to be congested throughout the holiday weekend.

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.


For more I-95 construction info, 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 GuideI-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.