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Lane Closures on the I-95 High Level Bridge, Consider Alternate Routes

The Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation will be initiating the closure of one northbound and one southbound lane on the I-95 Piscataqua River Bridge between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, beginning the morning of Thursday, April 27, 2017.

During this lane closure, an inspection of the bridge’s truss members will be conducted, as well as other inspection and annual maintenance efforts.

The lane closures will also serve as a traffic control test for planned bridge rehabilitation work that will begin in 2018. Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel. The Departments asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, and exercise added caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

The closed lanes will reopen on the evening of Monday, May 1st.


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Delays, One-Way Traffic for I-95 Construction in Maine Thru June

The Maine Department of Transportation reports that I-95 construction activities began in Waterville and Sidney on Tuesday, April 11th.

This I-95 interchange construction project will be adding northbound and southbound on and off-ramps on I-95. The Trafton Road bridge girder will also be replaced and a new deck will be installed. Trafton Road, West River Road and Eight Rod Road will also be constructed.

Motorists should expect occasional delays with alternating one-way traffic. Shoulder closures will be utilized on I-95 as much as possible. There will be two night time closures from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. on I-95 and Trafton Road, with the dates to be determined.

It $4.3 million I-95 construction project is anticipated all work will be completed by the end of June, 2017.


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Maine Expects Incredible Whitewater Rafting Season This Spring

Looking for something a little different as you plan your spring road trip? How about whitewater rafting in Maine?

After a winter that brought heavy snowfall to the state, Maine is expecting an incredible spring rafting season. The Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead rivers all offer challenging and thrilling whitewater.

Outfitters like Northern Outdoors, Northeast Whitewater, North Country Rivers and Penobscot Adventures offer a variety of river trips, day long and multi day. Given the great snowpack that Maine has received, you can expect the whitewater season to run from early May all the way through October.

Go to Visit Maine for more info.


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ORT Toll Plaza Construction Begins on I-95 in Maine

Contractor Set to Break Ground Next Week on the Turnpike’s Fourth “ORT” Toll Plaza at the I-295 Interchange in Scarborough (Exit 44)

Officials from the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) announced that construction crews are scheduled to start the first phase of building Maine’s newest, E-ZPass Open Road Tolling (ORT) facility off Maine Turnpike (I-95) Exit 44 in Scarborough next week. The contractor for the project is Reed and Reed of Woolwich, Maine, which won the competition to build the plaza with its low bid of $17.4 million.

The new toll plaza will be located just north of the existing I-95 toll plaza and southerly of I-295 Exit 1. It will include four ORT lanes (two in each direction), which provide E-ZPass customers the convenience of cruising through at highway speeds while sensors collect the toll electronically. ORT also allows those who want or need to pay cash to do so safely by pulling to the right to staffed toll booths.

Motorists can continue to use the existing Exit 44 Toll Plaza throughout the construction project.

The project will be done in four phases over the next three construction seasons, with completion scheduled for summer 2019.

  • Phase 1: Roadway widening
    Widening of I-295’s northbound and southbound lanes for the construction of paved, temporary lanes and the beginning of construction for the administrative building, parking area, access road, and snowplow turnaround.
  • Phase 2: ORT and Tunnel Construction
    Redirecting the two southbound and two northbound lanes around an interior work zone to allow the contractor to build the ORT lanes, partial construction of the concrete median barrier separating the ORT lanes and the cash lanes, ORT space frame and foundations, and partial construction of the utilities tunnel beneath the toll plaza.
  • Phase 3: Cash Lanes Construction
    Completing the northbound and southbound cash lanes, access road, administrative building, and parking area. Testing of the ORT lanes will likely require short-term closures of the existing cash lanes and proposed ORT lanes.
  • Phase 4: Demolition of Existing Facility
    Removal of the old toll plaza, the existing MTA utility building, and parking area.

While this plan should minimize impacts on travelers using I-295, Turnpike officials noted that drivers going to or coming from the points north of Portland can also use the Falmouth Spur between Turnpike Exit 52 and I-295 Exit 11. This route is essentially the same distance as using I-295, but is usually faster and easier.


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Let’s Go Shopping! The Ultimate Guide to Outlet Malls Along I-95

For many travelers, shopping has become an important part of a vacation or road trip. More and more travel itineraries include time set aside for shopping. A growing number even plan shopping-only vacations.

Here’s our list of the most popular outlet shopping locations along I-95, from Maine to Florida. Our list below runs north to south.


Tanger Outlets - Kittery, Maine | I-95 Exit Guide

Kittery Outlets
US Route 1
Kittery, Maine

Kittery Outlets is actually several outlet properties clustered along a mile long strip of US Route 1 in Kittery, Maine, just across the Maine-New Hampshire border. Kittery Premium Outlets, Tanger Outlets, Kittery Place and the Outlet Mall of Kittery are just a sampling of properties. more…


Wrentham Village Premium Outlets | I-95 Exit Guide

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
One Premium Outlets Boulevard
Wrentham, Massachusetts 02093

The Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is an open-air outlet power center owned by the Simon Property Group. It is located off I-495 and Route 1A in Wrentham, Massachusetts. The facility opened in 1997, and was expanded in 1998, 1999, and 2000. more…


Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets - Clinton, Connecticut | I-95 Exit Guide

Clinton Crossing
20 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, Connecticut

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, located along the Connecticut Shoreline, is a charming outdoor village center conveniently located on I-95 en route to Boston or New York. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% off every day prices featuring more than 70 designer and name brand outlet stores. more…


Tanger Outlets - Westbrook, Connecticut | I-95 Exit Guide

Tanger Outlets Westbrook
314 Flat Rock Place
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498

Tanger Outlets Westbrook has 65 outlet stores and restaurants. Tanger Outlets Westbrook is located 0.4 miles (1 minute) from I-95, exit 65. Take I-95 to Exit 65, turn left at Flat Rock Place. Tanger Outlet Center is straight ahead. more…


Jackson Premium Outlets - Jackson, New Jersey | I-95 Exit GuideJackson Premium Outlets
537 Monmouth Road
Jackson, New Jersey 08527

Jackson Premium Outlets has 70 stores and restaurants. Jackson Premium Outlets is located 10.5 miles (about 10 minutes) from the New Jersey Turnpike. Take NJT exit 7A to I-195 East to exit 16B. Jackson Premium Outlets is located 0.3 miles north on NJ Route 537. more…


Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall - Elizabeth, New Jersey | I-95 Exit Guide

Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Road
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201

Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall is a two-level indoor outlet mall with over 200 stores and restaurants. It is the largest outlet mall in New Jersey. Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall is located approximately 1 mile (about 5 minutes) from the New Jersey Turnpike. Take NJT exit 13A to NJ81 North to exit North Avenue, then right to Kapkowski Road. Jersey Gardens Outlet mall is on your left. more…


Philadelphia Mills - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | I-95 Exit Guide

Philadelphia Mills
1455 Franklin Mills Circle
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154

Philadelphia Mills is an enclosed outlet shopping mall located in Northeast Philadelphia.  The mall houses more than 200 stores, a movie theater, two food courts, and seven themed restaurants. Philadelphia Mills is located off I-95, exit 35 (Woodhaven Road), minutes away from Center City, Bensalem and New Jersey. more…


Arundel Mills - Hanover, Maryland | I-95 Exit GuideArundel Mills
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, Maryland

Arundel Mills is an outlet mall located south of Baltimore, near BWI Airport. It is the largest mall in the state of Maryland. Arundel Mills opened in November 2000. It is the first enclosed mall to feature a Medieval Times dinner theater. In addition to over 225 stores, Arundel Mills features Egyptian-themed 24-screen megaplex movie theater. more…


Tanger Outlets - National Harbor, Maryland | I-95 Exit GuideTanger Outlets National Harbor
6800 Oxon Hill Road
National Harbor, Maryland

Over 70 brand-name stores include Pandora, Samsonite, Gap Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Vince Camuto, Diane von Furstenberg, Nike Factory Store, Columbia, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, J. Crew Factory Store, and many more. National Harbor outlets provide the best deals, all with the benefit of the awesome waterfront nearby! more…


Potomac Mills - Woodbridge, Virginia | I-95 Exit GuidePotomac Mills
2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Suite 307
Woodbridge, Virginia

Potomac Mills is Virginia’s largest outlet mall, located minutes from the heart of Washington D.C. Potomac Mills features an indoor shopping experience with over 200 stores. Catch a movie at the AMC Potomac Mills 18 Theatres (with IMAX), or grab a bite to eat at one of the center’s 25 eateries. Conveniently located immediately off of I-95, exit 156 in Prince William, Virginia. more…


Carolina Premium Outlets - Smithfield, North Carolina | I-95 Exit GuideCarolina Premium Outlets
1025 Industrial Park Drive
Smithfield, North Carolina

Carolina Premium Outlets is Eastern North Carolina’s premier shopping destination. With over 80 upscale outlet stores, Carolina Premium Outlets is an easy to navigate, outdoor shopping experience. Carolina Premium Outlets is located 0.8 miles (2 minutes) from I-95, exit 95. Take I-95, exit 5 to US 70 west, to Industrial Park Drive, then Industrial Park Drive north 0.6 miles. more…


Tanger Outlets - Bluffton, South Carolina | I-95 Exit GuideTanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd.
Bluffton, South Carolina

Tanger Outlets, Hilton Head is two side-by-side outlet centers featuring over 90 stores, located 1 mile west of the Hilton Head bridge. Tanger Outlets Hilton Head is located in Bluffton on SC Route 278, 15.9 miles (about 19 minutes) from I-95, exit 8. more…


Savannah Festival Outlets | I-95 Exit GuideThe Shoppes of Savannah
11 Gateway Boulevard South
Savannah, Georgia

The Shoppes of Savannah is a small outlet mall conveniently located off of Interstate I-95 at Exit 94. They are also only 20 minutes from beautiful Historic Downtown Savannah with easy access to the I-95 corridor. The Shoppes of Savannah stores include Carters, GNC, Rack Room Shoes, Beall’s Outlet, Leggs, Hanes, Bali Playtex, Book Warehouse, Pride Pools Spas and Leisure. more…


Tanger Outlets Savannah | I-95 Exit GuideTanger Outlets Savannah
200 Tanger Outlet Boulevard
Pooler, Georgia

Shop more than 95 name brand stores at the Tanger Outlets Savannah, including H&M, Forever 21, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Tommy Hilfiger, Cabi Outlet, Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, Coach, LOFT, Tumi, Torrid, Abercrombie & Fitch, Talbot’s, Chico’s, Ann Taylor and many more. more…


St Augustine Outlets | I-95 Exit GuideSt. Augustine Outlets
500 Outlet Mall Boulevard
St. Augustine, Florida

Conveniently located off I-95 at exit 318, St. Augustine Outlets features 75 brand name stores, including Michael Kors, H&M, kate spade new york and Old Navy. Nearby attractions include historic St. Augustine and Jacksonville, FL. When you’re looking for things to do in St. Augustine, be sure to shop all the factory stores St. Augustine Outlets has to offer. more…


St Augustine Premium Outlets | I-95 Exit GuideSt. Augustine Premium Outlets
2700 State Road 16
St. Augustine, Florida

With over 85 shops and restaurants, St. Augustine Premium Outlets is the more upscale of the area’s two outlet centers which are on opposite sides of I-95. This one is an outdoor center that includes Calvin Klein, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Bahama and more. St. Augustine Premium Outlets is located just off I-95, exit318. more…


Tanger Outlets - Daytona Beach | I-95 Exit GuideTanger Outlets Daytona Beach
1100 Cornerstone Boulevard
Daytona Beach, Florida

Tanger Outlets Dayton Beach features over 75 designer brand name stores… everything for women, for men as well as for kids. Take I-95 to Exit 265, LPGA Blvd in Daytona Beach. Travel East and take a right at the first traffic light onto Outlet Blvd. When you reach the four-way stop, turn right onto Cornerstone Blvd. Continue Straight and Tanger Outlets will be on the right. more…


Palm Beach Outlets - Palm Beach, Florida | I-95 Exit GuidePalm Beach Outlets
1801 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach Outlets is a 440,000 square foot outlet mall featuring over 100 stores. Palm Beach Outlets is located directly off Interstate 95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The site also includes Marketplace at the Outlets, a 300,000 square foot regional center that features approximately 20 stores. more…


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Winter Storm Orson Hits New England. Dangerous I-95 Travel

Winter Storm Orson is underway. I-95 travelers can expect blizzard conditions with heavy show, strong winds, poor visibility and dangerous driving conditions. Here’s the breakdown for those on I-95 Sunday, February 12, 2017 and Monday, February 13, 2017:

  • I-95 Southern Connecticut:
    • Winter Weather Advisory
    • Accumulating Snow (1″-3″)
    • Gusts 40-50 mph
    • Dangerous Travel
  • I-95 Rhode Island
    • Winter Storm Watch
    • Accumulating Snow (1″-3″)
    • Gusts 50-60 mph
    • Dangerous Travel
  • I-95 Massachusetts
    • Winter Storm Warning
    • Accumulating Snow (6″-12″)
    • Gusts 50-60 mph
    • Dangerous Travel
  • I-95 New Hampshire
    • Blizzard Watch
    • Accumulating Snow (12″-24″)
    • Gusts 50-60 mph
    • Dangerous Travel
  • I-95 Southern Maine
    • Blizzard Watch
    • Accumulating Snow (12″-24″)
    • Gusts 50-60 mph
    • Dangerous Travel
  • I-95 Northern Maine
    • Winter Storm Warning
    • Accumulating Snow (12″-24″)
    • Gusts 40-50 mph
    • Dangerous Travel

Winter Weather Driving | I-95 Exit Guide


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I-95 Travelers in New England May See Treacherous Conditions

Heavy rain and up to 10″ of snow is forecast to begin later today for most of the northeast including including portions of the I-95 corridor.

I-95 travelers can expect heavy rain in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts while snow will fall in New Hampshire and Maine.

Winter Weather Advisory
The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow… which is in effect from 7:00 PM this evening to 5:00 PM EST Wednesday. The advisory calls for snow, with accumulations up to to 6 inches of snow tonight and Wednesday. Snow will make travel difficult.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while
driving.

Today (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)

  • New York City: Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain for the afternoon. Chance of rain 90%.
  • Providence, RI: Cloudy with steady rain in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90%
  • Boston, MA: Partly cloudy this morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers this afternoon. Chance of rain 50%.
  • Portsmouth, NH: A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon.
  • Portland, ME: Partly cloudy.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

  • New York City:  Overcast. Cloudy.
  • Providence, RI: Overcast. Rain and drizzle.
  • Boston, MA: Cloudy. Rain is likely. Snow west of Boston. Chance of rain 80%.
  • Portsmouth, NH: Cloudy with rain and snow. Chance of precip 80%.
  • Portland, ME: Snow during the morning will transition to snow showers during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80%.

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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, 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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I-95 Maine Turnpike Offering Holiday Travelers Free Coffee

The Maine Turnpike Authority is encouraging holiday travelers to take break for safety and will treat Turnpike customers to a complimentary cup of coffee New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Many travelers will be traveling very late or very early during the holiday and to help them stay alert, complimentary coffee will be offered at all five Maine Turnpike Service Plazas from 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Turnpike Service Plazas, operated by HMSHost, are located both northbound and southbound at mile 25 in Kennebunk, northbound and southbound at mile 58 in Gray and Cumberland respectively and at mile 102 in West Gardiner. The plazas also offer fuel, food and rest rooms 24 hours a day 7 days a week for travelers on the Maine Turnpike. The plazas in Gray and Cumberland were recently renovated this summer with more hot food choices for traveler’s convenience.

Maine State Police Troop G will be actively patrolling the Maine Turnpike to keep drivers and passengers safe throughout the holidays. Turnpike staff also works with state troopers to assist stranded motorists during daytime and overnight hours.


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