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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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Restaurants Open Christmas Day 2016

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

I-95 travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016. (This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Restaurants located at Interstate Service Plazas and Welcome Centers may be required to stay open.

– Updated 12/19/16  –

  • A&W Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Arby’s – Company owned locations will close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Franchise locations may be open.
  • Au Bon Pain – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Auntie Anne’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bahama Breeze – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Baja Fresh – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Bakers Square – Open Christmas Eve. Open Christmas Day.
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Benihana – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bennigan’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Big Boy Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Blimpie Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bob Evans Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bonefish Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Boston Market – Some locations may be open on Christmas Day.
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Burger King – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Carl’s Jr. – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrows Restaurants – Most restaurants are open 365 days a year.
  • Carvel Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Checkers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cheesecake Factory – Open Christmas Eve. Most locations will be closed Christmas Day.
  • Chevys Fresh Mex – Most locations are open 365 Days a Year.
  • Chick-fil-A – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Church’s Chicken – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cici’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Claim Jumper – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Cold Stone Creamery – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Corner Bakery Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cracker Barrel – Close Christmas Eve Day at 2 pm and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Culver’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dairy Queen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dave & Buster’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Del Taco – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Denny’s – Most locatiopns are open 364 days a year.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Domino’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • El Pollo Loco – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • El Torito – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Famous Dave’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fazoli’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fire Mountain Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Firehouse Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Friendly’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fuddruckers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Golden Corral – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Ground Round Grill & Bar – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Hardee’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • HomeTown Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Hooters – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Houlihan’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Huddle House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • IHOP – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • In-N-Out Burger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Jack-in-the-Box – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Jersey Mike’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Johnny Rockets – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • KFC – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Krystal – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Legal Sea Foods – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Long John Silver’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Luby’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Marie Callender’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • McDonald’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Melting Pot (The) – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Miami Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Miller’s Ale House – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Mimi’s Cafe – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Morton’s Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ninety-Nine Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Old Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Olive Garden – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • On The Border – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • P.F. Chang’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Panda Express – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Panera Bread – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Papa Gino’s Pizzeria – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa John’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Pizza Hut – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Pollo Tropical – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Quiznos Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rainforest Cafe – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rax Roast Beef – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rally – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Lobster – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Round Table Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Roy Rogers Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Ruby Tuesday – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Ryan’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Sbarro – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli – Most locations will be open Christmas Evea Closed Christmas Day.
  • Shakey’s Pizza Parlor – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Shoney’s – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Sizzler Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Smashburger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Smokey Bones – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Sonic Drive-In – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Starbucks – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Subway – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Taco Bell – Open Christm,as Eve. Company owned locations are closed on Christmas Day. Franchised locations may be open.
  • TCBY – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Texas Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • TGI Friday’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tijuana Flats – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tim Horton’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tony Roma’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • UNO Chicago Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Chrtistmas Day
  • Waffle House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Wayback Burgers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wendy’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Whataburger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • White Castle – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wienerschnitzel – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wingstop – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Zaxby’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.

This list reflects information gathered from various sources. We are not responsible for it’s accuracy. This list will be updated as additional information becomes available. Open locations may have limited hours of operation.


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Driving From New England to Florida – A Detailed Itinerary

If you have the stamina or a few extra passengers that can share the driving, you can go nonstop… and this article is not for you. But if you’re the kind of road warrior that doesn’t want to spend the first day at their destination recovering from the trip, then read on.

Just to keep things simple, New England to Florida (let’s say Boston to Orlando) is about a 22 hour drive or about 1300 miles. That’s including stops for gas, meals and breaks. For most travelers, you can comfortably make the journey with two days of driving and one overnight stop.

That first day can get a little frustrating as you pass through “the northeast corridor” with mostly urban areas and heavy traffic. At the end of the day you’ll be somewhere near the Virginia/North Carolina border. Your next day of travel is much more rural and by the end of that second day of driving you’ll be in Orlando.

Here’s our suggested itinerary:

Day One: New England (Boston) to Roanoke Rapids, NC (638 miles)

Timing is everything on your first day. Scheduling to avoid urban areas during heavy traffic is important and will save you time and frustration. As you can see from the table below, leaving Boston at 6:00 am will get you through New York, Baltimore and Washington between rush hours.

Leave Arrive in
Boston New York City Baltimore Washington, DC
12:00 am 4:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
3:00 am 7:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am
6:00 am 10:00 am 1:00 pm 2:00 pm
9:00 am 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 am : With a full tank of gas and breakfast behind you, you’re on the road. Head down I-95 to New York City. An alternate route to NYC would be I-90 to I-84 to I-287, over the Tappen Zee Bridge to the Garden State Parkway south to I-95 (NJ Turnpike). Click here to view this route.

Travel Tip: Avoid getting gas in Connecticut if you can. They have some of the highest gas prices along I-95.


  • By 6:45 am you should be approaching Providence, Rhode Island
  • By 8:15 am  you should be approaching New Haven, Connecticut
  • By 10:30 am  you should be approaching New York City
  • By 11:30 am you should be south of New York City on the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95).

Travel Tip: There are some great service areas along the New Jersey Turnpike where you can stretch, gas up or grab a bite to eat.


  • By 12:00 pm you should be approaching the Delaware Memorial Bridge
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Stop at one of the Maryland Service Plazas, have lunch, take a break and gas up before you leave. You can allow up to an hour here, you’ll still be in great shape to hit Baltimore and Washington before the rush.
  • By 2:30 pm you should be approaching Baltimore, Maryland. Traffic may be heavy but still better than in an hour or two.
  • By 3:00 pm you should be approaching Washington, DC. Rush hour is just getting started but you can beat the worst of it by not stopping along the route here.
  • By 4:00 pm you are leaving the traffic mess behind you, just a few more miles and it should be smooth sailing.
  • By the time you get to Richmond, Virginia it should be around 4:30 pm. Gas up for the final stretch.

Travel Tip: Try I-295 around Richmond and Petersburg if the traffic is heavy. I-295 is a newer, more rural alignment with less traffic.


  • 5:30 pm: you should be crossing the Virginia/North Carolina state line.
  • 6:00 pm: Arrive in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Check into your hotel and head out for supper. I-95, exit 173 is a popular overnight stop for travelers and a halfway point between Boston and Orlando.


Click here to check out the hotels, restaurants, gas stations and shopping at I-95, exit 173 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.


Maryland Lifts I-95 Construction Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds motorists to travel during off-peak hours, stay alert and plan ahead to avoid travel delays.

Based on traffic counts from previous years, Wednesday is expected to be the heaviest travel day, with many travelers also expected to hit the roads Tuesday.

The MDTA anticipates a 2% increase in traffic volumes compared to last year’s Thanksgiving holiday period. Between Tuesday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 27, the MDTA expects more than 2.9 million travelers on its highways, bridges and tunnels.

Travel during off-peak hours to avoid significant delays. For the I-95 corridor, off-peak hours include:

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

The MDTA will lift I-95 construction related temporary lane closures at its facilities from 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, to 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 28.


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Celebrate Holiday in the Park at a Six Flags

Tis the season for thrilling roller coasters, millions of dazzling LED lights, and kisses under the mistletoe as Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, kicks off its annual holiday spectacular, Holiday in the Park.

Holiday in the Park is a treasured holiday tradition featuring intricately-themed lighting displays, holiday entertainment and an expansive selection of specialty food offerings guaranteed to make the season merry and bright for every member of the family.

Signature Holiday in the Park offerings guests of all ages can enjoy, include:

  • A myriad of activities families can experience together including cookie-decorating, ornament-making, and face-painting;
  • Millions upon millions of dazzling lights, choreographed lighting packages and beautifully decorated holiday-themed sections throughout the parks;
  • Towering Christmas trees all lit up and decked out for the holidays;
  • Wood-burning fire pits, perfect for making s’mores and keeping warm and toasty during nighttime visits;
  • A wide assortment of seasonal menu items including flavored coffee and hot chocolate, peppermint and mocha fudge, festive funnel cakes, hot soups and chili served in homemade bread bowls and holiday platters of sliced turkey and chicken;
  • Holiday photo locations featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus, antique sleighs, giant candy canes and life-size nutcrackers;
  • Live entertainment with strolling carolers, choirs and elaborate stage productions;
  • Retail locations brimming with great stocking stuffers like holiday candles, plush toys, scarves and unique ornaments; and
  • Expanded hours of operation means more time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and create thrilling family memories.

I-95 travelers will find Holiday in the Park celebrations at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey and Six Flags America, near Washington D.C..


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Holiday Shopping Season Awaits and I-95 Will Get You There

Consumer spending is up and initial reports say that this holiday shopping season is poised to be busier than ever.

For many travelers, outlet shopping is part of their vacation itinerary and there will be more Americans on the road this holiday season than ever.

Holiday shopping season awaits and I-95 will get you there. Visit our I-95 Outlet Malls feature and discover some of the more popular outlet shopping locations along America’s Main Street, Interstate 95.

Visit: I-95 Outlet Malls


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More Than 48 Million Americans Will Travel This Thanksgiving

The American Automobile Association (AAA) projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27.

“One million more Americans than last year will carve out time to visit with friends and family this Thanksgiving,” AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney said. “Most will travel on the tried and true holiday road trip, thanks to gas prices that are holding at close to $2 per gallon. Others will fly, take the bus or set off on a cruise to celebrate with their loved ones.”

Driving remains most popular mode of travel for Thanksgiving
The vast majority—more than 89 percent—of holiday travelers will drive this Thanksgiving. The 43.5 million Americans planning a Thanksgiving road trip represents an increase of 1.9 percent over last year. Air travel is expected to increase 1.6 percent, with 3.69 million Americans flying to their holiday destinations. Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses, will increase only slightly this Thanksgiving, to 1.44 million travelers.

Thanksgiving gas prices second-cheapest in nearly a decade
Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.17, 12 cents more than the average price on Thanksgiving last year ($2.05). Most U.S. drivers will pay the second-cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008, when the national average was $1.85.


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Restaurant Discounts for I-95 Road Warriors

Here’s a new website  for those of us looking to save some money on meals for our next trip down I-95.  511Coupons.com points you to coupons, special deals and discounts for restaurants throughout the United States.

Fast food, fast casual, casual, family style, ethnic and fine dining restaurants are all represented on this website. You’ll find just about every national and regional chain here as well, with info on individual offerings.

It’s another great travel tool for anyone planning their next vacation, weekend getaway or business trip. 511Coupons.com

Savvy I-95 Travelers Top 10 Hotels

I-95 travelers are a savvy lot. They do a fair amount of research before they hit the road and one of the most researched travel details is where to lay your head after a long day on I-95.

Obviously price can be a factor, but location, convenience, brand recognition and amenities all play a part in choosing a place to stay.

Here are the ten most popular hotels on I-95 based on booked reservations from June thru August 2016. Since these rankings are based on real customer data, these hotels attract travelers of all budgets and tastes, and are your best bets for choosing a place to stay along I-95.


10. Best Western – Battleboro, North Carolina
Best Western - Battleboro, NC | I-95 Exit Guide
Best Western – Battleboro, North Carolina

Free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi, a seasonal pool and an interstate-ready location 10 miles from town are what brings guests to Best Western I-95 Rocky Mount.

The Best Western I-95 Rocky Mount is a two-floor building with exterior corridors. Its 82 rooms offer coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs with HBO. Microwaves and mini-fridges are available. Dig into the free breakfast with a rotating menu of breads, bagels, muffins, cereal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juice and more. Cool off in the summer with a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool. The hotel also has a lobby computer, laundry facility, free parking and a 24-hour Denny’s Restaurant next door. Pets are allowed for a fee.

The Best Western is on Highway 4 off I-95, four miles west of Battleboro. Rocky Mount is 10 miles south and features attractions like the Children’s Museum & Science Center, Douglas Block historic district and the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Downtown Raleigh is 58 miles southwest and Raleigh-Durham International Airport is 73 miles southwest. more…


9. Comfort Inn – Chester, Virginia
Comfort Inn - Chester, VA | I-95 Exit Guide
Comfort Inn – Chester, Virginia

With a free, deluxe continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and a seasonal, outdoor pool, the non-smoking Comfort Inn Chester offers convenient amenities near downtown Richmond.

This five-story hotel has 122 rooms, each of which includes free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, iron/ironing board, microwave, refrigerator and cable TV with premium channels. Each morning, guests can enjoy a complimentary, hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and hot waffles, then take advantage of the fitness center and the seasonal, outdoor pool. Parking is free.

The Comfort Inn is seven miles from South Park Mall, 13 miles from downtown Richmond and the Richmond Metro Convention Center. Kings Dominion is 40 miles away, and Colonial Williamsburg is 45 miles. Richmond International Airport is 19 miles from the hotel. more…


8. LaQuinta Inn & Suites – Florence, South Carolina
LaQuinta Inn and Suites - Florence, SC | I-95 Exit Guide
LaQuinta Inn & Suites – Florence, South Carolina

With free Wi-Fi, a complimentary hot breakfast and a location off I-95 and near a large farmer’s market, it’s no wonder the La Quinta Inn & Suites Florence is one of the top-rated hotels in the area.

Each of the three-floor hotel’s 84 rooms features a microwave, a refrigerator and free Wi-Fi access. Wake up on the right side of the bed with a free hot continental breakfast. Check your e-mail in the business center and then play hooky by the outdoor pool and sun deck, in the hot tub or with a sweat session in the exercise room. Valet and self-serve laundry facilities services help you look your best. Parking is free.

The hotel is off I-95, one mile from the Pee Dee State Farmer’s Market. It’s three miles from the center of town and a show at the Florence Little Theatre or a visit to the Civil War-era Florence National Cemetery. You can find two malls within a 10-minute drive, and Francis Marion University and Darlington International Raceway are both 10 miles. The closest Amtrak station is three miles away, and Florence Regional Airport is six miles southeast. more…


7. Microtel Inn & Suites – Brunswick, Georgia
Microtel Inn and Suites - Brunswick, GA | I-95 Exit Guide
Microtel Inn & Suites – Brunswick, Georgia

Amenities like quick I-95 access and comfy accommodations are included in the chopped prices for guests at the non-smoking Microtel Inn and Suites Brunswick North.

The three-story Microtel offers 62 rooms with window seats, desks, coffeemakers, free local and long-distance calls within the U.S., plus cable TV with premium channels. Select accommodations also include microwaves, mini-fridges and sofa beds. High-speed internet access is available. The business center is open 24/7. There are coin-operated laundry facilities available, and pets are welcome.

The Microtel Inn and Suites is located in the northern area of Brunswick, one minute from Highway 25 and a half-mile from I-95. Guests enjoy browsing the shops, dining out and catching a film at Glynn Place Mall, five minutes south, or they might prefer taking in a few rounds of golf at Coastal Pines Golf Club, four miles north. The College of Coastal Georgia is less than four miles south, Brunswick Golden Isles Airport is two-and-a-half miles northeast and the heart of the city known as The Wick is 15 minutes south. more…


6. Country Inn & Suites – Emporia, Virginia
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Country Inn & Suites – Emporia, Virginia

A complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub and rooms with free high-speed internet, microwaves and mini-fridges make the non-smoking Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, Emporia, VA, a comfortable place to relax and unwind near I-95.

The non-smoking, low-rise Country Inn and Suites offers 75 rooms with convenient amenities, like mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers and 32-inch, flat-panel LCD TVs. Suites are available for our guests who want more space to spread out. Stay connected from the comfort of your room with free, high-speed internet access. The hotel keeps guests well fed with a complimentary breakfast, free cookies and coffee and tea available around the clock in the lobby. When it comes time to relax, enjoy a year-round dip in the indoor pool and hot tub or head to the fitness center for some exercise. Fax and copy services are available on-site. Pets are permitted, and parking is free.

The hotel is located on Highway 58, near the junction of I-95, within walking distance of several popular restaurants and Greensville Memorial Hospital. Shoppers can hunt for deals at one of the two shopping centers within a half-mile of the hotel. The hotel is 18 miles from the fast-paced action at Southampton Motor Speedway. Lake Gaston, a half-hour away, offers over 350 miles of shoreline for fishing, swimming and picnicking. Richmond International Airport is 68 miles away. more…


5. Quality Inn – Selma, North Carolina
Quality Inn - Selma, NC | I-95 Exit Guide
Quality Inn – Selma, North Carolina

Complimentary continental breakfast, a seasonal outdoor pool and rooms with free high-speed Internet access, mini-fridges and coffeemakers are highlights of Quality Inn Selma.

The 80 rooms at this two-story hotel are accessed via exterior corridors and feature free high-speed Internet access, cable TV, mini-fridges and coffeemakers. Select rooms have microwaves, jetted tubs and/or balconies. Non-smoking rooms are available. Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool and access to fax and copy services. Pets are allowed and parking is available.

Quality Inn Selma is one mile from I-95 at Exit 97. Carolina Premium Outlets are within two miles of the hotel, as is the historic Rudy Theatre. Hinnant Farms Vineyard is five miles away. Southern National Speedway is 16 miles away, and Bentonville Battlefield Historic Site is within 20 miles. It’s 46 miles to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. more…


4. Courtyard by Marriott – Florence, South Carolina
Courtyard - Florence, SC | I-95 Exit Guide
Courtyard by Marriott – Florence, South Carolina

A central location near two interstates, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a high-tech lobby are welcome benefits of the Courtyard by Marriott Florence.

All 87 non-smoking rooms on three floors feature free Wi-Fi, 32-inch, flat-panel TVs, refrigerators and microwaves. Stay connected at the full-service business center with complimentary printing or in the high-tech lobby that features a touch-screen computer and media booths with charging stations and flat-panel TVs. On-site laundry facilities help you make a good first impression. A bistro serves breakfast and dinner as well as evening cocktails. You’ll feel relaxed after a workout in the fitness center or a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub.

Located at the junction of I-95 and I-20, the Courtyard by Marriott is one block from the Florence Civic Center and two blocks from the shops and restaurants at Magnolia Mall. Drive four miles to the War Between the States Museum, Florence Symphony Orchestra or the nature trails in Timrod Park. You can be at the Nascar races at Darlington Raceway in 20 minutes or check out the planetarium at Francis Marion University, 11 miles east. The Amtrak station is a five-mile drive into town and the Florence Regional Airport is eight miles away.  more…


3. Country Inn and Suites – Lumberton, North Carolina
Country Inn and Suites - Lumberton, NC | I-95 Exit Guide
Country Inn and Suites – Lumberton, North Carolina

Free breakfasts and convenient in-room microwaves and mini-fridges make the Country Inn & Suites Lumberton a favorite for I-95 travelers.

All 53 non-smoking rooms in the four-story Country Inn & Suites, accessed by interior corridors, have coffeemakers, cable TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges and free internet access. Wake up with a cup of free coffee and complimentary hot breakfast from the hotel’s buffet of waffles, pastries, yogurt, fruit, tea, juice and milk.

Stay in shape with a cardio workout at the hotel’s fitness center, then, during summer months, unwind in the outdoor pool. Stop by the on-site business center for fax and copy services. There’s a free guest laundry, and parking is free and can accommodate RVs and boats. Pets are not allowed.

Just off I-95 at Exit 20, the Country Inn & Suites is three miles from downtown Lumberton. Guests are within walking distance of a few restaurants and one mile from the Lumberton Visitors Bureau and Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Fort Bragg is nearly an hour’s drive from the hotel. Fayetteville is 30 miles away and Fayetteville Regional Airport is 28 miles from the hotel.  more…


2. Comfort Suites – Wilson, North Carolina
Comfort Suites - Wilson, North Carolina | I-95 Exit Guide
Comfort Suites – Wilson, North Carolina

Complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and a seasonal outdoor pool are among the highlights at the non-smoking Comfort Suites, an all-suite hotel in Wilson, on east North Carolina’s coastal plains.

The four-story Comfort Suites features 76 non-smoking suites with sofa beds, convenient microwaves, mini-fridges and flat-panel HDTVs. Mornings begin with a free newspaper and delicious hot and cold options from the breakfast buffet. You’ll stay connected with free Wi-Fi access, voice-mail phones with free local calling and a business center with fax and copy services. Pump some iron in the fitness room or make a splash in the outdoor pool. There’s also a coin-operated guest laundry and free parking.

The Comfort Suites is off I-95 in Wilson, 50 miles east of Raleigh in east North Carolina about halfway between New York and Florida. The hotel is within a 15-minute drive from businesses including Merck & Co., Kidde Aerospace & Defense, Bridgestone-Firestone Inc. and Cott Beverages. The Wilson Medical Center is about 10 minutes away and Barton College is six miles from the hotel. Comfort Suites is 54 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. more…


1. Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center – Titusville, Florida
Quality Inn - Titusville, Florida | I-95 Exit Guide
Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center – Titusville, Florida

A way cool pool, plus the flexibility of a 24-hour on-site restaurant and pet acceptance might make Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center the place to be.

This two-floor lodging offers 115 smoking and non-smoking rooms of tasteful style and neutral tones, with Wi-Fi, microwaves, mini-fridges and high-end mattresses dialing up the comfort. Guests can fuel up for the day with a continental buffet featuring biscuits and sausage gravy, yogurt, boiled eggs, pastries, fruits, cereal, breads and more. And given they’ve got a 24-hour restaurant on-site, there’s no chance you’ll go hungry here.

Those dying to cool off are in luck. The hotel’s standout feature is an outdoor heated pool with cool rock formations and tropical waterfalls. Additional perks include a business center, laundry facility, pet acceptance and ample parking to ensure all bases are covered.

A handy one block off I-95, the hotel is both fast-track accessible yet close to great escapes, including Airboat Rides at Midway, a 10-minute drive. Guests are within a 20-minute ride of the big highlights in town including the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum, or they can shoot over to the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum in 15 minutes. Orlando International Airport is 36 miles away.  more…


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I-95 Ramp to be Temporarily Closed in Baltimore on Saturday

The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that the ramp in Baltimore City from I-395 to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic during overnight hours while crews perform electrical repairs.

The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95.

Weather permitting, the closure will occur Saturday, from 2:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


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