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The Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has just named the Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017 – naming the best parks in the U.S., and sharing the year’s newest attractions and highlights for every age group.

“Amusement parks are one of the most quintessential summertime activities for families,” explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. “But for those traveling with family members of various ages – including kids-at-heart – finding a park that caters to thrill-seekers and the younger set isn’t always so easy. This list includes parks that successfully cater to both, and those that also have exciting new features for the 2017 season.”

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Speed Camera Enforcement Begins on I-95 in Baltimore

In coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration and Maryland State Police Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement program, the Maryland Transportation Authority and MDTA Police will deploy ASE equipment for construction activities north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

Beginning Monday, May 22, ASE equipment will be deployed on northbound and southbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Moravia Road. This equipment will be used to slow drivers in the work zone currently in place on this stretch of I-95. Advance warning signs are in place prior to the work zone to alert drivers of automated speed enforcement use and a “speed trailer” will be on-site to display drivers’ speeds.

After a 21-day warning period, MSP will authorize citations starting Monday, June 12. By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling 12 or more miles over the posted speed limit (the posted speed is 50 mph at this location), a $40 fine will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Maryland SafeZones’ goal is to slow drivers and make work zones safer environments for work crews, drivers and passengers. Even when workers are not present, work zones can be dangerous due to uneven pavement, lane shifts, reduced shoulders and other modifications.

The current work is part of the MDTA’s $49.4 million project to reconfigure travel lanes on a four-mile stretch of I-95 north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Once complete, the project will provide four continuous lanes on I-95 between the Tunnel and Moravia Road. The entire project is expected to be complete in summer 2018.


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New Theme Park Attractions to Open in 2017

As amusement parks and attractions open for the 2017 season, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) releases its annual compilation of what is new at parks and attractions in the United States and Canada. The 2017 list includes more than 170 fresh experiences at 75 amusement parks and attractions, including new parks and land areas, rides, roller coasters, slides, games, and more.

Trends highlighted in the 2017 line up include the additions of water parks and water-based attractions, family-friendly attractions, vintage/classic rides, and the continued merging of technology and attractions…

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Temporary Ramp Closures for I-95 Construction in Baltimore

The Maryland Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of ramp closures and I-95 construction activities in Baltimore city:

WHAT: The southbound I-95 ramp to Key Highway (Exit 55) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists from southbound I-95 to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to Key Highway (Exit 55).

The northbound I-95 ramp to Russell Street (Exit 52) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists from northbound I-95 to Martin Luther King Boulevard, to Lee Street, to Russell Street.

The northbound I-95 ramp to Washington Boulevard (Exit 51) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists from northbound I-95 to Russell Street (Exit 52), to Monroe Street, to Washington Boulevard.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the Key Highway ramp closure will occur Thursday, April 6, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the Russell Street ramp closure will occur Saturday, April 8, and 4 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Weather permitting, the Washington Boulevard ramp closure will occur Sunday, April 9, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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Temporary Ramp Closure, Detour for I-95 Construction in Baltimore

The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that the ramp from southbound I-95 to southbound MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The far right exit lane on southbound I-95 leading to Exit 52 will also be closed. The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 (Exit 49A), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A).

Weather permitting, the closure will occur Thursday, March 30, at 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.


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Temporary I-95 Ramp Closures, Detours in Baltimore

The Maryland Department of Transportation reports the following I-95 ramp closures in Baltimore city:

  • The ramp from I-395 to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. Weather permitting, the ramp will be closed Saturday, March 18, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95.
  • The ramp from northbound I-95 to Key Highway (Exit 55) will be closed temporarily to traffic. Weather permitting, the ramp will be closed Saturday, March 25, from 6 a.m. to noon.The detour route will direct motorists to Hanover Street (Exit 54), to West Dickman Street, to Cromwell Street, to East McComas Street, to Key Highway.
  • The ramp from McComas Street to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. Weather permitting, the ramp will be closed Saturday, March 25, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.The detour route will direct motorists to Hanover Street, to southbound I-95.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.


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Ramp Closure, Detour for I-95 Construction in Baltimore This Week

The Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting that I-95 construction will result in an overnight ramp closure in Baltimore City.

The ramp from southbound I-95 to Caton Avenue (Exit 50) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to westbound I-695, to Wilkens Avenue, to Caton Avenue.

Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Caton Avenue will be closed Wednesday, March 1, and Thursday, March 2, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Crews will close the ramp to pour foundations as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $13.7 million project to remove and replace weathering steel high-mast light poles along I-95 in Baltimore.


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2017 NASCAR Schedule, Track Links and Area Lodging

With the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Series is about to begin, The I-95 Exit Guide has just published it’s annual NASCAR schedule feature.

The new section lists the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy (formerly Sprint Cup) schedule with links to the individual track websites. The feature also includes information on lodging near each track as well as in the immediate area.

You can find the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy schedule feature at www.i95exitguide.com/nascar-weekends/.


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I-95 Enforcement Initiative in Maryland Begins Tomorrow

To help prevent crashes from speeding and aggressive driving, multiple law-enforcement agencies will participate in a joint enforcement effort along the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) tomorrow.

The joint effort includes the Maryland State Police, the MDTA Police, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the Bel Air Police Department, the Havre de Grace Police Department and the Aberdeen Police Department. Officers and deputies will saturate northbound and southbound I-95 between the Harford/Baltimore County line and the MD 24 interchange to enforce the posted speed limit of 65 mph in this area and to focus on other aggressive-driving behaviors.

MOVE OVER and protect those who protect us. Maryland law requires drivers to MOVE OVER when approaching an emergency vehicle or tow truck using visual signals. If a safe lane change is not possible, drivers must slow down.

On average, more than 15,000 speed-involved crashes occur on Maryland roadways each year, and speeding is a major component in aggressive-driving crashes. In addition, speed increases the risk of serious injury or death in a crash. The five-year Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan brings together public-sector, private-sector and non-profit partners to combat traffic crashes and resulting serious injuries and fatalities.


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Ramp Closures, Detours for I-95 Construction in Baltimore

The Maryland Transportation Authority reports that the ramp from southbound I-95 to Keith Avenue (Exit 56) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to O’Donnell Street (Exit 57), to Interstate Avenue, to Boston Street, to Clinton Street, to Keith Avenue.

Note: HAZMAT vehicles last exit before the Fort McHenry Tunnel will be Exit 57 (O’Donnell Street).

The northbound I-95 ramp to Dundalk Avenue (Exit 58) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists from northbound I-95 to Eastern Avenue (Exit 59), to Kane Street, to Dundalk Avenue.

Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 to Keith Avenue ramp closure will occur Monday, Jan. 30, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 ramp to Dundalk Avenue ramp closure will occur Tuesday, Jan. 31, through Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Crews will close the ramps to pour foundations as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $13.7 million project to remove and replace weathering steel high-mast light poles along I-95 in Baltimore.


For more I-95 construction info, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

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