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I-95 Southbound Congestion Expected Near North-South Carolina Border

The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports that, because of an emergency culvert repair on Interstate 95 in South Carolina, southbound motorists should expect delays south of Lumberton.

The S.C. Department of Transportation closed the interstate’s right southbound lane today at Exit 186, which is south of the state line, to allow workers to safely install a concrete barrier. The lane is expected to be closed for at least one day, South Carolina officials said in a news release.

Other stretches of I-95 southbound in North Carolina have been congested today as those who evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma return southward. To ease the congestion, the N.C. Department of Transportation has suspended lane closures during the day for the southbound lanes of Interstates 95 and 77 and the eastbound lanes of I-26.


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Hurricane Irma Live Updates: Fuel Availability and Gas Station Outages

Our friends at GasBuddy now maintain a handy app for live updates on fuel availability and gas station outages in states affected by Hurricane Irma.

The app includes a gas-availability tracking system. This includes in-app features and an online tracker to provide information notifying users of gas stations with no fuel or power.

Find gas stations across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina currently without fuel due to Hurricane Irma.

For more information and to download the app, click here.


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North Carolina DOT Prepared for Solar Show

In North Carolina, the star of the show will perform for about two and a half minutes.

Planning has been ongoing for months in preparation for thousands — likely hundreds of thousands — of people to travel either to or through North Carolina for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Numerous events and festivals are planned in western North Carolina, with Jackson County alone preparing for 18,000 to 20,000 visitors. The estimated number of travelers headed to South Carolina exceeds 2.1 million. Because of this population surge, the N.C. Department of Transportation has been coordinating with various state. local and federal agencies to help eclipse enthusiasts safely enjoy the event.

Transportation officials urge residents and visitors to stay safe by following these tips during their eclipse weekend:

  • Plan Ahead — Expect higher volumes of traffic on every road. Eclipse watchers are encouraged to arrive early. Remember to obey all posted signs and message boards.
  • Stay Put — Do not park on the shoulder of the road to view the eclipse. Exit the roadway and park in a safe location, such as a rest area or other designated parking spots. Motorists should avoid distractions while driving and watch for pedestrians near eclipse viewing events. Do not wear eclipse viewing glasses while driving.
  • Leave Late — Traffic will be likely be heavy following the eclipse, much like after a concert or sporting event. Stick around and let others leave first.

For those headed into the path of totality, follow the instructions of posted signs instead of your phone or GPS. NCDOT traffic experts, highway patrol officers and EMS officials will have accurate, real-time information and will be in the best position to direct traffic on the big day.

Those in other parts of North Carolina will experience a partial solar eclipse and are encouraged to follow the safety tips outlined above.

NCDOT will suspend road work and lane closures on primary routes in the 17 westernmost counties between Friday evening and Tuesday afternoon. Other interstates across the state will be monitored, and lane closures will be removed if heavy traffic backups occur.

State transportation officials have assembled 42 portable message boards that will be placed at strategic locations across seven counties with eclipse-related messages. Three new closed-circuit TV cameras have been installed and will be monitored so the timing of the lights can be changed to keep traffic flowing.


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Major I-95 Construction Project in North Carolina to Begin This Month

Work will soon be underway to replace two aging bridges and repave a seven-mile section of I-95 in Johnston County. The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $53.1 million construction contract to to smooth I-95 between south of Lizzie Mill Road and the Wilson County line and replace the bridges.

This section of road sees nearly 36,000 vehicles per day and number is expected to increase to almost 42,000 over the next two decades. In addition to paving, the contract includes grading and drainage work.

The bridges over I-95 at Lizzie Mill Road and Bizzell Grove Church Road will be replaced with longer and wider bridges to accommodate any future widening of I-95.

Most of the repaving will take place at night, but some daytime lane closures are expected. There will be periodic night-time closures of I-95 for the bridge construction and detours will be in place. NCDOT will notify the public ahead of these closures.

Work can begin August 28 and is expected to be complete by September 2020. Additional vegetation work may continue until March 2021.


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Extended I-95 Ramp Closure in North Carolina to Begin July 24

The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports that a 60-day closure of the Interstate 95 southbound off ramp at Bagley Road (exit 105) between Kenly and Micro in Johnston County is set to start at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 24. The closure is needed to construct a roadway for the traffic shift on I-95 from existing bridges to new bridges over the Little River near the ramp.

While the ramp is closed, drivers needing to access Bagley Road will be detoured to exit 102 (Micro Road), where a temporary traffic signal is in place to handle the expected increase in exit traffic. Drivers should turn left at the signal and go over the interstate, then left again on to I-95 northbound to get back to exit 105.

The work is part of a $12.9 million project to replace two 62-year-old bridges on I-95, the north and southbound structures over the Little River just north of exit 105. Each new bridge will have two travel lanes, but will be wide enough to accommodate four lanes of traffic each in the future. The new northbound bridge will also have an additional outside lane that will serve as part of the lengthened onramp for traffic merging on to I-95 from Bagley Road, giving drivers more time to merge.

Both bridges will remain open during the construction of their replacements, with some lane closures in place when necessary. The outside half of each new bridge will be built first while traffic continues using the existing bridges. Once this is complete, traffic will be shifted to the new outside half of each bridge. The original structures will then be demolished and the inside half of both new bridges will be completed.

The onramp to northbound I-95 from Bagley Road continues to be closed. It will remain shut down until the completion of the of the project, which is expected to be in October 2018.

Drivers are encouraged to slow down when approaching the work zone, and to pay extra attention to construction and detour signs.


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Extended Major Detour for I-95 Construction in North Carolina

An I-95 construction project to repair a flood damaged bridge in Robeson County, North Carolina gets underway on Monday, July 17, with traffic restrictions expected to begin the following night.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will repair flood damage to a bridge over Little Marsh Swamp on southbound I-95 near mile marker 35. Previous flooding caused erosion beneath the bridge. Inspectors have determined the bridge to be safe, but to prevent any further erosion, NCDOT is adding rock as part of the repairs under the bridge. The bridge is about 3.5 miles south of the Robeson-Cumberland county border.

Beginning Tuesday night, July 18, the contractor plans to close both southbound lanes and detour traffic off the interstate at Exit 41 and onto N.C. 59 in Cumberland County. Signs and message boards will direct traffic to use U.S. 301, which parallels the interstate, before getting back onto I-95 at Exit 33 in Robeson County.

For a portion of the project, the contractor will close only one of the two southbound lanes overnight and a detour won’t be in place.

To minimize traffic disruptions, NCDOT will limit the single-lane closure to between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. When both lanes must be closed, the detour will be restricted to between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. There will be no detours or single-lane closures on I-95 during the weekends, when traffic is heavier.

Contract crews are expected to complete the work by Aug. 31. During construction, I-95 northbound traffic will remain unaffected.


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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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Improvements on the Way for I-95 in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced that highway improvements are on the way for a section of I-95 in Robeson County.

A project getting underway on Monday, April 10, calls for new pavement lane striping and snowplowable markers to be placed in both the north and southbound lanes between the South Carolina line and N.C. 72 in Lumberton. Similar improvements will be made on the ramps at exits 1B, 2, 7 and 10.

Work can take place day or night on Mondays through Fridays but will be halted at noon on Fridays so it doesn’t interfere with weekend traffic. In work areas, for the safety of crews, one of two lanes will be closed. The project is expected to wrap up by late Friday, April 28.

Drivers need to slow down when approaching work zones and anticipate possible delays in the area.


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Long Term Ramp Closure, Detour for I-95 Construction Project in North Carolina

A lengthy ramp closure needed for an I-95 construction project near Kenly in North Carolina has begun.

As a result the ramp to northbound I-95 from Bagley Road at mile marker 105 has been shut down. It is expected to remain closed through the rest of the project construction, which would be until October 2018.

The closure is needed because of a traffic shift that will move vehicles from the existing bridges to the detour bridges. It will put drivers into the current acceleration lane off Exit 105, so the ramp has been shut down to eliminate possible conflicts between vehicles already on northbound I-95 and those entering the highway off the exit.

A short signed detour will put vehicles on I-95 South. They will exit at Micro Road (Exit 102), where they can get back on I-95 North. Because of the anticipated increase of traffic for the Micro Road exit, a temporary signal will be in place for traffic control.

This I-95 construction project calls for the replacement of both the north and southbound bridges over the Little River slightly north of the exit.


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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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