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Delaware I-95 Construction Lane Closures Suspended for Memorial Day Weekend

In an effort to help try to ease Memorial Day weekend traffic, the Delaware Department of Transportation will be suspending planned construction-related lane closures from Thursday until May 31.

Ongoing sustained lane shifts and/or lane closures may still be in effect in certain areas. DelDOT reminds travelers to exercise caution as heavy holiday traffic is expected. Emergency lane closures may occur at any time on interstate and state routes.

The suspension of the planned construction-related lane closures will take place from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday and will last until 12:01 a.m. on May 31.

Rest Stops: Motorists looking for a break can visit the Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza on I-95 near Newark or the Smyrna Rest Area on Del. 1, Exit 119 or U.S. 13 near Smyrna.

E-ZPass: The E-ZPass express lanes are open at I-95 Newark Toll Plaza; Biddle’s Toll Plaza on Del. 1 and Dover Plaza on Del. 1, as well as most of the other cash toll booth lanes at the plazas.

Additional lanes will be opened as needed. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching the toll plazas to ensure the safety of toll collectors.


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Virginia DOT to Helps Ease Memorial Day Weekend Traffic on I-95

Are you hitting the road for summer’s big kick-off Memorial Day weekend?  If that’s your plan, the Virginia Department of Transportation is going to help make travel easier by lifting lane closures where possible.

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on I-95 and other major roads in Virginia for Memorial Day travel from noon Friday, May 26 until noon Tuesday, May 30.


Based on the traffic data, periods of heavy congestion on the most recent Memorial Day weekends was most likely to occur between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Monday during the holiday period.


Historically, heavy congestion was also present on I-95 southbound Saturday morning through afternoon and I-95 northbound on Monday from noon through late evening

Here’s the direction schedule and other info for the I-95 Express Lanes/I-395 reversible lanes:

  • Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 – Lanes close northbound at 10 a.m., open to southbound traffic at noon.
  • Rolling Thunder: Monday, May 29 – Visit www.expresslanes.com for special event reversal schedule.
  • 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.
  • In Stafford County. Extending 95 Express Lanes south of exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville). All travel lanes open; concrete barriers in place along the shoulder northbound and southbound in work zone.

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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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Nighttime Lane Closures for I-95 Construction This Week in Georgia

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime lane closures on I-95 at various bridges locations between Jimmy Deloach Parkway (Exit 106) and State Route 21 (Exit 109) starting on the northbound side then moving to the southbound side. Lane closures for this I-95 construction project are scheduled for Monday night, May 15 through Thursday night, May 18 from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Law Enforcement will be on site to enhance safety.

These temporary lane closures are necessary to lay polymer overlay on the bridge decks and replace bridge joints as part of I-95 bridge preservation project in Chatham County.

This I-95 construction project is a WORK ZONE and extreme caution is necessary. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds as they travel through this and all work zones. Message signs, barrels and/or cones will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes. Drivers should be aware that personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes.


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Travel Restrictions for I-95 Construction in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following highway restrictions associated with I-95 construction and maintenance thru Friday, May 19, 2017.

Friday Night and Weekend Restrictions

  • Providence: I-95 North at Exit 19 (I-195), I-195 East from the I-95 interchange to Exit 2 (Gano St./India St.), and I-195 West, from Exit 2 (South Main St.) to Exit 1A (Point St.), lane closures possible to establish a new traffic pattern, Friday night, May 12 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, at the on- and off-ramps from Exit 23 (Rte. 146/Charles St.) to Exit 30 (East St.), ramp narrowing possible for roadway sweeping, Saturday from 6 a.m. to noon.
  • Richmond: I-95 North and South at Exit 3 (Rte. 138), right shoulder closed on the on- and off-ramps in a moving operation for tree trimming and chipping, Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • West Greenwich: I-95 South at Exit 5A (Rte. 102 South), right shoulder closed on the on- and off-ramps in a moving operation for tree trimming and chipping, Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Overnight Restrictions

  • Cranston/Providence: I-95 North, from Elmwood Ave. to Eddy St., alternating lane closures for bridge work, Monday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • East Greenwich to Warwick: I-95 North, from Exit 7 (New London Tpke.) to Exit 13 (Airport Connector), right lane, shoulder and temporary ramp closures possible in a moving operation for roadway sweeping, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • East Greenwich to West Warwick: I-95 North and South, including the ramps, expect alternating lane closures in a moving operation for roadway striping, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
  • Exeter/West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 4 (Rte. 3) to Exit 6A (Hopkins Hill Rd.), partial left lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for roadway sweeping, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 North and South at Exit 16 (Rte. 10), partial right lane and shoulder closures at the on- and off-ramps for drainage work, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 North and South, at the on- and off-ramps from Exit 16 (Rte. 10) to Exit 20 (Point St./I-195), ramp narrowing possible for roadway sweeping, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Charles St.) to Exit 20 (I-195), alternating lane closures for milling and cold planing, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. Expect delays.
  • Providence: I-95 North and South, from the Blackstone St. overpass to the Point St. overpass, alternating lane and shoulder closures for a bridge inspection, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
    • Tuesday night: I-95 North
    • Wednesday night: I-95 South

Weekday Restrictions

  • Providence: I-95 North at Exit 19 (I-195), I-195 East from the I-95 interchange to Exit 2 (Gano St./India St.), and I-195 West, from Exit 2 (South Main St.) to Exit 1A (Point St.), watch for construction activities behind barrier and vehicles entering and exiting, Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Providence: I-95 North, from Exit 16 (Rte. 10) to Exit 19 (I-195), left lane and shoulder closures for landscaping, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ongoing Restrictions

  • Exeter/Richmond: Watch for construction vehicles exiting and entering the median area along I-95 South after Exit 5 (Rte. 102) at the Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Spring 2017.

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5 Essential Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Road Warriors

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means the unofficial start to summer! As Americans prepare for long-weekend getaways, trips to the beach and family picnics, they’ll also be faced with what’s predicted to be one of the busiest Memorial Day Weekends on record. Relatively low gas prices means the roads will be extra crowded.

Here’s our top 5 essential tips to consider if you’re planning a Memorial Day weekend road trip.

  1. Fill up the night before.
    Make sure you have a full tank of gas before you leave. If you wait until you’re on the road you may find gas stations are extremely busy. Wouldn’t you rather spend a little extra time at your destination than waiting in line at the pumps?
  2. Know your route before you leave.
    Spend a few minutes planning your route the night before you leave. Don’t get caught in unexpected construction or detours. While most state Department’s of Transportation suspend work during major holidays, lane closures and detours will still be in effect.
  3. Time your road trip appropriately.
    Do your best to avoid being on the road during peak travel times. Consider leaving early on Friday (before 9:00 am), or waiting until Friday night (7:00 pm or later) or Saturday morning. Going home, try to leave on Sunday or early Monday morning (before 9:00 am). If you wait until Monday afternoon, you will join millions of others doing the same thing… what a way to spoil an otherwise great weekend.
  4. Give yourself some extra time.
    It’s always best to plan a few stops along the way. Leave a little early, take a break or two while traveling and perhaps stop along the way for a quick snack. There’s nothing wrong with getting to your destination a little early… it fact, you may be thankful for a little time to decompress after a few hours on the road.
  5. Get some rest.
    No one likes a cranky driver. Short tempers, distracted drivers and lack of rest is a deadly combination while on the road, especially in holiday traffic. Get to bed early the night before you leave.

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I-95 Lane Closures for Bridge Construction in Chester

Nighttime lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound I-95 between the I-476 (Exit 7) and Route 352/Route 320 (Exit 6) in the City of Chester, on Monday, May 8, through Friday, May 12, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

The Crosby Street pedestrian bridge over I-95 is currently the first bridge under construction. Due to nature of the bridge repairs, Crosby Street has been closed to pedestrians between 12th Street and 13th Street through July 2017. During the closure, pedestrians will be directed to use the Edgmont Avenue bridge to cross over I-95.

In addition to rehabilitating the Crosby Street bridge, PennDOT will rehabilitate and improve the multi-span, steel girder bridges on Potter Street, Madison Street, Upland Street, Melrose Avenue, Chestnut Street, Edgmont Avenue, and the Walnut Street pedestrian structure. The contractor will also improve the I-95 south exit ramp at Chestnut Street.

Each bridge will close during construction as will the I-95 south exit ramp at Chestnut Street when construction begins on that section. The department will not permit the contractor to close certain bridges simultaneously, and it will post detours to move motorists and pedestrians around the closed spans. Depending on the bridge under construction, lane restrictions will occur on I-95 weeknights from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning.


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Lane Closures for I-95 Construction in Georgia Tonight

Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime lane closures on I-95 in a one mile section between US 80/Exit 102 and Airways Avenue/Exit 104 in both
directions tonight, Wednesday, May 3 from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.

Law Enforcement will be on site to enhance safety.

Contractors will be working on Pipe Maker Canal Bridge at milepost 103.4 on I-95 utilizing lane closures for concrete patching on bridge joints at the approach slabs as part of I-95 construction bridge preservation project in Chatham County.

Whenever you approach an I-95 construction work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected.


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Detours for I-95 Construction in Jacksonville This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the complete nighttime access closure on I-95 southbound access to Acosta and Main Street bridges through Sunday, May 7 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.

Nighttime lane closures on I-95 over Baymeadows Road Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. for routine overpass maintenance.

Nighttime lane closures on I-95 at Butler Boulevard weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for overpass work and for area maintenance. Double lane closures may be set up after 10 p.m. for road work.

Nighttime northbound lane closures on I-95 from south of Old St. Augustine Road to south of I-295 interchange Sunday from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.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.

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.


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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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