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Georgia DOT Limits I-95 Lane Closures During 4th of July Weekend

To ease 4th of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstate Highways from noon on Friday, June 30 to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

“As people head to festivities like parades, barbecues and fireworks, we expect heavy traffic” said Georgia DOT State Construction Engineer John Hancock “By restricting lane closures, we hope drivers will encounter fewer delays and less stress.”

Safety is always a primary concern. The Department reminds motorists that crews may still work in proximity to highways; and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route. Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra
distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected. Work zone safety is in your hands.

Georgia DOT urges drivers to Drive Alert Arrive Alive – to always buckle up, stay off the phone and focus on driving.

In the event of a crash or breakdown, GDOT advises motorists to never get out of the car on a freeway,  unless your life is in imminent danger. If possible, pull off the road, turn on your hazard lights and stay seat-belted in the vehicle with the doors locked.

For HERO assistance in metro Atlanta or CHAMP service on highways in other regions of Georgia call 511, a free phone service that provides real-time statewide information on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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I-95 Ramp Closure, Detour in New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced bridge construction work by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) will require lane and ramp closures on Route 175/River Road to I-95 northbound in Ewing, Mercer County.

Beginning Wednesday, June 21 and continuing until June 29, Route 175/River Road will have a single-lane, alternating-traffic pattern between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. After a break for the July 4 holiday period, alternating single-lane travel will resume along the roadway on July 5 and continue to July 20.

In addition, during overnight periods – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily – a full closure will be implemented (except for local traffic) along Route 175/River Road from Wednesday, June 21, to Saturday, July 29 and again from July 5 to July 20. During the overnight closures, the Route 175/River Road ramp to I-95 northbound will be detoured as follows:

Route 29 southbound (Route 175/River Road ramp) to I-95 northbound Detour:

  • Motorists on Route 29 southbound will continue on Route 29 southbound
  • At the light, make a left onto West Upper Ferry Road
  • At the light, make a left onto Bear Tavern Road/CR579
  • Take ramp for I-95 northbound

West Upper Ferry Road/Route 29 northbound to I-95 northbound Detour:

  • Motorists on Upper Ferry Road traveling west will make a right onto Route 29 northbound/River Road
  • Stay in the left lane and stay left at the fork along Route 29 northbound/River Road
  • Bear right on the second fork for exit ramp onto I-95 northbound

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) $396 million Scudder Falls Bridge replacement project will replace the functionally obsolete 57-year-old bridge that carries I-95 over the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The project will replace the current four-lane bridge with a dual-span structure carrying six lanes of through traffic and three auxiliary lanes for merging on and off I-95 at the interchanges, as well as make additional roadway improvements along the 4.4 mile corridor between Route 332 in Pennsylvania and CR579 in New Jersey. Preparation for the bridge replacement project began in April 2017. Construction is expected to be completed by 2022.

Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the bridge, interchange and roadway improvements project.


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Expect Significant Delays for I-95 Construction Near Fredericksburg

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that I-95 southbound will be reduced to a single lane overnight from north of Exit 133/Route 17 to the Rappahannock River bridge starting Monday, June 12.

A pavement repair project will close two Interstate 95 southbound lanes overnight in Stafford County on multiple evenings over two weeks between the Route 17 overpass and the Rappahannock River bridge.

Rutting has developed in the vehicle wheel path of the left and center lane of I-95 southbound between the Route 17 overpass and Rappahannock River bridge. Milling the pavement and adding new asphalt is needed to correct the rutting.

Significant travel delays are anticipated. Motorists traveling I-95 southbound are encouraged to use Route 1 southbound or other alternate routes to avoid delays.

Overhead message boards on I-95 southbound will warn travelers of this work zone, and to expect travel delays ahead.

Weather permitting, two I-95 southbound lanes will be closed at the following dates and times:

Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Nightly double lane closure.

Sunday, June 18 – Thursday, June 22

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Nightly double lane closure.

The work zone will begin just north of Exit 133/Route 17. Crews will mill approximately one mile of pavement in the right, center and left lanes. Once milling is complete, a new layer of asphalt will be applied.

Exit 136/Centreport Parkway and Exit 133/Route 17 Ramp Closures

Interstate ramp closures will be in place on several evenings for paving at Exit 136/Centreport Parkway and Exit 133/Route 17.

Ramp closures have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

Exit 136/Centreport Parkway

Sunday, June 18 and Thursday, June 22

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Entrance ramp to I-95 southbound from Centreport Parkway will be closed.

Exit 133/Route 17 interchange

Tuesday, June 20 ─ Wednesday, June 21

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Entrance ramps to I-95 southbound from Route 17 northbound and southbound traffic will be closed for paving. The exit ramp to Route 17 Business/Falmouth from I-95 southbound will also be closed.

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I-95 Lane Closures in Florida From the Georgia State Line

The Florida Department of Transportation reports ongoing daytime lane closures from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Thursday on I-95 southbound near the Nassau County line and Georgia State line for Gateway sign and guardrail construction.

Additionally, there are daytime lane closures on I-95 at Georgia State Line through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for landscaping work.

Also, daytime lane closures on I-95 over the St. Mary’s River Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance.


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Complete Access Closures, Detours for I-95 Construction in Jacksonville

Depending on the time of day, I-95 travelers will find the journey through Jacksonville a little stressful.  The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts for I-95 construction and maintenance in the Jacksonville metro area this week:

  • Complete nighttime access closure on I-95 southbound access to Acosta and Main Street bridges through Saturday, June 17 from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 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 weeknights on I-95 at Butler Boulevard from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for overpass work and for area maintenance. Double lane closures may be set up after 10:00 p.m. for road work. Nighttime northbound road lane closures Wednesday through Friday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work. Follow detour route.
  • Nighttime southbound off-ramp lane closure to Butler Boulevard through Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and nighttime off-ramp closure from I-95 northbound to Butler Boulevard eastbound through Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for overhead sign work.
    • Detour is Bowden Road, I-95 southbound to Butler Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 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 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for bridge construction.
  • Continuous lane closures on I-95 from Park Street to Atlantic Boulevard for roadway construction.
  • Nighttime northbound lane closures on I-95 from Park Street to Emerson Street from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for roadway and overpass construction.

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Plan Ahead. Lane Closures on I-95 in Delaware Coming Soon

The Delaware Department of Transportation reports that I-95 construction in Newark will require nighttime lane closures.

DelDOT’s contractor will be milling and paving on I-95 northbound. There will be intermittent lane and shoulder closures on I-95 northbound.

Work will be on I-95 northbound between the southern end of I-95 Welcome Center and Exit 4/I-95 and SR 1 Interchange.

Closures will occur from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Sunday evening through Friday morning. From Sunday, June 18 until late-July, pending weather.

Motorists should be aware that construction personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and anticipate lane shifts.


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Overnight Lane Closures for I-95 Construction in Philadelphia This Week

​Overnight lane closures are scheduled this week for sign repair operations on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports.

The I-95 construction work schedule is:

  • Tuesday, June 6, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, the left lane is scheduled to close on northbound I-95 between the Broad Street (Route 611) and Packer Avenue interchanges; and
  • Wednesday, June 7, from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM, the right lane and center lane are scheduled to close on northbound I-95 between the Girard Point Bridge and the Broad Street (Route 611) Interchange.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.


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I-95 Ramp Closed, Detour Required for Construction in New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced overnight closures of the Exit 67 ramp from I-95 northbound/I-295 southbound to Route1 in both directions for light pole replacement work on the new bridge deck in Lawrence Township.

Beginning at 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the next morning, Monday June 5, and again overnight on Tuesday June 6, and Wednesday June 7, NJDOT’s contractor is scheduled to close the Exit 67 ramp from I-95 northbound/I-295 southbound to Route 1 northbound and southbound to perform concrete and electrical work, and replace a light pole that was struck by an oversized truck.

Overnight Detours

During the ramp closures, motorists on I-95 northbound/I-295 southbound attempting to use Exit 67 will be detoured to Exit 65A, then directed onto I-295 northbound where they will use Exit 67B to access Route 1 northbound or southbound.

Variable message signs and lane closure signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the deck replacement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road closures.


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Updated Travel Advisories for I-95 Construction in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following travel advisories associated with I-95 construction and maintenance operations thru June 9, 2017.

 

Temporary Exit Closure

  • Providence: Due to a divided highway traffic pattern, motorists on I-95 South to I-195 East do not have access to Exit 2 (Gano St./India St.). Follow detour using Exit 5 (Warren Ave.) to reverse direction and use I-195 West to Exit 3 (Gano St.). This restriction will be in place through mid-June.

 

Overnight Restrictions

  • Cranston/Providence: I-95 North and South, from Elmwood Ave. to Eddy St., alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Charles St.) to Exit 20 (I-195), alternating lane closures for paving, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Weekday Restrictions

  • Exeter: I-95 North at the Weigh Station, right shoulder closed for maintenance work, Monday from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Exeter/West Greenwich: I-95 South, from Exit 5 (Rte. 102) to Exit 3 (Rte. 138), right shoulder closures in a moving operation for mowing, Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • 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.

 

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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Nighttime Lane Closures for I-95 Construction in Pennsylvania

Nighttime lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound Interstate 95 between the I-476 (Exit 7) and Route 352/Route 320 (Exit 6) interchanges in the City of Chester, on Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for work related to a project to rehabilitate eight bridges over Interstate 95 and CSX Railroad in the city, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

Under this improvement project, 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 Crosby Street and Walnut Street pedestrian structures. 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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