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AAA Holiday Travel Headache Hotspots

INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, in collaboration with the American Automobile Association (AAA), reports that based on historical and recent travel trends, they expect drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion before the holiday week – on Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21 – in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. For example, drivers in New York City could see travel times peak at three times a normal trip between 3:30 and 5:30pm.

“With record-level travelers hitting the road this holiday, drivers must be prepared for delays in major metros,” says Dr. Graham Cookson, chief economist & head of research at INRIX. “Our advice to drivers is to avoid peak times altogether or consider alternative routes.”

Here are the worst days and times to travel…


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Multiple Work Zones on I-95 in Fredericksburg, Expect Delays

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that motorists should anticipate multiple work zones midday and overnight on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound this week in the Fredericksburg area.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

Interstate 95 Southbound

  • Aquia Creek Bridge (mile marker 145) Stafford County
    Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the Aquia Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. the following morning except on Friday when all lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. The Aquia Creek bridge is located at mile marker 145, just north of Exit 143/Route 610.
  • Exit 130B (Route 3)
    Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday ˗˗ 6 a.m. Friday
    The Exit 130 off-ramp will be reduced to a single lane from I-95 southbound to westbound Route 3 as part of the I-95 interchange safety improvement project. All lanes will reopen at 1 p.m. the following day except on Friday, when all lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. Expect brief delays at the interchange.
  • Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax) Spotsylvania County
    Tuesday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m.
    A single lane on I-95 southbound will be closed near Exit 126/Massaponax will close at 9 p.m. to allow crews to make repairs to the bridge over Route 1 followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures will end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 7 a.m. Expect overnight delays near the interchange.
  • Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. except on Friday, when all lanes will open at 6 a.m. Crews are working to continue a bridge improvement project. The Ni River bridge is located at mile marker 121, just south of Exit 126/Massaponax.

Interstate 95 Northbound

  • Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County
    Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    A single, left lane will be closed on I-95 northbound at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge is located at mile marker 137, just before Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway).
  • Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg)
    Tuesday ˗˗ Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    The on-ramp carrying traffic from westbound Route 3 to I-95 northbound will be narrowed to allow crews to work safely along the shoulder of the ramp. Drivers should be alert to construction crews and equipment working along the shoulder of the ramp.
  • Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    Daytime shoulder closures
    Monday ˗˗ Thursday , 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
    A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning.
  • Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    A single, left lane on I-95 northbound near Exit 118 will be closed near the interchange for construction activities.
  • Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 2:30 p.m.
    A single, left lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 118 will be closed near the interchange for construction activities
  • Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Off-Ramp Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Friday, 8:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    The Exit 118 off-ramp which carries traffic from I-95 southbound to Mudd Tavern Road will be reduced to a single lane for storm sewer installation. Drivers should be alert to construction crews and equipment working in the right lane and right shoulder of the ramp. Expect brief delays at the interchange. The work is related to the I-95 overpass replacement project and widening of Mudd Tavern Road.

Overhead message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for the work zones ahead and possible delays.


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I-95 Lane Closures in Pennsylvania, Backups and Delays Likely

Lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound Interstate 95 between the Interstate 476 (Exit 7) and Route 352/Route 320 (Exit 6) interchanges in the City of Chester, Delaware County, on Monday, December 18, through Friday, December 22, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for construction activities related to a project to rehabilitate eight bridges over I-95 and CSX Railroad in the city, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on I-95 near the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is rehabilitating 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 is also improving the I-95 south exit ramp at Chestnut Street.

PennDOT owns the Edgmont Avenue and Madison Street bridges, and the City of Chester owns the remaining six structures.

In addition to the bridge and ramp improvements, PennDOT’s contractor is repairing Chestnut Street and Morton Avenue from 12th Street to 4th Street; reconstructing curbs and sidewalks; milling and resurfacing the streets; installing a new traffic signal at Chestnut Street and Morton Avenue; upgrading the traffic signal at Morton Avenue and 7th Street; and reconstructing Morton Avenue from 7th Street to 4th Street to lower the road under the Amtrak overpass to increase vertical clearance.


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I-95 Ramp Closure, Detour in Baltimore Scheduled

The Maryland Transportation Authority reports that the ramp from northbound MD 295 (Russell Street) to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to Russell Street, to southbound I-395, to northbound I-95.
The ramp from southbound I-95 to southbound MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 East (Outer Loop), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A).

The ramp from northbound I-95 to Moravia Road (Exit 60) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 East (Inner Loop, Exit 64), to Pulaski Highway (US 40, Exit 35) to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to southbound I-95, to southbound I-895, to Moravia Road (Exit 14).

Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound MD 295 to northbound I-95 will be closed Saturday, Dec. 9, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to southbound MD 295 will be closed Monday, Dec. 11, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday, Dec. 16, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-95 to Moravia Road will be closed Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 8 a.m.


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New Lighting and Signage Work Along Florida’s I-95 to Begin in December

The Florida Department of Transportation will be installing lighting and new highway signs at several interchanges along I-95. The lighting will be installed along the main travel lanes and ramps, and will include both standard light poles and the taller high-mast poles.

The locations along I-95 included within this project are:

  • I-95 at LPGA Boulevard (Exit 265)
  • I-95 at U.S. 1 (Exit 273)
  • I-95 at Old Dixie Highway (Exit 278)
  • I-95 at S.R. 100 (Exit 284)
  • I-95 at Palm Coast Parkway (Exit 289)

Contractor Chinchor Electric Inc. expects to begin construction in mid-December and finish by summer 2020. The improvements on this project are being completed under two separate contracts with a combined construction cost of approximately $12.3 million.

Impacts to Motorists:

The improvements are occurring outside of the travel lanes. However, motorists can expect nighttime lane closures along I-95, as well as occasional ramp closures with detours to accommodate construction of the bases and installation of the poles. Electronic message boards will be placed in advance to alert motorists of any upcoming closures.


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Expect Travel Delays on I-95 Near Fredericksburg This Week

Motorists should anticipate midday and overnight delays on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound for multiple work zones this week in the Fredericksburg area.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

Interstate 95 Southbound

Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County

  • Thru Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. the following morning. The bridge is located at mile marker 137, just before Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway).

Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg)

  • Wednesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m. Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.
    • A single, right lane on I-95 southbound will be closed near Exit 130 for construction activities related to the project. All lanes will reopen at 10 a.m. the following morning except on Friday at 6 a.m. Expect overnight delays near the interchange.

Exit 130B Off-Ramp (Route 3/Fredericksburg)

  • Thru Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 1 p.m.
    • The Exit 130 off-ramp will be reduced to a single lane from I-95 southbound to westbound Route 3 as part of the I-95 interchange safety improvement project. All lanes will reopen at 1 p.m. the following day except on Friday, when all lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. Expect brief delays at the interchange.

Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County

  • Thru Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. as crews continue a bridge improvement project. The Ni River bridge is located at mile marker 121, just south of Exit 126/Massaponax.

Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Off-Ramp Spotsylvania County

  • Thru Thursday, 8:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    • The Exit 118 off-ramp which carries traffic from I-95 southbound to Mudd Tavern Road will be reduced to a single lane for storm sewer installation. Drivers should be alert to construction crews and equipment working in the right lane and right should of the ramp. Expect brief delays at the interchange. The work is related to the I-95 overpass replacement project and widening of Mudd Tavern Road.

Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Spotsylvania County

  • Thru Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 2:30 p.m.
    • A single, left lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 118 will be closed near the interchange for construction activities.

Interstate 95 Northbound

Aquia Creek Bridge (mile marker 145) Stafford County

  • Thru Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    • Expect alternating, single lane closures on I-95 northbound at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. The Potomac Creek bridge is located at mile marker 145, just north of Exit 143/Route 610.

Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County

  • Thru Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    • A single, right lane will be closed on I-95 northbound at the Potomac Creek bridge.

Exit 130 On-Ramp (Route 3/Fredericksburg)

  • Thru Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    • The on-ramp carrying traffic from westbound Route 3 to I-95 northbound will be narrowed to allow crews to work safely along the shoulder of the ramp. Drivers should be alert to construction crews and equipment working along the shoulder of the ramp.

Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County

  • Thru Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.
  • Thru Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    • Expect a single, left lane to be closed at the Ni River bridge.

Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Spotsylvania County

  • Thru Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    • A single, left lane on I-95 northbound near Exit 118 will be closed near the interchange for construction activities.
      Message boards will warn drivers to stay alert for the work zones ahead and possible delays.

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I-95 Travel Advisories This Week in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has issued the following traffic advisories for I-95 through Friday, December 1, 2017.

Overnight Restrictions

  • Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, from Exit 28 (School St.) to the Massachusetts state line, left and center lane closures for drainage work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: On the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 South, alternating lane closures for striping, Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, near Exit 13 (Airport Connector), left lane closures for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick to Hopkinton: I-95 South and North, from I-295 to the Connecticut state line, partial lane closures in a moving operation for striping, Monday and Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

Weekday Restrictions

  • Providence: I-95 North and South, over Rte. 246 East (Ashburton St.) and Rte. 246 West (Charles St.), alternating shoulder closures for a bridge inspection, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Providence: I-95 North and South, from Exit 29 (East St.) to the Massachusetts state line, left lane closures for a bridge inspection, Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Delaware DOT Says Plan Ahead for Travel on Thanksgiving

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists to expect increased traffic for the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period.

Lane and/or road closures on Delaware’s major roadways will be suspended at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 26. Lane closures may be required in the event of transportation incidents.

Travelers looking for a break can visit the I-95 Delaware Welcome Center in Newark or the Smyrna Rest Area Exit 119 on SR 1.


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Baltimore’s I-95 Tunnel May Be a Thanksgiving Travel Headache

The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that more than 1.7 million motorists are expected to travel through the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) and John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) between Tuesday, November 21, and Sunday, November 26.

It is recommended that, if possible schedule your travel during off-peak hours to avoid significant delays. For the I-95 corridor, off-peak hours include:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday — before 6:00 a.m. and after 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday through Sunday — before 9:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m.

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I-95 the 5th Most Dangerous Interstate in the Country

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that traffic fatalities have increased 10.4 percent during the first six months of 2016 compared to the same time period in 2015.  These increases are most likely the result of more drivers on the road and a greater percentage of these motorists are driving distracted. A recent study found that 61 percent of drivers use their cell phones on some drives, most drives or every drive.

On average, Americans spend 293 hours driving approximately 10,900 miles each year. A detailed study by EverQuote examined the most dangerous interstates in America, based on fatalities per mile. This analysis used raw data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Report System from 2010 through 2015 and found fatality rates based on highway lengths.
That data was then compared to the data from EverQuote’s safe-driving app, EverDrive, representing over 6 million trips and 80 million miles of driving.

That study ranked Interstate 95 the 5th most deadly highway in America.

Interstate 95 runs 1926 miles from Miami, Florida to Houlton, Maine. The highway is the 5th most dangerous interstate in the United States with 0.89 fatalities per mile. It has been in the top 10 for fatalities each year for the past six years.


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