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I-95 Ramp Closures, Detours This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that a portion of the ramp from southbound I-95 to Dale Blvd (Route 784) will be closed the nights of Tuesday, March 28 through Friday, March 31 for tree clearing related to the ramp realignment project.

The ramp will be closed between the Potomac Mills Road spur ramp and Dale Boulevard according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30: 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 31: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Traffic will be detoured via Potomac Mills Road and Gideon Drive back to Dale Boulevard.

All work is weather permitting.

The project will realign the ramp and add a traffic signal so that traffic from southbound I-95 can merge more safely onto westbound Dale Boulevard. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2017.


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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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I-95 Construction Project in Delaware Will Require Lane Closures

The Delaware Department of Transportation reports that they are scheduled to close several lanes on northbound I-95 for electrical and fiber optic conduit installation.

Lane closures will occur 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3 until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4.  The I-95 northbound lanes from the Salt Barn and pass the Bridge on SR 141 in Newport.

In the event of inclement weather, the I-95 construction lane closures will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5.

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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Lane Closures for I-95 Construction in Rhode Island This Week

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following travel advisories associated with I-95 construction thru March 31, 2017.

Overnight Restrictions

  • I-95 Providence: I-95 North, from Elmwood Ave. to Eddy St., right lane closed for bridge work, Monday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Weekday Restrictions

  • I-95 Richmond to West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from the Connecticut state line at Exit 93 to Exit 6A (Hopkins Hill Rd.), alternating lane closures in a moving operation for pothole patching, Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Expect delays.
  • I-95 West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Austin Farm Rd. to Robin Hollow Rd., right shoulder closures for drainage work, Monday-Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • I-95 West Greenwich: I-95 North and South at Exit 5 (Rte. 102), right shoulder closures for tree trimming and brush cutting at the on- and off-ramps, Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

Ongoing Restrictions

  • I-95 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 3:30 p.m. through Spring 2017.

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Ramp Closures, Detours for I-95 Construction in Jacksonville

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the weekend closure of the I-95 southbound ramp to Philips Highway is planned.

FDOT plans to close the I-95 southbound exit ramp onto US-1 / Philips Highway beginning Friday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, March 27 at 6:00 a.m., weather permitting, as part of the I-95 construction of the Overland Bridge. The closure is needed to complete paving operations.

Motorists traveling I-95 southbound to US-1 / Philips Highway will be detoured to Emerson Street (Exit 347) then back to US-1 / Philips Highway. As an alternate route, travelers will also be able to exit off I-95 southbound at San Marco Boulevard (Exit 350B).

FDOT strives for safe construction zones. Travelers should stay alert and follow the 45 mph posted speed limit through the construction zone.


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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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I-95 Construction Travel Advisories in Rhode Island Thru March 24

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following I-95 construction travel advisories thru March 24, 2017:

Weekday Restrictions

  • I-95 Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, from Exit 30 (East St.) to the Massachusetts state line, right shoulder closures for survey work, Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note: shoulder closures are also anticipated at Exit 30 (East St.) off of I-95 South, and at the on-ramp from East St. to I-95 North at this time.

Ongoing Restrictions

  • I-95 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 3:30 p.m. through Spring 2017.

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New York Declares State of Emergency. I-95 Travel Hazardous

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency across all 62 counties in New York ahead of the extreme winter storm expected to bring heavy snowfall and high winds.

Snow is expected to cover Upstate New York, where 12 to 24 inches of snow is anticipated in the Western New York, Finger Lakes, and Central New York regions over a 48 hour period beginning Monday night. Areas south of Lake Ontario from Buffalo to Rochester will see periods of snowfall of 2 to 3 inches per hour during parts of the day Tuesday.

The heaviest snow accumulations are expected in the south and east of the Capital Region, the Mohawk Valley, and the Mid-Hudson Valley region where 20 to 24 inches of snow is expected from late Monday night through late Tuesday night and will taper off on Wednesday. Peak snowfall will fall on Tuesday during the daylight hours and in these areas, the bulk of the snowfall will from between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Travel will be extremely dangerous from high rates of blowing and drifting snow.

The storm has shifted to the west and will have substantial impacts on the New York City areas. Snow will move into the lower Mid-Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island regions after midnight on Monday. Heavy snow will be begin early Monday evening and will fall at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour for the Tuesday morning rush hour. By the evening commute, there is strong potential for 16 to 20 inches of snow with whiteout conditions throughout the day. Snowfall rates may reach 2 to 4 inches per hour at intermittent periods throughout the day, which will be exacerbated by gusty winds of 40-50 miles per hour in New York City and Long Island. Highest snow totals will be in the northern parts of New York City, Orange and Putnam counties which will see 20 to 24 inches of snow during the duration of the storm. Long Island especially areas near Montauk, will see wind gusts up to 60 mph which could take down tree limbs and power lines. Driving will be especially hazardous on Tuesday for both the morning and evening commutes. Minor coastal flooding is also expected during high tide.


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Massachusetts Highways Expected to be Hazardous Today

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports that extremely heavy snowfall rates will occur starting this morning, with snow falling at a rate of 2-4+ inches per hour, and continuing to fall at this rate for several hours before tapering off in the afternoon.

Peak snowfall will occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Precipitation will end in southeastern Massachusetts by mid-afternoon, but will linger into tonight across much of the rest of the Commonwealth.

The coastline will experience high winds in the late morning and early afternoon, tapering off in the evening, with the outer Cape and Nantucket experiencing sustained winds of 40-45 mph and gusts up of 60-70+ MPH, Cape Ann experiencing 45-50 MPH sustained winds and 60-65 MPH gusts. Other areas of MA will experience 25-30 MPH sustained winds with gusts of 30-50 MPH.

Minor to moderate coastal flooding is expected with this storm during the early Tuesday afternoon and 1 a.m. Wednesday high tides. The most vulnerable areas for coastal flooding would be east and northeast facing coastlines for the Tuesday afternoon high tide, and north and northeast facing coastlines for the early Wednesday morning high tide.

The storm is expected to produce:

  • Widespread 12-24 inches of snow north and west of Rt. 495, with higher totals falling in western Massachusetts. Some areas of far western MA may see totals as high as 30 inches. Approximately 6-12 inches of heavy wet snow will fall in the Boston-Providence corridor. Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands will see lower totals as snow transitions to rain Tuesday afternoon.
  • Very heavy snowfall rates of 2-4+ inches per hour, continuing for up to several hours.
  • Isolated thunderstorms.
  • Damaging wind gusts (30-50 MPH inland; 50-70+ MPH along the coast).
  • Potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding, especially during Tuesday afternoon/early Wednesday high tides.

Potential Impacts:

  • Hazardous travel due to near-zero visibility at times.
  • Downed trees and power outages, especially in areas where snowfall is wet and heavy or where snow is expected to transition to rain.
  • Blowing and drifting snow is a concern; up to 3 foot drifts possible.
  • A few flooded shore roads, possible pockets of more significant flooding.
  • Urban and poor drainage flooding is possible in areas that receive heavy rain this afternoon.
  • Potential icy conditions overnight as temperatures in southeastern Massachusetts drop into the teens Tuesday night.

Governor Baker has announced that Executive Branch offices will be closed for all non-emergency personnel for today, Tuesday, March 14.


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Connecticut Issues Statewide Travel Ban

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced today that a statewide travel ban is in effect 5:00 am on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Only emergency services personnel and other “essential” employees – such as nurses and other caregivers – should be on the roads on Tuesday.

CTDOT maintenance crews spent the day Monday pre-treating roadways with salt brine, which helps melt snow when it begins to fall. The department has 634 plow trucks and 250 private contract plow operators on standby to be called in if necessary. CTDOT is responsible for more than 10,000 lane miles of roads in Connecticut. More than 35,000 lane miles of roads are maintained by Connecticut cities and towns.


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