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Holiday Shopping Guide – Most Popular Outlet Malls Along I-95

Experts say that we’re headed for a record-breaking holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation projects a growth rate between 3.4 to 4 percent in holiday purchasing over last year, with the average shopper spending just over $967.

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…


Kittery Outlets – Kittery, Maine

Tanger Outlets - Kittery, Maine | I-95 Exit Guide

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…

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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I-95 Construction in Jacksonville, With Thanksgiving Holiday Suspensions

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-95 construction activities in the Jacksonville area, including a Thanksgiving holiday suspension.

  • Daytime lane closures on I-95 at I-295 East Beltway Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for bridge work.
  • Nighttime lane closure on I-95 at Eighth Street Sunday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for routine bridge maintenance.
  • Complete nighttime access closure on I-95 access to Acosta and Main Street bridges 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. Detour for northbound Acosta Bridge is northbound Fuller Warren Bridge, Park Street, southbound Fuller Warren Bridge, San Marco Boulevard to Mary Street. Detour for northbound Main Street Bridge is northbound Fuller Warren Bridge, Park Street, southbound Fuller Warren Bridge, San Marco Boulevard to Prudential Drive.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 at Butler Boulevard Saturday through Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for road work and to paint roadway markings. Double lane closures may be set up after 10 p.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.
  • 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 p.m. to 6 a.m. for roadway and overpass construction.

All work is suspended Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, in anticipation of the large volume of traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. Work will resume Monday, November 27.


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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.

For more I-95 travel info, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

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Nearly 51 Million Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving, Highest in a Dozen Years

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year. AAA and INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predict travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. during the holiday week could be as much as three times longer than the optimal trip.

“Thanksgiving kicks off the start of a busy holiday season, and more thankful Americans will travel to spend time with friends and family this year,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “A strong economy and labor market are generating rising incomes and higher consumer confidence, fueling a strong year for the travel industry, which will continue into the holiday season.”

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Top 10 Thanksgiving Holiday Destinations

According to AAA, this year a record number of Americans will be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday and driving remains the most popular mode of travel. This Thanksgiving nearly 51 million Americans are planning a trip, the highest in a dozen years.

This year’s top destinations for Thanksgiving include many popular east coast cities, as well as perennial family-friendly favorites. The most popular destinations this Thanksgiving, based on AAA.com bookings, are:

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Anaheim, California
  3. New York City, New York
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  7. Cancun, Mexico
  8. San Francisco, California
  9. Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
  10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Other Popular destinations include:

  1. San Diego, California
  2. New Orleans, Louisiana
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. Seattle, Washington

AAA will rescue thousands of motorists this Thanksgiving AAA expects to rescue more than 330,000 motorists this Thanksgiving, with the primary reasons being dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts. AAA recommends that motorists check the condition of their battery and tires and pack emergency kits in their vehicles before heading out on a holiday getaway. Drivers should have their vehicles inspected by a trusted repair shop, such as one of the nearly 7,000 AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities across North America. Members can download the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com or call 1-800-AAA-HELP to request roadside assistance.


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I-95 Interchange Project in Virginia Completed

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its design-builder, Allan Myers, Inc., have completed construction on the I-95/Temple Avenue Interchange Improvements project as of Friday, November 10, on schedule and within the $20 million budget.

The project, which included replacing a signalized intersection with a roundabout and lengthening the interstate interchange ramps, was built following a thorough analysis and study process. With mounting angle crash rates and extensive backups during peak travel times, the unique roundabout design was chosen as a targeted solution to alleviate safety and traffic flow concerns. The multilane roundabout features three bypass lanes at each approach that will allow traffic in those lanes to travel through the area without entering the roundabout intersection. The project also features new lengthened ramps which will remove the merge point from the ramps at I-95 north and south, allow for vehicles to easily transition from interstate speeds to city limit speeds, improve overall visibility and better accommodate increasing vehicle capacity.

In addition to safety and traffic flow benefits, the new construction offers reduced air pollution, decreased fuel consumption and lowered overall maintenance costs long-term. The center island will also offer opportunities for beautification efforts as a gateway into the City of Colonial Heights.


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Virginia DOT Will Suspend Most Construction to Ease Thanksgiving Traffic

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is lifting lane closures where possible during the Thanksgiving travel period to make your holiday as stress-free as possible.

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for Thanksgiving travel from noon Wednesday, Nov. 22 until noon Monday, Nov. 27.

Based on the traffic data, periods of heavy congestion was most likely to occur from mid-morning to evening on Wednesday and Sunday. In addition, routes to/from NOVA are likely to be congested mid-morning to evening on Tuesday as well as on Saturday.
US-1, US-29 and other popular arterials with access to shopping are likely to be congested throughout the holiday weekend.

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.


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Busy Thanksgiving Week Anticipated at Maryland’s I-95 Toll Facilities

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds motorists to travel during off-peak hours, stay alert and plan ahead to avoid travel delays. Based on traffic counts from previous years, Wednesday, Nov. 22, is expected to be the heaviest travel day, with many travelers also expected to hit the roads Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The MDTA anticipates a 1.5% increase in traffic volumes compared to last year’s Thanksgiving holiday period. Between Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 26, the MDTA expects more than 2.2 million travelers on its highways, bridges and tunnels:

  • Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) – more than 915,000 vehicles.
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) – nearly 800,000 vehicles.
  • William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge (US 50/301) – more than 530,000 vehicles.
  • 1.15 million vehicles are projected to travel the Francis Scott Key Bridge
  • (I-695), the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895), the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) and the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301) combined.

All figures represent traffic volumes in both directions.

The MDTA offers the following tips to help motorists reach their destinations safely:

Travel during off-peak hours to avoid significant delays. For the I-95 corridor, off-peak hours include:

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

IT CAN WAIT. Designated safe zones for texts and calls include the Maryland and Chesapeake House travel plazas on I-95 and other rest areas across the State.

Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest: The MDTA Police will remain vigilant and target impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers, seatbelt violators and criminal activity.

The MDTA Police and Vehicle Recovery Units will have additional patrols on duty to respond quickly to incidents and disabled vehicles during the holiday weekend. In addition, the MDTA will lift construction-related temporary lane closures at its facilities from 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, to 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27.

Construction Reminders:

  • I-95 improvement project north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel is underway. Current traffic pattern features no left shoulder and only a small right shoulder on northbound I-95. All lanes are open in both directions.
  • I-895 Patapsco River Flats bridge deck and superstructure replacement continues. Current traffic pattern features two-way traffic (one adjacent lane in each direction) 24/7 on I-895 across the Patapsco Flats bridge near Baltimore/Washington Parkway. Motorists should consider I-95 as an alternate route.

For your SAFETY and the SAFETY of other motorists and emergency personnel:

  • Devote your full attention to driving – it is illegal to text and use hand-held cell phones while driving in Maryland.
  • Buckle Up! Every Seat. Every Time.
  • State law requires vehicles to move over when approaching an emergency vehicle or tow truck using visual signals. If you are unable to move over, slow down.
  • Obey posted speed limits and overhead lane-control signals.
  • Avoid changing lanes while traveling over bridges and through tunnels.
  • Headlights are required at all times on the Bay Bridge.
  • Keep your eyes on the road – do not sight-see.
  • Do not tailgate – keep a safe following distance.
  • Make sure your vehicle is “road ready.”
  • If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain inside and call #77 for assistance.
  • When contacting a dispatch center, motorists should be prepared to provide:
    • The location of the emergency;
    • A call-back telephone number; and
    • Details of the incident/disabled vehicle or other circumstances.

For more I-95 construction info, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

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Massachusetts DOT Ready for Thanksgiving Travel

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced about what to expect this holiday travel season and some travel tips to use during the nation’s busiest travel season. The roads and skies are expected to be crowded in the days leading up to and after the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23rd.

The Commonwealth’s roadways are expected to be very busy during the Thanksgiving travel period. If you plan on driving, consider traveling at off-peak hours such as early mornings or late evenings after 9 p.m. Traffic volumes will progressively increase throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as Saturday and Sunday as travelers are returning home.

“The number of Thanksgiving travelers has continued to increase each year and we advise members of the public to plan their trips in advance to find the most appropriate mode, route, and time to travel and help decrease congestion and reach their destination in an efficient manner,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack.


For more I-95 travel info, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.