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Most Visited Memorial Day Travel Destinations for 2018

You may be a little surprised to find what this year’s most-visited Memorial Day destinations are.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend.

So let’s begin. Here’s this year’s list of the most-visited Memorial Day destinations in the U.S., based on AAA advance travel bookings…

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AAA Lists Worst Times to Hit the Road This Memorial Day Weekend

For the 36.6 million Americans traveling by automobile, INRIX, in collaboration with the American Automobile Association (AAA), predicts drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion on Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25 – in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. Several major U.S. metros could experience double the travel times compared to a normal trip, while New Yorkers could see three times the delay.

“Ranked the most congested country in the world, U.S. drivers are all too familiar with sitting in traffic,” said Graham Cookson, Chief Economist and Head of Research, INRIX. “Drivers should expect congestion across a greater number of days than in previous years, with the getaway period starting on Wednesday, May 23. Our advice to drivers is to avoid peak commute times in major cities altogether – traveling late morning or early afternoon – or plan alternative routes.”

Worst Days/Times to Travel:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
    • Worst Day for Travel: Thursday, May 24
    • Worst Time for Travel: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Houston, Texas
    • Worst Day for Travel: Thursday, May 24
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Boston, Massachusetts
    • Worst Day for Travel: Thursday, May 24
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Washington, DC
    • Worst Day for Travel: Thursday, May 24
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • San Francisco, California
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Los Angeles, California
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • New York, New York
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Detroit, Michigan
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Chicago, Illinois
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Seattle, Washington
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Nearly 42 Million Americans Will Kick Off Summer with a Memorial Day Getaway

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years. With nearly 2 million additional people taking to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, expects travel delays on major roads could be up to three times longer than normal, with the busiest days being Thursday and Friday (May 24-25) as commuters mix with holiday travelers.

“The highest gas prices since 2014 won’t keep travelers home this Memorial Day weekend,” said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president, AAA Travel and Publishing. “A strong economy and growing consumer confidence are giving Americans all the motivation they need to kick off what we expect to be a busy summer travel season with a Memorial Day getaway.”

The vast majority of travelers – 36.6 million – will hit the road this Memorial Day, 4.7 percent more than last year.

Read the complete AAA article…


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Expect I-95 Delays at Exit 118/Thornburg in Virginia May 21-24

Interstate 95 travelers can expect delays in Spotsylvania County, south of Fredericksburg, on the evenings of May 21-24 as crews lift concrete beams into place at the site of a new Mudd Tavern Road overpass.

I-95 travelers are encouraged to use Route 1 or Route 301 to avoid delays on these evenings.

Message boards on I-95 will provide advance notice of lane closures and detour routes. Traffic signals along these routes will be timed to accommodate increased traffic volumes.

The Mudd Tavern Road overpass is located at Exit 118 in Thornburg. It is between I-95 Exit 126/Spotsylvania and Exit 110/Ladysmith in Caroline County.

All work has been scheduled weather permitting, and may be postponed due to inclement weather. Lane closures are currently scheduled at the following dates and times:

Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22

I-95 Northbound

  • Double lane closure begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

I-95 Southbound

  • Double lane closure begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • Between midnight and 5 a.m. all traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 30 minutes each while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24

I-95 Northbound

  • Double lane closure begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • Between midnight and 5 a.m. all traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 30 minutes each while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.
  • All lanes of I-95 southbound will remain open on these evenings.

Virginia State Police are assisting the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and project contractor Shirley Contracting Company with traffic control in the work zone.

Mudd Tavern Road

Local traffic traveling on Mudd Tavern Road will have access to the I-95 entrance and exit ramps at Exit 118 during the work zone. However, Mudd Tavern Road will be reduced to a single lane from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the I-95 overpass on the evenings of Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24.

Local traffic seeking to avoid delays may wish to use Exit 110 at Ladysmith or Exit 126 in Spotsylvania to enter or exit I-95 during the overnight hours.

Daytime I-95 Northbound Lane Closure

Drivers can expect a single lane closure on I-95 northbound at Exit 118 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily from Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24 to allow crews to stage equipment and materials needed for the overnight beam lifts.

Exit 118 Interchange Improvements and New I-95 Overpass

Construction is underway on a $22.4 million project to build a new four-lane overpass on Mudd Tavern Road bridging I-95. Interchange improvements are also underway at Exit 118 that will improve the alignment of interchange ramps with Mudd Tavern Road, and the alignment of nearby Mallard Road.

Construction began in October 2017 and will be completed in September 2019.


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I-95 Construction in Georgia Requires Lane/Ramp Closures, Detours

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues to improve highway infrastructure throughout Southeast Georgia. As a result, work on construction and maintenance projects continues this weekend and next week, weather permitting, beginning Friday, May 4. Closure schedules may change due to weather or other factors.

Lane closures by county are scheduled as follows:

Chatham County

Bridge Rehabilitation work (overlaying the existing Bridge Deck and replacing deck joints)

  • I-95 SB and NB between I-16 and US 80 (Milepost 101 to 102)
    • A continuous weekend lane closure will be installed beginning at 7 pm Friday May 4th and ending at 6 am Monday May 7th
      Nightly single or double lane closures will continue through Friday May 11th from 7 pm to 6 am

Paving Operations

  • I-95 From North of I-16/Chatham to Savannah River/Effingham
    Sunday May 6th through Friday May 11th

    • Single Lane Closures from 7 pm to 7 am, milling and paving operations in the North and South Bound lane 1 (Inside Lane)
    • Nightly and Double lane closures (Lanes 1 and 2) will take place from 9 pm to 5 am The Contractor will also remove the lane shift at Pipe Makers Bridge at MP 103 on Northbound I-95 on Sunday night, May 6th.

Camden County

Concrete Slab Replacement and Asphalt Resurfacing
I-95/SR 405 Exit Ramps

  • A Detour will be in place from 7 pm to 7 am on the following days
    • Sunday May 6th Detour of Exit 7 NB on Ramp
    • Monday May 7th Detour of Exit 14 SB off Ramp
    • Tuesday May 8th Detour of Exit 14 NB off Ramp
    • Wednesday May 9th Detour of Exit 14 NB off Ramp
    • Wednesday May 9th Detour of Exit 14 SB on Ramp
    • Thursday May 10th Detour of Exit 14 NB off and NB on Ramp

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Lane Closures, Detours For I-95 Construction in Delaware, Expect Delays

The Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) contractor will implement nighttime lane closures next week for work on the new SR 141 bridge. Motorists should anticipate travel delays.

I-295 Northbound Shifted to I-95 Northbound on the following dates and times:

  • 8 PM Monday, May 7, 2018 until 5 AM on Tuesday, May 8, 2018Rain Date: 8 PM Tuesday, May 8, 2018 until 5 AM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The contractor will be shifting I-295 northbound traffic to I-95 northbound between Exit 5 and past the SR 141 northbound interchange before merging again with I-295 northbound via the temporary crossover. Exit 2/SR 141 southbound ramp to I-295 northbound will also be closed during this time period.

Detour Routes

  • I-295 northbound motorists will use the right lane signed for I-95 northbound and stay in the right lane of I-95 and then use the temporary crossover just past the work zone to go back onto I-295 northbound.
  • SR 141 southbound to I-295 northbound motorists should follow detour signs to make a right on Commons Boulevard, a right onto Churchmans Road, a left onto SR 1/7 southbound, and merge onto I-95 northbound.

I-95 Northbound Shifted to I-295 Northbound on the following dates and times:

  • 8 PM Tuesday, May 8, 2018 until 5 AM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Rain date: 8 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 until 5 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2018

All I-95 northbound lanes will be closing and shifting to I-295 northbound between Exit 5 and past the Route 141 northbound interchange before merging again with I-95 northbound via the temporary crossover. The SR 141 northbound ramp (Exit 3A) to I-95 northbound and SR 141 southbound ramp (Exit 3A) to I-95 northbound will also be closed during this time period.

Detour Routes

  • I-95 northbound motorists will use the right lanes signed for I-295 northbound and stay in the left lane of I-295 and then use the temporary crossover just past the work zone to go back onto I-95 northbound.SR 141 northbound to I-95 northbound motorists should follow detour signs and make a left on Commons Boulevard, a right onto Churchmans Road, a left onto SR 1/7 southbound, and merge onto I-95 northbound.
  • SR 141 southbound to I-95 northbound motorists should follow detour signs to make a right on Commons Boulevard, a right onto Churchmans Road, a left onto SR 1/7 southbound, and merge onto I-95 northbound.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists.


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I-95 Lane Closures in Pennsylvania Scheduled, Expect Delays

Overnight lane closures are scheduled next week on Interstate 95 in Delaware and Philadelphia counties for barrier repairs, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

The work schedule is:

  • Thursday, May 10, from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM the following morning, a right lane closure is scheduled on northbound I-95 between the Ridley Park and Essington interchanges in Ridley and Tinicum townships, Delaware County; and
  • Friday, May 11, from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM, a left lane closure is scheduled in both directions on I-95 between the Cottman Avenue/Rhawn Street and Academy Road/Linden Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur. The schedule is weather dependent.


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

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