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Massachusetts DOT Offers July 4th Holiday Travel Advice

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation advises holiday travelers to plan ahead to reach their destinations between now and the end of the July 4 holiday.

MassDOT is taking steps to facilitate the flow of traffic during the holiday and will be postponing scheduled roadway construction effective at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, with scheduled construction activities resuming the normal start of business on Thursday, July 5, 2018. In addition, the High Occupancy Lane (HOV) between Quincy and Boston on I-93 will open early for the afternoon commute on Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m. The HOV lane will be closed on Tuesday, July 3, in the afternoon and all day Wednesday, July 4. It will then re-open during regularly scheduled hours on Thursday, July 5.

Free coffee will be served at the 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, through 5 a.m., Thursday, July 5. The plazas serving free coffee include 11 service plazas along I-90 plus plazas along Route 3 in Plymouth, Route 128 in Beverly, Route 128/I-95 in Newton and Lexington, Route 6 in Barnstable, and the Route 24 northbound and southbound plazas.


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Holiday Drivers Beware: Terrible Tuesday

INRIX, in collaboration with the American Automobile Association, predicts drivers will experience the worst congestion over the holiday week on Tuesday, July 3 in the late afternoon – as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. Travel times could increase two-fold in the major metros across the U.S., with drivers in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. experiencing the most significant delays.

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Delaware DOT Suspends Lane Closures for 4th of July Holiday

To accommodate heavy traffic during the 4th of July, the Delaware Department of Transportation will suspend planned lane closures at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. At any given time, there may be emergency lane and/or shoulder closures.

The E-ZPass Express Lanes are open at I-95 Newark Toll Plaza; Biddles Toll Plaza and Dover Plaza on SR 1, as well as most of the other cash toll booth lanes at the plazas. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching the toll plazas, to ensure the safety of our toll collectors.

Travelers may stop at the I-95 Welcome Center located between Exits 1 and 3 along I-95 in Newark or at the Smyrna Rest Area/Exit 119 on SR 1.


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Virginia DOT Suspends Lane Closures for July 4 Travel

When it comes to holiday travel, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) believes it’s not where you’re going but how you get there that counts. That’s why VDOT is lifting lane closures where possible to make Fourth of July travel easier.

MOST MAJOR WORK ZONES SUSPENDED DURING FOURTH OF JULY TRAVEL

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for Fourth of July travel from noon Monday, July 3 until noon Wednesday, July 5.


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Delaware DOT Suspends Road Projects 4th of July

To accommodate heavy traffic during the 4th of July, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will suspend planned construction-related lane closures at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 3 until 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 6. Ongoing sustained lane shifts and/or lane closures may still be in effect in certain areas. The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution as heavy holiday traffic is expected. Emergency lane closures may still occur at any time.

The E-ZPass Express Lanes are open at I-95 Newark Toll Plaza; Biddle’s Toll Plaza on SR 1; and Dover Plaza on SR 1, as well as most of the other cash toll booth lanes at the plazas. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching the toll plazas, to ensure the safety of our toll collectors.

Travelers may stop at the I-95 Welcome Center located between Exits 1 and 3 along I-95 in Newark or at the Smyrna Rest Area/Exit 119 on SR 1.


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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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Empire State Building To Host Annual Independence Day Celebration And Fireworks Extravaganza

On Monday, July 4, 2016, the Empire State Building (ESB) will host its annual Independence Day Celebration from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. This exclusive annual event offers the breathtaking views of the Greater New York City Region and the spectacular Macy’s fireworks display from the world-famous 86th floor open-air Observatory.

Ticket holders will be given VIP private access to the 80th Floor “Dare to Dream” exhibit for a reception and the 86th Floor Observatory, which will be closed to the general public at approximately 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. following the fireworks show. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be served by STATE Grill and Bar, the fine dining restaurant located at ESB on 33rd Street.

Limited tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, for $325 each and can be purchased by clicking here.

The Empire State Building Facebook page (www.facebook.com/EmpireStateBuilding) will also give fans a chance to win one (1) pair of tickets to this exclusive event. Followers of the ESB Facebook page will be asked to describe why they should win the opportunity to view the Independence Day fireworks from this one-of-a-kind vantage point. The contest ends on Friday, June 10 at noon ET, and the winner will be announced on Monday, June 13, via ESB’s social media channels.

In addition to hosting these Independence Day Celebration events, the ESB will shine its world-famous tower lights in dynamic red, white and blue flourishes on July 4.


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