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Divided Highway Configuration Coming for I-95 in Providence, Expect Delays

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced a new traffic pattern scheduled to go into place the week of June 25 that will feature a divided highway configuration on I-95 North and South near Exit 19 in Providence. This means traffic lanes will be separated by a barrier, and through traffic will need to pass on either side of the lane split.

As was the case with lane splits RIDOT used last summer for highway work, all travel lanes will continue through the work zone. Motorists should not stop or switch lanes. Such behavior can lead to crashes or create unnecessary congestion for motorists behind you.

Traffic delays are likely, especially in the first few days as motorists become accustomed to the changes. The new traffic pattern will be located on I-95 North between Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) and Exit 20 (Point Street) and on I-95 South between Exit 19 (Eddy Street) and Exit 18. It will be in place for approximately three months. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

These changes are needed as part of ongoing work to replace the superstructure of the structurally deficient Blackstone Street Bridge which carries I-95 over Blackstone Street near the Rhode Island Hospital campus. Since March, traffic in both directions has been shifted to the right as RIDOT demolished and rebuilt a portion of the bridge. Now RIDOT needs to work on the middle portion of the bridge.

With this temporary traffic pattern, there will be two lanes to the left of the split and one to the right. All exits and on-ramps in the area will remain open. For I-95 North traffic only, the right lane must be used for motorists wishing to take Exit 20 to Point Street. During late evening and overnight hours when traffic volumes are at their lowest, RIDOT may close lanes in both directions. No lane closures will occur before 10 p.m.

Blackstone Street itself, between Allens Avenue and Eddy Street, will remain closed until late fall. There will be one more traffic pattern change in late summer/early fall when RIDOT shifts lanes to the left and finishes the final portion of the bridge.


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I-95 Slip Ramp in Fredericksburg Now Open

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) opened the separate, free flow lane from the Interstate 95 southbound exit ramp to Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg on Thursday, June 14.

The slip ramp is part of the $21 million project to improve safety and enhance operations at Exit 130. Work is underway to modify the on- and off-ramps at the Route 3 interchange to reduce vehicle merging and weaving that can lead to crashes, injuries and congestion.

The new lane will allow I-95 southbound traffic to directly exit the interstate and enter the Central Park shopping area without merging with traffic on Route 3 westbound.

Message boards have been posted to alert drivers to the new traffic pattern.

I-95 southbound travelers who take Exit 130B and do not exit to the slip ramp will still be able to access Central Park from Route 3 westbound with dual right turn lanes onto Carl D. Silver Parkway.


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I-95 Roadside Enhancements Begin in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation is implementing two maintenance contracts for Interstate 95 right-of-way to enhance safety and establish a clean, green and well-maintained roadway.

Contractors began replacing the fence and seeding grass on I-95 right-of-way in Camden County from the Georgia/Florida State line to just south of Exit 3 Interchange Bridge. Day-to-day operations should not impede traffic but the public is urged to always use caution in work zone areas.

The fencing contractor began replacing the current dilapidated four-foot fence at the outer edge line of I-95 right-of-way with an upgraded eight-foot gaming fence. This type game fence should deter wildlife from entering the highway along this portion of I-95.

The grassing contractor should start this week planting a mixture of Bermuda and millet grass seeds on all roadside and median areas along this section of the I-95 corridor. Weather permitting, both maintenance contracts should be completed this summer.


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Anticipated Delays for Several I-95 Projects Next Week in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports the following I-95 construction and maintenance projects are scheduled for next week. These projects may result in travel delays, so please schedule your trips accordingly.

  • Southbound Interstate 95 motorists will encounter right and left lane closures at night next week from just south of the Interstate 676/Callowhill (Exit 22) Interchange to just north of the Washington Avenue/Columbus Boulevard (Exit 20) Interchange in Philadelphia, for lighting installation.
    The work schedule is:

    • Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 12, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, the right lane and shoulder on southbound I-95 will be closed; and
    • Tuesday, June 12, through Friday, June 15, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, the left lane and shoulder on southbound I-95 will be closed.

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

  • Interstate 95 motorists will encounter single and double overnight lane closures are scheduled in both directions between the Academy Road and Route 332 (Newtown Yardley) interchanges on Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for bridge deck repair, patching and paving operations as part of a project to repair and resurface 13 miles of I-95 in Bensalem, Bristol, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships, Bucks County.
    The work schedule is:

    • Double lane closures will be in place on northbound I-95 between the Academy Road and Route 132 (Street Road) interchanges;
    • Double lane closures will be in place on southbound I-95 between the Route 413 (Bristol) and Route 132 (Street Road) interchanges; and
    • A single right lane closure will be in place on southbound I-95 between the Route 332 (Newtown Yardley) and Route 413 (Bristol) interchanges.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on I-95 in the work areas because significant backups and delays will occur. The contractor’s schedule is weather dependent.

  • Intermittent lane closures are scheduled on southbound Interstate 95 between the Newtown and Bristol interchanges in Middletown and Lower Makefield townships, Bucks County, beginning Monday, June 11, through Thursday, June 14, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, for guide rail repair, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area. The schedule is weather dependent.

  • Lane closures are scheduled next week on Interstate 95 for overhead sign inspections.
    The work schedule is:

    • Tuesday June 12, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, lane closures are scheduled on southbound I-95 just south of the Chichester Avenue Interchange in Upper Chichester Township, Delaware County
    • Tuesday, June 12, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, a right lane closure is scheduled on the ramp from northbound I-95 to Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia;

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All activities are weather dependent.


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I-95 Southbound Closures in Delaware This Week

The Delaware Department of Transportation reports that maintenance crews will assist DNREC’s Emergency Response Team for remediation clean-up that was impacted during an incident on May 22, 2018.

During the clean-up, travel lanes will be closed with motorists using the shoulders. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through this area.

Lane Closures will be on I-95 southbound just south of the Marsh Road exit, in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.


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Revised: New Dates for I-95 Construction at Exit 118 in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that bridge beams for a new Interstate 95 overpass will be installed at Exit 118 in Spotsylvania County over three consecutive nights next week, and travelers on I-95 northbound and southbound can expect brief overnight delays.

The beam installation schedule has been revised to now occur on the evenings of Tuesday, May 29, Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31.

I-95 travelers are encouraged to use Route 1 or Route 301 to avoid delays overnight when work is scheduled to occur.

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

Crews are lifting beams into place for a new overpass on Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) at Thornburg. The overpass is located at Exit 118 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:

Tuesday, May 29

I-95 Northbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 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.
  • During the intermittent stoppages between midnight and 5 a.m., I-95 southbound traffic will be detoured to take the I-95 southbound exit ramp at Exit 118, directed across Mudd Tavern Road, and guided onto the I-95 southbound entrance ramps.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31

I-95 Northbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 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.
  • During the intermittent stoppages between midnight and 5 a.m., I-95 northbound traffic will be detoured to take the I-95 northbound exit ramp at Exit 118, directed across Mudd Tavern Road, and guided onto the I-95 northbound entrance ramps.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.
  • All I-95 southbound lanes remain open.

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 Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31.

Local traffic seeking to avoid delays are encouraged 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 noon to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31 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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Ramp to Close Tuesday, May 29 for Maine I-95 Construction Project

The Maine Turnpike Authority reports that the I-95 Exit 1 southbound on ramp will be closed for several weeks beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The ramp, located in Kittery, will be closed in order to perform repairs to the Turnpike’s mainline bridges that pass over Dennett Road. The Exit 1 southbound on ramp closure is in addition to the Exit 1 northbound off ramp closure that has been in effect since late March. Both ramps are expected to be closed until June 22, 2018. The closure is necessary during construction in order to preserve public safety by maintaining three lanes of traffic in each direction on the mainline of the Turnpike.

VMS Boards and detour signs will be in place during the closure. “We are working to ensure that Exit 1 is reopened before we get into the month of July and traffic volume from tourists picks up,” said MTA spokesperson Erin Courtney. “It was better for us to do the work this spring and get out before summer traffic explodes.”

During the closures, construction crews will perform bridge repairs and modifications to the Dennett Road Overpass Bridge. The scope of work includes a new pavement surface on the northbound bridge, guardrail updates and concrete deck repairs.


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