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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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Living the Salt Life in Jacksonville

Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, and if you’re looking to catch some waves and catch some rays, Jacksonville has the perfect beach for you.

For Fitness Junkies

Home to more shoreline than any other city in the nation and 80,000 acres of green spaces, Jacksonville is where fitness meets adventure:

  • Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at Atlantic Beach: With 1.5 miles of sandy beach, 20 miles of trails and 450 acres of natural woods and dunes, this is ideal for runners, swimmers and both, leisure and mountain bikers.
  • Huguenot Memorial Park: Locals have nicknamed the park the “Big Jetties” because the park offers access to the jetties used to guide ships from the ocean into the mouth of the St. Johns River. Adventure seekers can enjoy surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and swimming at “The Jetties.”

For Party Animals

  • Jacksonville Beach: The busiest of Jacksonville’s beaches, this is a great place to get in on all the action. With waterfront restaurants, live music, and beach shopping, this is the place to be when you’re looking to soak up the sun.

For Surfers

  • Jax Beach Pier: This popular spot for locals offers a variety of breaks to both the left and right of the pier, which helps thin the crowd. Incoming and high tide is best for those looking to ride the waves.
  • The Poles at Hanna Park: “The Poles,” which mark the formal barrier between Hanna Park and Naval Station Mayport, offer impressive breaks year around. This is a local spot for expert to mid-level surfers.

For Nature Lovers

  • Timucuan Preserve: Comprised of 46,000 acres of wetlands and waterways, the Preserve is ideal for enjoying a variety of water-based activities including boating, fishing, Yoga Paddleboarding/Kayaking, and eco-tours.
  • Big Talbot: An unspoiled barrier island, don’t miss Boneyard Beach, famous for the live oak and cedar tree skeletons resting on the shore.

For Sunbathers

  • Little Talbot Island: Located on the picturesque Heckscher Drive, away from the hustle and bustle of other Jacksonville beaches, this State Park is a peaceful escape filled with white sands, dunes and salt marshes, perfect for getting a tan and enjoying the ocean views.

Come surf, kayak, paddleboard, swim, dive, boat, fish and relax on Jacksonville’s beaches. To learn more about Jacksonville’s beach scene go to www.visitjacksonville.com.


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Lane, Ramp Closures, Detours for I-95 Construction in Jacksonville

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-95 construction in the Jacksonville area, through Friday, April 27, 2018:

  • Daytime lane closures on I-95 at I-295 East Beltway at north interchange Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for overpass work.
  • Complete nighttime access closure on I-95 northbound access to Acosta and Main Street bridges from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to install overhead signage. Follow detour route.
  • Complete nighttime access closure on I-95 southbound access to Acosta and Main Street bridges from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge construction and to install overhead signs.
    • 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 off-ramp closure from northbound I-95 at Max Leggett Parkway Monday and Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail installation. Follow detour route.
  • Nighttime southbound lane closures on I-95 from Old St. Augustine Road to State Road 9B Sunday through Friday, April 27 from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to install overhead signs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 from Park Street to San Marco Boulevard exit Monday through Sunday, April 29 from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for roadside work.
  • Complete off-ramp closure on I-95 at Stockton Street from Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. through Monday at 5 a.m. for drainage work. Follow detour route.

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Unwind Oceanside at Cocoa Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Festival

Showcasing Central Florida’s most-renowned chefs, restaurants and breweries, the second annual Cocoa Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Festival takes place April 28-29 at Alan Shepard Park.

The two-day celebration of food, wine and craft beer offers attendees a chance to indulge in the finest tastes the region has to offer, while unwinding along Cocoa Beach’s spectacular oceanfront.

Doors open Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for general admission ticket holders. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to enter one hour earlier and exclusively experience the Moet & Chandon bubbly bar in the Grand Tasting Village, where they also can have access to additional seating for relaxation and mingling.

Guests at the 2018 festival will be treated to a variety of interactive experiences, tastings, and cooking demonstrations and competitions, as well as a special appearance by celebrity chef and cookbook author Doreen Colondres.


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“Cocoa Beach Uncorked provides attendees a delicious culinary experience that highlights the different cuisines the Space Coast has to offer,” said Eric Garvey, Executive Director of Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism. “After a successful inaugural event a year ago, we look forward to further spotlighting the area’s culinary scene. And there’s no better place to enjoy some sweeping Atlantic views while sampling all this magnificent food, wine and beer.”

“Cocoa Beach last year was the ideal launching pad for the first ‘Uncorked’ festival on Florida’s East Coast,” said Tammy Gail, the event’s producer. “This is a one-of-a-kind showcase for the culinary treasures of this region. We’re excited to be back for another unforgettable weekend and we look forward to a sellout event.”

Cocoa Beach Uncorked is sponsored by Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism, the City of Cocoa Beach, Publix, and the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront hotel. General admission tickets for each day of the event are available for $55 per person, while VIP tickets for each day are $75 per person.

Alan Shepard Park is located at 299 East Cocoa Beach Causeway, at the east end of State Road 520. For more event and ticket information, visit www.cocoabeachuncorked.com/cocoa. For more information about Florida’s Space Coast, go to www.visitspacecoast.com.


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Ramps, Lanes Closed, Detours in Place for I-95 Construction in Southern Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-95 construction and maintenance in Broward County, through Friday, April 13, 2018:

I-95 Interchange from Hillsboro Boulevard to SW 10th Street

  • The I-95 southbound exit ramp to SW 10th Street will be closed nightly, as needed, Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists will be detoured via Hillsboro Boulevard.
  • The outside lanes of southbound I-95 from Hillsboro Boulevard to SW 10th Street will be closed Sunday night through Thursday night. The first lane will close at 9 p.m., the second lane closing at 10 p.m. and the third lane, if necessary, closing at 12:30 a.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Two westbound lanes of SW 10th Street at I-95 will be closed Sunday night through Thursday night between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of SW 10th Street between SW 12th Avenue and SW Natura Boulevard is closed through March 2018. Signs are in place to direct pedestrians to the south sidewalk

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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Multiple Closures, Detours, Delays for I-95 Construction in Jacksonville

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-95 construction and maintenance operation in the Jacksonville area, through Friday, April 13, 2018:

  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 at I-10 Sunday through Saturday, April 14 from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for road work.
  • Daytime lane closures on I-95 at I-295 East Beltway at north interchange Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for overpass work.
  • Complete nighttime access closure on I-95 northbound access to Acosta and Main Street bridges from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to install overhead signage. Follow detour route.
  • Complete nighttime access closure on I-95 southbound 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 from Atlantic Boulevard to San Diego Road for roadway and overpass construction.
  • Nighttime northbound pacing operation on I-95 from Butler Boulevard to Park Street Sunday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-95 northbound will experience delays beginning south of Butler Boulevard to Park Street. Law enforcement will be present in all travel lanes driving at a reduced speed to provide construction crews the opportunity to install overhead signage without fully stopping traffic on the interstate.
  • Daytime lane closures and off-ramp lane closures from I-95 southbound to Butler Boulevard Saturday and Monday through Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for drainage work.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 over Crestwood Avenue Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. for routine overpass maintenance.
  • Continuous lane closures on I-95 from Emerson Street to Acosta and Main Street bridges on-ramps for roadway construction.
  • 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 over Moncrief Creek Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. for routine bridge maintenance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-95 from Park Street to San Marco Boulevard exit from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for roadside work.
  • Continuous closure of I-95 southbound to Philips Highway exit for road construction and to install overhead signs. Follow detour route.
  • Complete off-ramp closure on I-95 at Stockton Street from Friday, April 6 at 8 p.m. through Monday at 5 a.m. for drainage work. Follow detour route.

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.

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.

 

Lane Closures, Detours for I-95 Construction in Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-95 construction in the Daytona Beach area:

Lane Closures

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 to Saturday, March 31st, 2018

  • U.S. 92 Closures Sunday – Thursday, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Sunday, U.S. 92 eastbound will be closed at I-95. Monday – Thursday all lanes of U.S. 92 will be closed at I-95. Traffic will be detoured using Tomoka Farms Road, Bellevue Avenue and Williamson Boulevard. Please note traffic will not be able to use the I-95 southbound on ramp from U.S. 92. Traffic will be detoured south on Williamson Boulevard to Beville Road.
  • Sunday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., I-95 northbound & southbound lane closures from U.S. 92 to south of I-4.
  • Wednesday, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., inside lane closure on the ramp from I-4 eastbound to I-95 northbound for pouring an approach slab.

This project involves widening Interstate 95 (I-95) from four lanes to six lanes from north of State Road (S.R.) 44 to north of U.S. 92 (International Speedway Boulevard). The southern project limit will tie into the recently completed I-95 widening project to the south (from south of S.R. 406 to north of S.R. 44). The project scope also includes the reconstruction of the systems interchange with I-4, I-95 and U.S. 92.

Work to be done includes pavement widening, drainage systems improvements, bridge widening, bridge replacement, retaining walls, highway lighting, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) modifications, median barriers, signing and pavement markings, signalization, milling, and resurfacing.

This project reconstructs the I-95 interchange leading to and from I-4 and U.S. 92, which will increase mobility and connectivity. It will also increase safety for merging, exiting and through-traffic. The project will eliminate a left-side merge ramp onto I-95 from U.S. 92, just a short distance to the south. Additional lanes will be constructed along I-95 allowing vehicles traveling through the area to continue in dedicated lanes, and vehicles entering and exiting I-95 to be separated into dedicated entrance and exit lanes.


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.

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.