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Major I-95 Resurfacing Project Starts April 15 in Georgia, Expect Delays

The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that the $12.5 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 from the Florida State line extending to just south of Horsestamp Church Road (Exit 22) interchange in Camden County will start Sunday, April 15 continuing through the Fall.

Contractors will begin milling and resurfacing within two mile-long lane closures on the 22-mile project limits. General nighttime work hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in a five to seven night workweek. All work is weather contingent.

Single and/or double lane closures should be expected nightly while contractors paving activities are underway. Periodic ramp closures will be utilized for the scope of work required on entrance and exit ramps, closure details will be forth coming.

Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; and expect the unexpected.


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Shake Off Those Winter Blues and Jump Into Springtime at Jekyll Island

Spring is in bloom on the Georgia coast, making Jekyll Island the place for families eager to slough off the winter blues and jump into their favorite outdoor activities.

Located midway between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, Jekyll Island is an ideal springtime getaway. With something to satisfy virtually every interest, this extraordinary barrier island has been entertaining visitors for generations. From enchanting journeys through Jekyll’s historic past to present-day wildlife encounters and no shortage of recreational sports available, the island offers plenty of opportunities for everyone in the group to get outside and get moving this spring.

“Jekyll Island is the perfect spot for families looking for a vacation with lots of outdoor fun, especially if they are looking for warm weather and a variety of activities,” says Meggan Hood, senior marketing director of the Jekyll Island Authority. “This little island is wonderful year-round, but springtime is special, because of the unique events and opportunities to explore. This year, we’re offering an insider’s perspective on the season’s best activities and have created recommended itineraries.”


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The 20-plus miles of bike trails weaving through the island’s distinct geographies and captivating historical sites provide hours of exploration and exciting discovery. Stop along the way to learn more about various points of interest and wildlife found on Jekyll Island, through interpretative panels located along the paths.

With five distinct beaches, visitors have plenty to discover along Jekyll’s pristine oceanfront. Springtime favorite, Glory Beach – known as a key filming location for the movie “Glory” – has wide-open space perfect for shaking off cabin fever, splashing in the surf and letting the kids run wild.

A quick jaunt south to the Mary Ann mast – all that remains from a sunken shrimp boat on the south end of Jekyll Island – is sure to remind visitors of the adventure and challenges of life at sea. In 1995, following a long day on the water, the Mary Ann became stranded close to shore, flooding with the incoming tide. No lives were lost, and over the years the shipwreck has been swallowed by the sands. Its mast is the only part that remains visible today. Photographers often pause here to capture breathtaking shots of the unusual landmark.

In addition to beautiful beaches, Jekyll Island boasts awe-inspiring vistas of saltmarshes teeming with wildlife and ready to be explored by kayak or paddleboard. A designated park ranger also leads guided tours of the acres of maritime forest through the end of March.

A hands-on “Gatorology 101” eco-experience – offered by the internationally acclaimed Georgia Sea Turtle Center – is sure to captivate every member of the family. The program serves up fascinating facts about the biology and behavior of the American alligators that call Jekyll Island home and features up-close interaction with a juvenile alligator.

History buffs will enjoy a tour of Hollybourne Cottage, one of 11 former winter residences remaining from the period when Jekyll Island served as an exclusive private club and vacation getaway for some of the nation’s most-powerful families. As an ongoing preservation project, the magnificent character of this unique home – nearly 130 years removed – is still on display, including the innovative bridge-building techniques used to achieve open and airy rooms without impeding columns. Tours of Hollybourne Cottage are only offered on Saturdays in May.

Family members can challenge each other in a rousing game of mini-golf on two unique miniature golf courses. Golf fans may also enjoy a competitive round of championship-level play on one of Jekyll Island Golf Club’s four courses. The courses accommodate all skill levels and feature their own idyllic views of the island’s natural surroundings.

Jekyll Island plays host to three exciting annual spring events. Begin the season early with the Jekyll Island Arts Association Festival (March 9-11), featuring handcrafted creations from approximately 300 talented artists from around the country. Immediately following, is “Caffeine and Octane at the Beach” (March 16-18), which brings North America’s largest monthly cars-and-coffee event to the beachfront Jekyll Island Convention Center. Rounding out the season is the much-anticipated Turtle Crawl Weekend (May 11-13), to kick off sea turtle nesting season. With two triathlons plus a 10K and a 5K event, Turtle Crawl Weekend is a not-to-be-missed family “racecation” activity that benefits the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

With such a variety of activities, Jekyll Island is the ideal destination for springtime adventures and family vacations. Parents will find a selection of dining, lodging and shopping choices on the island, to fit their budget and travel style.

For more information about all Jekyll Island has to offer, as well as a recommended springtime itinerary, visit www.jekyllisland.com.


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2018 NASCAR Schedule, Track Links and Area Lodging

With the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Series is about to begin, The I-95 Exit Guide has just published it’s annual NASCAR schedule feature.

The new section lists the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy (formerly Sprint Cup) schedule with links to the individual track websites. The feature also includes information on lodging near each track as well as in the immediate area.

You can find the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy schedule feature at www.i95exitguide.com/nascar-weekends/.


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Record-Breaking Innovations Highlight New Rides and Attractions Coming to Six Flags Parks in 2018

Six Flags Entertainment Company, the world’s largest regional theme park company, announced the most spectacular lineup of world-record breaking roller coasters, rides and first-of-its-kind attractions in its 56-year history, debuting at Six Flags parks from coast to coast for the 2018 season. Six Flags is recognized throughout the world as a leader in innovation—pioneering a long list of industry firsts, including the world’s first hybrid roller coaster and North America’s first virtual reality (VR) coasters. Nobody delivers thrills like Six Flags and next season the thrills are taller, faster and BIGGER than ever.

“Many of the rides and attractions we are introducing are ‘world’s firsts’ and record breakers as we deliver fun-packed innovation at the highest level. Innovation is in our DNA and our guests expect and deserve one-of-a-kind experiences when they visit our parks,” said Six Flags Chairman, President and CEO Jim Reid-Anderson. “Our strategy of providing something new in every park, every year, continues to delight our guests and has resulted in attendance growing to over 30 million guests annually.”

Six Flags, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, is launching a thrilling collection of new rides and attractions themed after the most famous Super Heroes and Super-Villains in the world. Here’s what’s coming to a Six Flags near you…

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Georgia’s I-95/I-16 Interchange Project Moves Forward

The State Transportation Board passed a joint resolution between the Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority to move forward with the I-16 road widening and interchange reconstruction projects at I-16 and I-95.

The resolution authorizes the projects to advance; authorizes the Department to manage the projects and act as SRTA’s agent, even though there is no toll associated with these projects; and authorizes Georgia DOT to make funds available for the outlined projects with annual appropriations. The projects are part of the Department’s Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP), and are currently in the procurement phase.

The I-16 project will expand the roadway from four to six lanes beginning at I-95 to I-516. Additionally, the interchange improvement project will reconstruct the existing I-16 at I-95 interchange and includes upgrading entrance and exit ramps, constructing new collector-distributor lanes, and installing new lighting and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology. Construction is projected to begin in early 2019.

Georgia DOT is making major investments in mobility with landmark improvements to the state’s transportation network. The MMIP program is an $11B investment to accelerate the delivery of 11 initial projects that add capacity and improve mobility throughout the state. The projects include three interchange projects, four Express Lanes projects, three highway widening projects and one commercial vehicles lanes project. All projects are expected to be under contract by 2026.


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