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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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Maine Turnpike Expects Traffic Increases for July 4th Holiday

Although Independence Day falls during the middle of the week this year, the Maine Turnpike Authority is expecting increased holiday traffic. The Maine Turnpike Authority anticipates traffic to grow by approximately 1.4 percent over last year’s Fourth of July travel, with more than 687,000 expected along the Maine Turnpike between Friday and Saturday alone.

From January through June 2018, the turnpike has seen a 3.65% growth in traffic compared to the same period in 2017. 2017 marked the busiest year in Maine Turnpike history. With heavy traffic expected on the road, the MTA is urging motorists to be aware of peak times, plan accordingly, and drive safely.

Tuesday, July 3 could be one of the busiest of the year with high traffic volumes as people arrive just before the holiday. “Because the 4th of July falls on Wednesday this year, it changes the flow of incoming traffic and spreads out people’s arrivals. With that being said, we still expect it to be a busy week out on the road and urge motorists to drive safely and pay attention through work zones,” said Erin Courtney.

The MTA will be suspending construction related lane closures beginning on Tuesday, July 2  that will remain in effect through Thursday, July 5. “We are pausing our construction projects over the holiday to help motorists make it to their destination more easily and safely. Motorists will still need to use caution as they drive through a number of active construction projects out on the road,” said Courtney.


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South Carolina Restricts I-95 Lane Closures for July 4th Holiday

To help holiday travelers, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) prohibits lane closures on I-95 for non-emergency highway work during the Fourth of July holiday travel period.

These restrictions will be in place from 6:00 a.m. Friday, June 29, until 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 8.

Note: These restrictions are for non-emergency highway work. There are exceptions.


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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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Virginia Suspends I-95 Construction Lane Closures for Fourth of July Holiday

Make travel plans in advance and keep safety top of mind during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will help make trips easier by suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Tuesday, July 3 until noon Thursday, July 5.

While the lane closure lift is in effect for most areas, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time.


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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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AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. could be twice as long than the normal trip, with Tuesday being the busiest day.

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