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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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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: This Independence Day will be Historic, More Americans to Travel than Ever Before

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever.

“Combined, strong employment, rising incomes and higher consumer confidence bode well for the travel industry, in particular this Independence Day weekend,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “A historic 44.2 million Americans will travel to celebrate our nation’s freedom this year, adding to an already bustling summer travel season.”

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