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New Lane Shifts Coming to I-95 North in Rhode Island

As part of ongoing bridge deck and joint repairs at the South County Freeway Bridge in Warwick, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a three-phase lane shift on I-95 North over Route 4 South, with all traffic shifting to the left effective Friday morning, July 13.

Prior to the shifts taking place, motorists on I-95 North over Route 4 South will experience partial right lane and shoulder closures for barrier placement on Thursday night, July 12 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Once the barrier is in place and crews are working behind it, this first phase should last through the end of July.

Over a one-weekend period at the end of July/early August, drivers can expect traffic down to one lane when the Department anticipates moving to the second phase of repairs. In mid-August, RIDOT will start its third and final lane configuration, with all traffic shifted to the right through the end of August.

The South County Freeway Bridge carries approximately 75,000 vehicles on I-95 North over Route 4 South. Built in 1965, RIDOT is repairing the concrete walls and bridge deck, cleaning and painting the steel elements, reinforcing the roadway joints, repaving the bridge and its approaches, and adding new striping. The project is slated for completion in Spring 2019, yet all schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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$172 Million New Jersey Turnpike Exit Work Completed

Declaring it a win for commuters and truckers and a boon to the local economy, Governor Phil Murphy today lauded the completion of a $172 million construction project designed to ease congestion through busy Interchange 14A on the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike. He was joined at the ribbon cutting by NJ Turnpike Authority Executive Director John Keller, Acting NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, local elected officials, and Commissioners of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

More than 50,000 vehicles travel through Interchange 14A on a typical weekday. The volume was more than the interchange could handle. A 2007 Turnpike Authority study of all Turnpike interchanges north of 8A found that 14A was the one most in need of improvements. Accident and incident rates at the interchange were high. Congestion was a daily occurrence, both at the interchange and on the streets nearby.

Several of the improvements are complete and are already open to traffic:

  • The toll plaza has been widened by two lanes, one entry lane and one exit lane.
  • The ramp connecting the plaza to the westbound Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension has been widened from one lane to two, providing more room for vehicles to “stack” as they wait to merge onto the westbound Extension. The additional stacking capacity makes it less likely that traffic will back up through the toll plaza.
  • The capacity of the connector bridge between the toll plaza and Route 440, Route 185, and Port Jersey Boulevard has been doubled. Before, it was a single structure with one lane in each direction. That structure has been demolished and replaced with two separate two-lane structures, one carrying traffic toward the toll plaza, the other carrying it away from the toll plaza. The additional capacity will mean less congestion.
  • The traffic signal near the toll plaza at Avenue E at 53rd Street has been eliminated. The round-about that replaced the signal is expected to improve the circulation of traffic through the toll plaza and on nearby city streets.
  • The last major component of the Interchange 14A project is a ramp connecting traffic to Route 440 south and providing a direct route from the toll plaza to Chosin Few Way. The ramp will reduce congestion on streets around the port facility and encourage economic development by improving access to the MOTBY site. The ramp is now open.

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Expect Major Delays as I-95 Construction Heats Up in Fredericksburg

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that, similar to temperatures in the Fredericksburg area, the number of work zones on Interstate 95 is also rising. Drivers should anticipate major overnight delays on I-95 this week, with multiple work zones requiring double lane closures, including full traffic stops on I-95 southbound scheduled at Exit 118/Thornburg.

I-95 Construction Southbound

  • Prince William County line to Mile Marker 145 at Aquia Creek Bridge
    • Thru Thursday: A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures will end at 4:30 a.m. Crews will be paving I-95 southbound between the the Prince William County line and mile marker 146.6.
  • Mile Marker 145 at Aquia Creek Bridge
    • Thru Friday: A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures will end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 7 a.m. except on Friday, when all lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. On Friday evening, a single lane will close at 10 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at midnight. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Saturday. The bridge is located at mile marker 145, just before Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville). Crews are working to improve the bridge condition as part of a bridge rehabilitation project.
  • Exit 130 (Route 3) City of Fredericksburg
    • Thru Thursday: The I-95 southbound off-ramp to Route 3 westbound will be reduced to a single lane beginning at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. During the same hours, one of the right turn lanes at the traffic signal to westbound Route 3 will be blocked for paving work . The work is connected to the I-95 Safety Improvements Project at the Exit 130 interchange.
  • Exit 118 (Mudd Tavern Road) FULL TRAFFIC STOP
    • Monday: Expect a single lane to be closed at 9:30 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Between midnight and 5 a.m., all southbound traffic will be detoured to the exit ramp, directed across Mudd Tavern Road, and guided onto the entrance ramp to the interstate. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Friday. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control.

I-95 Construction Northbound

  • Exit 130 (Route 3) City of Fredericksburg
    • Tuesday – Thursday: Expect a single lane closure to begin at 9 p.m. on I-95 northbound to allow crews to remove temporary lane markings. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.
  • Mile Marker 145 at Aquia Creek Bridge
    • Thru Friday: A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning. The bridge is located at mile marker 145, just north of Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville).

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Lane Closures, Detours for I-95 Construction in Northern Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-95 construction and maintenance operations in Duval County and the Jacksonville metro area, thru July 13, 2018:

  • Daytime lane closures at I-295 East Beltway at north interchange through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and nighttime lane closures through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for overpass work.
  • Daytime and nighttime lane closures on I-95 northbound access to Acosta and Main Street bridges from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to install overhead signage.
  • 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 lane closure from I-95 southbound to Atlantic Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for overpass construction.
  • Nighttime off-ramp closure from I-95 southbound to Philips Highway and Atlantic Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for overpass construction. Follow detour signs.
  • Nighttime detour of Interstate 95 southbound collector-distributor Atlantic/Philips Highway exit. Nighttime detour of Interstate 95 northbound collector-distributor to Acosta bridge for roadway and bridge construction. Follow detour signs.

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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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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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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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