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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.


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Update on I-95 Preservation Project in South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Transportation continues work on an interstate preservation project on Interstate 95 in Dillon Florence and Clarendon Counties. The preservation project has been under way since October 2017 along a 21-mile stretch of Southbound I-95 from mile marker 192 near Dillon to mile marker 171 near Florence. Currently the contractor is working near southbound mile marker 190 up to mile marker 172 along with working at Exit 160 Ramps in Florence County. The work will continue to progress south into Florence County and includes concrete patching, diamond grinding, joint sealing, and pavement markings.

Southbound lane closures are expected to be in place 24 hours a day from Mondays at 7 p.m. until Thursdays at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. on Thursdays until 7 p.m. on Mondays, only nighttime closures are permitted.

For motorists traveling southbound, alternate routes include US 301/76 or SC 34. Motorists are encouraged to use the alternate routes to avoid delays if there are noticeable traffic backups and if message boards request the use of an alternate route.

SCDOT appreciates your patience and cooperation during these necessary activities to provide a safer, more efficient interstate system. Motorists are advised to use caution in the work zone. “Let ’em Work, Let ’em Live.”


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MassDOT Cautions Travelers to Plan Ahead for Coming Blizzard

MassDOT is cautioning the public to plan ahead for a significant snowstorm expected from late Monday evening into Tuesday, which could cause widespread snow drifting and decreased visibility.

“Our snow and ice crews are closely monitoring the forecast and we know this winter storm could bring over a foot of total snow accumulation to many areas as well as heavy winds that may combine with snow and reduce visibility, creating challenging driving conditions throughout the state,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “Drivers should make smart decisions on whether or not they need to be on the roadways during this storm and consider measures such as delaying travel plans until after the snow has fallen.”

At this hour, a blizzard warning is in effect for Essex, Plymouth, Barnstable, and Dukes Counties from 11 p.m., Monday, through 8 p.m. Tuesday. MassDOT’s snow and ice operations will be deployed as conditions necessitate. Crews are currently conducting preparation activities in advance of the winter weather and will be pretreating roadways with brine and Magnesium Chloride. MassDOT is also currently planning deployments of snowplows and spreaders and maintenance equipment.

In the worst storms, MassDOT’s Highway Division is able to utilize up to 700 personnel to perform snow and ice removal operations on more than 15,000 lanes miles of roadway throughout the Commonwealth. This winter, MassDOT will have approximately 4,200 pieces of state and vendor equipment available using over 150 depots and storage locations. This includes over 1,300 plow and spreader combos, 2,100 plows, and 460 front-end loaders.

If drivers must go out on the roadways, they are advised to always wear seatbelts, minimize distractions, turn off or put away cell-phones and devote full attention to what is ahead on the road.


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I-95 Travel Restrictions in Rhode Island This Week

The Rhode island Department of Transportation has issued the following I-95 travel restrictions through Friday, March 16, 2018:

Upcoming New Traffic Patterns

  • Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 19 (Eddy St.) to Exit 18, all lanes will be shifted to the right effective Monday, March 19. On I-95 North, from Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.) to Exit 20 (Point St.), all lanes will be shifted to the right effective Tuesday, March 20. The temporary traffic patterns will be in place through July 2018. Please note date changes.

Overnight Restrictions

  • West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 5A (Rte. 102 South) to Exit 5B (Rte. 102 North), lane closures for construction, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

Weekday Restrictions

  • East Providence/Providence: I-195 West, from the Taunton Ave. on-ramp to the Gano St. off-ramp, lane closures for bridge work, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Richmond/Exeter: I-95 North and South, from Exit 3 (Rte. 138) to Exit 5 (Rte. 102), right lane and shoulder closures for construction, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ongoing Restrictions

  • Johnston: I-295 North and South at Rte. 5 (Greenville Ave.) between Rte. 6 (Exit 9A and Exit 9B) and Rte. 44 (Exit 12A and 12B), right shoulder closures for construction, through Summer 2018.

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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Virginia DOT Crews Ready for Late-Winter Snow Monday

Despite spring being right around the corner, Virginia Department of Transportation crews will again be mobilized for snow that is forecast for Monday. Drivers should continue to monitor the weather as the timing of this snowfall could impact both morning and evening rush hours. Overnight temperatures through Wednesday are expected to be in the mid-20s, so drivers should be aware of possible refreeze. See National Weather Service forecast.

Crews will pretreat roads during the day Sunday, including critical locations such as bridges, ramps, overpasses, and turn lanes. VDOT asks those drivers who are out Sunday to give tanker trucks and trailing safety vehicles room to work. Pretreatment vehicles are heavy, not as agile as passenger vehicles, and require a larger turning radius.

By Sunday night, plow trucks will stage along roadways, ready to treat roads once snow begins to fall.

Drivers are asked to:

  • Stay closely tuned to weather forecasts throughout the day Sunday into Monday.
  • Consider adjusting trips around the forecast for safety.
  • Assume any “wet” pavement to be slick. Bridges, ramps, overpasses and lower-volume roads may get slippery first, and even previously treated roads will become slick quickly with the low pavement temperatures.
  • Ensure gas and wiper fluid tanks are full, and have a good emergency kit.
  • Be aware that low temperatures will mean continued potential for refreeze and slick road conditions.

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Upcoming I-95 Lane Closures in Walterboro

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announces an upcoming lane closure on Interstate 95 Northbound at Mile Marker 57. The right northbound lane will be closed starting at 7 p.m. on Monday March 12, 2018, and is expected to remain closed until the night of Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The closure is required to perform concrete repairs to the bridge which carries traffic over SC-64 (Bells Highway) in Walterboro. Repairs may be affected by weather, and further updates will be provided as needed.

Signs, barricades and flashing lights will be in place to direct traffic. Interstate 95 North, Exit 57 to SC-64 (Bells Highway) is expected to remain open during maintenance activities. Motorists are advised to use caution when driving in work zones and to allow extra time as travel delays are possible.


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Delaware DOT I-95 Winter Storm Update

The Delaware Department of Transportation reports the following winter storm update:

In New Castle County, there is a chance of rain, snow, and sleet becoming snow after 9 a.m. today with an accumulation of 3 to 7 inches probable. In Kent County, rain before 9 a.m. There will be rain, snow, and/or sleet between 9 a.m. until noon. There is a chance of new snow or sleet in the afternoon of less than a half inch possible. Little or no snow is anticipated in Sussex County. The Department of Transportation’s crews will be plowing and salting roadways as needed in New Castle and Kent Counties.

The speed limit on I-495 has been reduced to 55 MPH.

Motorists should exercise extreme caution while traveling today and anticipate intermittent icy areas, particularly on less traveled roadways. With the lower temperatures, drivers should use caution on bridges, ramps, and overpasses as they freeze more quickly.

DelDOT officials ask motorists to drive slowly and be patient when driving near a DelDOT snowplow.


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