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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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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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Maryland Adds $890 Million to Extend I-95 Express Toll Lanes

Maryland recently announced the investment of an additional $890 million to extend the northbound I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL). The expanded $1.1 billion project will now provide two ETLs for more than 10 miles from north of MD 43 in Baltimore County to north of MD 24 in Harford County.

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will begin the expanded $1.1 billion project in early 2019.

The I-95 interchanges at MD 152 and MD 24 also will be reconstructed to provide access from the northbound ETL. Reconstruction of the MD 152 interchange includes associated park-and-ride. Reconstruction of the MD 24 interchange includes a two-lane flyover ramp toward Bel Air, alleviating congestion for motorists exiting I-95 to MD 24 and MD 924.

As part of the project, there will be significant bridge improvements, such as the reconstruction of the Raphel Road, Bradshaw Road, Old Joppa Road and Clayton Road overpasses to accommodate the larger area needed for the ETLs. Additionally, the I-95 northbound bridges over the Big Gunpowder Falls, Little Gunpowder Falls and Winters Run will be widened and improved. Delivering on the community’s requests during the project planning process, MDTA will place five new noise walls along the corridor on both sides of I-95.

The original $210 million project was slated to provide a 7.75 mile, single-lane extension from north of MD 43 to MD 24.


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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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