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I-95 Northbound Detour in North Carolina After Bridge Damaged

July 13, 2018: The North Carolina Department of Transportation has closed the N.C. 82 (Exit 65) bridge off Interstate 95 and started detouring I-95 northbound traffic around it after a truck hauling logging equipment struck the bridge and damaged it.

Bridge inspectors are still assessing the damage to the concrete girders. NCDOT is detouring traffic so no vehicles pass under the damaged bridge while temporary repairs are being made. Instead, northbound traffic has been reduced to one lane as NCDOT directs motorists to get off at Exit 65, and then re-enter the interstate on the other side of the overpass.

NCDOT officials hope to be able to resume normal traffic conditions on I-95 North by tonight, but the N.C. 82 bridge will be closed indefinitely until permanent repairs can be made.


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Nighttime Lane Shifts on I-95 in Delaware Coming Soon

The Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) contractor, Mumford and Miller Concrete Inc. at 8 PM on Friday, July 20, 2018 until 9 AM on Saturday July 21, 2018, I-95 northbound will be closing and shifting lanes to I-295 northbound. The nighttime lane and ramp closures are necessary for striping for the new traffic pattern on I-95 Northbound.

Rain Date: 8 PM on Saturday, July 21, 2018 until 9 AM on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

I-95 northbound motorists will use the right lanes signed for I-295 northbound and stay on the left lane of I-295 and then use the temporary crossover just past the work zone to go back onto I-95 northbound.


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Lane, Ramp Closures, Detours for I-95 Construction in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following travel advisories as a result of I-95 construction and maintenance operations.

Upcoming Overnight Interstate Closures

  • Pawtucket: As part of the Pine St. Bridge Replacement Project, I-95 North and South at Exit 27 is scheduled to close for the following nights from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.:
    • Sun. July 22 and Wed. July 25: I-95 North ONLY
    • Mon. July 23 and Thurs. July 26: I-95 South ONLY

New Lane Split on I-95 North and South in Providence

  • Providence: On I-95 North and South at Exit 19, there is a lane split because of bridge construction with two lanes to the left of the split and one to the right. DO NOT CHANGE LANES – ALL LANES GO THROUGH. Trucks must use the right lane in this area. Only the right lane on I-95 North can be used for Exit 19 to I-195 East and Exit 20 to Point St.

Ongoing Traffic Patterns

  • Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 19 to Exit 18, and I-95 North, from Exit 18 to Exit 20, lanes shifted to the right for construction through Summer 2018.

Overnight Restrictions

  • Hopkinton to Warwick: I-95 North and South, including the ramps, from Exit 1 to Exit 15, expect alternating lane closures in a moving operation for striping, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, from Exit 26 to Exit 28, right and center lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Warwick: I-95 South, from Rte. 2 to Service Rd., including the ramps, lane and temporary ramp closures for paving, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Delays anticipated. Follow signed detours.

Weekday Restrictions

  • West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 5A to Exit 5B, bridge work behind barrier and in median, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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Massachusetts’ I-95 Whittier Bridge Project Opening Today

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation today announced that the Whittier Bridge and a 4-mile section of I-95 will be opened to its full capacity of four lanes of traffic in both the north and southbound directions by 5 p.m., Friday, July 13.

This major milestone for the $318 million ongoing bridge replacement and corridor improvement project will mean that all vehicles traveling on I-95 north and southbound will have access to the full benefits of the new bridge structure and widened roadway.

Crews are continuing to conduct finishing work on the bridge and will be installing final pavement markings in the coming weeks. Additionally, work is continuing on the shared-use path that is being constructed adjacent to I-95 northbound in this area, which is necessitating a closure of the breakdown lane on I-95 northbound through the end of July. This component of the project is currently expected to be completed this fall.

The previous bridge at this location was built in 1951 and named for the poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. The bridge carries vehicles on I-95 north and southbound between Newburyport and Amesbury over the Merrimack River. The structure is a critical regional transportation link for people and commerce throughout the region.

The new bridge cross section includes four travel lanes and a breakdown lane in each direction. Through this project, four adjacent bridges have been replaced or reconstructed along a 3.5-mile segment to accommodate a widened I-95 from Exit 57 in Newburyport to Exit 60 in Salisbury.


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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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