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Expect Delays, Multiple Work Zones for I-95 Construction Near Fredericksburg

The Virginia Department of Transportation advises travelers to expect overnight delays with multiple work zones on I-95 near Fredericksburg beginning tonight, April 16 through early Saturday, April 21.

Motorists should anticipate overnight delays and lane closures on Interstate 95 with multiple work zones scheduled near Fredericksburg this week.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

Interstate 95 Northbound

Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax) Spotsylvania County

  • Monday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4 a.m.
    Expect double lane closures to begin at 10 p.m. on I-95 northbound near Exit 126/Massaponax to allow crews to take soil samples safely. Crews will be working from the Route 1 overpass to mile marker 128, which is near the Route 208/Courthouse Road overpass. All lanes will reopen by 4 a.m.

Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County

  • Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m. and Friday ˗˗ Saturday, 12 a.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m.
    A single lane will close at 9 p.m. on I-95 northbound followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. All lanes will reopen at 4:30 a.m. the following morning. On Friday evening, two lanes will close at midnight and all lanes will reopen at 7 a.m. Saturday. The bridge is located at mile marker 137, just after Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway).
  • Tuesday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    Expect alternating single lane closures on I-95 northbound at the Potomac Creek bridge.

Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) Stafford County

  • Tuesday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    Expect a single lane and the shoulder to be closed on I-95 northbound at Exit 140 to allow crews to work safely on the noise wall barrier. The work is connected to the Exit 140 interchange relocation and Courthouse Road widening project. The off-ramp from I-95 northbound to Courthouse Road will remain open but will be narrowed slightly. Drivers should stay alert to workers and construction equipment along the ramp’s shoulder.
  • Tuesday ˗˗ Wednesday, 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.
    Expect double lane closures on I-95 northbound at Exit 140. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

Interstate 95 Southbound

Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) Stafford County

  • Wednesday ˗˗ Thursday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
    Expect double lane closures on I-95 southbound for the Exit 140 interchange relocation and Courthouse Road widening project. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County

  • Tuesday ˗˗ Wednesday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    Expect alternating single lane closures on I-95 southbound at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project.

Exit 130 (Route 3) City of Fredericksburg

  • Tuesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    A single lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 130/Route 3 will close at 9 p.m. for construction activities and will reopen at 10 a.m. the following morning. This work is connected to the I-95 Safety Improvement Project.

Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax) Spotsylvania County

  • Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m.
    A single lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 126/Massaponax will close at 9 p.m. to allow crews to make repairs to the bridge over Route 1 followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Overhead message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for the work zones ahead and possible delays.


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Battle for Eire Virtual Reality Ride Opens at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg

An exhilarating new adventure is underway at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg with today’s grand opening of its innovative virtual reality attraction, Battle For Eire™—Action VR Ride.

“With Battle For Eire and the 360-degree virtual reality, riders can have a unique experience each time they ride,” said Kevin Lembke, park resident for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. “That’s what’s going to keep people coming back over and over again.”

Battle For Eire is the story of a heroic fairy warrior, Addie, and her quest to rescue the Heart of Eire from evil villain Balor. This one-of-a-kind ride is a marriage of a motion-based theater simulator with state-of-the-art 360-degree virtual reality headsets, creating a thrilling experience unlike any other in the theme park industry.


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Riders will be completely immersed within the story and be able to see, hear and feel actions happening all around them, both through the virtual reality headsets and within the motions of the simulator.

“Battle For Eire is a phenomenal new experience. It’s something that has never been done before,” said Larry Giles, vice president of design and engineering at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. “You really feel like you’re there. You’re not just watching it. You’re part of it.”

Busch Gardens is open April 13-16 for an extended Battle For Eire Fest weekend. Join us for fun and activities in Ireland throughout this four-day opening weekend of our newest thrill ride.


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Unwind Oceanside at Cocoa Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Festival

Showcasing Central Florida’s most-renowned chefs, restaurants and breweries, the second annual Cocoa Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Festival takes place April 28-29 at Alan Shepard Park.

The two-day celebration of food, wine and craft beer offers attendees a chance to indulge in the finest tastes the region has to offer, while unwinding along Cocoa Beach’s spectacular oceanfront.

Doors open Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for general admission ticket holders. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to enter one hour earlier and exclusively experience the Moet & Chandon bubbly bar in the Grand Tasting Village, where they also can have access to additional seating for relaxation and mingling.

Guests at the 2018 festival will be treated to a variety of interactive experiences, tastings, and cooking demonstrations and competitions, as well as a special appearance by celebrity chef and cookbook author Doreen Colondres.


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“Cocoa Beach Uncorked provides attendees a delicious culinary experience that highlights the different cuisines the Space Coast has to offer,” said Eric Garvey, Executive Director of Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism. “After a successful inaugural event a year ago, we look forward to further spotlighting the area’s culinary scene. And there’s no better place to enjoy some sweeping Atlantic views while sampling all this magnificent food, wine and beer.”

“Cocoa Beach last year was the ideal launching pad for the first ‘Uncorked’ festival on Florida’s East Coast,” said Tammy Gail, the event’s producer. “This is a one-of-a-kind showcase for the culinary treasures of this region. We’re excited to be back for another unforgettable weekend and we look forward to a sellout event.”

Cocoa Beach Uncorked is sponsored by Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism, the City of Cocoa Beach, Publix, and the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront hotel. General admission tickets for each day of the event are available for $55 per person, while VIP tickets for each day are $75 per person.

Alan Shepard Park is located at 299 East Cocoa Beach Causeway, at the east end of State Road 520. For more event and ticket information, visit www.cocoabeachuncorked.com/cocoa. For more information about Florida’s Space Coast, go to www.visitspacecoast.com.


For more I-95 travel info, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

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Kings Dominion Debuts New “Hybrid” Roller Coaster Twisted Timbers

Kings Dominion is now opened for its 44th season!

The wait is over for guests looking to get their thrill fix on Kings Dominion’s newest roller coaster, Twisted Timbers. Wood and steel intertwine into twisting barrel roll drops, dynamic inversions and gravity-defying weightlessness on the park’s newest coaster, which opened to the public on Saturday, March 24.

Twisted Timbers is an innovative hybrid coaster that uses the latest technology to combine wood supports with a steel track to give riders an exhilarating experience with maneuvers previously unimaginable on a traditional wooden coaster. The coaster was designed and built by Rocky Mountain Construction of Idaho, a company renowned for reimagining wooden coasters. Features of the ride include:

  • 109 foot tall barrel roll drop
  • Over 3000 feet of track
  • Top speed of 54 miles per hour
  • Three loops
  • Three overbanked turns
  • 20 airtime moments

Twisted Timbers is located in the Candy Apple Grove section of the park and is themed to an abandoned apple orchard on the edge of town. The story behind the coaster is that an unknown force – supernatural or natural– destroyed the harvest years ago and froze the orchard in time; now the strictly “off-limits” orchard has reopened for tours, with the twisted ride as its highlight.


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To learn more about Twisted Timbers, purchase Season Passes or check operating hours, visit www.kingsdominion.com.


For more I-95 travel info, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

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Savor the Culinary Celebration at the Williamsburg Taste Festival

Greater Williamsburg is for foodies. Exhibit No. 1 entered into evidence for all you Top Chef judge wannabes is the Williamsburg Taste Festival destined to tickle your taste buds from April 19 to 22. After all, this is one place that savored farm- and sea-to-table centuries before it became a buzzword.

There are more than a dozen mouth-watering events, something for every taste. The area’s top chefs will be on hand, offering their modern take on local ingredients — from oysters to pork to seasonal veggies — just like the old days when they ate what was ripe and ready. Mixing the traditions of Southern, European and African cooking, they created something from the mist of history that is thoroughly modern and unique to Greater Williamsburg. And don’t forget the up-to-date, local takes on beer, wine and even mead made in these parts.


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Here’s a guide to all that deliciousness.


For more I-95 travel info, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.