Florida I-75 Construction February 26 through March 5, 2016

Florida I-75 Construction February 26 through March 5, 2016

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following construction activities on Interstate 75 in the Tampa Bay area from February 26 thru March 5, 2016:

Riverview, FL – One to two lanes may be closed on northbound I-75 over the Alafia River (just north of Gibsonton Drive/Exit 250) from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Friday night, February 26 and Sunday through Friday (February 28 – March 4) nights.

Brandon, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 at Causeway Boulevard (near State Road 60/Exit 257) from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Friday through Saturday (February 26 – March 5) nights.

Tampa, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 in various locations between Fowler Avenue (Exit 265) and State Road 56 (Exit 275) from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday night, February 26 and Sunday through Friday (February 28 – March 4) nights.

Tampa, FL – The westbound Fowler Avenue entrance ramp onto northbound I-75 may be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Friday (February 28 – March 4) nights. DETOUR: Drivers will continue west and follow signs to U-turn onto eastbound Fowler Avenue and then use the “loop” ramp from eastbound Fowler Avenue onto northbound I-75.

Wesley Chapel/San Antonio, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 anywhere from north of County Road 54 (Exit 279) to north of SR 52 (Exit 285) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Friday night, February 26 and Sunday through Friday (February 28 – March 4) nights.

Pasco County, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 from north of State Road 52 (Exit 285) to the Hernando County line (north of County Road 41/Exit 293) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Friday through Saturday (February 26 – March 5) nights.

Ridge Manor, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 from the Pasco County line (north of County Road 41/Exit 293) to about two miles south of SR 50 (Exit 301) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (February 28 – March 3) nights.


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Experience “Redding Unrestricted” in California’s Shasta Cascade

Experience “Redding Unrestricted” in California’s Shasta Cascade

American Author Mark Twain said it best: “It’s spring fever. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” Words could not be truer every spring during “Redding Unrestricted,” when the California city of Redding, located in the majestic region of Shasta Cascade, offers an endless list of activities from mid-April through May that make the heart ache for spring. Find unique adventures from stunning waterfall hikes and blood pumping races, to theater favorites like Mary Poppins, endless classic cars at Kool April Nites, and a windswept sailing regatta. With all this and more packed in a six week span, we think Mark Twain would surely have had spring fever for “Redding Unrestricted!”

Dubbed the “Gem of the U.S. Trails System” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Redding is an outdoor adventurer’s dream offering more than 200 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails all within a 15-mile radius of the city center. Off the trails, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, and fishing opportunities about throughout the region, with abundant mountain and waterfall vistas around every turn. From music festivals to paddling races, Redding’s list of cultural, sporting, and food & wine events equal fun for everyone, especially during “Redding Unrestricted.”

Visit www.visitredding.com for more information.


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Party with Nature in Morro Bay this Spring Break

Party with Nature in Morro Bay this Spring Break

American actor Robin Williams must have been thinking of Morro Bay, CA when he so aptly said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” This year, rain or shine, Morro Bay, is the place to party over spring break offering the best in family fun and special packages.

Outdoor activities include the brand new Morro Bay Bike Park, a fun and exciting BMX Bike Park, or kayaking and paddle boarding the bay to party with sea life, or rent a surrey or beach cruiser and cycle out to the iconic Morro Rock. Indoor activities in Morro Bay include the interactive Museum of Natural History, located in Morro Bay State Park, right next to the Cormorant and Heron Rookery – a virtual year-round ecological party with birds. Stop by one of several educational museums and centers along the Embarcadero and party with the world’s biggest skateboard at the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, or view aquariums of steelhead trout and eelgrass, and 3-D images of the estuary at the Estuary Nature Center. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Morro Bay Kite Festival, a FREE annual event for kite enthusiasts and families hosted on the beach just north of Morro Rock.

Visit www.morrobay.org for more information.


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Oregon Introduces New Scenic Bikeway

Oregon Introduces New Scenic Bikeway

Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway showcases the vivid color palette of the Painted Hills. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved designation of the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway in its Feb. 24 meeting in Portland, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Travel Oregon announced.

The Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway loops through the multi-colored John Day Fossil Beds on 130 miles, connecting the communities of Fossil, Service Creek, Spray, Kimberly and Mitchell. Viewed from a bicycle seat, riders can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of earth, one color at a time.

The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil—layers of yellows, golds, blacks and reds formed millions of years ago by shifting volcanic islands. A closer look reveals ancient plant and wood fossils.

The Scenic Bikeway program is a superb collection of cycling routes that inspires people to experience Oregon’s natural beauty and cultural heritage by bicycle, and that offers economic and social benefits to the state’s communities and residents.

Scenic Bikeways represent the best of the best road bicycle riding in all of Oregon. The Painted Hills route is no exception. Most of the designated Bikeways, including the Painted Hills, use existing, paved roads. As the 15th designated bikeway in the Oregon Scenic Bikeway program, the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway brings the total mileage of bikeways to more than 1,000 miles.

 

All the information bicyclists needs to plan their ride can be found on RideOregonRide.com, including a printable map, GPS data, camping and other accommodations and amenities along the route.


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Ohio I-75 Exit 187 Ramp Closed

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces that effective immediately until Thursday, February 25 at 5:00pm, the ramp from southbound I-75 to SR 582 (Exit 187), is closed for drainage repair.

Detour: SR 64 (Exit 181); northbound I-75; SR 582. All work is weather permitting.


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