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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Oregon I-5 Road Construction and Conditions Report

Oregon I-5 Road Construction and Conditions Report

The Oregon Department of Transportation is reporting the following updated information regarding I-5 road construction and conditions:

I-5 MP 242.13: I-5 SB Exit 242 ramp to Talbot Rd (north of Albany) Effective March 6, 2016, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 242 to Talbot Rd will be intermittently closed between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is March 18, 2016.

I-5 MP 250.15 to 251.76: Estimated delay under 20 minutes. Watch for increased construction activity near the interchange, proceed with caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limits. Project Summary: The I-5 Kuebler Interchange Project will address the increasing congestion at the interchange by modifying the existing southbound off ramp, which will decrease the conflicts at Kuebler that have caused back-ups on I-5 southbound. The new ramp will meet modern standards and contain excess capacity. The project will also add a westbound to southbound I-5 loop on ramp and modify the eastbound to southbound I-5 on ramp.

I-5 MP 271.6 to 274.69: I-5 MP 271.35 to MP 276.01 NB & SB (Woodburn) This section of I-5 southbound will be restricted to 17 feet 01 in. in height. This section of I-5 northbound will be restricted to 16 feet 09 in. in height. Estimated date of completion is September 30, 2016.

I-5 MP 271.6 to 272.03: I-5 NB & SB Exit 271 ramps to / from OR214 / OR219 (Woodburn) The on- and off-ramps to/from I-5 northbound and southbound Exit 271 to OR214 and OR219 will be restricted to 16 feet 00 in. in width. Mobile homes with eaves are allowed, provided the base width does not exceed 16 feet 00 in. in width. Estimated date of completion is September 30, 2016.

I-5 MP 289.5: I-5 NB MP 289.50 (crossing under Nyberg Rd Exit 289 – Tualatin) Effective March 4, 2016, I-5 crossing under Nyberg Rd will be restricted to 15 feet 06 in. in height between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is March 6, 2016.

I-5 MP 294.21 to 305.44: Double lane and shoulder closures on I-5 SB between I-84 and the Marquam Bridge. ODOT is partnering with law enforcement for extra presence in the construction zone. Periodic single lane and shoulder closures on I-405 in both directions on the Fremont Bridge Monday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Periodic double lane and shoulder closures on I-5 southbound (between I-84 and the Marquam Bridge) Monday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

I-5 MP 297.55 to 306.18: I-5 MP 298 to MP 306 NB & SB ramps (Portland) The following ramps will be intermittently closed on Sunday through Thursday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 6 AM; Friday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 7 AM; Sunday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 8 AM: I-5 NB Exit 298 ramp to Corbett Ave; I-5 SB Exit 300B ramp to US26 / OR99E; I-5 SB ramp from Weidler St / Wheeler Ave / Winning Way; I-5 NB on-ramp from Broadway St; I-5 SB Exit 303 ramp to Alberta St / Swan Island; I-5 SB Exit 304 ramp to Rosa Parks Way. Estimated date of completion is February 29, 2016.

I-5 MP 298.24 to 306.12: I-5 MP 298 to MP 306 NB & SB (Portland) This section of I-5 will be restricted to 15 feet 05 in. in height northbound, and 14 feet 06 in. in height southbound between the hours of 8 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is February 29, 2016.

I-5 MP 298.24 to 306.12: I-5 MP 298 to MP 306 NB & SB (Portland) This section of I-5 will be restricted to 13 feet 00 in. in width Sunday through Thursday nights between the hours of 10 PM & 5:30 AM; Friday nights between the hours of 10 PM & 8 AM; Saturday nights between the hours of 10 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is February 29, 2016.

I-5 MP 300.271: I-5 SB ramp to I-405 NB (Portland) Effective March 11, 2016 the ramp from I-5 southbound to I-405 northbound will be restricted to 13 feet 00 in. in width between the hours of 9:30 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is March 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 301.06 to 302.43: I-5 MP 301.0 to MP 302.5 NB & SB (Portland) This section of I-5 will be restricted to 15 feet 07 in. in height northbound, and 14 feet 10 in. in height southbound between the hours of 10 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is February 13, 2016.


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Washington I-5 Lane and Ramp Closures This Week

Washington I-5 Lane and Ramp Closures This Week

The Washington Department of Transportation reports the following lane and ramp closures on Interstate 5 in the Olympia area this week:

I-5 – M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV & I-5 – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Northbound HOV
These two projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife. These projects are located on Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.

Construction

Monday, Feb. 22
• Northbound I-5 between L Street and Puyallup River Bridge will be reduced to a single lane during overnight hours. Single, double and triple-lane closures will begin at 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. respectively. All lanes will open by 4 a.m. the following morning.

Tuesday, Feb. 23
• Southbound I-5 between Puyallup River Bridge and L Street will be reduced to a single lane during overnight hours. Single, double and triple-lane closures will begin at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. respectively. Two lanes will open by 4 a.m., with all lanes opening by 6 a.m. the following morning.

Drivers can also anticipate additional night single- and double-lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-5 between M Street and the Port of Tacoma Road throughout the week.

Ramp closures

Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close around the clock from 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29. (This closure is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.)

Night ramp closures:

Monday, Feb. 22
• Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Northbound I-5 exit to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound Interstate 705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound State Route 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Tuesday, Feb. 23
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-5 exit to East 27th Street/Bay Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
• Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Northbound I-5 exit to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Thursday, Feb. 25
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Friday, Feb. 26
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 night closures:
• Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to southbound SR 7 will close the following hours:

3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27;
11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, to 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.
Long-term ramp closures

Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 into winter 2017.
A Street on-ramp to northbound I- 705/I-5 through project completion.


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I-75 Tennessee Construction Update Thru February 24

I-75 Tennessee Construction Update Thru February 24

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is reporting the following construction activities on Interstate 75 thru February 24, 2016:

Anderson County, SR 61 over I-75 at Exit 122: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures through this project as crews perform bridge repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

Campbell County, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 141 and 148: Motorists should be alert for possible short duration rolling roadblocks in this area between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for blasting. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.


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Delaware I-95  Ramp and Lane Closures This Week

Delaware I-95 Ramp and Lane Closures This Week

The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced the following ramp and lane closures on Interstate 95 this week:

Christiana — DelDOT’s contractor, Pennoni Associates Inc., will be performing bridge inspections on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23, pending weather.

Motorists should be aware that bridge personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and anticipate lane shifts.

Daytime inspection from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with lane closures and traffic shifts.

Monday, February 22: Traffic shift Exit 4A/I-95 northbound off-ramp to SR 1 southbound will be shifted to the south to temporarily increase the width of the right shoulder. Once the work is done in the right shoulder, traffic will be shifted to the north to temporarily increase the width of the left shoulder. The ramp will remain open during the traffic shift and cones will be placed in advance of the horizontal curve to provide advanced notice to traffic.

In addition, there will be a right lane closure on Exit 4A/I-95 southbound to SR 1 southbound (Flyover Ramp). The exit for SR 7 southbound/Christiana Mall Road will remain open during the lane closure.

Tuesday, February 23: Alternating right and left lane closures on the road carrying traffic from Churchmans Road to SR 1/7 southbound and the ramps for I-95. All exits will remain open.


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Nighttime Travel Restrictions on I-95 in Pennsylvania

? The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that nighttime travel restrictions are scheduled on I-95 south between U.S. 1 and Business U.S. 1 in Middletown Township, Bucks County, through Friday, February 26, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM for bridge deck and expansion joint repairs.

One lane will be closed on southbound I-95 during this overnight operation and motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel through the work area.

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. of Wilmington, Del. is the general contractor that will perform the work, which is part of a $1.4 million contract to repair bridge decks and seal joints to preserve and maintain structures in the Philadelphia region.


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