July 4th Gas Prices Projected to be the Highest Since 2008

Gas Prices | I-95 Exit GuideTravelers hitting the road during the 2014 Independence Day holiday weekend will most likely find the highest gas prices in six years, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

“Market concerns about a supply disruption in Iraq are calming,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, for AAA-The Auto Club Group. “The price of oil slipped last week, so motorists should begin to see some relief at the pump. However, the discount may only be a nickel, keeping the average price on Independence Day at its highest level since 2008.”

The highest price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was set on Independence Day 2008. The second-highest gasoline prices were in 2011.

6 Mobile-Ready Travel Websites For Your Next RoadTrip

HighwayPal.comThere are so many websites these days devoted to helping you plan and book your next roadtrip, that the difficulty is choosing the one that works the best for you.

More and more travelers are heading out on the road and making their plans as they travel. But, once you’re on the road, and don’t have the luxury of a desktop computer, planning gets a little more difficult. There are suprisingly few websites out there specifically devoted to travelers on the road with their mobile devices. But fear not, we’ve found several hidden jewels worth bookmarking before your next roadtrip.

Here is our selection of 6 mobile-ready websites that you should seriously consider bookmarking…

1-3) Our first pick is actually 3 websites, each devoted to traveling specific highways. The I-4 Exit Guide covers Florida’s Tourist Corridor, from Tampa to Daytona Beach. You’ll find detailed listings for food, gas, lodging, camping, shopping and more for every exit along the route. Plus, you’ll find traffic, weather and gas price info. Check out their I-4 Gourmet, a feature that critiques one of a kind restaurants and diners along the way. The same great information can be found on their other exit guide websites, The I-5 Exit Guide (Washington to California) and The I-10 Exit Guide (California to Florida)

4) Unlike the Interstate Exit Guides listed above, HighwayPal covers most of the major Interstate highways in the US. HighwayPal is devoted to “what’s happening” along the way, with RoadNews, attractions, destination guides, outlet shopping and, like the above guides… “Interstate Gourmet” restaurant reviews.

5) WX2Go, Weather to-go does one thing and one thing only… travel weather. Weather2Go is lean, mean travel weather website. They subscribe to the fact that simple is better. ” No more cryptic tables of data. No more clicking to dig for information that should be front and center. Less is more. All the weather you really need to know is just a click away”. Their mobile-ready format is a delight.

6) We can forget our RV friends. After all, RVers account for an ever growing number of highway travelers… especially during the summer months. RVBuddy is a great, mobile-ready website devoted to user reviews of “Campgrounds and RV Parks” throughout the United States. Search by state or route number and you’ll find hundreds of detailed campground reviews with photos and maps. RVBuddy has been around for more than 10 years and still going strong. The website is mobile-ready, beautifully designed and easy to navigate.

Well, there you have it. Your roadtrip will never be the same… it will be better!

More Travelers Hitting the Road During 2014 Independence Day Holiday

I-95 Richmond | Virginia DOTBe prepared for some heavy-duty traffic over this holiday weekend. The American Automobile Association (AAA) is expecting more than 41 million people will be traveling 50 miles or more from home during the coming 2014 Independence Day Holiday weekend. That’s represents a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled for the same period last year.

The numbers traveling this year is also about 14 percent more than the number of travelers during the 2014 Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to AAA.

Travel volume for Independence Day has grown four out of the past five years and is expected to be more than six percent higher than the average of the past 10 years.

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Tanger Outlets Savannah On Track For April 2015 Opening

Tanger Outlets Savannah | I-95 Exit GuideTanger Factory Outlet Centers recently announced plans to develop Tanger Outlets Savannah in partnership with Georgia development firm Ben Carter Enterprises. Tanger Outlets Savannah will be a first-class destination for shoppers seeking their favorite designer and name brands, offering merchandise that is on trend and in season direct from the manufacturer at value prices. Phase One will deliver approximately 400,000 square feet of gross leasable space to the market and the center we expect to house more than 90 upscale brand name and designer outlet stores, with additional outparcel development opportunities.

The site is located on I-95, just north of I-16 and adjacent to the City of Savannah in Pooler, Georgia. This dynamic interchange offers great visibility from the heavily traveled I-95. The 120+ acre site will accommodate the outlet center as well as peripheral development. Already located at the Pooler Parkway exit on I-95 are Publix, Regal Cinemas, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Home Depot, and ten popular hotels. Also located at this exit is the Savannah International Airport welcoming more than 1.6 million travelers per year.

Ben Carter’s vision for the center began two years ago and he and his team broke ground on the development in the Fall of 2013. Retail interest continues to be robust and the center currently has commitments on over 70% of the available space.

According to the developer, construction on the new Tanger Outlets Savannah is on schedule with a projected opening date of April 15, 2015.

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Florida: Night Lane Closures on I-75 June 22 Thru 26

I-75 Exit Guide | FloridaThe Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following lane closures on I-74 June 22 thru June 26″

– One lane may be closed on southbound I-75 in several areas between State Road 56 (Exit 275) and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (Exit 270) from 10:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (June 22 – 26) nights.

– One lane may be closed on northbound I-75 in several areas from north of Fletcher Avenue (Exit 266) to the State Road 56 (Exit 275) overpass from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (June 22 – 26) nights.

– The northbound I-75 Exit 265 ramp to westbound Fowler Avenue will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday and Monday (June 22 and 23) nights. DETOUR: Traffic will use the exit ramp onto eastbound Fowler Avenue, then make a U-turn at the traffic signal at Jefferson Road to go westbound.

– The northbound I-75 Exit 265 ramp to westbound/southbound Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (Exit 270) will be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday and Monday (June 22 and 23) nights. DETOUR: Traffic will use the exit ramp onto eastbound/northbound Bruce B. Downs, then make a U-turn at the traffic signal at Dona Michele Drive to go westbound/southbound.

– The Fletcher Avenue entrance ramp to northbound I-75 will be closed from 9:00 p.m. Wednesday (June 25) to 6:00 a.m. Thursday (June 26). DETOUR: Drivers can enter southbound I-75, exit to eastbound Fowler Avenue (Exit 265) and go under I-75 to the entrance to northbound I-75.

– The left lane will be closed in each direction of Fowler Avenue between Morris Bridge Road and Riverhills Drive (west of the Hillsborough River) from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday (June 23 – 26) nights.

– One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 between SR 52 (Exit 285) and the Hernando County line (north of County Road 41/Exit 293) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (June 22 – 26) nights.

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