Mississippi: MDOT to Close Loop Ramps on Southside of Interstate 10 /110 Next Week

Mississippi Road Construction | 511enews.comAs the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues progress on the multimillion dollar economically driven infrastructure project at the I-10/I-110 Interchange, more phases of construction will be implemented in the coming weeks.

Beginning Monday, March 2, the loop ramps on the south side of I-10 at I-110 will be closed during daytime hours only for approximately 5 business days, weather permitting. This closure will impact traffic getting on and off I-10 eastbound at I-110. Exit 4A (I-110 south to I-10 east) and Exit 46A (I-10 east to I-110 north) will be affected.

These closures are necessary to realign the existing loops into a safer, more efficient configuration. Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic around these closures. Through traffic on I-10 will not be affected.

Work began in 2013 on the I-10 and I-110 interchange improvement project in Harrison County. The project includes the construction of new interchanges at D’Iberville Boulevard and Lamey Bridge Road, the realignment of the I-110/I-10 loops, and the installation of auxiliary traffic lanes to reduce traffic congestion and increase safety for motorists entering and exiting the interstate. Work is underway to rebuild the D’Iberville Boulevard Bridge, the centerpiece of the new Diverging Diamond Interchange. Work will soon begin on the realignment of the I-10/I-110 interchange loops.

Phase I of the project was awarded to Gulf Equipment Corporation of Theodore, Alabama for $29.7 million. Work is scheduled for completion by fall of 2015.


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Florida: Lane and Shoulder Closures on I-75 in Alachua County Thru March 6

Florida Road Construction | I-75 Exit GuideThe Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following lane and shoulder closures on I-75 from February 28-March 6, 2015:

– Nighttime northbound lane closures Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Newberry Road (Exit 387) and Northwest 23rd Avenue overpass to repair depressions under the roadway.

– Daytime shoulder closures from north of U.S. 441 (Exit 399) to the Columbia County line (Sante Fe River Bridge) in preparation for resurfacing.

– Daytime emergency lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. between County Road 234 (Exit 374) and Archer Road (Exit 384) to install poles for the new communications network as part of the Intelligent Transportation System project in Paynes Prairie.

– Daytime closures of the north and southbound emergency lanes just south of U.S. 441 (Exit 399) overpass in Alachua to build a new southbound entrance ramp.


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Michigan: I-75 Improvements in Saginaw County Begin March 9

Michigan Construction | I-75 Exit GuideThe Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is scheduled to begin road reconstruction and bridge replacement work on I-75 from Dixie Highway to Hess Road in Saginaw County. MDOT will partner with the Saginaw County Road Commission and Buena Vista and Bridgeport township officials to complete the project.

In addition to the road and bridge project, overall work includes temporary widening to add additional lanes during construction, along with drainage improvements and sound wall construction on I-75. The project includes a five-year materials and workmanship pavement warranty.

2015 Traffic Impacts:

Bridge replacements and southbound road reconstruction

King Road bridge replacement over I-75: March 9 – April 27
– King Road will be closed over I-75, with traffic rerouted to M-46.
– Daytime single-lane closures will be in effect on I-75.
– Nighttime road closures will be scheduled during bridge demolition and beam replacement work.
– During nighttime closures, I-75 traffic will be rerouted to Dixie Highway.
– King Road will reopen to traffic before work begins on Baker and Hess roads.

Baker and Hess roads bridge demolition over I-75 and temporary road widening: April 28 – June 20
– Baker and Hess roads will be closed over I-75 and detoured using multiple routes.
– Daytime single-lane closures will be in effect on I-75.
– Nighttime road closures will be scheduled during bridge demolition and beam replacement work.
– During nighttime closures, I-75 traffic will be rerouted to Dixie Highway.

Southbound I-75 road reconstruction, including Baker and Hess roads bridge replacement
– Southbound I-75 traffic will be shifted to northbound lanes during road and bridge work.
– Northbound traffic will be shifted onto the temporary lanes (widened area).
– Traffic will be shifted, using a moveable barrier wall, to keep three lanes open in the peak travel direction for the duration of this work.


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Florida: I-75 Ramp and Lane Closures, Traffic Pacing March 1 Thru 7

Florida Road Construction | I-75 Exit GuideThe Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following ramp and lane closures on I-75 associated with highway construction:

– Wesley Chapel: One lane may be closed on southbound I-75 at State Road 56 (Exit 275) from 10:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday (March 4 and 5) nights.

– Tampa: One lane may be closed on northbound I-75 from Fletcher Avenue (Exit 266) to the Hillsborough River (south of Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Exit 270) between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday (March 4 and 5) nights.

– Tampa: The southbound I-75 Exit 266 ramp to Fletcher Avenue may be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday (March 4 and 5) nights. DETOUR: Continue south and exit to Fowler Avenue (Exit 265). Bear left at the split of the ramp and take the “loop” exit ramp onto eastbound Fowler Avenue. Pass under I-75 and turn right and take the “loop” entrance ramp onto northbound I-75. Go north on I-75 and use northbound I-75 Exit 266 to Fletcher Avenue.

– New Tampa: The Bruce B. Downs Boulevard entrance ramp onto northbound I-75 will be closed from 10:00 p.m. Tuesday (March 3) to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 4). DETOUR: Traffic will be directed to enter southbound I-75 and will use Exit 266 to Fletcher Avenue, turn left onto Fletcher and go under I-75, then turn left and enter northbound I-75. Drivers may also choose to enter at State Road 56 by going north on Bruce B. Downs Blvd., then west on SR 56 to the entrance ramp.

– Wesley Chapel: One lane may be on any of the multi-lane ramps at the I-75/State Road 56 interchange (Exit 275) and traffic may be directed through traffic signals (instead of the free-flow ramps) between 8:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday (March 2 – 5) nights.

– Wesley Chapel: The southbound I-75 Exit 275 ramp to State Road 56 will be may be closed to all traffic Wednesday through Friday (March 4 – 6) nights. DETOUR: Traffic will continue south and use Exit 270 to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, then enter northbound I-75 back to State Road 56.

– Wesley Chapel/San Antonio: 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 through Saturday (February 27 – March 7) nights.

– Pasco County: Traffic will be paced very slowly (about 10 MPH) by law enforcement officers one time in each direction of I-75 in Pasco County sometime between 11:00 p.m. Tuesday (March 3) and 5:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 4). The estimated starting time will be around 1:00 a.m. and the pacing is expected to last about 20 minutes. Northbound I-75 pacing will begin north of County Road 54 (Exit 279); southbound I-75 pacing will begin south of County Road 41 (Exit 293). The pacing will end at the work site just north of the State Road 52 interchange (Exit 285) where crews will be removing a power line over the interstate.

– Pasco County: 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 Friday (March 1 – 6) nights.

– Ridge Manor: One lane may be closed (for up to a two-mile stretch) on southbound I-75 anywhere from about two miles south of SR 50 (Exit 301) to the Pasco County line (north of County Road 41/Exit 293) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (March 1 – 5) nights. One lane may be closed during the same hours in the same area on northbound I-75 Monday through Thursday (March 2 – 5) nights.


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New Connecticut Visitors Guide Offers Travel Inspiration And Ideas

Mystic Connecticut | I-95 Exit GuideThe Connecticut Office of Tourism unveiled its new 2015 Official Connecticut Visitors Guide, a comprehensive travel resource for planning vacations, getaways and outings in Connecticut. The Visitors Guide showcases the state’s diverse offerings and illustrates how travelers can enjoy a distinct blend of activities, within close proximity. Connecticut offers experiences that are relaxing and active, historic and contemporary, and nature-oriented and cultural. The guide is available for free at Connecticut’s five Welcome Centers throughout the state and at www.CTvisit.com, where travelers can also check out an interactive version of the guide.

“The Connecticut Visitors Guide is an excellent resource and inspirational travel planning tool that highlights attractions, events, history, culture and arts, dining, accommodations and much more, within multi-layered travel experiences,” said Randy Fiveash, director of Connecticut Office of Tourism. “It provides a snapshot of the state’s vibrant personality and boundless offerings, and reinforces our still revolutionary brand, which celebrates the blend of Connecticut’s rich history, continual innovation and forward vision. We invite visitors to experience all that makes Connecticut such a great travel destination.”

The 120-page guide is ideal for families, couples, groups and individuals interested in discovering or rediscovering Connecticut. Readers will enjoy the booklets colorful images, stories, information, ideas and fun facts, plus a state map and detailed index of attractions. Designed to inspire travelers’ imaginations, the Visitors Guide is organized by multi-dimensional travel experiences and by Connecticut’s five regions. In addition, it includes features on what makes Connecticut special and unique, such as “Literary Giants,” “Tasty Trails,” “Landmarks,” and “CT Play List.”

Travel Experiences:
Rewind + Fast Forward – Find a Refreshing Mix of Historic and Contemporary Attractions Across the State
Surf + Turf – From Thrill Rides to Scenic Drives, Gather the Family and Go
Catch + Release – Choose Hands-On Action or Completely Let Go
Thrills + Chills – 8 Degrees of Outdoor Adventure

Regions:
Fairfield County – Black Dress or Blue Jeans? Pack Both for a Getaway to The Gold Coast
Greater New Haven – Set Your Pace to Zip or Zen on a Tour of this Cultural Wonderland
Litchfield Hills – Discover the Perfect Balance of Wild Life and The Good Life
River Valley – Get Off the Grid or Jump into the Center of the Action
Mystic Country – Unplug in Natural Surroundings or Recharge in Neon Palaces

For a copy of the 2015 Official Connecticut Visitors Guide, go to www.CTvisit.com or call 1-888-CTvisit.

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