Peak Fall Foliage Along I-95 From Virginia to Maine – Part Three: Virginia to Delaware

Peak Fall Foliage Along I-95 From Virginia to Maine – Part Three: Virginia to Delaware

October is a special treat for I-95 travelers in the Northeast. That’s when fall foliage colors are at their peak all along the I-95 corridor… From Northern Virginia to Maine. This three-part series showcases fall foliage road-trips along I-95 state-by state. Let’s check out Virginia to Delaware…

Beginning in Fredericksburg, Virginia and northward to Washington, Baltimore, Maryland and Wilmington, Delaware you’ll find wonderful displays of color all around. The topography of I-95 is relatively flat along this route so you won’t get those panoramic views like you do in the mountains, so your best bet is to tour all those rural roads just off I-95 exits. You’ll find plenty of photo opportunities everywhere you turn.

In Northern Virginia, check out the fall colors along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Designed for recreational driving, it links sites that commemorate important episodes in American history and preserve habitat for local wildlife. The parkway and its associated trails provide a scenic place to play and rest in the busy Washington, DC metropolitan area.

For northbound I-95 travelers, the Parkway begins approximately 10 miles from I-95, exit 161 (US Route 1). Take US Route 1 north to the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (VA Route 235) east to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. From there, the Parkway is approximately 25 miles long. For southbound I-95 travelers, the George Washington Memorial Parkway begins approximately 16 miles from I-95, exit 27 (I-495). Take I-495 north to exit 43. From there, the Parkway is approximately 25 miles long. You should allow about one hour (without stopping) to drive this route or one full day to visit attractions along the way.

Maryland’s Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway is designated as an official America’s Byway. It’s an autumn road-trippers heaven providing an awe-inspiring fall displays.

For northbound I-95 travelers, the Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway begins approximately 31 miles from I-95, exit 19 (US Route 50). Take US Route 50 east to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. From there, the Byway is approximately 85 miles long. For southbound I-95 travelers, the Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway begins approximately 9.5 miles from I-95, exit 109 (MD Route 279). Take MD Route 279 south to MD Route 213 south to Chesapeake City. From there, the Byway is approximately 85 miles long. You should allow about two and a half hours (without stopping) to drive this route or 2-3 days to stop and visit various attractions along the route.

Take an unforgettable journey through the rolling hills of Delaware’s Brandywine Valley landscape via the Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway. The route leads to an unparalleled concentration of historic sites, magnificent estates, glorious gardens and mesmerizing museums all wrapped around splendid fall foliage colors. The Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway is designated as an official “America’s Byway“.

The Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway is easily accessible from I-95, exit 7 (Delaware Avenue, DE Route 52) inWilmington, Delaware. From there, the Brandywine Valley Scenic Highway is approximately 12 miles long. You should allow about one hour (without stopping) or 2-3 days to visit attractions along the way.

Next stop… Part Two – New Jersey to Massachusetts.

Check out this handy fall foliage map to find peak colors in your area.

I-4 Orlando Construction Update October 25 Thru October 31

I-4 Orlando Construction Update October 25 Thru October 31

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following construction alerts associated with the I-4 Orlando Ultimate construction project currently in progress in the Orlando Metro area.

Important Notice

Major detours for the week of Oct. 25 includes three nighttime ramp closures and one temporary road closure.

– Eastbound I-4 exit ramp to Par Street; Oct. 25-30 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

– Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp from Princeton Street; Oct. 25-30 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

– Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp from SR-436; Oct. 25-27 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

– North end of Formosa Avenue is closed at Minnesota Avenue; Oct. 18-Nov. 18

Lane and Ramp Closures

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on NB Florida’s Turnpike and ramp to EB I-4 from Truck Staging Area on NB Florida’s Turnpike to Conroy Road overpass on EB I-4: 1 right lane closed. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Install temporary poles.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB Ivanhoe Boulevard from Lakeview Street to Ramp to EB I-4: 2 right lanes closed. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Monday 11/30/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Bridge work.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on NB SR-435/Kirkman Road from I-4 EB to Major Boulevard: 1 left lane closed. From Sunday 11/01/15 to Friday 11/06/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Pile driving.

New Alert: Continuous Road Closure on Church Street from Hughey Avenue to Garland Avenue. From Sunday 11/01/15 at 06:30 AM to Wednesday 11/04/15 at 06:00 AM: Bridge work.

New Alert: Continuous Road Closure on Dade Avenue from Groveland Street to Bay Run Street. From Monday 11/02/15 at 10:00 PM to Monday 05/02/16: Utility relocation and pavement work.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 at Ramp to SR-436: 1 right lane closed. From Wednesday 11/04/15 to Thursday 11/05/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Install barrier wall.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on WB SR-408 at Ramp from Tampa Avenue. From Thursday 11/05/15 to Friday 11/06/15 – 09:00 PM–06:00 AM: Install barrier wall.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Road Closure on Wymore Road from Lake Destiny Road to Oranole Road. From Sunday 11/08/15 to Wednesday 11/11/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Restriping and set barrier wall.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Shoulder Closure on EB I-4 from SR-50/Colonial Drive to Ivanhoe Boulevard: 1 right lane closed. From Monday 11/09/15 to Wednesday 11/11/15 – 10:30 PM–06:30 AM: Drainage work.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on NB Lake Destiny Road at Wymore Road: 1 lane closed. From Thursday 10/22/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 08:00 PM–06:00 AM: Install barrier wall: Flagger present.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB SR-414/Maitland Boulevard from Gateway Drive to Hope Road: 1 left lane closed. From Sunday 09/27/15 to Monday 11/30/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Milling and paving.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB SR-414/Maitland Boulevard from Hope Road to Gateway Drive: 1 left lane closed. From Sunday 09/27/15 to Monday 11/30/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Milling and paving.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from Central Parkway to SR-414/Maitland Boulevard: 2 left lanes closed. From Wednesday 09/30/15 to Monday 11/30/15 – 08:30 AM–06:00 AM: Restriping and set barrier wall.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 from SR-414/Maitland Boulevard to Central Parkway: 2 left lanes closed. From Wednesday 09/30/15 to Monday 11/30/15 – 09:30 PM–07:00 AM: Restriping and set barrier wall.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on NB/SB Keller Road from Fennell Street to SR-414/Maitland Boulevard: 1 left lane closed. From Sunday 10/11/15 to Monday 11/30/15 – 09:30 PM–06:00 AM: Milling and paving.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 from SR-408 to Ivanhoe Boulevard: 2 right lanes closed. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Friday 11/06/15 – 10:30 PM–06:00 AM: Bridge work.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on EB I-4 at Ramp to Par Street. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Install barrier wall.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on EB I-4 at Ramp from Princeton Street. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Bridge work.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from Fairbanks Avenue to Par Street: 2 right lanes closed. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Restriping and set barrier wall.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 at Ramp to Princeton Street: 2 right lanes closed. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Bridge work.

Updated: Traffic Shift on WB I-4 from MM 91 to MM 93 From Sunday 11/01/15 to Monday 11/02/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Traffic shift.

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from New Hampshire Street to SR-50/Colonial Drive: 2 left lanes closed. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Drain inspection.

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 at Ramp to SR-423/John Young Parkway: 1 right lane closed. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Install temporary light poles.

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 at SR-414/Maitland Boulevard: 2 right lanes closed. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Monday 10/26/15 – 09:00 PM–07:00 AM: Lane shift.

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on EB I-4 at Ramp from SR-436. From Sunday 10/25/15 to Tuesday 10/27/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Install barrier wall.

Reminder: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on NB Avondale Avenue from 20th Street to Columbia Street: 1 left lane closed. From Monday 10/26/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 09:30 AM–04:00 PM: Clearing and grubbing: Flagger will be present.

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on WB SR-408 at Ramp from US-441/Orange Blossom Trail. From Tuesday 11/03/15 to Friday 11/06/15 – 09:00 PM–06:00 AM: Temporary widening and paving.

Continuing: Continuous Road Closure on north end of Formosa Avenue at Minnesota Avenue. From Sunday 10/18/15 at 10:00 PM to Wednesday 11/18/15: Install drainage.

Continuing: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 from Par Street to Formosa Avenue: 2 lanes closed. From Sunday 10/18/15 to Friday 10/30/15 – 09:30 PM–07:00 AM: Trucks entering and leaving.

All alerts are for planned activities, which may be cancelled or changed due to weather and other circumstances.


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Lane Shifts on I-95 for Emergency Repairs in Near Triangle Virginia

Lane Shifts on I-95 for Emergency Repairs in Near Triangle Virginia

On Wednesday, October 21, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) began shifting all lanes to the left on a half-mile stretch of I-95 South in Prince William County, from just south of the truck scales to Exit 152 (Route 234), for emergency groundwater seepage repairs. This lane shift will be in place for approximately two and a half months while VDOT installs a drainage system to drain groundwater seeping from springs underneath the pavement. If not repaired immediately, the water seepage will be a safety issue for the traveling public during the upcoming cold weather.

Throughout this work, drivers should expect single lane closures each weekday (Monday through Thursday) from about 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Friday until 11 a.m. as well as multiple lane closures during weekday overnight hours from 9:30 p.m. until about 6 a.m. on this stretch of I-95 South. Trucks exiting from the truck scales are advised to expect a shorter merge area.

Lane closures will begin on I-95 South Wednesday night, October 21, as crews begin installing barriers and implementing the lane shift. All work is weather dependent.

The Department is anticipating completing this emergency repair before the end of this year and eliminates any possibility of ensuing freezing as well as elevates any potential safety issue.


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Delaware I-95 Toll Plaza Will Close the E-ZPass Speed Lanes October 27 and 28

Delaware I-95 Toll Plaza Will Close the E-ZPass Speed Lanes October 27 and 28

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Dover Toll Plaza on I-95 will close the E-ZPass Speed Lane for cleaning and adjustment of their violation enforcement system. During the closure, two manual lanes with one dedicated E-ZPass Lane will remain open to motorists.

The following location will be impacted:

– Tuesday, October 27 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. E-ZPass Lane southbound closed

– Wednesday, October 28 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. E-ZPass Lane northbound closed

Variable message boards will be posted on SR 1 to advise motorists of the upcoming E-ZPass Lane closure.


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I-95 Travel Restrictions in Philadelphia October October 26, 27 and November 1

I-95 Travel Restrictions in Philadelphia October October 26, 27 and November 1

?The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that lane closures are scheduled next week on I-95 in Philadelphia for a series of bridge inspections.

Weather permitting, the bridge inspection schedule is:

– On Monday, October 26, and Tuesday, October 27, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the left lane will be closed on I-95 south between Broad Street (Route 611) and Island Avenue in Philadelphia;
– On Tuesday, October 27 through Thursday, October 29, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the left lane will be closed on I-95 north between Island Avenue and Broad Street (Route 611) in Philadelphia; and
– On Sunday, November 1, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the right lane will be closed on I-95 north between Island Avenue and Broad Street (Route 611) in Philadelphia.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel on I-95 where the inspections are taking place. The inspection schedules are dependent on the weather.

The bridge inspections are part of PennDOT’s program to inspect state bridges at least once every two years. The inspection ensures the safety and overall condition of the structure.


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