September is Shoptember in Sarasota Florida

September is Shoptember in Sarasota Florida

This September, visitors to Florida’s Sarasota County can enjoy deals and specials at area shopping locations during the “Shoptember” promotion. Visit Sarasota County (VSC) is joining with retailers, shopping districts and more throughout the region to promote deals and offerings.

“This is the second annual Shoptember program,” says Virginia J. Haley, CDME, President of Visit Sarasota County. “September is historically a slower period for many of our tourism partners including shopping districts. Similar to our other successful promotions such as Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week and Sarasota Summer Stage that drive business during needed time periods, we aim to bring awareness of shopping districts and their offerings and ultimately drive visitation to these shopping amenities during this need period.”

Shopping districts in the area include St. Armands Circle, Lakewood Ranch, the Mall at University Town Center, Venice Main Street, Historic Palm Avenue and the Shoppes at Sarasota Row in downtown. Shopping for major brands is possible at places like Westfield’s Sarasota Square and the Ellenton Outlet Mall and visitors can peruse local shops along Dearborn Street in Englewood and in the Gulf Gate neighborhood.

Deals range from passport savings to various retailers to Florida resident rates and deals at area hotels. A full list of deals and information can be found at www.SarasotaShoptember.com

Shoptember in Sarasota County lasts the entire month of September 2017.

For more information on Sarasota County visit www.visitsarasota.org.

New Ohio Experiences Provide Excitement, Wonder and Relaxation in 2017

New Ohio Experiences Provide Excitement, Wonder and Relaxation in 2017

From the wonder of nature and blood-pumping excitement of thrill rides to the anticipation of new craft brews and joy of 50-year-old music and memories, there is no better place than Ohio to connect with the people who mean the most to you in 2017.

For more travel ideas and inspiration, visit Ohio.org. Download the free “Official Ohio Travel Guide by TourismOhio” app for easy access to everything you need to explore Ohio…

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I-75 Construction Activity in Tennessee This Week

I-75 Construction Activity in Tennessee This Week

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports the following construction activities on Interstate 75 this week:

Bradley County: I-75 grading, drainage, construction of retaining walls and paving at Exit 25 (State Route 60) interchange in Cleveland, including the installation of traffic signals: Work on this project continues. Estimated project completion is spring 2016.

Bradley County: U.S. 74 (SR-311, APD-40) construction of a new interchange between I-75 (Exit 20) and U.S. 11/64 (SR-2) at Stone Lake Extension in Cleveland: Work on this project continues. Traffic has been shifted onto the right shoulder on APD-40. The speed limit on SR-311 in the construction zone has been lowered to 45 MPH. Traffic needs to be aware of trucks entering and exiting on the southbound lanes of APD?40. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is October 2016.


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I-75 Bridge Work in Ohio Requires Lane and Ramp Closures This Week

I-75 Bridge Work in Ohio Requires Lane and Ramp Closures This Week

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that various lane and ramp closures will be in place on Interstate 75 at the State Route 562/Norwood Lateral (mile marker 7) this week.

Northbound I-75: Single lane closure at 8 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 11 p.m.; ramp to SR 562 closed at 9 p.m., with all lanes reopened by 6 a.m. the following day, Monday, Feb. 1 through Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Southbound I-75: Single lane closure at 8 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 11 p.m.; ramp from SR 562 to southbound I-75 closed at 9 p.m., with all lanes reopened by 6 a.m. the next day, Thursday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 5.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming road and lane closures.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.


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I-75 Lane Closures in Gainesville Florida Area This Week

I-75 Lane Closures in Gainesville Florida Area This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following lane closures on I-74 in the Gainesville area:

Up to two lanes closed nightly in each direction through Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. just north of Archer Road (Exit 384) for construction of the Celebration Pointe (Southwest 30th Avenue) overpass.

Daytime southbound lane closures and emergency lane closures through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from north of U.S. 441 to the Columbia County line for resurfacing.

Nighttime northbound lane closures through Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from south of Northwest 39th Avenue (Exit 390) to north of U.S. 441 (Exit 399) in Alachua for resurfacing. Also, daytime closures of the emergency lanes through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for median work.

New lane shifts at the Santa Fe River Bridge at the Alachua/Columbia County line for bridge work.

Daytime northbound lane closures of- the emergency lane north of Archer Road (State Road 24) to the Columbia County line to install fiber optic and pull boxes along the shoulders.


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