5 Essential Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Road Warriors

5 Essential Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Road Warriors

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means the unofficial start to summer! As Americans prepare for long-weekend getaways, trips to the beach and family picnics, they’ll also be faced with what’s predicted to be one of the busiest Memorial Day Weekends on record. Relatively low gas prices means the roads will be extra crowded.

Here’s our top 5 essential tips to consider if you’re planning a Memorial Day weekend road trip.

  1. Fill up the night before.
    Make sure you have a full tank of gas before you leave. If you wait until you’re on the road you may find gas stations are extremely busy. Wouldn’t you rather spend a little extra time at your destination than waiting in line at the pumps?
  2. Know your route before you leave.
    Spend a few minutes planning your route the night before you leave. Don’t get caught in unexpected construction or detours. While most state Department’s of Transportation suspend work during major holidays, lane closures and detours will still be in effect.
  3. Time your road trip appropriately.
    Do your best to avoid being on the road during peak travel times. Consider leaving early on Friday (before 9:00 am), or waiting until Friday night (7:00 pm or later) or Saturday morning. Going home, try to leave on Sunday or early Monday morning (before 9:00 am). If you wait until Monday afternoon, you will join millions of others doing the same thing… what a way to spoil an otherwise great weekend.
  4. Give yourself some extra time.
    It’s always best to plan a few stops along the way. Leave a little early, take a break or two while traveling and perhaps stop along the way for a quick snack. There’s nothing wrong with getting to your destination a little early… it fact, you may be thankful for a little time to decompress after a few hours on the road.
  5. Get some rest.
    No one likes a cranky driver. Short tempers, distracted drivers and lack of rest is a deadly combination while on the road, especially in holiday traffic. Get to bed early the night before you leave.

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I-95 Ramp Closures in Baltimore This Weekend

I-95 Ramp Closures in Baltimore This Weekend

The Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting the following ramp closures on I-95 in Baltimore this weekend:

  • The ramp from southbound I-95 to MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 (Exit 49A), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A). Weather permitting, this ramp will be closed Saturday, Feb. 6, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to eastbound McComas Street, to a u-turn onto westbound McComas Street, to southbound I-95. Weather permitting, this ramp will be closed Saturday, Feb. 6, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The ramp from southbound I-95 to O’Donnell Street (Exit 57) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to Keith Avenue (Exit 56), to Clinton Street, to Boston Street, to O’Donnell Street. Weather permitting, this ramp will be closed Saturday, Feb. 6, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The ramp from northbound I-395 to Lee Street will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to Pratt Street, to Howard Street. Weather permitting, this ramp will be closed Sunday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 11 a.m.

The above ramp closures are for routine annual facility inspections.


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Construction Will Require Ramp Closure on I-95 in Delaware

Construction Will Require Ramp Closure on I-95 in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) would like to alert motorists that the construction of an overhead sign foundation at the south end of the Brandywine Bridge will require the closure of the following exit:

Exit 7B/I-95 southbound to Delaware Avenue
9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3 until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24.

Detour Route: Traffic on I-95 southbound destined for Delaware Avenue will continue on I-95 southbound and take Exit 7A, turn left onto Adams Street and continue to Delaware Avenue.


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Weekday Travel Restrictions on I-95 in Bucks County Pennsylvania

?Weekday travel restrictions are scheduled on Interstate 95 and U.S. 1 in Bucks County next week for pavement repairs, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

The work schedule, which is weather dependent, is:

• On Monday, February 1, and Tuesday, February 2, from 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound I-95 between the Route 132 (Street Road) and Route 332 exits in Bensalem and Middletown townships, for a moving patching operation; and

• On Tuesday, February 2 through Thursday, February 4, from 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, a slow moving patching operation will restrict travel on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between Rockhill Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bensalem, Middletown, and Falls townships.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel on I-95 and U.S. 1 during the weekday operations.


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I-95 Nighttime Lane and Ramp Restrictions Scheduled in Philadelphia

Nighttime travel restrictions are scheduled this week along Interstate 95 for construction at the Cottman Avenue (Route 73), Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue and Girard Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced. Lane restrictions also will be in effect on Aramingo Avenue at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange.

Construction is associated with contracts underway to improve the ramp system at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange and to rebuild the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Girard Avenue interchanges and reconstruct and widen more than three miles of I-95 adjoining those interchanges.

Through Saturday, February 6, the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north will be closed from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for overhead bridge construction. Motorists will be detoured north on State Road, then left on Linden Avenue, then right on the ramp to I-95 north at the Academy Road Interchange.

Through Saturday, February 6, the I-95 north off-ramp to Cottman Avenue (Route 73) will be closed from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for overhead bridge construction. Motorists will be detoured north on I-95 to the exit at the Academy Road Interchange, then right on Linden Avenue, and right on State Road to Cottman Avenue (Route 73).

On Tuesday, February 2, through Thursday, February 4, motorists using the ramp from I-95 north to Aramingo Avenue at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange will encounter lane restrictions and periodic traffic stoppages of up to 15 minutes from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for installation of construction barriers on the ramp.

On Tuesday, February 2, through Thursday, February 4, lane closures and periodic traffic stoppages of up to 15 minutes are scheduled on Aramingo Avenue in the vicinity of the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for beam setting operations on the overhead ramp.

I-95 and Aramingo Avenue motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays when entering the work zones. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.


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