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AAA Holiday Travel Headache Hotspots

INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, in collaboration with the American Automobile Association (AAA), reports that based on historical and recent travel trends, they expect drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion before the holiday week – on Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21 – in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. For example, drivers in New York City could see travel times peak at three times a normal trip between 3:30 and 5:30pm.

“With record-level travelers hitting the road this holiday, drivers must be prepared for delays in major metros,” says Dr. Graham Cookson, chief economist & head of research at INRIX. “Our advice to drivers is to avoid peak times altogether or consider alternative routes.”

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Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home

‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, December 23 through Monday, January 1. This will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with last year. 2017 marks the ninth consecutive year of rising year-end holiday travel. Since 2005, total year-end holiday travel volume has grown by 21.6 million, an increase of more than 25 percent.

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Ramp Closures, Detours for I-75 Construction in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following ramp closures, detours and other traffic restrictions associated with I-75 construction projects:

Lucas County

Interstate 75: Widening
Through October 2018, overnight, 7pm through 6am
Single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, from I-475 in Toledo to I-280 for widening and bridge work.

The ramp from southbound I-75 to southbound I-280 (Exit 208), is a right hand exit. The new Stickney Avenue/Lagrange Street exit from southbound I-75 is open. The new exit is a collector road that motorists will access from the southbound I-280 exit’s right lane about .75 miles sooner than the old exit.

The following ramps are restricted/closed:

  • Through July 2018, the ramp from Phillips Avenue to southbound I-75 is closed. Detour: northbound I-75; Stickney Avenue (Exit 207); North Expressway Drive; southbound I-75.
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep/Willys Parkway to southbound I-75 is closed. Detour: Detroit Avenue.
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep/Willys Parkway to northbound I-75 is closed. Detour: Berdan Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue.
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Jeep/Willys Parkway (Exit 205A) is closed. Detour: Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B).
  • Through September 2018, the interchange ramp from eastbound I-475 to southbound I-75 is reduced to one lane.

Project complete: September 2018. All work is weather permitting.

Interstate 75: Bridge Deck Repair
Through Thursday, December 14, nightly from 6pm to 6am
Lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between SR 25 (Exit 201B) and SR 65 (Exit 199), for bridge deck repair. All work is weather permitting.

Interstate Maintenance Work
Through December, intermittent overnight lane
restrictions are possible on I-75, I-280 and I-475 in Lucas and Wood counties for maintenance work.

Project complete: December. All work is weather permitting.

Indiana Avenue: Bridge Replacement
Through May 2019, nightly from 7pm until 6am
Lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between Dorr Street and Nebraska Avenue, for bridge replacement. Additionally at this time, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Washington Street/Downtown (Exit 202A), will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement.

Through July 2018, Indiana Avenue, between Division Street and Washington Street, over I-75, will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement. Local and pedestrian access will be maintained.

Project complete: June 2019. All work is weather permitting

Wood County

Interstate 75: Widening
Interstate Restrictions: Through December, single lane restrictions are possible on I- 75, between US 20 and CR 99 in Hancock County, for finish work.

Project complete: December. All work is weather permitting.


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Ramp Restrictions for I-75 Construction in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction closures currently in effect:

Montgomery County

  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, Lane width restriction through April 1st, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 east, Lane width restriction through April 1st, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. All work is weather permitting. Safety is a top priority at the Ohio DOT. 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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Miami Beach Calls All Snowbirds to Enjoy a Tropical Getaway This Holiday Season

Snowbirds can easily escape the harsh winter weather and celebrate the holidays in sun-kissed Miami Beach with a number of festive events, luxurious, seasonal spa treatments, and fine holiday dining offers. There’s something for everyone in Miami Beach this holiday season—a city like no other place in the world.

“Spending time with friends and family during the holiday season takes on special meaning in Miami Beach. Travelers can find the perfect respite from cold weather and a variety of activities that will keep spirits warm and bright,” said Peggy Benua, Chair of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority and General Manager of Dream South Beach. “A number of events, hotels and restaurants are adding to the holiday cheer with special offers and experiences that can’t be found anywhere else.”

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On The Road for Christmas? Here Where to Eat Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2017

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

Travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2017.

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Lane, Ramp Closures, Detours for I-75 Construction in Tampa Bay Area

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-75 construction in the Tampa Bay area this week:

  • San Antonio – The southbound Exit 285 ramp to State Road 52 may be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday night.
    DETOUR: Continue south on I-75, use Exit 279 to County Road 54, turn left and cross under I-75, then turn left and enter northbound I-75 to Exit 285.
  • 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. Sunday through Saturday (December 3 – 9) nights.
  • Brooksville – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 from south of SR 50 (Exit 301) to the Hernando/Sumter counties line between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (December 3 – 7) nights.

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Expect Potential Delays for I-75 Construction in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction and maintenance projects that may impact travelers through Wednesday, December 6, 2017:

  • CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 135: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures in both directions between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform bridge repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.
  • CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 135 and 140: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this project. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, closed shoulders and use caution as crews construct truck climbing lanes through this area. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.
  • KNOX COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 114: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and/or brief rolling roadblocks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and/or nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, slowed or stopped traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.
  • LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 South near Mile Marker 84.7: On Sunday, December 3, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution through this area.

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I-75 Ramps to Close, Traffic Detoured This Weekend in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that, on December 1, 2 and 3, the I-75 southbound entrance and exit ramps at U.S. 68/state Route 15 will close during setting of bridge beams for the new flyover ramp over the railroad and over the existing I-75 southbound to U.S. 68 loop ramp.

The ramps will close beginning at approximately midnight on December 1 and will close each of those days at midnight until 5 a.m. the following day:

  • Entrance ramp from U.S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound. Traffic will be detoured to I-75 northbound to state Route 12 back to I-75 southbound.
  • Exit ramp from I-75 southbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (loop ramp)
    Traffic will be detoured to state Route 12, Main Cross Street in the city of Findlay, and state Route 37 in the city of Findlay back to U.S. 68/state Route 15.

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Lane, Ramp Closures for I-75 Construction in Gainesville Area Thru December 3

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-75 construction activities in the Gainesville (Alachua County) area through Sunday, December 3, 2017.

  • Nighttime double lane closures on Interstate 75 (South of State Road 121 to just south of State Road 222) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday for paving operations. Additionally, there will be ramp closures beginning Monday night. Monday through Wednesday nights, the northbound and southbound on and off ramps at Archer Road (State Road 24) will be closed. On Thursday, the southbound on and off ramps at Williston Road (State Road 121) will be closed, as will the northbound off ramp at Newberry Road (State Road 26). All ramp closures are from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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