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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.

For more I-75 construction info, visit  www.i75exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-75, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Michigan to Florida! Plus I-75 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

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Plan a Winter Fun Road Trip to Michigan!

It’s that time of the year to bring out the coats, boots, gloves and hats, as well as the skis, snowboards, snowshoes, fishing rods, fat-tire bikes, ice skates and snowmobiles! Benzie County is ready to launch the winter season with activities that make winter in Michigan an outdoor paradise for snow lovers. From Crystal Mountain’s $11 million expansion, to enticing events and activities, Benzie County offers experiences to match everyone’s interest.

Skiing and Snowboarding at an award-winning resort
There’s no better place in the Midwest than Crystal Mountain for downhill skiing and snowboarding that was named among the “top ten best ski resorts for families in the U.S. and Canada” by Conde Nast Magazine in 2017. This season, they will debut their new $11 million expansion including 25 new suites, a Mountain Market, Bru bar, rooftop terrace, and new terrain park. And if you just want to relax in an award-winning spa, there’s that too.

Snowmobiling on 135 miles of trails that span Benzie County and beyond
If it’s snowing in Northern Michigan, Benzie County is a snowmobiler’s dream tour. With 135 miles of trails, riders can experience interesting terrain and the small towns and villages throughout the county.


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Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing on groomed trails and along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Benzie County offers 22 miles along the Betsie Valley Trail for cross country skiing, 30 km of well-groomed cross-country and snowshoeing trails at Crystal Mountain, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, as well as weekend guided snowshoe tours.

Fishing in Benzie County on 50+ inland lakes and rivers
Fishing on ice (weather dependent) or on shore takes place all year long in Benzie County which has over 50 inland lakes, including one of the biggest lakes in Michigan – Crystal Lake. Winter fishing guide services are available through Sports Fish Michigan.

To learn more about seasonal activities, events, and nearby award-winning wineries, distilleries, breweries, and unique restaurants, contact Benzie County Visitors Bureau at 1-800-882-5801 or see www.visitbenzie.com.


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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.

For more I-75 construction info, visit  www.i75exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-75, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Michigan to Florida! Plus I-75 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

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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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I-75 Construction in Florida and Thanksgiving Work Suspensions

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction activities in Alachua and Columbia counties, including temporary suspension of work during the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Nighttime double lane closures from south of State Road 121 to just south of State Road 222 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Tuesday for paving operations.

All work is suspended Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, in anticipation of the large volume of traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. Work will resume Monday, November 27.

  • Daytime lane closure at mile marker 416.5 Tuesday November 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All work is suspended Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, in anticipation of the large volume of traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. Work will resume Monday, November 27.


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Nearly 51 Million Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving, Highest in a Dozen Years

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year. AAA and INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predict travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. during the holiday week could be as much as three times longer than the optimal trip.

“Thanksgiving kicks off the start of a busy holiday season, and more thankful Americans will travel to spend time with friends and family this year,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “A strong economy and labor market are generating rising incomes and higher consumer confidence, fueling a strong year for the travel industry, which will continue into the holiday season.”

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For more I-75 construction info, visit  www.i75exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-75, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Michigan to Florida! Plus I-75 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

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Lane Closures, Rolling Roadblocks, Potential Delays for I-75 Construction in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-75 construction and maintenance projects through Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

  • CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 construction North and South near Mile Marker 135: I-75 North will be reduced to one lane around the clock through this area as crews perform bridge repairs. Motorists should expect potential long delays and traffic queues in this area. Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures in both directions, narrowed lanes and closed shoulders through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.
  • CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 construction 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.
  • CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 construction North and South near Mile Marker 141: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this bridge repair project.
  • KNOX COUNTY, I-75 construction 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.

For more I-75 construction info, visit  www.i75exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-75, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Michigan to Florida! Plus I-75 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-95 Exit Guide.