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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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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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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.

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I-75 Construction Requires Lane Closures in Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-75 construction and maintenance activities in the Tampa Bay area:

  • 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 Tuesday (November 19 – 21) 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 Tuesday (November 19 – 21) nights.
  • Brooksville – One lane of SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) may be closed from I-75 up to a half mile in each direction between 6:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Tuesday (November 19 – 21) nights, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (November 20 and 21).
    During some of the night closures, drivers can expect traffic shifts and delays between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on SR 50 in the I-75 interchange area as traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction and both directions of traffic placed on the westbound lanes. This will result in two-way traffic on what normally is a two-lane westbound section of roadway.
    In addition, all traffic entering and exiting I-75 may be limited to right turns only. This will mean drivers who normally would be making a left turn movement onto or off the ramps may have to go the opposite direction and make a U-Turn on SR 50 to go in their desired direction. Traffic congestion and delays are expected during the traffic shifts on SR 50 and on the I-75 exit ramps whenever traffic is in this temporary overnight alignment.

Thanksgiving Holiday Note: No closures are scheduled in the interstate construction zones in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties during the Thanksgiving holiday period from Wednesday morning, November 22 through Sunday, November 26.


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Best, Worst Times to Travel This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this year traffic may prove to be a record breaker.

Traveling I-75 can be a real pain with heavy traffic and plenty of short tempers. Here are a few tips to help make your Thanksgiving holiday voyage less stressful:

Getting There:

  • The absolute worst time to get on the road is the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 22) and if you leave in mid-afternoon (3:00 p.m.) you definitely won’t be a happy camper once you get there.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Wednesday, make it as early as possible. Start you trip no later than 6:00 a.m. to avoid traffic delays.
  • The Sunday before Thanksgiving (November 19) is the best day to leave for your Thanksgiving road trip, the earlier, the better.
  • Thanksgiving morning is also a good time to leave, the earlier , the better.

Returning Home:

  • The day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 24) before 6:00 a.m. is the best day and time to return from your Thanksgiving trip.
  • Saturday and Sunday (November 25 and 26) late afternoon are the worst days and times to return from your Thanksgiving road trip. Avoid being on the road between 11:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m. Traffic will be heavy during those times.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Saturday, try leaving as early as possible (before 6 a.m.) to avoid traffic delays.

Depending on where you’re heading, and how long the trip will be, you might be able to schedule the time when you are on the road to at avoid the worst of it.

Adjust your schedule or route and consider these options:

  • Take a bypass route around large cities
  • Tune to a radio station and monitor the traffic reports
  • If you have mobile access, Use live-traffic-reports.com to monitor traffic
  • Stop at a rest area if headed into heavy traffic and wait until the worst of it has subsided
  • Avoid shopping districts (Black Friday is usually gridlocked around major shopping areas)

Drive responsibly and have a safe trip!


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

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction and maintenance-related projects in the Tampa Bay area through Saturday, November  11, 2017:

  • Tampa – The northbound I-75 exit ramp (Exit 261) onto westbound I-4 will be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Monday and Tuesday (November 6 and 7) nights. DETOUR: Drivers will directed onto eastbound I-4 to use Exit 10 (CR 579), turn left at the top of the ramp onto northbound CR 579, cross over I-4, then turn left to enter westbound I-4.
  • Tampa – The right lane will be closed on northbound I-75 about two miles north of I-4 (Exit 261) approaching the Tampa Bypass Canal (south of Fowler Avenue/Exit 265) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday and Tuesday (November 6 and 7) nights.
  • Tampa – One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night Friday and Saturday (November 3 and 4) and Monday through Saturday (November 6 – 11).
  • 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 Thursday (November 5 – 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 (November 5 – 9) 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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Lane Closures, Potential Delays for I-75 Construction in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction and maintenance projects impacting travel this week:

  • CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 135: I-75 South is currently 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, 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 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 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 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.
  • SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 357 over SR 75: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on SR 357 and SR 75 during daylight and nighttime hours through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in 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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