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Orlando Traffic to be Diverted off Westbound I-4 near Florida’s Turnpike

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that, in order to complete demolition of a recently replaced overpass near Florida’s Turnpike, I-4 Ultimate crews will be diverting traffic off westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. on July 13, 16, 17 and 18.

Motorists will exit westbound I-4 at Conroy Road (Exit 78) and use either Vineland Road or Conroy Road to reenter westbound I-4 at the Kirkman Road (State Road 435) interchange.

In addition to diverting westbound I-4 traffic the exit ramps to Florida’s Turnpike (Exit 77) and northbound (75B) and southbound (75A) Kirkman Road (State Road 435), and the on-ramps from Conroy Road and Florida’s Turnpike will be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on the nights of July 12–13, 15–16, 16–17 and 17–18.

Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.


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Temporary Lane Shift Necessary for I-4 Construction in Orlando

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that an almost 2-mile stretch of westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) between John Young Parkway and Radebaugh Way in Orlando is shifting to a temporary configuration adjacent to the old roadway the morning of Friday, July 13.

The shift is necessary to make room to build the new, permanent westbound I-4 travel lanes.

Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.


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I-4 Traffic to be Diverted Near Florida’s Turnpike

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that crews will be diverting traffic off eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. on July 10 and 11. The detour is necessary to accommodate demolition of a recently replaced overpass near Florida’s Turnpike, I-4

Either motorists will exit eastbound I-4 at Universal Boulevard (Exit 75A) or Kirkman Road (75B) and use Vineland Road and Conroy Road to reenter eastbound I-4 at the Conroy Road interchange.

In addition to diverting eastbound I-4 traffic, the I-4 onramp from northbound Kirkman Road (State Road 435) and eastbound I-4 exit ramp to Florida’s Turnpike (Exit 77) will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the nights of July 5-6, 8-9, 9-10 and 10-11.

Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.

The I-4 Ultimate project is rebuilding 21 miles of Interstate 4 (I-4) from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County, adding two new dynamic tolled Express Lanes in each direction, replacing more than 140 bridges, reconfiguring 15 major interchanges and reconstructing the entire roadway.


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Lane Closures, Possible Delays for I-4/I-95 Construction

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-4 and I-95 construction in Daytona Beach, through Saturday, July 14th, 2018.

Lane Closures:

Thru Saturday, July 14th, 2018

  • Sunday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., I-95 northbound and southbound lane closures from U.S. 92 to south of I-4.

Thru Saturday, July 14th, 2018

  • S.R. 400 nightly closures Monday – Tuesday, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., S.R. 400 (Beville Road) will be closed east of I-95 in both directions for overhead sign installation. Traffic will be able to access I-95 northbound and I-4 westbound by taking Williamson Boulevard north to U.S. 92. Traffic heading to I-95 southbound should take Williamson Boulevard south to Dunlawton Avenue.
  • I-4 ramp closure Thursday, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., the I-4 eastbound ramp to I-95 southbound will be closed. Traffic should continue onto S.R. 400 eastbound to Williamson Boulevard south to Dunlawton Avenue and back to I-95 southbound.

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Holiday Drivers Beware: Terrible Tuesday

INRIX, in collaboration with the American Automobile Association, predicts drivers will experience the worst congestion over the holiday week on Tuesday, July 3 in the late afternoon – as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. Travel times could increase two-fold in the major metros across the U.S., with drivers in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. experiencing the most significant delays.

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AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. could be twice as long than the normal trip, with Tuesday being the busiest day.

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Roaring Springs Splashes Into ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa at Lowry Park kicks off the summer with a splash as it introduces its brand-new family water adventure, Roaring Springs presented by Pinch A Penny. Following the debut of a refreshed, contemporary identity featuring a new logo and revitalized vision, ZooTampa launched its most thrilling expansion to date with the opening of Roaring Springs.

Roaring Springs will allow guests of all ages to discover a hidden part of Florida full of unexpected adventure and thrills. Explorers will board a boat and gently drift along a crystal-clear spring surrounded by native landscape and wildlife. The journey takes a sudden turn when the elevation drops. Guests will feel a rush of adrenaline as they experience a 3-story splashdown. The less adventurous can also revel in a rip-roaring splash on Lookout Landing, the bridge overseeing the attraction.

The journey continues as guests get back to nature and see a hidden part of Florida that remains untouched – a Florida that requires no filter. The area will combine old Florida charm with a nod to the original Florida way of life. Explorers will catch a glimpse of black bears, alligators, panthers, Key deer and other native species as they trek along the winding Florida Trail.

Roaring Springs is a welcome and refreshing escape for the entire family from the Florida heat. The attraction is also the Zoo’s largest expansion in ten years.

“Part of our mission is to create exceptional, personalized experiences that connect people with wildlife and each other in fun, immersive ways,” said the Zoo’s CEO, Joe Couceiro. “Roaring Springs will provide thrills for guests while the continued transformation of the Florida Region improves the Zoo’s capacity to rescue threatened native wildlife throughout the state. With these enhancements, the evolution of the Zoo continues and gives our guests reasons to keep coming back.”

The water adventure is set within the town of Roaring Springs featuring a traditional Country Store with Florida souvenirs and local novelties. Joe’s Diner serves classic Florida favorites, including adult beverages and food options – from conch fritters to fish tacos to frozen rum drinks. Adults can indulge in these treats while kids enjoy the town’s new play area.

The Zoo’s family membership continues to provide Tampa’s best values for the whole family for an entire year including previewing Roaring Springs, unlimited admission to the zoo, and all seasonal events for 12 full months from the date of purchase.

Guests who purchase memberships or admissions to the Zoo are helping support the Zoo’s mission to protect and preserve wildlife. For more information on ticket pricing and benefits visit the website at zootampa.org/tickets.


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Most Visited Memorial Day Travel Destinations for 2018

You may be a little surprised to find what this year’s most-visited Memorial Day destinations are.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend.

So let’s begin. Here’s this year’s list of the most-visited Memorial Day destinations in the U.S., based on AAA advance travel bookings…

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AAA Lists Worst Times to Hit the Road This Memorial Day Weekend

For the 36.6 million Americans traveling by automobile, INRIX, in collaboration with the American Automobile Association (AAA), predicts drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion on Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25 – in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. Several major U.S. metros could experience double the travel times compared to a normal trip, while New Yorkers could see three times the delay.

“Ranked the most congested country in the world, U.S. drivers are all too familiar with sitting in traffic,” said Graham Cookson, Chief Economist and Head of Research, INRIX. “Drivers should expect congestion across a greater number of days than in previous years, with the getaway period starting on Wednesday, May 23. Our advice to drivers is to avoid peak commute times in major cities altogether – traveling late morning or early afternoon – or plan alternative routes.”

Worst Days/Times to Travel for Select Cities…


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Nearly 42 Million Americans Will Kick Off Summer with a Memorial Day Getaway

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years. With nearly 2 million additional people taking to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, expects travel delays on major roads could be up to three times longer than normal, with the busiest days being Thursday and Friday (May 24-25) as commuters mix with holiday travelers.

“The highest gas prices since 2014 won’t keep travelers home this Memorial Day weekend,” said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president, AAA Travel and Publishing. “A strong economy and growing consumer confidence are giving Americans all the motivation they need to kick off what we expect to be a busy summer travel season with a Memorial Day getaway.”

The vast majority of travelers – 36.6 million – will hit the road this Memorial Day, 4.7 percent more than last year.

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