Inter-State Updates

Winter 2001 CSANews Issue 41  |  Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.Back to list

General Advisory: any major bridge or tunnel on your route to the south may, from time to time, be subject to traffic control by the National Guard, for security reasons. We suggest that you keep your passports handy in your car for the duration of your journey south.

I-77 & I-79 Advisory for snowbirds travelling to Florida on the I-79 &
I-77 route (Erie-Pittsburgh- Beckley-Columbia): Traffic could be heavy and delays may occur when entering Virginia via the East River Mountain Tunnel and Big Walker Mountain Tunnel, due to the possibility of National Guard vehicle security checks.

I-5 & I-95 HOV Lanes: We've all become familiar with the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) car-pooling lanes reserved for those vehicles with two or more people in the car (by interstate/province agreement, a snowbird couple may use these lanes), but watch for the new HOV-3 lanes being introduced in large urban areas such as Washington (I-95) and Los Angeles (I-5). These require three or more people in the vehicle.

I-95 James River Bridge, Richmond, VA: Construction continues to delay traffic at this major project. The southbound lanes are currently being resurfaced; this activity will continue until spring, 2002.

I-75 Resurfacing: Road resurfacing activities in the Toledo, OH area are causing traffic disruption from time to time between I-75 exits 208 (junction of I-280) and 204 (junction of I-475). Should you see traffic start to back up as you approach exit 208, move to the left lane and follow the simple bypass map & instructions posted on Dave Hunter's I-75 Web site (make a printed copy before you leave). -