Between the bridges, the tunnels, the toll booths, the weather and the traffic – navigating I-95 can be a stressful drive on a good day. But today – the day before Thanksgiving – the most traveled day of the year – you just know there’s going to be a major delay or accident or backup somewhere between Florida and Maine, making the trip to Grandma’s house a miserable one. Well now there’s a really cool website, just for I-95 travelers, and just in time for this Thanksgiving holiday designed to help us save time and better plan our trips. The website provides travelers with real-time traffic information and estimated drive times for roadways in and between major metropolitan areas along the East Coast.
Covering 15 states and 24 metropolitan areas along the I-95 corridor, www.i95travelinfo.net offers travelers speed and congestion information on the I-95 corridor, including I-95, the beltways surrounding each major city, and all associated routes that together make up the corridor. Visitors to the website can manipulate the map to zoom to any of the 15 states and Washington D.C. Traffic congestion information is presented using various color codes: green to indicate free flow; yellow for moderate congestion; red for heavy congestion; maroon for stop-and-go; and black to indicate a closed road.
“One of the Coalition’s goals is to make it easy to learn about traffic conditions along the I-95 Corridor,” said George Schoener, Executive Director, I-95 Corridor Coalition. “i95travelinfo.net continues to be an important element in supporting that goal.”
Visitors to www.i95travelinfo.net are able to choose from a list of predefined locations to set an origin and a destination point. The system then provides the estimated travel time, typical travel time at that time of day, distance between the two points, and a time stamp showing when conditions were last updated.
Sample origin and destination locations include:
- Portland, Maine
- Manchester, New Hampshire
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Providence, Rhode Island
- Hartford, Connecticut
- New York City, New York
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Wilmington, Delaware
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Washington, D.C.
- Richmond, Virginia
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Columbia, South Carolina
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Orlando, Florida
The content for the Long Distance Trip Planning website was designed for standard PC browsers, and is not formatted for mobile device usage. But if you’re driving along I-95 today (or any day) make certain to check out www.i95travelinfo.net.
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! And if you’re driving – enjoy safe travels!
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(source: I-95 Corridor Coalition)