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I-10 Dubbed One of the Most Deadly Interstates in the Country

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that traffic fatalities have increased 10.4 percent during the first six months of 2016 compared to the same time period in 2015.  These increases are most likely the result of more drivers on the road and a greater percentage of these motorists are driving distracted. A recent study found that 61 percent of drivers use their cell phones on some drives, most drives or every drive.

On average, Americans spend 293 hours driving approximately 10,900 miles each year. A detailed study by EverQuote examined the most dangerous interstates in America, based on fatalities per mile. This analysis used raw data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Report System from 2010 through 2015 and found fatality rates based on highway lengths.
That data was then compared to the data from EverQuote’s safe-driving app, EverDrive, representing over 6 million trips and 80 million miles of driving.

That study ranked Interstate 10 the 7th most deadly highway in America.

Interstate 10 runs 2460 miles from Santa Monica, California to Jacksonville, Florida. The highway is the 7th most dangerous interstate in the country with 0.85 fatalities per mile and the longest interstate on this list. I-10 has been in the top 10 most dangerous interstates for the past six years.


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Long Term Ramp Closure on I-95 in Jacksonville

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that the I-95/I-10 construction project in Jacksonville will have a long-term closure of the ramp from Interstate 95 southbound to Stockton Street for approximately one year starting November 13.

The closure may extend longer than a year due to weather, holidays and other unforeseen delays.

As part of the project’s operational improvements, crews will be constructing new dedicated Stockton and Irene Street ramps in an overall effort to reduce weaving and improve operations on Interstate 10 at Interstate 95.

During this extended closure, motorists on Interstate 95 southbound can take the Forest Street exit to Margaret Street which turns into Edison Avenue or take Interstate 10 westbound and use the McDuff Avenue exit to Edison Avenue – both detours will reconnect to Stockton Street.

Detour signs will be posted to help redirect motorists affected by the closure as follows:

Interstate 95 southbound to Forest Street detour:

  • Motorists traveling on Interstate 95 southbound can take the Forest Street exit and make a right onto Forest Street then a left onto Margaret Street which turns into Edison Avenue which will reconnect to Stockton Street.

Interstate 95 southbound to Interstate 10 westbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling on Interstate 95 southbound can also take Interstate 10 westbound to the McDuff Avenue exit. Once at the exit, make a right on McDuff Avenue, then make another right on Edison Avenue which will reconnect with Stockton Street.

The project began in May with completion anticipated in summer 2020, depending on weather, holidays and unforeseen circumstances.


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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-10 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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I-10 Traffic Impacts in Jacksonville This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-10 traffic impacts in Duval County, through Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Continuous off-ramp closure from eastbound I-10 to southbound State Road 23 for paving and to install barrier walls. Follow detour route.
  • Continuous inside eastbound and westbound on and off-ramp closures on I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway for building the new interchange.

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Hurricane Irma Update – Sunday, September 10, 2017

As of Sunday morning, September 10, 2017, a good portion of Florida now appears in the forecast cone for Hurricane Irma.

The storm is currently impacting South Florida, and is forecasted to move up the west coast of the state over the next 24 to 48 hours.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Fernandina Beach southward around the Florida peninsula to Indian Pass, as well as for the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee and Florida Bay.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from west of Indian Pass to the Okaloosa/Walton county line and from north of Fernandina Beach to the South Santee River.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from the South Santee River southward to Jupiter Inlet and from North Miami Beach southward around the Fliorida peninsula to the Ochlockonee River, as well as for the Florida Keys and Tampa Bay.

Travelers are encouraged to continue to monitor the storm path using the official source links below and to heed any evacuation orders or notices issued, which can be found at floridadisaster.org.


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Lane Closures for I-10 Construction in Duval County Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-10 construction thru March 3, 2017.

  • Nighttime westbound lane closure on I-10 from CSX railroad crossing to Yellow Water Road Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. for guardrail repair.
  • Continuous inside eastbound and westbound lane on and off-ramp closures on I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway for building the new interchange.

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Ramp Closures, Detours on I-10 in Jacksonville Thru September 16

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts on I-10 in the Jacksonville metro area thru September 16, 2016

  • Nighttime closure of on-ramp from I-10 eastbound to I-295 West Beltway westbound Monday through Saturday, September 17 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road construction. Follow detour route.
  • Continuous inside eastbound and westbound lane and off-ramp lane closures on I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway for building the new interchange. Daytime lane and shoulder closures Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for bridge foundation construction.
  • Nighttime westbound off-ramp lane closure on I-10 to southbound State Road 23 Thursday from midnight to 5 a.m. for utilities work.

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I-10 Lane and Ramp Closures in Jacksonville This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following lane and ramp closures on I-10 in the Jacksonville area this week:

  • I-10 over McDuff Avenue
    Nighttime lane closures Monday from 10 p.m. to midnight for routine overpass maintenance.
  • I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway
    Continuous inside eastbound and westbound lane and off-ramp lane closures for building the new interchange. Daytime lane and shoulder closures Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for bridge foundation construction.

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Ramp, Lane Closures on I-10 in Florida This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-10 traffic impacts in Duval County thru Friday, July 29, 2016

  • Nighttime westbound lane closures on I-10 from I-295 to one quarter mile west of old Marietta exit ramp Monday and Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work.
  • Continuous inside eastbound and westbound lane and off-ramp lane closures on I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway for building the new interchange.
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-10 at U.S. 301 Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for road work.

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Road and Lane Closures, Detours for I-10 Construction in Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-10 construction in Duval County thru June 3, 2016:

  • Nighttime lane closures on I-10 from Lane Avenue to Cassat Avenue through Thursday, June 2 from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to paint roadway markings.
  • Nighttime eastbound road closures on I-10 at I-295 West Beltway through Friday, June 3 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for ramp widening. Detour is Lane Avenue, I-10 to I-295 West Beltway.
  • Nighttime westbound road closures on I-10 from I-295 West Beltway to a half mile west of the new Hammond Boulevard interchange Thursday, June 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for traffic shift to new interchange.
  • Nighttime eastbound road closures on I-10 from State Road 23 to just before I-295 West Beltway through Friday, June 3 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for overhead sign work. Detour is State Road 23, Normandy Boulevard, I-295 West Beltway to I-10.
  • Continuous inside eastbound and westbound lane and off-ramp lane closures on I-10 at State Road 23/Cecil Commerce Center Parkway in preparation for building new interchange.

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