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Overnight lane closures are set for this week at the “Five Points Intersection” in Delaware.

The north and southbound lanes will be reduced to only one lane where Routes 1 and 9 meet beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday until 5 a.m. on Friday morning.

WBOC reports that this means that drivers will have to make right-turns from both side streets at the intersection.

The Delaware Department of Transportation is upgrading the operation of the traffic signal. 

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Transportation officials in Maryland are warning of higher than normal volume on the Bay Bridge because of Springfest in Ocean City, a celebration that includes food, arts and craft displays and free entertainment.

Officials say motorists should expect higher than normal traffic from Thursday through Sunday. Officials say that they will monitor traffic conditions throughout the weekend and, weather permitting, open an additional lane to eastbound traffic to help ease congestion.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will suspend most highway work zones for several days over Christmas.

VDOT says the goal is to limit congestion and provide as many travel lanes as possible.

VDOT will lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon December 24 to noon Dec. 26. It will also lift the closures from noon on Dec. 31 to noon on Jan. 1.

The southbound lanes on Route 13 were closed this morning after a tractor-trailer truck flipped over on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Authorities set up a detour through the town of Tasley as units and personnel along with a hazardous materials unit arrived on the scene.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the southbound truck came to arrest on the driver’s side in the grassy median.

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The right lane on eastbound Route 50 just before the Harry Kelley Memorial Bridge into Ocean City will be closed today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Maryland State Highway Administration says work crews will be carrying out repairs and maintenance on the drawbridge.

Covington Machine and Welding of Annapolis is performing the work estimated at $5-thousand.

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The left lane of westbound span of the Bay Bridge has been reopened after a serious two-vehicle accident shutdown traffic.

The Maryland Transportation Authority reports there were injuries.

But motorists should still expect heavy traffic and authorities are recommending avoiding westbound US 50 at this time.

Motorists are advised to call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for current traffic conditions or on Twitter - TheMDTA.

The left lane of southbound I-95 at Marsh Road was closed at 9 a.m. this morning for emergency repairs to the bridge deck.

The Delaware Department of Transportation says part of the bridge joint has failed and that work crews will remove the faulty concrete, weld on a new support and insert new concrete.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.