Raleigh listed among top summer travel destinations – Queen City News


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Nearly 80% of American travelers are planning trips in 2022.

WalletHub released its report on the 2022 Best Summer Travel Destinations. To help travelers plan the perfect summer getaway, they compared 100 metro areas across 43 key indicators of budget and fun-friendliness. The data set ranges from the cost of the cheapest flight to the number of attractions to COVID-19 cases.

Raleigh cracks the list as the 13th best summer travel destination. PNC Arena in downtown Raleigh hosts the NHL team the Carolina Hurricanes, holding the title of the loudest arena in the NHL.. seems like a good enough reason to head to Raleigh.

The top 20 summer destinations were:

  • Orlando, FL
  • Washington, DC
  • Tampa, FL
  • Austin, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Miami, FL
  • Charleston, SC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Knoxville, TN
  • San Diego, CA
  • St. Louis, MO

The average flight to a popular summer destination costs $356, lasting three and a half hours, with 0.3 connections. The Los Angeles metro area is claimed as the most attractive destination on the West Coast. Washington, D.C. is named the most attractive destination on the East Coast.

Florida and Texas are home to the most top summer destinations in the US, each state holding at least two metro areas in the top 15. On the other hand, New York and California have the largest number of the most unpopular destinations, each having only two metro areas.

The Wichita metro area has the lowest nightly rate for a three-star hotel room, $36, which is almost five times less expensive than a hotel in Santa Rosa.



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‘It ties up the whole city’


WOODHAVEN, Mich. – Downriver residents woke up Tuesday morning to Van Horn Road being shut down for three days to deal with emergency train track repairs.

“It ties up the whole city,” says Woodhaven Mayor Patricia Odette.

The city of Woodhaven has had its share of train track hardships.

The city built a new fire station so fire responders would no longer get stuck by a stopped train. In recent years ambulances would send two trucks that would take two different routes, in case one of them would be tied up at the tracks.

Drivers in the Downriver communities are no strangers to being blocked for hours by train traffic. Odette says that rail companies can shut down roads whenever they want.

Many businesses are affected by trains shutting down roads when they want with no warnings.

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Woodhaven Animal Hospital was impacted Tuesday and had to tell those with pets to find another route.

“I have had a lady carry her dog and cross the tracks while leaving her car because she was afraid that her dog might die if she didn’t get them to the hospital,” said Dr. Lucretia Greear of Woodhaven Animal Hospital.

A store plaza owner, Charlie Pfeffer, says that the train traffic is potentially keeping customers or businesses from doing business.

In 2020, a project was announced to eliminate traffic delays at rail crossings throughout Woodhaven. This project was expected to cost up to $39 million.

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Real-time traffic and travel map available at City website and at the link below

Wilmington’s Public Works Department has compiled the attached list of streets on which construction or, maintenance will occur over the next week by the City itself, or by either DelDOT, Delmarva Power, or private contractors. The attached information is for Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20, 2022.  

The City’s website contains a real-time map that is updated daily so you can follow any changes to the weekly schedule caused by weather or other construction-related delays. Public Works Commissioner Kelly Williams said every effort is made to compile the most accurate list each week of street projects that could affect your travel in the City the following week. She cautioned, however, that the time frames for the listed projects could be altered if they are delayed due to factors such as the weather.

Grand Prix Weekend and Open Streets Wilmington
Motorists are advised of a number of road closures and parking restrictions throughout the City this weekend for the return of the Wilmington Grand Prix, May 13-15. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13 and continuing until 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, there will be no parking along Market and King streets from 4th Street to 11th Street, as well as no parking on those same numbered streets between Market and King. Also, there will be no parking o0n Walnut Street from 10th to 11th streets, and no parking on one side of Shipley Street between 9th and 10th streets.
 
On Friday, May 13, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. there will be no parking along 18th Street and Lovering Avenue from South Park Drive to North Van Buren Street for the Monkey Hill Time Trials. On Sunday, May 15, there will be no parking on Kentmere Parkway at North Grant Avenue up to the Delaware Art Museum for the scheduled Sunday rides, which kick off from the Art Museum at 8 a.m. Riders will accompanied by police escorts throughout.  For more details about race-related street closures this weekend, click here
 
Also, the next Open Streets Wilmington event will be on Saturday, May 21 on Washington Street. The road will be closed to cars from 31st Street to Matson Run starting at 12 p.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. For more information, visit openstreetswilmington.org/may-21-washington-street/
 
I-95 Restore the Corridor Project
On March 1 the State of Delaware’s Department of Transportation (DelDOT) began a two-year reconstruction project to refurbish and resurface a portion of Interstate 95 that runs through the City of Wilmington. The project moved into Phase 2, with traffic moving both ways on the northbound side of the highway, in December. To know what is planned, when things will occur, and how all of it will affect your travels, you should  

  • Visit the DelDOT Restore the Corridor website often (daily if possible) and sign up for updates including text messages: restorethecorridor.com 
  • Download and share an informative Restore the Corridor Project Guide, available online here.
  • Call DelDOT with questions or concerns. The DelDOT Community Relations Office can be reached by dialing at 302.760.2080, or you can direct your questions to the DelDOT Transportation Management Center by dialing 302.659.4600. 

As part of the continuing Restore the Corridor project, DelDOT reminds motorists that there are now two exits from I-95 Southbound into Wilmington: Exit 7A for downtown Wilmington and Exit 6 for 4th Street. Exit 7B, which was closed earlier this month, is expected to remain closed for construction for the next three months.

Motorists that need to go out Pennsylvania Avenue or head west on Delaware Avenue should now take Exit 7A, turn left onto Adams Street, and left again onto Delaware Avenue.

Slow Down in the I-95 Work Zone or Be Ticketed
DelDOT and the Delaware State Police further remind motorists that the pilot Electronic Speed Safety Program, which began on Monday, January 17, 2022, in the I-95 construction zone, is now issuing tickets with fines included.

Additional information and sign up for email/text alerts can be found at restorethecorridor.com

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John Rago
City of Wilmington, Office of the Mayor
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email: jrago@WilmingtonDE.gov



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