This report is from my drive from Virginia Beach, VA up to Syracuse, NY on July 26, 2005.

Announcing the Froggie/LadyMegs 2005 Summer Extravaganza

This year's 2-week extravaganza begins tomorrow, though technically it began last night with my drive up to Syracuse. Not much on notes from that one...I didn't get out of Virginia Beach until almost 5pm:

- The 5th toll booth at the NB CBBT booth is completed, but was not open when I came through. Surprisingly, even though it was afternoon rush hour, the CBBT only had 2 booths open going NB.

- Construction was still in progress for the 5th SB booth. Both booths looked to be the standard CBBT SmartTag/EZPass.

- Cheapest gas seen was on the southern Delmarva at $2.159/gal.  Somewhere near Cheriton, VA, IIRC, though I paid $2.179/gal both in Virginia Beach and in New Castle, DE (at a Wawa).

- Although previously mentioned repaving work on the southern part of I-476 didn't appear to have started yet, related work on I-95 near the I-95/I-476 interchange was in full swing, with lane closures that created a 2-mile backup in the NB lanes around 9-9:30pm.

- Several of the construction zones along the turnpike part of I-476 had work-in-progress during these nighttime hours, even in a zone just north of the Lehigh Tunnels as heavy thunderstorms were approaching.

- I ran into said thunderstorms near the US 209 interchange, though the weather cleared up before I got up to Scranton.

- The mill-and-overlay on I-81 between Exits 219 and 230 north of Scranton appears complete.

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