As the Restore The Corridor project on I95 through continues through Wilmington, you can now add another major road construction project.
The main link between The First State and The Garden State will soon have major work that could create delays.
The Delaware River Bridge and Bay Authority has announced a major re-decking project for the Delaware Memorial Bridge starting September 6, 2022.
According to the DRBA:
Two lanes on the New Jersey-bound Delaware Memorial Bridge will soon be closed to traffic throughout each overlay placement period – with an additional third lane shut down during the overnight hours. The remaining lanes on the New Jersey bound structure will be open to traffic.
To accommodate anticipated traffic volumes, a bypass lane will also be provided diverting traffic around the construction. This bypass lane will divert traffic to the exterior lane of the Delaware bound structure and will accommodate traffic bound for the New Jersey Turnpike only. The traveling public should expect traffic congestion and delays heading into New Jersey.
Construction activity associated with this project will be suspended during the winter months and the peak summer travel season.
Delaware Memorial Bridge Construction Timeline
- Phase 1 (Fall 2022): Northbound Span, two right lanes (Lanes 1 & 2), west of suspended bridge midpoint (“Delaware side”) – September 6, 2022 – November 22, 2022
- Phase 2 (Spring 2023): Northbound Span, two left lanes (Lanes 3 & 4), for the full length of the bridge – February 1, 2023 – May 25, 2023
- Phase 3 (Fall 2023): Northbound Span, two right lanes (Lanes 1 & 2), west of suspended bridge midpoint (“New Jersey side”) – September 5, 2023 – November 21, 2023
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