MOTORIST ADVISORY – Lanes Closed on Delaware-bound Span of Delaware Memorial Bridge for Suspender Rope Construction Work

(New Castle, DE) The Delaware River and Bay Authority’s (DRBA) contractor, Cornell and Company, Inc., will be performing suspender rope construction activity on the Delaware bound Span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The construction activity, which is currently taking place in the left lane of the southbound span, involves the replacement of multiple suspender ropes.

Construction crews are focused on replacing three suspender ropes in close proximity to each other. To safely accomplish the work, crews have closed three of the four lanes on the Delaware-bound span through tomorrow morning, April 20, 2016. The right lane is open to traffic.

The traffic has been shifted to the right lane to lessen the load in the area where the suspender cabling work is being performed. Once this initial work is completed tomorrow morning, it is expected that two left lanes will remain closed for the immediate future.

Motorists should expect delays. The safety of the traveling public and on-site maintenance workers is the agency’s highest priority. Motorists are urged to be careful and stay alert in and around construction zones, and obey all posted speed limit signs. Motorists may follow the Bridge on Twitter @demembridge for the latest in traffic information.

About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.


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