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Deck Resurfacing Scheduled for Delaware Memorial Bridge
Lane Closures Expected on Northbound and Southbound Spans
 
            (New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials provided an update to the previously announced September 2010 lane closure schedule for deck resurfacing maintenance work and miscellaneous steelwork. The maintenance work, which is scheduled for both Spans of the Delaware Memorial Bridge (DMB), will involve weekly lane closures through December 2010. DRBA officials intend to have all Bridge lanes open for weekend and holiday traffic. 
 
            During the time periods, two of four Delaware Memorial Bridge lanes on the Delaware-bound span will be closed beginning 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening and will include a limited third lane closure between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. All lanes will re-open by 3 p.m. on Friday and will remain open for weekend traffic.   The work is currently scheduled as follows: 
 
I-295 Northbound (into New Jersey)
I-295 Northbound (2 lanes closed): October 31 (9:00 pm) through November 5 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Northbound (2 lanes closed): November 7 (9:00 pm) through November 12 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Northbound (2 lanes closed): November 14 (9:00 pm) through November 19 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Northbound (2 lanes closed): November 30 (9:00 pm) through December 3 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Northbound (2 lanes closed): December 5 (9:00 pm) through December 10 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Northbound (2 lanes closed): December 12 (9:00 pm) through December 17 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Northbound (2 lanes closed): December 19 (9:00 pm) through December 23 (3:00 p.m.)
 
I-295 Southbound (into Delaware)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 31 (9:00 pm) through November 5 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): November 7 (9:00 pm) through November 12 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): November 14 (9:00 pm) through November 19 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): November 30 (9:00 pm) through December 3 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): December 5 (9:00 pm) through December 10 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): December 12 (9:00 pm) through December 17 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): December 19 (9:00 pm) through December 23 (3:00 p.m.)
 
            The Delaware River and Bay Authority has designed the maintenance work to have as few delays as possible. However, during morning and evening rush hours, some delays should be expected. The safety of the traveling public and on-site highway contractors is our highest priority. Commuters and travelers are urged to be careful and stay alert in and around construction zones, obey all posted speed limit signs, and plan to take a few extra minutes during the commute. Motorists should use caution as they pass near all work zones. The schedule above is weather permitting and will be updated periodically.
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