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Deck Resurfacing Work Scheduled for Delaware Memorial Bridge
By JSalmon on 09/07/2011:  

 

Deck Resurfacing Work Scheduled for Delaware Memorial Bridge
Lane Closures Expected on Delaware-bound Span
 
            (New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials announced that deck resurfacing maintenance work and miscellaneous steelwork, which are scheduled for southbound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge (DMB), will involve weekly lane closures through December 2011. 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 Southbound (into Delaware)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): September 11 (9:00 p.m.) through September 16 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): September 18 (9:00 p.m.) through September 23 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): September 25 (9:00 p.m.) through September 30 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 2 (9:00 p.m.) through October 7 (6:00 a.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 10 (10:00 p.m.) through October 14 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 16 (9:00 p.m.) through October 21 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 23 (9:00 p.m.) through October 28 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 30 (9:00 p.m.) through November 4 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): November 6 (9:00 p.m.) through November 11 (6:00 a.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): November 14 (10:00 p.m.) through November 18 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): November 20 (9:00 p.m.) through November 22 (6:00 a.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): November 28 (10:00 p.m.) through December 2 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): December 4 (9:00 p.m.) through December 9 (3:00 p.m.)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): December 11 (9:00 p.m.) through December 16 (3:00 p.m.)
 
            The DRBA has designed the maintenance work to have as few delays as possible. However, during morning and evening rush hours, some traffic 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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