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Deck Resurfacing Scheduled on Delaware Memorial Bridge; Lane Closures Expected
By JSalmon on 09/13/2010:  

 

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 announced that deck resurfacing maintenance work and miscellaneous steelwork, which are scheduled for both Spans of the Delaware Memorial Bridge (DMB), will involve weekly lane closures through November 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 10:00 p.m. on Sunday evening and will include a limited third lane closure between 11:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. All lanes will re-open by 12 noon on Friday morning and will remain open for weekend traffic.   The work is currently scheduled as follows: 
 
I-295 Northbound (into New Jersey)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): September 13 (10:00 pm) through September 17 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): September 19 (10:00 pm) through September 24 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): September 26 (10:00 pm) through October 1 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 3 (10:00 pm) through October 8 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 11 (10:00 pm) through October 15 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 17 (10:00 pm) through October 22 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 24 (10:00 pm) through October 29 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 31 (10:00 pm) through November 5 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): November 14 (10:00 pm) through November 19 (12 noon)
 
I-295 Southbound (into Delaware)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 11 (10:00 pm) through October 15 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 17 (10:00 pm) through October 22 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 24 (10:00 pm) through October 29 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): October 31 (10:00 pm) through November 5 (12 noon)
I-295 Southbound (2 lanes closed): November 14 (10:00 pm) through November 19 (12 noon)
 
            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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