MOTORIST ADVISORY – I-295 SB Roadwork between U.S. Route 130 and the Delaware Memorial Bridge
(New Castle, DE) On Friday, October 30, the Delaware River and Bay Authority’s (DRBA) contractor, Mumford and Miller, Inc., will be undertaking highway asphalt repairs on I-295 southbound between the U.S. Route 130 overpass and the base of the Delaware Memorial Bridge in New Jersey. The highway construction activity, which is weather dependent, will take place at night between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
To safely accomplish the work, crews will close three of the four lanes on I-295 southbound prior to the base of the Delaware-bound span. Motorists traveling on I-295 southbound and merging with New Jersey Turnpike (NJTP) southbound traffic will be shifted initially to the far left, then later to the far right to complete the highway asphalt repair work.
Due to the location of this work, the ramp from U.S. Route 130 northbound (N. Broadway) to I-295 southbound will be closed during this time period. The ramp from I-295 southbound to Route 49 eastbound will remain open throughout the operation. Detours will be posted.
The construction work is weather dependent and will be postponed should inclement conditions occur. 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.