MOTORIST ADVISORY UPDATE #3 – Second Lane Reopens on Southbound Span of Delaware Memorial Bridge
(New Castle, DE) The Delaware River and Bay Authority’s (DRBA) contractor, Cornell and Company, Inc., continues to perform urgent construction work on the Delaware-bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge (DMB). Construction crews are focused on replacing suspension ropes in close proximity to each other.
As of 6:57 p.m. today (April 20, 2016), a second lane on the southbound span of the DMB was reopened to traffic. Two left lanes remain closed and the speed limit continues to be reduced at 35 mph. All truck traffic is restricted to the right lane only.
Repair work associated with the replacement of the suspension ropes will continue. As the construction activity continues to progress, physical work may not be visible from the travel lanes but the Authority assures its customers that the work is being completed as quickly as possible.
Motorist safety is the DRBA’s highest priority. This unplanned project is urgent in nature and requires the specific traffic restrictions detailed above based on engineering recommendations.
Motorists heading south on the New Jersey Turnpike or I-295 still may experience delays. 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.