MOTORIST ADVISORY UPDATE #4 – Third 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., has completed the urgent construction work required on the Delaware-bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge (DMB). Construction crews were focused on repair work associated with the replacement of a few suspension ropes in close proximity to each other.
As of 7:37 p.m. today (April 21, 2016), a third lane on the southbound span of the DMB was reopened to traffic. The left lane will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Commercial vehicles are restricted to the right two lanes only. The speed limit is set at 50 mph.
The DRBA would like to thank its customers for their patience and understanding as this urgent work was being performed. As the construction activity continues to progress on the replacement of suspension ropes, 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. The safety of the Delaware Memorial Bridge and the customers who use it everyday are paramount to the Authority and will never be compromised in any way, shape or form.
At this time, motorists heading south on the New Jersey Turnpike or I-295 should not experience delays on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. 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 or visit the Authority's website at www.drba.net/DelawareMemorialBridge/DRBALiveTrafficCameras.aspx for live traffic feeds.
The Delaware River and Bay Authority, 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.