Second Virtual Public Town Hall on Major Bridge Project Set for Next Week

August 11, 2022

Second Virtual Public Town Hall on Major Bridge Project Set for Next Week

Session to Detail Construction, Traffic Impacts on Northbound Span

NEW CASTLE, Del. – The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) will hold its second virtual town hall meeting to provide a detail briefing on the multi-year project on the New Jersey-bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.  The session will provide an overview of the deck overlay project and its importance, lane closures and traffic impacts, and the timing and schedule of construction activity on the northbound span. An animated video will also be presented to illustrate the traffic flow patterns during these construction periods.

Virtual Session 2:  Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.  

The meeting will be held via Zoom (links imbedded in above copy). The link is also available on the project website,

The initial phase is expected to begin right after Labor Day and will be finished prior to the Thanksgiving weekend. Two lanes on the New Jersey-bound structure will be closed to traffic – with an additional third lane shut down during the overnight hours. The remaining lanes on the New Jersey-bound structure will be open to traffic.  

To accommodate anticipated traffic volumes, a bypass lane will also be provided diverting traffic around the construction. This bypass lane will divert traffic to the exterior lane of the Delaware-bound structure and will accommodate traffic bound for the New Jersey Turnpike only. The traveling public may experience traffic congestion and delays heading into New Jersey.


About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state government agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Forts Ferry Crossing and the Salem Business Centre in Carney’s Point Twp., NJ. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Municipal Airport and Cape May County Airport) and three in Delaware (Wilmington Airport, Civil Air Terminal at Dover AFB and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated by its bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, please visit