Significant delays can be expected from state line through Route 896 interchange
NEWARK (DE): In a press release, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) made an announcement that they will be closing two lanes on I-95 northbound from the Newark Toll Plaza through the Route 896 interchange beginning at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (weather permitting), to allow for work to replace a failing segment of roadway.
Beginning at approximately 11:00 p.m., a third lane will be closed to increase safety for the workers. The third lane closure will be removed at around 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, and the double lane closure will remain in effect into the evening hours on Thursday, January 25., officials say.
DelDOT crews have patched the roughly 20-foot section of roadway just beyond mile marker 2.5 in the vicinity of the Route 896 interchange three times over the past week, however, the road surface has continued to deteriorate, and re-patching has required unannounced lane closures to continue repairing the road surface.
This long-term repair will consist of removing the damaged roadway and pouring new concrete. Once the concrete has cured, the lane closures will be lifted.
DELDOT officials say that motorists traveling I-95 north should expect significant delays in the area beginning Wednesday night through Thursday evening.
Message boards and alternative routes will be posted. Motorists can tune to 1380AM WTMC for the latest traffic information and utilize the DelDOT app for real-time road conditions.