East Penn Railroad on SR 100/DuPont Road to be closed

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Bridge on Dupont Road to be closed between Faulkland Rd and New Rd for rehabilitation efforts

ELSMERE (DE): If you drive through Elsmere, get ready for some congestion because DelDOT announces that the bridge over East Penn Railroad on SR 100/DuPont Road between Faulkland Road and New Road will be going through some rehabilitation efforts.

The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 5 and is anticipated to be complete by January 2019, pending weather.

SR 100/DuPont Road will be closed to vehicular traffic through June, pending weather. Pedestrian access will be provided during the construction.

This project involves the replacement of the concrete deck with a new concrete deck and barriers, cleaning bearings, cleaning and painting the steel beams, repair of cracks and spalls in the concrete pier and abutments, and the construction of in-fill walls in the piers to provide needed structural capacity. Additional work will also include minor roadway approach reconstruction and the construction of a sidewalk to provide better pedestrian access in accordance with the Department’s complete streets policy, DELDOT said in a press release.

Detour Routes:

Southbound traffic on SR 100/DuPont Road will turn right to head west on Faulkland Road, turn left onto SR 141/South Centre Road, stay right to Exit via ramp to SR 2/Kirkwood Highway, continue straight onto Greenbank Road, turn left onto Albertson Boulevard, turn left onto SR 2/Kirkwood Highway.

Northbound traffic on SR 100/DuPont Road will turn left to head west on SR 2/Kirkwood Highway, stay right to Exit via ramp toward SR 141/Fairfax Road, stay right to merge onto SR 141/North Centre Road, turn right onto Faulkland Road.

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