The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) today announced that the I-95 Southbound on-ramp from North Jackson Street will be permanently closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020. The ramp will be demolished as part of the multi-year I-95 Restore the Corridor Wilmington Project.
WILMINGTON (DE): As a result of the Jackson Street ramp closure and the removal in May of the 2nd Street on-ramp, motorists must access I-95 Southbound from Martin Luther King Boulevard. The detour routes are included as part of this news release and signage will be posted for motorists. A new 2nd Street on-ramp to I-95 is scheduled to open in December 2020, weather permitting.
The new ramp construction project is being done in advance of the larger Restore the Corridor I-95 rehabilitation project slated to begin in March of 2021 and continue until the summer of 2023. For additional information, please visit restorethecorridor.com, submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Delaware Department of Transportation Community Relations Office at 1.800.652.5600 or 302.760.2080.
The following detour routes will be in effect starting next Monday, August 3, 2020:
Lancaster Avenue to I-95 Southbound: Motorists will take Lancaster Avenue onto Martin Luther King Boulevard and make a U-turn at the intersection of Justison Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard to access the I-95 Southbound On-Ramp.
North Jackson Street to I-95 Southbound: Motorists will take North Jackson Street and make a left onto Martin Luther King Boulevard and make a U-turn at the intersection of Justison Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard to access the I-95 Southbound On-Ramp.
West 2nd Street to I-95 Southbound: Motorists will take West 2nd Street and make a left onto North Jackson Street, then take another left to Martin Luther Boulevard and make a U-turn at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Justison Street to access the I-95 Southbound On-Ramp.
The City’s website contains a real-time map that is updated daily so you can follow any changes to the scheduled closures. To access the map, follow this link.