The restriction does not apply to I-95 southbound due to multiple access points and difficulty enforcing the restriction.
WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: In an effort to reduce the number of crashes occurring in the I-95 construction zone, the Delaware Department of Transportation is enacting a temporarily restriction for tractor trailers on I-95 North.
The restriction started this morning, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, I-95 northbound from I-495 to north of the Brandywine River Bridge in Wilmington will be restricted to two axle vehicles and buses only.
New signage regarding the restriction is now in place approaching the I-95/I-495 northbound split.
According to a news release, DelDOT is enacting this temporary restriction following discussions with the Delaware State Police as the agencies work to reduce the number of crashes occurring in the I-95 construction zone.
“Since the beginning of the I-95 rehabilitation project there have been nearly two dozen crashes involving tractor trailers in the construction zone,” said Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski. “While the tractor trailer operators are not always at fault in these incidents, these crashes have shut down the roadway for lengthy periods of time and this is an additional step we are taking to increase safety in this construction zone.”
The restriction does not apply to I-95 southbound due to multiple access points and difficulty enforcing the restriction, however, the Department urges tractor trailers and other vehicles with more than two axles to utilize I-495 as an alternate route. The northbound restriction will remain in place until the project is completed.