Local traffic will have access north and south of these locations.
Detours posted by DelDOT are as follows:
- Route 72 northbound through traffic: Left onto US 40/Pulaski Highway westbound, right onto SR 896/Summit Bridge Road northbound, right onto Old Baltimore Pike eastbound, end detour at 72.
- Route 72 southbound traffic: Right onto SR 4/Christiana Parkway westbound, left onto SR 896/South College Avenue, left onto US 40/Pulaski Highway eastbound, end of detour at SR 72.
In announcing the closing in a Facebook Post State Sen. Bryan Townsend, D-Newark, said DeDOT should have provided more notice to the public and legislators. The closing was apparently announced this week.
He did note that DelDOT will make signal timing adjustments to accommodate the additional traffic. The summer time frame was selected, due to the lack of school traffic bus traffic on the busy highway.
For further information visit https://www.deldot.gov/information/projects/us40_sr72/index.shtml