A four-mile section of I-95 through the city of Wilmington will be under construction for the next two years. Nineteen bridges will be overhauled and miles of road surface repaved, while on and off-ramps will be fixed up or completely replaced.
As the project gets underway, northbound and southbound drivers will be forced to share the southbound lanes, with just one lane open in each direction.
Delaware Department of Transportation officials tried to alleviate concerns for commuters this week with the latest in a series of public forums held online. They’ve also posted an in-depth look at the project with maps and a timeline of lane closures at RestoreTheCorridor.com.
“Our goal is when we’re done to have at least 30 years of good service life. What that means is we’re not going to have to come back and disrupt traffic or disrupt your lives for a very long time,” said project manager Bill Geschrei of Whitman, Requardt and Associates. “This is the biggest project that Delaware has undertaken in several years.”
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