New Wilmington 2nd Street ramp to I-95 south opens

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The new 2nd Street on-ramp to I-95 southbound in Wilmington was opened on Wednesday.

This was the first project related to the upcoming I-95 corridor rehabilitation project and was opened on schedule by New Jersey road contractor R.E. Pierson, the Delaware Department of Transportation reported.

The nearly $20 million fast-track project, which got underway  on April 15, removed the previous I-95 southbound on-ramps and bridge structures for the 2nd Street and Jackson Street ramps and built a new ramp configuration for access to I-95 southbound.

Additional left-turn lanes have also been added on Lancaster Avenue to Adams Street and 2nd Street to the reconfigured on-ramp. This new ramp will provide access to I-95 southbound for traffic leaving the city throughout the duration of the I-95 rehabilitation project while other ramps are closed for construction.

The  I-95 rehabilitation project, which will come with traffic impacts, is scheduled to commence on Friday, Feb 12,  with construction on the multi-year project beginning in March. For more information on the project visit restorethecorridor.com

The project will deal with issues on the aging interstate, which is elevated during much of its route through Wilmington.

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