DelDOT bans big rigs from I-95 northbound Wilmington construction zone

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Citing two-dozen  crashes in construction zones, the Delaware Department of Transportation has banned trucks with more than two axles from I-95 northbound from I-495 to north of the Brandywine River Bridge in Wilmington. The ban does not apply to buses.

New signage is  in place.

DelDOT is enacting this  restriction following discussions with the Delaware State Police.

“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. DelDOT urged tractor trailers and other vehicles with more than two axles to use  I-495 as an alternate route. The northbound restriction will remain in place until the project is completed.

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