By Mark Eichman
Drivers through Wilmington have been squished down to one lane in some parts since February, when work on the massive “Restore the Corridor” project started.
That work to overhaul four miles of the interstate surface and repair 19 bridges started last fall. In February, northbound traffic was diverted onto the southbound side of the highway. Since then, drivers in both directions have squeezed through narrow lanes divided by concrete barriers.
As workers shift traffic from sharing the southbound lanes to the newly repaved northbound section for phase two, there’s some concern for another uptick in crashes.
Drivers should enjoy a much smoother ride on the newly repaved northbound lanes. In addition, new lighting is designed to improve visibility.
The changeover in phases will require the entire highway to be shut down so the active lanes can be moved from the southbound side to the northbound side. That’s expected to be completed this weekend if the weather cooperates.
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