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Roth Bridge lane closures to continue through November

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines, Traffic

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The Sen. William V. Roth, Jr. Bridge was built in 1995 and carries State Route 1 over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The main span is 750 feet long and the overall length of the bridge is 4,650 feet. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

As work continues to replace the concrete deck overlay on the Sen. William Roth Bridge spanning the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, lane restrictions will be in place periodically over several months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday. 

By replacing the concrete deck overlay, the Army Corps of Engineers hopes to improve the traveling surface for motorists while protecting and maintaining the bridge.

Traffic patterns will again be altered between June 2 and June 3.

The ramp from US Route 13 to northbound Route 1 will be closed nightly from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. between June 1 and June 14.

Traffic Pattern Changes

On June 2, the contractor plans to close two northbound lanes overnight (9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) and then close two southbound lanes overnight (10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) on June 3.

This will enable the contractor to switch the traffic pattern and continue repair work in different areas.

Lane closure updates will be reported to the Delaware Department of Transportation daily and are currently estimated as noted below. Closures are subject to change based on weather and site conditions.

June to September

  • Northbound
    • No lane closures Monday thru Saturday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    • No lane closures on Sunday between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
    • Double lane closures Monday thru Friday between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
    • Double lane closures on Saturday and Sunday between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
    • Single lane closures at all other times
  • Southbound
    • No lane closures Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • No lane closures Monday thru Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • No lane closures Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • No lane closures Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • No lane closures Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Two-lane closures daily from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
    • Single lane closures are possible at all other times

October and November

  • Northbound
    • No lane closures Saturday and Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    • No lane closures Monday thru Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
    • Two-lane closures daily from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
    • Single lane closures at all other times
  • Southbound
    • No lane closures Monday thru Friday between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    • Two-lane closures daily from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
    • Single lane closures at all other times

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