Planning Council: If I-95 is capped, what should go there?

Ken Mammarella Headlines

Officials are considering capping I-95 to improve Wilmington’s cityscape. (Wilmapco)   A regional planning agency is gathering public input on what to do if land is created over part of Interstate 95 in Wilmington during the Restore the Corridor project. The Wilmington Area Planning Council is running an online survey that ends Jan. 21. It follows two hearings on capping …

DelDOT announces completion of Route 141 road projects

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Among the projects finalized by DelDOT is a complete reconstruction of the I-95/141 interchange consisting of eight interchange ramps and four bridges. The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that it has completed its improvements to Route 141 between Newport and New Castle. A press release from the agency called the completion of the projects an “early holiday gift.” The …

Phase two of I-95 rehabilitation to bring new traffic patterns, closures

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by Chris Boswell, Getty Images. As the I-95 Restore the Corridor project in Wilmington transitions to its second phase, DelDOT officials have announced upcoming changes to traffic patterns. Phase two construction will require closures of I-95 Southbound in Wilmington throughout the month of December, including: Monday, December 13 through Thursday, December 16, 2021: Overnight Closures (9 PM to 5 …

Closures for toll plaza, I-95/Route 141 interchange, Route 9

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

I-95 toll plaza. www.ezpassde.com file photo Painting, construction and flooding are the reasons behind some upcoming road closures in New Castle County, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. EZ Pass lanes on I-95 The I-95 Newark Toll Plaza northbound and southbound EZ Pass lanes will be closed for patching and striping, 9 a.m. Nov. 15 through 5 a.m. Nov. …

EZ Pass lanes on I-95 closed this week

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

I-95 toll plaza. DelDOT file photo The EZ Pass lanes in both directions at the I-95 Newark Toll Plaza are closed this week for patching and striping. During the work, motorists will utilize the CASH lanes, and the Delaware Department of Transportation advises anticipating lane shifts and slowdowns. The work is scheduled to end at 5 a.m. Friday, pending weather. Ken …

You’ve been warned: weekend lane closures on Del. Memorial Bridge

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware Memorial Bridge (Delaware River and Bay Authority) A project to paint the Delaware Memorial Bridge got really bad last weekend. Seven miles bad. The traffic backed up from the project site on the northbound side, Interstate 295 and then down Interstate 95 northbound to around the Route 1 interchange. That’s why the Delaware River and Bay Authority, which owns …

I-495 northbound partly reopened at I-95 split

Betsy Price Featured, Government, Headlines

The two left lanes of Interstate 495 northbound are now open at the I-95/I-495 split, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced. The two right lanes remain closed, following an accident. DelDOT used today’s accident to promote its app, with access to real-time traffic cameras, travel times, delays and advisories. Motorists can call DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center 24/7 to report any travel or …

Burning off peroxide after I-95 accident triggers stay at home warning

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

The controlled burn (DelDOT photo) An accident that closed Interstate 95 near Route 141 took an unusual turn this afternoon when authorities decided to burn off the peroxide being carried in a tractor trailer. The accident involved a pickup truck pulling the trailer bearing the peroxide colliding with a disabled vehicle on the road. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources …