The final draft plan for the I-95 cap park in Wilmington.

Final draft of plan for I-95 cap park released

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

A final draft is out for a plan to cap Interstate 95 in downtown Wilmington and create a 12-acre park atop the newly renovated highway. “Can it be done?” regional planner Dave Gula asked rhetorically. “We believe it can.” “Absolutely,” consultant Mary Margaret Jones said at a public meeting Thursday when asked for her gut feeling about getting the massive …

I-95, on the way to its restoration, with new decorative barriers. (DelDOT drone photo)

I-95’s Restore the Corridor work largely finished

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

  The $200 million Restore the Corridor project to update five miles of Interstate 95 in Wilmington and south of the city is nearly finished. “Major construction is now complete in both directions,” said C.R. McLeod, director of community relations for the Delaware Department of Transportation. That means that multiple lanes are open all the way north and south, but those orange …

I-95 Restore the corridor

I-95 southbound to close as project nears completion

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

I-95 southbound through Wilmington will be closed from Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 a.m., the Delaware Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. Motorists coming from Pennsylvania will be directed to use I-495 Southbound. Local traffic entering I-95 SB will be detoured off at Exit 8 (US 202) and directed back to I-95 southbound via …

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DelDOT planning 2 “Super Weekend” I-95 closures

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

      Department of Transportation officials said during a community workshop Thursday night that the bulk of the I-95 “Restore the Corridor” project should be complete by early 2023.  Weather permitting, DelDOT is planning two “super weekends” — one in mid-September and another in late September. On Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. I-95 southbound through Wilmington will close. …

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 …