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Speed cameras to be added to I95, Route 896 interchange

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

On July 8, the state will start using speed cameras around the I-95/Route 896 construction zone in Newark, and they’ll stay there until the project has ended. Drivers will have 21 days — dubbed a warning period — to get used to the cameras’ presence,  according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. Then registered vehicle owners will receive a base …

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Electronic Speed Safety Program to begin in I-95/Route 896 Construction Zone

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in partnership with the Delaware State Police announce that beginning Monday, July 8, 2024, the Electronic Speed Safety Program (ESSP) will be active in the I-95/Route 896 construction zone in Newark and will last until the end of the project. The first 21 days of the program will be […] Staff WriterThis post was …

The Delaware State Police campaign on speeding runs June 9 through June 17 on Interstate 95, Interstate 495, US Route 13, US Route 113 and State Route 1. (Delaware State Police)

Speeding campaign set June 9-17 on major Del. roads

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A campaign against speeding is planned for June on Delaware’s major roads. Operation Braking Point 2.0 runs June 9 through June 17 on Interstate 95, Interstate 495, US Route 13, US Route 113 and State Route 1. Delaware State Police calls it a “zero-tolerance, high-visibility traffic safety and enforcement campaign.” Speeding contributed to one-third of all fatal traffic crashes in …

The interchange of Interstate 95 and Route 896 is being reconstructed. (DelDOT photo)

Interchange of I-95, Route 896 to be redone, starting May 7

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

This post has been updated. A massive project starts in May to reconfigure the interchange between Interstate 95 and Route 896 just south of Newark. Here’s the latest schedule: Sunday, May 7:  Multi-lane overnight closure on southbound I-95 between Route 72 and the Route 896 interchange, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 9: Single overnight …

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Transportation plan eyes Tyler McConnell, Hares Corner, I-95

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Proposals for a notoriously congested bridge (the Tyler McConnell, in North Wilmington), Delaware’s busiest intersection (Hares Corner, aka U.S. Route 13 and Delaware Route 273) and Interstate 95 in Cecil County highlight the latest regional transportation plan. The Wilmington Area Planning Council will collect comments at an open house Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Newark and online through March 6. Registration …

Delaware Memorial Bridge deck replacement (Delaware River and Bay Authority photo)

2 lanes of Delaware Memorial Bridge to close for 4 months

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Two lanes of the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey will be closed from early February through near the end of May for rehabilitating the 72-year-old bridge. The Delaware River and Bay Authority, which owns and operates the bridge, warns drivers to expect delays, particularly during rush hour and peak weekend travel times. Delays could be bad. A repainting project …

The latest rendering for the I-95 cap park proposed in Wilmington.

I-95 cap park would cost $360 million to $398 million

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A park over Interstate 95 in downtown Wilmington would cost $360 million to $398 million to design and construct, according to a new feasibility study. The study, prepared for the Wilmington Area Planning Council, was endorsed Jan. 17, said Dave Gula, principal planner for the council. “The feasibility study will be turned over the partner agencies … to develop a …

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

Final draft of plan for I-95 cap park released

Ken MammarellaGovernment, 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 MammarellaGovernment, 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 …

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I-95 southbound to close as project nears completion

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, 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 …