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

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

Ken Mammarella Government, 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 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 …

Screen Shot 2022 09 01 at 6.06.32 PM

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. …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – April 17, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Bentz reverses course: Pot bill to get full public hearing Bentz, Dems refuse to allow public comment on marijuana bill Middletown residents fight to stop warehouse construction Seaford test scores improve with focus on science of reading Red Clay board votes to do compliance review of Wilmington Charter Culture UDance hopes to break fundraising …

Restore the Corridor speeders will get tickets starting Monday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Interstate 95   Since January, drivers entering the Restore the Corridor construction zone in Wilmington have been warned the speed limit has been lowered to 45 mph and is checked by cameras. Starting Monday, April 18, tickets will start being issued using those cameras, the Delaware Department of Transportation announce Friday. First-time offenders will get a warning. All subsequent violations …

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 to use electronic speed cameras on I-95 construction

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Interstate 95. (Delaware Department of Transportation photo)   With traffic accidents up 49% since Restore the Corridor work started in Wilmington, DelDOT says it will begin using speed cameras to ticket those who aren’t following work zone rules. The Electronic Speed Safety Program will start Monday, Jan. 17, and only be in effect in Wilmington until the end of …

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 …