The Traffic Nightmare Begins: Construction on 141 Gets Underway

Weekend drivers along one of New Castle County’s busiest roadways were given a taste of what life will be like along Rte. 141 for the next several months, as the groundwork for construction that will cause significant lane closures began in Greenville.

DelDOT says the major road overhaul, first reported here on TSD in March, will cause the sequential shutdown of lanes in each direction as the deteriorating concrete pavement is completely replaced.  The work will take place in the stretch of 141 also known as Centre Road between Lancaster Pike and Montchanin Rd./Rte. 100, an already overcrowded artery linking I-95 to Rte. 202.

Construction crews established a staging ground over the weekend in the grassy byway across from Barley Mill Plaza, and large construction cones were placed on the southbound side of 141, temporarily causing the closure of one lane on Saturday.

The DelDOT renovations, estimated for completion in Spring 2019, will include interchange ramps from 141 to and from the Kennett Pike/Rte. 52, with replacement of concrete curbs, guardrails and drainage systems.

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