A massive, multi-year repair job is planned for the busy stretch of I-95 from I-495 south of Wilmington all the way north of the Brandywine River Bridge.
The good news – if you can call it that – is that the work won’t begin for another two years. What DelDOT calls “major construction and repairs” are slated to begin in Spring 2021. The highway agency says the rehab is “an extremely significant project” involving bridge fixes, barrier replacement and painting of steel girders and improvements to the ramps and bridges connecting 95 to Martin Luther King Boulevard.
DelDOT will also be repairing concrete pavement between the viaduct and Brandywine River Bridge, signage and lighting along the corridor, which sees more than 150,000 cars per day.
The roadwork is expected to take up to three years, with completion in Spring 2024, a period where lane closures are bound to cause traffic delays on an interstate that already experiences significant traffic jams during rush hour.
DelDOT has set up a web page dedicated to this project with updates on construction, timelines and details on public workshops and community meetings.