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 …

TSD Review Nov 17

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 17, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community I-95’s Restore the Corridor work largely finished Wilmington City Councilwoman Linda Gray dead at 73 Delaware State Fair announces first summer concert performer Business Google to pay Delaware $4.3M in location tracking settlement Walmart agrees to $3.1B opioid settlement, $11.8M goes to DE Food & …

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

Charles 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 …

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DelDOT planning 2 “Super Weekend” I-95 closures

Charles MegginsonGovernment, 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. …

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I-95 lane changes coming Thursday near U.S. 202

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

  Delaware’s Transportation Department has announced a modification to the I-95 northbound traffic pattern near the U.S. 202 exit near Newport. Beginning August 25, the left shoulder of I-95 northbound will be closed, the left lane will be for through traffic and the right lane will be for traffic exiting at US 202. The temporary change will allow for traffic …

TSD Review April 21

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – April 21, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community UDance hopes to break fundraising record for childhood cancer She’s back: Museum of Nature and Science sets reopening events Road worker hit by driver urges patience in construction zones Restore the Corridor speeders to get tickets starting Monday Film screening part of Rehoboth museum’s storm of ’62 exhibit Learn some Delaware history at these …

Interstate 95. (Delaware Department of Transportation photo)

Restore the Corridor speeders will get tickets starting Monday

Betsy PriceCulture, 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 …

Officials are considering capping I-95 to improve Wilmington's cityscape. (Wilmapco)

Planning Council: If I-95 is capped, what should go there?

Ken MammarellaHeadlines

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 …