I-295 Southbound Ramps to I-495NB, I-95NB to be Closed
12-Hour Nighttime Closure set for Sunday, January 14, 2018
New Castle, Del.-- Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials announced that its contractor, Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc. of Middletown, DE, will be implementing a work zone lane shift in the I-295 southbound reconstruction project on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
As early as 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, the ramps from I-295SB to I-495NB and I-95NB will be closed to allow barrier walls to be relocated. Half of the work on these ramps to I-495 and I-95 has been reconstructed and the purpose of this switch is to complete the remaining half. The exact start time is dependent on traffic volumes. Both ramps will reopen to traffic at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018.
“Based on traffic data, we anticipate the least amount of traffic overnight knowing Monday is a holiday for many people,” said Gregory G. Pawlowski, PE, senior project engineer at the DRBA. “We also expect favorable temperature conditions, which will permit the removal of old striping and the placement of new temporary lane markings. We plan to move as quickly as human possibly to limit the impact on our customers.” During this 12-hour closure, motorists who need to travel north from I-295SB will be directed to the 141 interchange. The ramps will only be closed for one night only.
The safety of the traveling public and on-site highway contractors is the agency’s highest priority. The posted speed limit of 40 mph in the construction zone will be strictly enforced. Commuters and travelers are urged to be careful and stay alert in and around construction zones.
Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc. of Middletown, Delaware is executing the construction work at a cost of $33.7 million. When highway work is concluded on this final phase in December 2018, the Authority will have invested more than $90 million to improve the region’s infrastructure during the course of the I-295 Delaware Memorial Bridge Approach Road Rehabilitation program. A detailed map of the I-295 Southbound Reconstruction project can be found at www.drba.net/295.aspx