Delaware Memorial Bridge Painting Project Requires Lane Closures on NJ bound Span

June 23, 2021

Delaware Memorial Bridge Painting Project Requires Lane Closures on NJ bound Span

Delays Expected During Peak Travel Times

NEW CASTLE, Del. – The Delaware River and Bay Authority’s (DRBA) contractor, Blastech Enterprises, Inc. of Baltimore, is working to remove old paint coatings and apply new primer and paint to the side spans of the New Jersey bound bridge.    The work is associated with Contract DMB-21-02, Steelwork Coating Removal and Replacement – Side Spans from Anchorages to Towers on the Northbound Span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

During the weekends of June 25-27, July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25 – one lane will be closed in the northbound direction for this construction project.  Based on historical data, motorists should expect the heaviest traffic during the following time periods:

  • Fridays:  12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays:  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Beginning Friday, July 2, no later than 9:00 a.m., all work associated with Delaware Memorial Bridge Painting Project will be suspended for the Independence Day holiday weekend.  All lanes of the Delaware Memorial Bridge – both northbound and southbound – will be open to traffic at this time.  All lanes will remain open through Tuesday, July 6 until 9:00 p.m.  

Motorists are urged to be careful and to stay alert in and around construction zones, and obey all posted speed limit signs.  Motorists may follow the Bridge on Twitter @demembridge for the latest in traffic information.

About the Delaware River and Bay Authority

The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing.  The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (Wilmington - New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.  For more information, visit