TRAFFIC ALERT - REVISED: Rehabilitation of Interstate Bridges on I-495 Will Require Southbound Lane Closures
Beginning Friday, February 21
Wilmington -- The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that Mumford and Miller Concrete, Inc., of Middletown, Delaware was awarded the $2.4 million contract for the rehabilitation of the bridges over Stoney Creek along I-495 northbound and southbound near Wilmington.
At 8 p.m. on Friday, February 21 until 5 a.m. on Monday, February 24, the right and center lanes on I-495 southbound will be closed for the temporary installation of striping and placement of concrete barrier wall. After 5 a.m. on Monday, February 24, the right lane on I-495 southbound between Philadelphia Pike and Edgemoor Road will be closed.
During these lane closures, motorists are encouraged to utilized I-95 southbound.
All activities of construction will be behind the barrier wall. After the completion of the bridge work on I-495 southbound; the contractor will begin work in April on the bridge along I-495 northbound.
This project involves the rehabilitation of interstate bridges on I-495 southbound and northbound. This work includes reconstructing the approach shoulders for maintenance of traffic purposes, reconstructing the approach slabs, repair or replacing the bridge overhang and parapet, repairing spalls and cracks on the abutments and pier columns, cleaning and painting steel girders, and placing erosion control measures under both bridges.
The construction is scheduled to begin on Friday, February 21 and is anticipated to be completed by mid-July 2014 (based on 145 calendar days for the contract).