Project Limits:

Approximately 200 feet south and 200 feet north of the bridge.

Project Need:

Deterioration of the existing prestressed beams has caused the bridge to become structurally deficient. Rehabilitation of this bridge will help the Department meet its performance measure for percentage of bridges in poor condition and will allow for a reliable detour route during the construction of two adjacent bridge structures in the near future.

Project Overview:

This project involves the replacement of the bridge superstructure. Replacement includes bearings, prestressed beams, barriers, sidewalks and wearing surfaces. Additional rehabilitation work will be performed on the substructure to seal cracks, repair spalls, and clean, parge and paint existing concrete surfaces. Minor reconstruction of the approach slabs and roadway will also be performed. Work will be achieved under a full road closure with detour for vehicles and pedestrians.

Project Timeline:

Design Phase:

Design work to be completed by late Fall 2018.

Construction Phase:

Construction work anticipated to begin in the spring of 2019.

Additional Comments:

DelDOT Bridge Design is in coordination with representatives from the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation in an effort to align aspects of the proposed bridge rehabilitation with the visionary plan for The Ramble redevelopment project.