Press Release -- June 01, 2007
TRAFFIC ALERT - Paving Project Will Require Lane Closures on I-95 Northbound and Southbound

Reduction of Speed to 45 mph in Workzone

Newark -- The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound from the Maryland state line to the bridge over Route 72. This project will consist of milling and paving of the existing road surface. This rehabilitation work will prevent further deterioration to this important corridor. The work is scheduled to begin on the evening of Monday, June 11.

To decrease impact on commuter traffic, all work will be restricted to occur at night. Single lane closures will begin at 8:30 p.m. Multiple lane closures will be permitted after 10 p.m. All lanes will be restored to use by 5:30 a.m. The contractor's normal work schedule will be Monday evening through Friday morning, but some weekend work may be required to keep the project on schedule. Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of August.

The contractor for these improvements is Diamond Materials LLC, Wilmington, Delaware. The bid cost of these improvements is $3,485,372.80.

During work hours, the speed limit within the workzone will be reduced to 45 mph. Motorists are advised to slow down and expect delays.

For more information, visit DelDOT's Web site at www.deldot.gov or tune to WTMC-AM 1380.