Public Meeting

I-295 Southbound Reconstruction &
Removal of US 13 Bridge over Baylor Blvd
and Construction of a Pedestrian/Bicycle Tunnel
Howard J. Weston Community Center
1 Bassett Ave # 1
New Castle
July 8, 2013
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) will hold a Public Information Meeting to provide information about upcoming construction on I-295 Southbound, and U.S. 13 just south of the I-295 overpass. Both projects will be on-going concurrently and will involve lane restrictions and occasional ramp detours. These projects are expected to begin in early 2014 and be completed in late 2015.

The U.S. 13 project involves two primary objectives. The first objective is the installation of a tunnel under U.S. 13 to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists. The tunnel is part of a recreational trail under development to connect Wilmington with the City of New Castle. The second objective is the removal of the existing bridge and reconstruction of U.S. 13. Three lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times during construction on U.S. 13 with the exception of two weekend road closures with detours.

Southbound I-295 will be reconstructed between SR9 and I-95 as part of a multi-phased project to improve this stretch of roadway and the Farnhurst Interchange. Work will include removal of five bridges, replacement of the bridge spanning U.S. 13, and several safety improvements to ramps in both directions.

The meeting will be held Monday July 8, 2013, at the Howard J. Weston Community Center. Interested members of the public are invited to attend at any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

At the information session, the public will be able to review and discuss the proposed improvements. For more information on this meeting, contact DelDOT Public Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903 or sent via email to

For further information contact Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600 (in DE) or 302-760-2080, or write to the above address.

This location is accessible to persons having disabilities. Any person having special needs or requiring special aid, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, is requested to contact DelDOT by phone at 1-800-652-5600 or by mail to DelDOT Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903 one week in advance.