A Message from State Representative Deborah Hudson November 10, 2011 Dear Neighbor, Important DelDOT Traffic Advisory on the Route 141 Newport
Important DelDOT Traffic Advisory on the Route 141 Newport Bridge
DelDOT is advising motorists to expect intermittent lane and ramp closures on the Route 141 Newport Bridge as Phase 2 of the bridge rehabilitation project gets underway. For more information on what the project will entail and how motorists may be impacted, please see the article below.
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DelDOT Press Release -- November 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT - Phase 2 Begins for the Route 141 Newport Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Newport -- As part of the on-going $14 million Route 141 Newport Bridge Rehabilitation Project, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that intermittent lane and ramp closures will impact motorists. Phase 1 of the construction began in June 2011 which consisted of the preparation of a shoulder and median for temporary vehicular traffic.
Phase 2 is underway which introduces the crossover or "cattle chute" that allows bridge repair work to occur while maintaining two open travel lanes on Route 141 northbound from the I-95 ramps to the Boxwood Road Exit ramp. There will be periodic closures of the Route 141 northbound Exit 4 off-ramp and Route 141 northbound on-ramp from James Street.
In an effort to alleviate any traffic issues with morning and evening commutes, the contractor will maintain two travel lanes in each direction during peak hours for the duration of construction. Please be aware of changing traffic patterns, slow moving construction vehicles, and construction personnel in the "work zone."
Variable message signs and detours will be posted to alert motorists. Detours will be intermittent on weekday evenings from 10 PM through 5 AM and on weekends.
The anticipated project completion date is set for summer 2013.