Lane Closings on I-95/I-495

Patching Will Require Weekend Lane Closures on I-95 NB and I-495 NB

WILMINGTON (Dec. 5) — DelDOT advises truckers and motorists of the following weekend lane closings in northern Delaware.

WHEN: 9 p.m. on Friday, December 8 until 5 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 pending weather.

WHERE: I-95 northbound before the I-95 northbound/I-495 northbound spilt and I-495 northbound after the I-95/I-495 northbound split, Wilmington.

WHAT: The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that lanes will be closed for patching. At all times, one lane will remain open to traffic.

WHY: The objective of this closure is to patch the deteriorated concrete in the center lane of I-495 NB just past the split. Significant potholes have formed and have elicited valid complaints from motorists. There is concern that these potholes could worsen over the winter with multiple freeze and thaw cycles. With colder temperatures approaching, multiple crews will be working this weekend to repair the worst potholes. Due to the potholes being in the center lane, it is necessary to close two lanes for the safety of the workers.