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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Department of Transportation says a bridge rehabilitation project on northbound Interstate 95 near Wilmington is likely to result in traffic delays.

WDEL-FM reports the project will require removing a lane of travel for a stretch of road north of Wilmington beginning Sunday evening.

Director of public affairs C.R. McLeod says the department acknowledges the work is going to cause an inconvenience. Alternative routes will be available.

The department says the project is expected to be done by early November.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Authorities in Delaware say a tractor trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of unstamped pennies overturned on northbound Interstate 95, spilling its load along the highway.
 
Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said by telephone that the tractor trailer overturned and caught fire early Thursday at the split for eastbound Interstate 295, but the driver escaped with minor injuries. He says its load of unstamped pennies spilled onto the roadway.
 

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A fight aboard a Christiana High School bus forced the driver to pull yesterday after on Interstate 95.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the fight broke out around 2:30 p.m. as the bus was taking the students home.

And, eventually it engulfed the entire bus.

Police were called and one student was taken to a local hospital after suffering injuries in the fight.

The News Journal reports that some of the students left the bus to walk home but that they were quickly picked up.

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Traffic congestion is on its way for some Delaware drivers.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority said that starting next year in February a $33.7 million construction project will get under way on the I-95 sound lanes of the I-295.

That’s mostly between U.S. Route 13 and I-95.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the thoroughfare is a major link between New York and Washington D.C.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

On Thanksgiving around 73-thousand vehicles used those lanes.

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CHRISTIANA, Del. (AP) - Evening rush-hour drivers will run into backups near Christiana, Delaware for more than two weeks as road crews replace the bridge deck on northbound Interstate 95 over Delaware Route 7.

The Wilmington News Journal reports the four available lanes on northbound I-95 will be reduced to two on that bridge starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday until Oct. 16. Transportation officials say roadwork will occur weekdays from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. and weekends from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Transportation officials in Maryland are warning of higher than normal volume on the Bay Bridge because of Springfest in Ocean City, a celebration that includes food, arts and craft displays and free entertainment.

Officials say motorists should expect higher than normal traffic from Thursday through Sunday. Officials say that they will monitor traffic conditions throughout the weekend and, weather permitting, open an additional lane to eastbound traffic to help ease congestion.

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With temperatures dropping the Delaware Department of Transportation has canceled planned road closures at I-95 and U.S. 202.

That includes the full closure of northbound I-95 this weekend.

State officials say that the contractor Mumford & Miller Concrete Incorporated decided yesterday to delay the work until after the winter months.  

It’s part of a three year major repaving project at the interchange .

The work was delayed earlier this year when the I-495 Bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington was shut down because of damage to its pilings.

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It’s expected to be a white Thanksgiving causing travel delays in Delaware.

The forecast calls for up to 4 inches of snow in northern New Castle County by Wednesday from a nor’easter.

Also expect rain to continue into Wednesday with temperatures dropping into the low 30’s making for a busy evening commute.

Much of Delaware will awaken to at least an inch of snow accumulation while the eastern portion of Sussex County will see a bit less.

The most significant snowfall should hit northwest of the I-95 corridor.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say two lanes have reopened on southbound Interstate 95 after a crash involving a tractor trailer closed the highway for several hours.

Police say the tractor trailer overturned on I-95 at Delaware Route 141 just after 4 a.m. on Friday.

State troopers closed southbound I-95 until just before 9 a.m. Traffic was being diverted onto Route 141. Police say the closure caused long delays and urged motorists to avoid the area.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Highway engineers say a crucial bridge on the Eastern Seaboard's interstate highway system could imperil drivers if traffic is allowed back on it.

The bridge, near Wilmington, was closed Monday when its support pillars were found to be tilting. The Interstate 495 bridge won't reopen anytime soon, and the 90,000 vehicles that cross it every day are being diverted onto the main north highway, I-95, further overloading one of the most crowded arteries in America.

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