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10:28 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Cancellation of Road Closures in Delaware

I-95 and U.S. 202 in Delaware
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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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9:29 am
Tue November 25, 2014

A White Thanksgiving for Delaware

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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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12:04 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Two Left Lanes Reopen on I-95 After Morning Tractor Trailer Crash

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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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9:21 am
Wed June 4, 2014

I-495 Bridge In Wilmington Closed Indefinitely (Update)

I-495 Bridge
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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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7:34 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Delaware Route 1 and I-95 Flyover Reopens

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The northbound Delaware Route 1 and I-95 flyover near Christiana has been reopened avoiding morning rush hour congestion.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the northbound lanes and the I-95 flyover were closed for around seven hours yesterday after equipment being hauled by a tractor-trailer hit the underside of the interstate’s overpasses.

The truck was carrying a large modular power substation.

The falling debris hit a Wolkwagen.

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11:51 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Expect Road Delays on I-95 & I-495 for Bridge Inspection in Delaware

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Motorists should expect rolling roadblocks and delays today between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as state transportation workers evaluate the bridge decks on I-95 and I-495.

The roadblocks will be located along the northbound I-95 between Delaware Route 1 and the I-495/I-95 southern split.

In addition, also expect them on northbound I-95 between Maryland Avenue and the northbound off ramp to Concord Pike and southbound I-95 between Marsh Road and the Brandywine Bridge.

Finally, there will also be some on the northbound I-495 between 12th Street and Philadelphia Pike.

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11:02 am
Fri October 18, 2013

New Overpass in Northern Delaware Eases Traffic Flow

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After nearly two years of construction the traffic should begin to flow smoothly over a new two-lane flyover ramp from Delaware Route 1 to northbound I-95 in northern Delaware.

That allows motorists heading toward Wilmington and Philadelphia to stay on the left along the ramp while those going to I-295 and New Jersey merge right.

The new ramp allows motorists to avoid shifting five lanes of interstate traffic or end up in New Jersey.

The ramp was opened around 11:30 a.m. that is designed to eliminate a choke point on the I-95 corridor in the northeast.

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10:40 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Weekend Road Closures in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials are reminding motorists of a major road closure in Wilmington over the weekend.

Interstate 95 north and southbound at the U.S. 202 interchange will be closed starting at 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

Traffic will be detoured as crews demolish the existing bridge ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound U.S. 202 and replace two girders on the U.S. 202 bridge over I-95. Ramps from U.S. 202 southbound onto I-95 northbound and U.S. 202 northbound onto I-95 southbound also will be closed.

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2:58 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

I-95 Open After Fatal Early Morning Accident

The lanes have been cleared on I-95 southbound near Newark after a deadly accident that left one dead.


Delaware State Police say the incident occurred around 3:15 am just south of the toll plaza near Route 896. And authorities say that a tractor trailer and a Box truck collided.


No word yet on the identity of the victim or on what authorities think led to the crash.

 

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8:44 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Delaware State Police Step Up Enforcement Against Panhandlers

Delaware state police are cracking down on panhandling along I-95 corridor from Prices Corner to Ogletown.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the campaign began last week and targets aggressive panhandlers.

There are reports that they block parked vehicles demanding money, knock on car doors that are stopped at red lights and in some cases falsely claim they are veterans or homeless.

Some collect as much as $150 a day.

The State Trooper 6 initiated the campaign after getting an escalating number of complaints in their areas.

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