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The on-ramp for US Route 13 south onto the Salisbury Bypass is now closed.

Large cranes and work crews will now be repairing the road for the next three months.

WBOC reports that State Highway officials say closing the ramp over the next 90 days will make it safer for the workers and motorists.

If the ramp was not closed the state believes it would have taken six months for the repairs.

Officials emphasized that there was no problem with the span that was built in 1972.

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Overnight lane closures are set for this week at the “Five Points Intersection” in Delaware.

The north and southbound lanes will be reduced to only one lane where Routes 1 and 9 meet beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday until 5 a.m. on Friday morning.

WBOC reports that this means that drivers will have to make right-turns from both side streets at the intersection.

The Delaware Department of Transportation is upgrading the operation of the traffic signal. 

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The dualization of Route 404 between Denton and Route 50 should be completed by Thanksgiving of 2017.

That’s the schedule for work on a road that has seen a number of accidents and is one of the busiest during the summer season.

Local officials tell WBOC that the work cannot be completed soon enough.

Construction of the 11 miles segment of highway is set to start in the fall of next year at a cost of $170 million.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will suspend most highway work zones for several days over Christmas.

VDOT says the goal is to limit congestion and provide as many travel lanes as possible.

VDOT will lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon December 24 to noon Dec. 26. It will also lift the closures from noon on Dec. 31 to noon on Jan. 1.

Widening Route 26 near Millville is running behind schedule because of the recent bad weather.

The $35 million project began in early January and is expected to be completed within the next 2 and a half years.

Officials with the engineering company say it is still too early to tell if the project will need more time.

The aim is to widen a 4.1 mile stretch of roadway along Assawoman Canal and in the Clarksville area.

In addition there will be an added turning lane, a bike lane and some sidewalks.

A major road widening project for Route 26 in Ocean View saw some congestion this week at the coroner of Atlantic Avenue and Central Avenue.

Construction crews had limited the roadway to just one lane as they began relocating a pipeline.  

It the first phase is expected to take up to six weeks and is part of a larger effort that will take three years to finish and will widen more than four miles of Route 26.

WBOC reports that the engineering firm says there will be no lane closures during the tourist season running from May 15th through September 30th.

BEAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials are holding a public workshop on a plan to widen Route 1 from north of Route 273 to the Roth Bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware canal.

Tuesday evening's workshop at Wilbur Elementary School in Bear involves the presentation of a noise study of the road project.

The project calls for adding a travel lane in each direction to Delaware's major north-south artery, widening existing bridges to accommodate the new travel lanes, and reconfiguring supporting interchanges.