Delaware’s beach routes will be construction free for the holiday weekend

To kick off the Memorial Day weekend right, all routes to Delaware’s beaches will be free of construction.

According to the Department of Transportation, this is the first time in several years that construction crews will not be working on the roadways.  In fact, travelers are expected to have an easier commute to the shore this holiday weekend since there will be no lane closures or major construction taking place in Sussex County.

“The roads to Delaware’s beaches are wide open, and our state is ready to welcome visitors from across the country this Memorial Day weekend,” said DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt. “All we ask is that our visitors help us keep our roads safe by refraining from distracted driving and by wearing their seatbelts as they enjoy their vacations.”

Recently, all four lanes on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic except for the pedestrian walkway which is scheduled to open by Friday.  Also, all lanes are open to traffic now that major work on the vital east/west connection to Fenwick Island via Route 54 has been completed.

However, drivers will experience a bit of traffic in New Castle County after the Memorial Day weekend while work continues on the I-95 and Route 1 interchange.

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