Construction crews will close I-95 this weekend in both directions as they continue to reconfigure the entire Rt. 202 interchange in an effort to ease traffic backups there.
“What we’re doing right now is we’re setting up new girders for the bridge over 95, for the new 202 bridge,” said DelDOT‘s Bob King. “For safety purposes… we’re closing the highway so there’s no traffic beneath it.”
The north and southbound lanes are scheduled to close from 9 p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. Monday morning. DelDOT strongly recommends all through traffic use I-495 in lieu of I-95 to avoid delays.
Detour signs and messages are in place to direct traffic around the closure.
Project Manager Jim Lating says this is the last planned, scheduled closure of the interstate at Route 202, but warns future lane closures remain a possibility.
Construction is expected to wrap up completely by November of this year.
I-95 Northbound Traffic:
I-95 northbound traffic south of the I-95/U.S. 202 interchange will be directed onto Exit 8 U.S. Route 202 northbound to West Chester (Ramp 5). Traffic will follow northbound U.S. Route 202, and make a right onto east bound Naaman’s Road to the I-95/Naaman’s Interchange to continue north on I-95.
I-95 Southbound Traffic:
I-95 southbound traffic north of the I-95/U.S. 202 Interchange will be directed onto exit 8 U.S. Route 202 northbound to West Chester (Ramp 4). Follow U.S. Route 202, make a right onto Weldin Road, make a right onto Foulk Road, and make a left onto southbound U.S. Route 202, to the exit ramp to southbound I-95 (Ramp 3).
U.S. Route 202 Southbound to I-95 Northbound:
U.S. Route 202 southbound traffic destined for northbound I-95 will be directed to continue south on U.S. Route 202, make a left onto market Street, continue on Market Street (Philadelphia Pike) to Marsh Road, make a left onto Marsh Road to the I-95 Interchange.
U.S. Route 202 Northbound to I-95 Southbound:
U.S .Route 202 northbound traffic destined for southbound I-95 will be directed to continue on U.S. Route 202 to Weldin Road, make a right onto Weldin Road, make a right onto Foulk Road, make a left onto U.S. Route 202 Southbound, take exit to I-95 Southbound.