Major overhaul of Delaware’s I-295 reaches second stage

 (Photo courtesy of DRBA)

(Photo courtesy of DRBA)

After almost 17 months of construction, work to rebuild a busy section of I-295 is almost halfway done.

Drivers heading from New Jersey into Delaware via the Delaware Memorial Bridge have dealt with narrow lanes, long delays, and frequent stoppages as a result of the reconstruction project. Since February 2016, crews have been rebuilding the lanes of westbound 295 from Rt. 13 to the I-95/I-495 split.

The work is about 45 percent complete, according to the Delaware River and Bay Authority. The left two lanes are now complete, and next week, work will shift to the right two lanes.

Starting Monday evening, the work will shift to the right side of the highway. That is expected to cause delays as some lanes are closed to make that shift.

The construction is being done by Mumford & Miller Concrete of Middletown, Delaware at a cost of $33.7 million. They expect to complete the project by December 2018. When that’s done, more than $90 million in upgrades will have completed in the approach to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, according to DRBA.

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