Past and future on I-95

    It’s one of the worst bottlenecks in all of Delaware, but soon the I-95/Route 1 interchange will be completely rebuilt.  In this week’s First Look, we go back in time to look at the history of this interchange and look ahead to a future which should feature fewer traffic headaches.

    The Stafford family farm near Christiana was bisected by the construction of I-95 in the early ’60s.  That forced the family to move their farming operation less than 20 miles west to a site in North East, Maryland.  But even after the farm was gone and a shopping center took the place of the farm, one last remnant of the farm remained.  Until October, it remained.  The farm’s silo which had stood watch over drivers on I-95 for decades, was demolished to make way for a new off-ramp connecting southbound I-95 to Route 1 south. DelDOT’s website features an animation of what the new exit will look like.

    Learn more about the Stafford farm in North East, Maryland on their website.

    Wayne Stafford talks about moving the family farm to Maryland and what it means now that the last vestige of the farm his grandfather bought in 1898 is gone.

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