Ramp up business: Chester officials hope new access to I-95 will help

    It’s not often access ramps to the interstate can provide such great opportunities, but in Chester, two new ramps may end up sparking business and revitalizing the area.

    Two ramps providing access from and to the Commodore Barry Bridge and I-95 could serve as a great opportunity for business owners in Chester.

    The Daily Times reports officials in Chester are hoping the two new ramps will bring new visitors to the area and spark new development.

    The ramps, which cost $77.1 million, are projected to carry more than 8,000 vehicles each day, accoridng to The Daily Times.

    The ramps officially opened Friday and connect the bridge with Route 291 along Chester’s waterfront.

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