U.S. Senator Tom Carper, D-Del, will spend the better part of his day in Newark, marking two milestones.
Sen. Carper will start off at the Newark Toll Plaza, marking the one year anniversary of the opening of the I-95 E-ZPass highway-speed lane openings. With the installation of the new lanes, DelDOT says traffic congestion has been alleviated.
The $32.6 million I-95 Newark Toll Plaza opened in July 2011 after it underwent reconstruction and reconfiguration to incorporate two highway-speed E-ZPass lanes in the northbound and southbound directions. The project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Later Sen. Carper, along with local stakeholders, will celebrate the passage of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health System.
“This bill helps ensure that Americans get access to the life-saving medications and medical devices that are developed in this country – including Delaware – as soon and as safely as possible,” said Sen. Tom Carper. “This legislation also helps to protect patients’ access to critical medicines by creating new programs to incentivize the development of new antibiotics and reduce drug shortages.”