UPDATED: Due to inclement weather, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the patching on I-95 and I-495 northbound has been canceled for this weekend. A new date will be announced later in January 2018.
PREVIOUS RELEASE: The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that lanes will be closed for patching beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, December 15 until 5 a.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017. At all times, one lane will remain open to traffic. This work was previously scheduled to begin on Friday, December 11, however, it was postponed as a result of the snowy conditions.
This closure is necessary to patch the deteriorated concrete in the center lane of I-495 NB just past the split. Significant potholes have formed and have elicited complaints from motorists. There is concern that these potholes could worsen over the winter with multiple freeze and thaw cycles. With colder temperatures approaching, multiple crews will be working this weekend to repair the worst potholes. Due to the potholes being in the center lane, it is necessary to close two lanes for the safety of the workers.
WHERE: I-95 northbound before the I-95 northbound/I-495 northbound spilt and I-495 northbound after the I-95/I-495 northbound split in Wilmington.