Phase 3 of Route 141 Centre Road Project to Begin March 12, 2018
Contractor R.E. Pierson will begin the next phase of work on the Route 141 Centre Road project on Monday, March 12, 2018.
On Monday, March 12, in preparation of the upcoming northbound lane closures, southbound Route 141 will be reduced to one lane from Route 100/Montchanin Road to Route 48/Lancaster Pike.
On Thursday, March 15, traffic will be shifted into a contraflow pattern on the southbound lanes of the roadway allowing one lane of southbound traffic and one lane of northbound traffic. This will allow for the complete closure of the northbound Route 141 lanes from Route 48/Lancaster Pike to Route 100/Montchanin Road.
The $17 million project, which began in October 2017, will replace the existing concrete roadway on this 1.4 mile section of Route 141 and on the Route 52/Kennett Pike interchange ramps, as well as replace concrete curbing, drainage, and guardrails.
Delays will be greater than what motorists experienced in the fall of 2017 during the first phases of the project and DelDOT is strongly recommending that motorists use alternate routes as major delays will persist into November 2018.
Ramps from Route 141 north to Route 52/Kennett Pike north and south will also be closed for the duration of work to reconstruct the northbound lanes of the road. In addition, no left turns will be permitted from Route 141 north onto Barley Mill Road or from Barley Mill Road onto Route 141 north.
The work on Route 141 north is expected to be completed in summer 2018. Contraflow traffic will then be shifted to the new northbound lanes and work will begin on Route 141 south, and continue into November 2018.
During the closures of the Route 52/Kennett Pike ramps located on the northbound side of Route 141 traffic will be detoured onto Route 100/Montchanin Road.
For additional information, an overview of the project can be found here.
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