Phase 4 of Route 141 Centre Road Project to Begin June 29, 2018
Above: Newly completed 141 northbound lanes
Contractor R.E. Pierson will begin the next phase of work on the Route 141 Centre Road project on Friday, June 29, 2018.
On Friday, June 29, traffic will be shifted into a new contraflow pattern on the newly reconstructed northbound 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 southbound Route 141 lanes from Route 100/Montchanin Road to Route 48/Lancaster Pike. Ramps from northbound Route 141 to Route 52/Kennett Pike north and south will also reopen. The traffic shift is expected to take place in the 8:00 p.m. hour Friday evening.
The $17 million project, which began in October 2017, is replacing 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. The work on Route 141 south is expected to be completed in November 2018 with two lanes of traffic restored for both northbound and southbound traffic.
Delays will be similar along Route 141 to what motorists experienced in the current phase of the project and DelDOT is strongly recommending that motorists continue to use alternate routes as major delays will persist into November 2018.
The ramp from Route 141 southbound to Route 52/Kennett Pike north as well as the ramps from Route 52/Kennett Pike north and south to Route 141 southbound will be closed for the duration of work to reconstruct the southbound lanes of the road. In addition, Barley Mill Road will also be completely closed just prior to Route 141. Detour routes will be posted.
During the closures of the Route 52/Kennett Pike ramps located on the southbound side of Route 141 traffic will be detoured onto Route 100/Montchanin Road. During the closure of Barley Mill Road at SR141 traffic will be detoured onto Lancaster Pike and Centerville Road.
Motorists may adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, and can be downloaded free, search for “DelDOT” at the Apple and Google Play stores. With the DelDOT App you can view real time traffic cameras, travel times, delays, advisories, DART’s Real-Time Transit Information, and also listen to WTMC 1380 AM.