The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently said the SR 141/I-95 interchange upgrade project is scheduled to start on Monday, Feb. 29.
The project aims to decrease congestion on the interchange, with traffic backing up during morning and afternoon rush hours daily. A recent surge in interchange accidents led to the project as part of DelDOT's Hazard Elimination Program (HEP).
This phase of the project specifically targets congestion at the Route 141 and northbound I-95 interchange, which will be revamped so that directional traffic runs more smoothly. Ramp connections for northbound I-95 also will be improved. In addition, crews will rebuild the two Route 141 bridges that pass over northbound I-95.
The second phase of the project, currently in the design stages, will address concerns over the Route 141 and southbound I-95 section of the interchange
Mumford & Miller of Middletown, Delaware, is the contractor for the entire $31.6 million project, which is expected to take 649 days to complete.