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  Archived Posts From: 2011

Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: April 28th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

Construction:    Currently, Skanska is working on the fourth pour of 12 pours on the northside of the bridge, and on pour three of 12 on the southside of the bridge.  New sets of stay cables will continue to be installed with each new 24’ section of bridge being constructed by the form traveler.   Proper stay tensioning is critical to the support of the 300 ton form traveler system and the newly constructed bridge deck sections.  Also, the transition pier, which is the connection point between the traditional bridge and the cable-stay portion, will be completed over the next several months.  It is one of the last areas to be completed because its construction hast to be carefully coordinated with the construction of the cable stays in order to properly balance the loads on the bridge.  The bridge is currently on track to be available to traffic this December.

Roadway Approach/Bridge Demolition:   George & Lynch is steadily working to construct temporary crossovers in preparation for the switch to Phase II prior to Memorial Day.  This Phase II/new traffic pattern will allow construction of the roadway approaches to the new bridge and will consist of one lane in each direction over the existing bridge.   Roadway approach and bridge demolition is expected to be completed in mid-2013.

Site Tours:   Site tours are available on Wednesdays during the summer months, but please call to schedule.  New this year – we have three Friday site tours available to accommodate summer visitors to the area.

Schedule your site tour today as spaces are filling up fast!  Submit a request online at irib.deldot.gov or contact DelDOT Public Relations at 302-760-2080.

Construction Advisory Group Meetings:  Stay informed about bridge construction activities this summer by attending a Construction Advisory Group Meeting.  Meeting dates and times are posted on the project page, irib.deldot.gov.  Meetings are held at the DelDOT Field Office, 39368 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, or if you can’t make it, review the minutes on the project website.


Elkton Road Construction – Update

Written on: April 21st, 2011 in Elkton Road

A value engineering proposal (VEP) has been proposed to and accepted by the Department to allow the contractor to enter into Phase III traffic pattern earlier than planned. The proposal allows the contractor an alternate method to install the new water main.  The VEP change will save DelDOT money  and will give the contractor a better chance to complete the Phase Three work before the beginning of the University of Delaware’s fall semester.  Work is scheduled to be complete in December 2012.

For more information, please visit the project page by clicking here.


I-95 Delaware Toll Plaza Project – Update

Written on: April 21st, 2011 in I-95I-95 Delaware Toll Plaza

Final surface paving of available southbound areas, south of the plaza is scheduled to begin Monday night, April 18, using  progressive single and double lane closures (all lanes).  Double lanes closures cannot begin until 11 PM.  Installations of northbound overhead sign structure trusses between the Maryland state line and the toll plaza are rescheduled to begin Wednesday night, April 27 (next week), but may be postponed if paving work is ongoing.  This work involves double lane closures from 11 PM to 5 AM with short term rolling roadblocks.  The project is scheduled for completion in August 2011.

For more information, please visit the project page by clicking here


I-95/SR 1 Interchange Project – Update

Written on: April 21st, 2011 in I-95I95/SR1 Interchange

Christiana Mall Bridge:

Work started at the beginning of March to construct a new bridge spanning SR1 that will ultimately serve as a new entrance to Christiana Mall once completed.  This project is part of the larger mall interchange project that is currently out for bid.  The contractor is currently constructing storm water management facilities and starting pile driving for new bridge foundations.  Work is scheduled to be complete on this project at the end of the year. 

For more information, please visit the project page by clicking here.  





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