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  Archived Posts From: 2011


Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: March 25th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

George & Lynch was recently awarded the $11,625,940 project which will build the roadway approaches for the new Indian River Inlet Bridge and demolish the existing Indian River Inlet Bridge.  This work will include construction of the new roadway approaches to the new bridge and the demolition of the existing bridge. The first phase of work includes the construction of temporary cross-overs on SR 1 to establish a new traffic pattern that will allow construction of the roadway approaches.  This traffic pattern will allow for one lane of traffic in each direction (there are currently two available in each direction).  Work is scheduled to begin March 28, 2011, with the new traffic pattern in place prior to Memorial Day.  The project is expected to be complete in mid-2013.

For more information, please visit the project page at


Elkton Road Construction – Update

Written on: March 22nd, 2011 in Elkton Road

The project includes pavement reconstruction; additional turn lanes at the intersections of Elkton Road and Casho Mill and Apple Roads; reducing Elkton Road between Apple Road and Delaware Avenue from four to two lanes with a two-way center turn lane and a landscaped median just south of the Amstel Avenue Intersection; new sidewalks and curb ramps; bike lanes; and utility improvements. 

The Contractor has begun replacing the existing sanitary sewer system along the length and the full width of Elkton Road using a combination of open cuts and the pipe bursting method.  DelDOT has reached out to the businesses along Elkton Road to discuss plans for meeting prior to the Amstel Avenue closure in May.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and address logistical concerns associated with the closure.  The Contractor is on schedule to begin the incentive/disincentive work between Apple Road and Delaware Avenue in May.  The project is expected to complete in late 2012.

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


I-95 Delaware Toll Plaza Project – Update

Written on: March 22nd, 2011 in I-95I-95 Delaware Toll Plaza

Work continues at the toll plaza as glass panels are placed for the exterior facing of the new overhead walkway.  The roadwork construction continues in the Northbound and Southbound direction for the new inside High Speed EZ Pass lanes, as well as the outside approach roadway reconstruction leading to the toll plaza. The contractor maintains three lanes of traffic, as well as seven toll lanes in each direction during peak hours of operation.  Daytime lane closures during off peak hours, 9 am to 3 pm, during weekdays and weekends are permitted for work on the overhead walkway and gantry systems. The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2011. 

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


I-95/SR 1 Interchange Project – Update

Written on: March 22nd, 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 clearing the work site and getting ready to drive sheet piling to start work on bridge foundations.  Work is scheduled to be complete on this project in early 2012. 

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


What’s Happening At The Indian River Inlet Bridge – March 2011

Written on: March 7th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

Construction: Spring will be a busy time of year at the bridge. Both form travelers are now in service. On the north side of the inlet we already poured one 24’ deck section, and are in the process of pouring the next section. The first 24’ section on the south side of the inlet has also been completed. Every few weeks, an additional 24 feet of bridge length will be completed by each form traveler. A total of 12 segments, each 24’ in length, will be constructed from each side of the inlet while utilizing the form travelers to help span the inlet. 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.

Roadway Approach/Bridge Demolition:   George & Lynch will start work on the Roadway Approach/Bridge Demolition contract at the end of March.  There will be detailed communication and coordination between DelDOT, Skanska and George & Lynch along the way. In March and April, George & Lynch will be preparing the approach area for a new traffic pattern.  This new traffic pattern will consist of one lane in each direction over the existing bridge and will be in place by Memorial Day.  This traffic pattern will allow the new SR 1 approaches to the new bridge to be constructed.

Open House:  DelDOT will once again be hosting an open house to allow the public to come and see the progress being made on the bridge construction.  Check back often for details of the Open House that is tentatively scheduled for April 30th.

Site Tours:  DelDOT is resuming its public and school site tours this spring, so give us a call or email today to check availability and to schedule a site tour for your group.

Construction Advisory Group Meetings:  Stay informed about bridge construction activities this spring and summer by attending a Construction Advisory Group Meeting.  Meetings are held the last Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the DelDOT Field Office. If you can’t attend, be sure to check out the minutes of each meeting here on the website.