No construction on Delaware’s beach routes this weekend

Landmark Indian River Inlet Bridge is now open on Route 1; Route 54 is completed


Dover – For the first time in several years, all major routes to Delaware’s beaches will be free of construction. According to officials from The Department of Transportation (DelDOT), motorists will have a much easier time accessing Delaware’s renowned resort beaches this summer season. There will be no lane closures, or major construction on any of the major beach routes in Sussex County this Memorial Day Weekend.

Major work on the vital east – west connection to Fenwick Island via Route 54 is complete, with all lanes open to traffic.

In addition, earlier this week, all four lanes on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic, ending a multi-year project that involved numerous lane closures, and shifting traffic patterns. The pedestrian walkway is scheduled to open by Friday.

Throughout the summer, work will continue in New Castle County, on the I-95 and Route 1 interchange, but no construction activity will take place on weekends.

“The roads to Delaware’s beaches are wide open, and our state is ready to welcome visitors from across the country this Memorial Day weekend,” said DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt. “All we ask is that our visitors help us keep our roads safe by refraining from distracted driving and by wearing their seatbelts as they enjoy their vacations.”