Work required to allow for future SR 1/I-95 Interchange
Dover, DE – The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that Middletown based contractor Mumford & Miller has been awarded a $12.2 million contract to build the new Christiana Mall Road Bridge over Route 1. This project will include work to build the new bridge and roadway approach tie-ins to the Christiana Mall “ring-road”. The project will also include redesign and drainage work to the existing storm water management pond.
Construction for this project will begin February 28, 2011, and is anticipated to be completed within 259 calendar days, pending weather. Currently the project will require nighttime lane closures only. At a future point, day time impacts are expected for short periods. Notification will be provided in advance of those conditions when they are expected.
This work is part of a multi-year, multi-project I-95 Improvement Program that has included work at the Churchman’s Road/Route 7 Intersection, the Churchman’s Road Bridge over I-95; the I-95 Fifth Lane widening; and the reconstruction of the I-95 toll plaza in Newark.
The final project of the I-95 Improvement Program, expected to begin later this year, will include the construction of the new I-95 & Route 1 interchange ramp system. Increasing traffic volumes and development south of Route 1 has led to deteriorating levels of service within the area of Christiana Mall and the Route 1/I-95 interchange. This project will add high speed connecting ramps from both northbound Route 1 to northbound I-95, and from southbound I-95 to southbound Route 1, as well as the removal of the current Christiana Mall Road Bridge. The relocating of the bridge is necessary for the construction of the high speed connecting ramps.