Route 1 Northbound Open to Traffic in January

Date: December 26, 2019




Delaware Department of Transportation
Traffic Alert-December 26, 2019
Contact:  Director Charles “C.R.” McLeod
Office of Community Relations
Cell Phone:  (302) 388-2303
Office Phone:  (302) 760-2079

Route 1 Northbound Open to Traffic in January- Bridges over Lewes-Rehoboth Canal

Location:  Route 1 Northbound (Bridges over Lewes-Rehoboth Canal) between Bay Vista Road and Canal Road, Rehoboth.

Date and Time:  6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020

Traffic Information:  DelDOT announces to motorists that the work on Route 1 Southbound portion of the Lewes-Rehoboth will begin on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Beginning Thursday, January 2, 2020, the southbound bridge lanes will be redirected onto the northbound bridge on Route 1 with two northbound lanes and one southbound lane available.  Due to the impacts of the work required to switch traffic, motorists should anticipate delays.

This project milestone marks the halfway point for completion of the rehabilitation for the entire Lewes-Rehoboth Canal span.  Once traffic is switched, contractors will perform in-kind structural repairs to the Southbound span identical to the work that was completed on the Northbound span that started back in late September. 

The Department anticipates the repairs to the Southbound span to complete in early spring, with lane closures on both spans to follow for preparation of the final riding surface, with project completion before the upcoming 2020 summer season.    

For additional information on this project is available here.