by James DeChene
This week the State Chamber’s Transportation & Infrastructure Committee heard from representatives from DELDOT and Whitman, Requardt & Associates, updating the committee on the status of the 301 Project (on time and on budget so far), as well as a major renovation project for I-95 starting in 2020.
Save periodic repavings, the highway between the I-95 and 495 split to above the Brandywine Bridge has remained virtually untouched for the last 60 years. The 2020 renovation project for I-95 will include a major structural and paving upgrade that will also include rehabilitation work for over 19 bridges and exit ramps, and will include other traffic flow improvements in the surrounding areas.
Scheduled to take place over two years, this project will have a large impact on travelers both local and passing through Delaware. The purpose of the briefing was to alert the business community for potential planning purposes, including offsite or off-normal working hours for employees, as well as other logistics planning. More information will be forthcoming to the State Chamber membership, so stay tuned.
James DeChene is the Chamber's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.