I-495 Closure Update

Re-alignment of SB 495 bridge span underway
By Frank Gerace

Updated Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:46am

DelDOT says the process of re-aligning the southbound span of the I-495 bridge is now underway.

The agency released a statement Wednesday saying re-alignment is a "slow, methodical process" including jacking the bridge up at several points, putting metal shims into place, installing steel braces and tying steel cables down.

DelDOT says it's not possible to say exactly when the work will be done, but officials are confident that the southbound lanes of the bridge will re-open on or before September 1, with the northbound lanes following two weeks to a month after that.

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