Traffic slow in I-95 work zone

DelDOT says they will close I-95 northbound in Wilmington two hours earlier than planned to try to get ahead of rainy weather this weekend.

I-95 northbound will be closed from the I-495 southern split to U.S. Route 202 to allow DelDOT to complete the shift of northbound traffic onto the southbound lanes for the contraflow Phase 1 of the Restore the Corridor project.

Beginning Saturday morning, I-95 will finally be completely into the traffic pattern that will be in place for the next several months as DelDOT works to repair and restore bridges and ramps in a mostly elevated portion of the interstate.

The best general detours from the I-95NB/141 interchange are as follows:

Delaware County/Philadelphia - Use I-495 around Wilmington

Downtown Wilmington - Use I-495 NB to Route 13 NB or 12th Street

North Wilmington/202 - Use 141 NB to Route 202 (can access I-95 from there)

Southbound I-95 traffic will remain open Friday night, with the single-lane pattern in place downtown.