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Welcome to the SR 141 Improvements, I-95 to Jay Drive Project website. This project will replace the aging overpass structures, improve traffic capacity and operations, and improve safety. Improvements began in late 2019 and are expected to be complete near the end of 2021.

View more details and information about the project.

Visit the interactive construction phase map to view specific construction information including closures and detours

Construction Information/Traffic Advisories

Southbound I95 and I295 Lane Closures

Location:  I-95 and SR 141 Southbound Interchange, New Castle 

Dates and Times: 

Nightly closures from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. beginning on Monday, October 11, 2021, until Saturday, October 16, 2021, pending weather

On nights from 8 pm to 5 am beginning Monday, October 11, 2021, until Friday, October 15, 2021, the contractor will close as many as three southbound I95 lanes and one southbound I295 lane. Expect delays during the work periods. 

On nights from 8 pm to 5 am beginning Monday, October 11, 2021, until Saturday, October 16, 2021, the contractor will close one lane on northbound SR 141 and southbound SR 141. Expect delays during the work periods. 

On Monday, October 11, 2021, from 8 pm to 5 am on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, southbound I295 will be closed.  For those travelling on southbound I-295, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • The detour route will instruct drivers to use Ramp N (southbound I-295 to northbound 141) and then use Ramp L (northbound Delaware Route 141 to southbound I-95) to southbound I-95. 

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 8 pm to 5 am on Thursday, October 14, 2021, and on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 8 pm to 5 am on Friday, October 15, 2021, Ramp H (southbound SR 141 to southbound I-95) will be closed.  For those travelling on Ramp H, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • The detour route will instruct drivers on southbound SR 141 to take the exit 2 ramp to northbound I-295, stay in the right lane and take the next ramp to northbound SR 141, stay in the right lane and take exit 3B ramp to southbound I-95. 

On Wednesday , October 13, 2021, from 8 pm to 5 am on Thursday, October 14, 2021, southbound I495 will be closed.  For those travelling on southbound I495, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • The detour route will instruct drivers to use Exit 5A-B (Newport/New Castle) onto the slip lanes and back to southbound I95 south of the project limits. 

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 8 pm to 5 am on Friday, October 15, 2021, the southbound I95 slip lane will be closed and require detouring Ramp L (northbound Delaware Route 141 to southbound I-95). For those travelling on Ramp L, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • The detour route will instruct drivers to use Ramp L to Ramp K (southbound I-95 to southbound SR 141). Continue on southbound SR 141 and turn right onto westbound Commons Boulevard then turn right onto westbound Churchmans Road (RT 58) then turn left onto Rt 1 and 7 South and I95 then take exit 165A onto southbound I95.

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Southbound I95 and I295 Lane Closures

Location: I-95 and SR 141 Southbound Interchange, New Castle
Dates and Times: 

Nightly closures from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. beginning on Sunday, October 3, 2021, until Thursday, October 7, 2021, pending weather

On nights From Sunday, October 3, 2021, until Thursday, October 7, 2021, the contractor will close southbound I295 and the left southbound I95 lane from 8 pm to 5 am to install asphalt overlay and pavement markings.

For those travelling on southbound I-295, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • The detour route will instruct drivers to use Ramp N (southbound I-295 to northbound 141) and then use Ramp L (northbound Delaware Route 141 to southbound I-95) to southbound I-95.
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Southbound I95 and I295 Lane Closures

Location: I-95 and SR 141 Southbound Interchange, New Castle 

The contractor will close southbound I95 and I295 lanes to install asphalt overlay and pavement markings from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021, until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021, pending weather as follows: 

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021 until 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021, pending weather

The contractor will close one southbound I295 lane and the left southbound I95 lane at 8 pm on Friday, September 24, 2021. The contractor will close southbound I295 at 12 am on Saturday, September 25, 2021, and detour traffic. Southbound I295 and the left southbound I95 lanes will reopen to traffic at 4 am on Saturday, September 25, 2021. 

For those travelling on southbound I-295, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • The detour route will instruct drivers to use Ramp N (southbound I-295 to northbound 141) and then use Ramp L (northbound Delaware Route 141 to southbound I-95) to southbound I-95.
Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 until 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2021, pending weather

The contractor will close one southbound I295 lane at 8 pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021, and the left southbound I95 lane. The contractor will close one to two southbound I95 lanes at 8 pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Southbound I95 traffic will be shifted onto the right slip lane after 12 am on Sunday, September 26, 2021. All southbound I295 and I95 lanes will reopen to traffic at 4 am on Sunday, September 26, 2021. 

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2021, until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021, pending weather

The contractor will close the right southbound I95 lane at 8 pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021, until 5:00 am on Monday, September 27, 2021. 

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Southbound SR 141 Closure

Location: I-95 and SR 141 Southbound Interchange, New Castle 

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021, pending weather

The contractor will close southbound SR 141 just south of Ramp H (southbound SR 141 to southbound I-95) to complete asphalt paving, striping and signage work. The temporary signal at the top of Ramp K (southbound I-95 to southbound SR 141) will be removed as part of this work. All southbound SR 141 motorists will be directed onto Ramp H to southbound I95. Ramp F (southbound SR 141 to northbound I95), Ramp K (southbound I-95 to southbound SR 141), and Ramp E (southbound SR 141 to northbound I295) will be closed. 

Southbound SR 141 motorists will be detoured for a period from 8 pm on Friday, September 17, 2021 until 5 am on Monday, September 20, 2021 to complete the switch to the three southbound SR 141 travel lanes. 

For those travelling on southbound Delaware Route 141 north of Delaware Route 4 the following detour route will be utilized:  

The detour route will instruct drivers to take Exit 4A (Delaware Route 4 Newport/Stanton), turn right onto westbound Delaware Route 4 (Justis Street), continue on westbound SR 4 (Newport Pike), continue straight onto Delaware Route 7 (Stanton Christiana Road), turn left onto Delaware Route 58 (Churchmans Road), turn left onto Delaware Route 37 (Airport Road), continue onto Delaware Route 37 Commons Boulevard to access southbound Delaware Route 141. 

For those travelling on southbound Delaware Route 141 north of I-95 desiring to access northbound I-95 the following detour route will be utilized:  

The detour route will instruct drivers to take Exit 3B (southbound I-95), continue onto southbound I-95, take Exit 4B (Delaware Route 7 and Delaware Route 58), turn right onto westbound Delaware Route 58 (Churchmans Road), turn left onto Delaware Route 1/ Delaware Route 7/to North I-95, take ramp to northbound I-95. 

For those travelling on southbound Delaware Route 141 north of I-95 desiring to continue onto southbound Delaware Route 141 the following detour route will be utilized:  

The detour route will instruct drivers to take Exit 3B (Southbound I-95), continue onto southbound I-95, take Exit 4B (Delaware Route 7 and Delaware Route 58), turn left onto eastbound Delaware Route 58 (Churchmans Road), turn left onto Delaware Route 37 (Airport Road), continue onto Delaware Route 37 Commons Boulevard to access southbound Delaware Route 141. 

For those travelling on southbound I-95 north of I-295 desiring to access southbound Delaware Route 141 the following detour route will be utilized:  

The detour route will instruct drivers to take Exit 5C (northbound I-295), continue onto northbound I-295, take exit to US-13, take ramp to southbound US-13, turn left onto southbound US-13, continue on southbound US-13, take exit to southbound Delaware Route 141. 

For those travelling on southbound I-495 north of I-295 desiring to access southbound Delaware Route 141 the following detour route will be utilized:  

The detour route will instruct drivers to take the exit to northbound I-295, continue onto northbound I-295, take exit to US-13, take ramp to southbound US-13, turn left onto southbound US-13, continue on southbound US-13, take exit to southbound Delaware Route 141. 

For those travelling on southbound I-95 at the Delaware Route 141 interchange desiring to access  southbound Delaware Route 141 the following detour route will be utilized:  

The detour route will instruct drivers to take Exit 4B Delaware Route 7 and Delaware Route 58 (Churchmans Crossing), turn left onto eastbound Delaware Route 58 (Churchmans Road), turn left onto Delaware Route 37 (Airport Road), continue onto Delaware Route 37 Commons Boulevard to access southbound Delaware Route 141. 

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New Traffic Pattern on I95/I295 – New I-295 Travel Lanes

Location: I-95/I295 Southbound, New Castle 

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021, pending weather

The contractor will place temporary concrete barrier, asphalt pavement, signage and pavement markings prior to switching southbound I295 motorists onto two new travel lanes. Southbound I295 motorists will merge with I95 traffic further south near DelDOT’s salt barn located in the I95 median.  I295 motorists will be detoured for a period from 8 pm on Sunday, September 12, 2021 until 5 am on Monday, September 13, 2021 to complete the switch to the new I295 travel lanes. 

One I95 travel lane will be closed from 7 am on Sunday, September 12, 2021 until 5 am on Monday, September 13, 2021. Southbound I95/I295 motorists should expect delays during this period. 

For those travelling on southbound I-295, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • The detour route will instruct drivers to use Ramp N (southbound I-295 to northbound 141) and then use Ramp L (northbound Delaware Route 141 to southbound I-95) to southbound I-95.

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Phases 2 thru 3 Complete!

Phases 2 and 3 are completed at the SR 141 and Commons Boulevard intersection and on SR 141 from US Route 13 to Airport Road. Improvements in this area include:  

  • Reconstruction and widening of SR 141 to provide three travel lanes in each direction beginning at Paul Road to the Newport Pike. Northbound SR 141 north of Commons Blvd will be provide two lanes until the SR 141 and I-95 interchange section are completed. 
  • Reconfiguration of eastbound Commons Boulevard lanes on the approach to SR 141 to provide a total of four lanes – two separate left turn lanes, a shared through/left turn lane, and a right turn lane 
  • Reconfiguration of westbound Commons Boulevard lanes on the approach to SR 141 to provide a total of four lanes – two left turn lanes, a through lane, and a right turn lane. The inbound lanes on the east leg of Commons Boulevard will include a separate left turn lane into the Wawa convenience store and a shared through/right turn lane 
  • Elimination of the southbound SR 141 and Airport Road signal and section of Airport Road between northbound SR 141 and southbound SR 141. All motorists on eastbound Airport Road will turn right onto southbound SR 141. 
  • Elimination of the Creekwood Crossover between northbound SR 141 and southbound SR 141. Southbound SR 141 motorists accessing the Social Security Administration or the News Journal will be able to U-turn at the SR 141 and Commons Boulevard intersection and make a right turn onto Creekwood Road; or make a left onto East Commons Boulevard and follow the internal roadway network 
  • New lighting 
  • New signal at SR 141 and Commons Boulevard intersection 
  • Upgrading pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities 
  • Utility relocations 
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I-95 Southbound – Ramp L Closure

Location: I-95 and SR 141 Interchange, New Castle

Dates and Times:            
8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021, pending weather

As part of the Phase 6 construction work, Ramp L (northbound Delaware Route 141 to southbound I-95) will be closed to complete concrete pavement reconstruction.

For traffic normally using Ramp L (northbound Delaware Route 141 to southbound I-95), the following detour route will be utilized: The detour route will instruct drivers to turn left onto Commons Boulevard, continue onto Airport Road, turn right onto westbound SR 273, take ramp to northbound Delaware Route 1, take ramp to southbound I-95.

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I-95 Southbound – Ramp M Closure

Location: I-95 and SR 141 Interchange, New Castle

Dates and Times:  8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021, pending weather

As part of the Phase 6 bridge construction work, Ramp M (southbound I-95 to northbound SR 141) will be closed to complete concrete pavement reconstruction.

For traffic normally using Ramp M (southbound I-95 to northbound Delaware Route 141), the following detour route will be utilized: The detour route will instruct drivers to take the ramp to Delaware Route 58 (Churchmans Road), turn right onto westbound Delaware Route 58 (Churchmans Road), turn right onto northbound Delaware Route 7 (Stanton Christiana Road), continue straight onto eastbound Delaware Route 4 (Mitch Road/Market Street), turn left onto Marshall Street, take ramp to northbound Delaware Route 141.

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I-95 Southbound – Ramp H Closure

Location: I-95 and SR 141 Interchange, New Castle

Dates and Times:
8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021, pending weather

As part of the Phase 6 bridge construction work, Ramp H (southbound SR 141 to southbound I-95) will be closed to complete concrete pavement reconstruction.

For traffic normally using Ramp H (southbound SR 141 to southbound I-95), the following detour route will be utilized: The detour route will instruct drivers on southbound SR 141 to take the exit 2 ramp to northbound I-295, stay in the right lane and take the next ramp to northbound SR 141, stay in the right lane and take exit 3B ramp to southbound I-95.

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Lane Closures at Southbound SR 141 and Bellcor Drive

Location: Southbound SR 141 left turn lane onto Bellcor Drive, New Castle

Dates and Times:
9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021 until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021, pending weather

As part of the Phase 2 construction work, the SR 141 southbound left turn lane onto Bellcor Drive will be closed to complete asphalt roadway reconstruction.

The following movements will be prohibited during the work:

  • For traffic normally accessing Bellcor Drive from southbound SR 141: Detoured to US 13 North Ramp to SR 141 Northbound Ramp to northbound SR 141 to Bellcor Drive
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