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DelDOT Announces Completion of Route 141 Projects

Motorists who use the Route 141 corridor are receiving an early holiday gift as a decade of work involving multiple projects come to an end on the Route 141 corridor from Route 4 in Newport to Route 13 in New Castle. This is one of the most heavily traveled non-interstate roads in Delaware and required extensive work to address safety and capacity needs and replace ageing infrastructure.

All major work for the most recent project from the I-95 interchange to Jay Drive, which began in August 2019, has been completed ahead of the original spring 2022 completion date by the contractor, R.E. Pierson.

Improvements include:

  • Complete reconstruction of the I-95/141 interchange consisting of eight interchange ramps and four bridges
  • Constructing an additional left turn lane from Commons Boulevard to Route 141 northbound
  • Constructing additional Route 141 through lanes at the Commons Boulevard intersection
  • Pedestrian and transit infrastructure improvements
  • Full depth pavement reconstruction and drainage improvements
  • Rehabilitation of the Route 141 Newport viaduct
  • Rehabilitation of the Route 141 bridge over Route 13

“In total, DelDOT has invested nearly $160 million to improve safety, traffic flow, and modernize this more than 50 year-old corridor,” said Secretary of Transportation Nicole┬áMajeski. “We appreciate the patience of motorists as our contractors have worked to make these needed repairs and improvements while maintaining traffic through this corridor and I am grateful to the work of our DelDOT team and contracting community for their efforts to complete these projects. ”

Governor John Carney added, “These projects reflect what we are doing across Delaware, improving our infrastructure to ensure it is safe, well-maintained, and meets the needs of the traveling public. We have invested $2.5 billion in our capital transportation program statewide over the past four years and will invest another $4 billion in the next six years as we continue to modernize and improve our infrastructure for all modes of transportation.”