Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials announced that the ramp from U.S. Route 13SB to I-295SB, commonly referred to as the Hospital Ramp, will be closed to all traffic beginning on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. for a period of approximately two weeks, according to DRBA Public Information Officer James Salmon.
During the two week closure, the Authority’s contractor, Mumford and Miller, will reconstruct the ramp as of the I-295 southbound reconstruction project. Follow the detour: Continue on U.S. Route 13SB in the left lane, make a U-turn at the temporary signal just past the I-295 overpasses onto U.S. Route 13NB to the new, recently opened ramp to I-295SB. U-turn pavement has been added at the left turn and detour signage will be posted for motorists.
The safety of the traveling public, our highway contractors on-site, and our DRBA employees continue to be our highest priority. Commuters and travelers are urged to be careful and stay alert in and around construction zones, obey all detours and posted speed limits, and plan to take a few extra minutes during rush hour periods.
Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc. of Middletown, Delaware is executing the reconstruction work at a cost of $34 million. When highway construction work is substantially complete in December 2018, the Authority will have invested more than $90 million to improve the region’s infrastructure during the course of the I-295 Delaware Memorial Bridge Approach Road Rehabilitation program.
A detailed map of the I-295 Southbound Reconstruction project can be found at www.drba.net/295.aspx
Salmon said The ramp is expected to re-open on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The construction schedule may vary due to inclement weather.