Route 141 Contraflow In Effect, Down To One Lane In Both Directions


Greenville – On Monday, March 12, DelDOT began preparing the southbound lanes of Route 141, from Route 100/Montchanin Road to Route 48/Lancaster Pike, for a contraflow pattern.

Today, March 15, all northbound traffic has been shifted on a southbound lane, allowing for only one lane of southbound traffic and one lane of northbound traffic. This will allow for the complete closure of the northbound Route 141 lanes from Route 48/Lancaster Pike to Route 100/Montchanin Road.

The $17 million project, which began in October 2017, will replace the existing concrete roadway on this 1.4 mile section of Route 141 and on the Route 52/Kennett Pike interchange ramps, as well as replace concrete curbing, drainage, and guardrails.

Delays will be greater than what motorists experienced in the fall of 2017 during the first phases of the project and DelDOT is strongly recommending that motorists use alternate routes as major delays will persist into November 2018.

Ramps from Route 141 north to Route 52/Kennett Pike north and south will also be closed for the duration of work to reconstruct the northbound lanes of the road. In addition, no left turns will be permitted from Route 141 north onto Barley Mill Road or from Barley Mill Road onto Route 141 north.

Route 141 NB lanes from Route 48/Lancaster Pike to Route 100/Montchanin Road will close beginning Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The work on Route 141 north is expected to be completed in summer 2018. Contraflow traffic will then be shifted to the new northbound lanes and work will begin on Route 141 south, and continue into November 2018.

Detour Information
During the closures of the Route 52/Kennett Pike ramps located on the northbound side of Route 141 traffic will be detoured onto Route 100/Montchanin Road.

For additional information, an overview of the project can be found here.


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