I-495 Bridge

Cars travel north on I-495. (credit: jim Melwert)

Finally Smooth Sailing For Drivers Along I-495 North In Wilmington

Commuters from Delaware were able to use I-495 North to get to work this morning for the first Monday in months.

08/25/2014

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I-495 Bridge Reopens Over Christina River In Wilmington

Delaware Transportation officials reopened the northbound lanes of Interstate 495 Saturday over the Christina River in Wilmington, Delaware

08/23/2014

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Southbound Lanes Of I-495 Reopen To Traffic, Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

A DelDOT spokesperson says work on I-495 southbound is complete, weeks ahead of schedule.

07/31/2014

(Pres. Obama, speaking with the shut-down I-495 bridge in the background.  Image from White House video feed)

Pres. Obama, in Delaware, Urges Investment in Nation’s Infrastructure

It’s not just a question of safety and security, Obama says. He sees it as a matter of keeping the country competitive with the rest of the world.

07/17/2014

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DelDOT Officials: Agency Missed Several Opportunities To Close Tilting I-495 Bridge Before June

DelDOT officials say the agency missed several opportunities to close the tilting I-495 bridge before June. The finding is part of an internal investigation released Thursday.

07/03/2014

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Offers Tips To Avoid Gridlock On Area Highways

The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.

06/14/2014

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx insists this is at the top of his agency’s to-do list. (credit: David Madden/KYW)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Get Closer Look At I-495 Bridge In Wilmington

Progress is being made at the bridge site with crews working around the clock on 12-hour shifts. New equipment arrived on site Friday, and DelDOT says crews have hit the ground running.

06/13/2014

(A Delaware Department of Transportation graphic showing their plan to fix the sagging I-495 bridge.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

I-495 Bridge In Wilmington To Remain Closed All Summer

The plan involves planting new supports down into the bedrock under the river bed, using powerful jacks to level the span, and, in some cases, removing and replacing the structures immediately under the bridge surface.

06/10/2014

U.S. Senator Chris Coons (pictured right, in suit) gets briefed on the status of the I-495 bridge. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Senator Coons Briefed On Repairs To I-495 Bridge

Delaware US Senator Chris Coons touring the site around the I-495 bridge, says $2-million in initial emergency federal funds have been made available.

06/06/2014

FILE PHOTO (credit: Jan Carabeo/CBS3)

DelDOT Continues To Search For Cause Of Tilting I-495 Bridge

Eyewitness News reporter Jan Carabeo was able to speak with the engineering consulting company that tipped DelDOT off to this problem in the first place.

06/05/2014

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