Warwickarea road to close tonight
WARWICK — Those driving on U.S. Route 301 near the Delaware border late Wednesday night will need to be prepared for delays or find alternate routes.
Drivers should except “significant delays” due to a single-lane closure along U.S. 301 at Strawberry Lane between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. The highway will be closed periodically during that timeframe for up to one hour to allow cranes to install bridge beams for the new Strawberry Lane overpass.
These closures will occur at five separate times throughout the night, and drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible, DelDOT reported. Officials noted that the closures were communicated to emergency responders, local businesses, residents and the trucking industry.
The new Wilson StreetStrawberry Lane overpass, which runs from Warwick southeast toward Townsend, Del., over U.S. 301 is the biggest remaining Cecil Countyconnected relocation project connected to the bypass. According to DelDOT, that project is scheduled to be completed by year’s end.
While the Strawberry Lane closure may impact some local residents, a nearby closure will affect thousands on Delaware Route 1 the same night.
All southbound lanes of Route 1 will close by 9 p.m. Wednesday near Middletown as construction crews install a bridge over the highway connected to the larger U.S. 301 bypass project. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday.
The 14-mile U.S. 301 bypass project, which aims to bring traffic from U.S. 301 at the Maryland state line to Route 1 south of the Roth Bridge, is scheduled to open in December 2018.