Work on Broadkill River bridges begins Oct. 4

Traffic delays expected as Route 1 will be limited to one lane in each direction
September 28, 2021

Motorists should expect traffic delays on Route 1 near the bridge over the Broadkill River, about a mile south of Route 16, as a bridge replacement project is slated to begin at 6 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4. 

The work will limit traffic to one lane in each direction.

The contractor, R.E. Pierson Construction Company, will begin work on the northbound bridge span. After the work is completed, the contractor will proceed with work on the southbound span of the bridge.

The rehabilitation of the bridge includes replacement of the existing concrete deck with a new concrete deck and barriers, replacement of bearings, constructing new bearing pedestals, cleaning and painting of steel members, repair of cracks and spalls in the concrete piers and abutments, replacement of pile jackets, and placement of riprap for erosion protection. Additional work includes minor roadway approach reconstruction.

The project cost, including engineering, design and construction, is $16 million.


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