Rt. 1 construction to be halted for holiday

May 16, 2008 5:16:04 AM PDT
Memorial Day weekend travelers will get a break from construction delays on Route 1 near the Delaware shore. State transportation officials say all lanes will be open for the holiday weekend, starting Thursday afternoon.

The project was scheduled to be finished by next Tuesday, but the rainy spring weather has put the project behind schedule. Work will resume May 27 and is expected to be finished in the first week of June.

The 19-month road-widening project is costing $9.7 million. The project involves a 2.7 mile portion of the highway between Route 24 and the Five Points area near Lewes.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com


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