DelDOT Traffic Alert - Rehoboth Drawbridge

July 12th, 2019

UPDATE: Nighttime Temporary Lane Closures for Rehoboth Drawbridge

WHEN: 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, permitting weather.

July 15, 2019, through August 28, 2019

WHERE: Drawbridge over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on Route 1A/Rehoboth Avenue between Canal Street and Atlantic Avenue, Rehoboth.

WHAT: DelDOT's contractor will be sandblasting and painting the underside of the drawbridge. Residents can anticipate noise during this portion of the work. There will be single nighttime lane closures on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings with flaggers on-site to direct motorists.

Part of the bridge rehabilitation project will involve replacing the sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. While the sidewalk on one side of the bridge is being replaced. Pedestrians and cyclists may utilize the other side of the sidewalk on the bridge.






Rehabilitation of Bridge on Route 1 Northbound/Southbound With Temporary Nighttime Lane Closures

WHEN:  9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Sunday evening until Friday morning

July 15, 2019, until September 23, 2019, pending weather.

WHERE:  Route 1 Northbound/Southbound (Bridges over Lewes Rehoboth Canal) between Rehoboth and Dewey Beach.

WHAT:  The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces to motorists that there will be nighttime lane closures on Route 1 northbound/southbound on the bridge over Lewes Rehoboth Canal for preparation work related to the upcoming bridge closure this winter. Flaggers will be on-site to direct motorists.

This project involves deck replacement and substructure work. The deck replacement will be performed under phased construction, implementing a cross over and contra-flow to close one bridge at a time. The northbound span on Route 1 will be closed starting on September 23, 2019, for the demolition and replacement of the bridge.  Two lanes will be open to traffic on Route 1 southbound. In addition, one lane of traffic on Route 1 southbound will be open for motorists going northbound.  

After the work is completed on Route 1 northbound; the contractor will proceed to close Route 1 southbound with contra-flow on Route 1 northbound.

Additional work includes replacing the approach slabs and correcting the vertical alignment, replacing the joints, repairing concrete spalls throughout the substructure, strengthening the concrete piers and sealing the concrete abutments and piers. The north and south canal embankments will be stabilized with riprap and geotextile. Corrugated metal pipes that outfall in the canal north and south of the bridge will be replaced with reinforced concrete pipes.

During the phases of the construction, DelDOT will be notifying motorists of the upcoming lane and/or road closures. The work is anticipated to be complete by May 2020.

Access will be available to all businesses at all times. Variable message boards will be posted to alert motorists of the upcoming lane closures.