If you’re trucking through Delaware on Interstate Highway 95, you’ll need to find a way to bypass some of the highways where tractor trailers are banned.
Earlier this week, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced that tractor trailers were banned from using the northbound lane through Wilmington’s construction zone.
On Tuesday, September 21, DelDOT said that only two-axle vehicles and buses could use the north lane of I-95 from Interstate 495 to the north of Wilmington’s Brandywine River Bridge. DelDOT said the limit was aimed at reducing the number of truck crashes in the I-95 construction zone.
According to DerlDOT, there have been about 20 tractor trailer-related collisions in the construction zone since the project began in February. The project, which includes the repair of 19 bridges, roads, and some on-ramp and off-ramp, will take years to complete.
“The tractor trailer operators are not always negligent in these incidents, but these collisions have closed the road for a long time. This is what we take to make the construction area safer. It’s an additional step, “said Transport Secretary Nicole Majesky in a statement.
Due to the multiple access points and the difficulty of applying the restrictions, the restrictions do not apply to the southbound I-95, but the department has tractor trailers and 3 to use the I-495 as an alternative route. Prompts on other vehicles with more than one axle.
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