INDIAN RIVER — After years of construction, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDot) officials announced this week the Indian River Bridge will finally open to traffic next week.
DelDot officials announced this week southbound Route 1 traffic will be routed onto the new Indian River Inlet Bridge next Friday, Jan. 20. This will be the first stage of moving traffic from the existing Indian River Inlet Bridge to the newly constructed bridge. Shortly thereafter, Route 1 northbound traffic will be moved onto the new bridge as well. Once this shift is completed, the traffic pattern will consist of one lane in each direction on southbound side of the new bridge for the remainder of the winter and into spring. In the next year, contractor George & Lynch will complete the roadway approaches on the remaining two lanes on the northbound side of the bridge in preparation for a spring 2012 opening and official dedication ceremony for all four lanes and the pedestrian and bikeway.