Indian River Bridge To Open

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.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.