Article from Truckers News
Truckers News Staff (TN)
"If your trucking takes you through Delaware on Interstate 95, you'll need to find your way around part of that highway where tractor-trailers have been banned.
The Delaware Department of Transportation earlier this week announced tractor-trailers are barred from using the northbound lanes through a construction zone in Wilmington.
DelDOT on Tuesday, Sept. 21, said that from Interstate 495 to north of the Brandywine River Bridge in Wilmington, only two-axle vehicles and buses are allowed to use the north lanes of I-95. DelDOT said the restriction is meant to reduce the number of truck crashes in the I-95 construction zone.
Since the beginning of the project in February, almost two dozen crashes involving tractor-trailers have occurred in the construction zone, according to DerlDOT. The project, which includes the repair of 19 bridges, the roadway, and several on- and off-ramps, will take years to complete. "