Memorial Day Causes Halt to Construction on Delaware Memorial Bridge

Those traveling or taking road trips won’t be as likely to spend the entire weekend stuck at a toll booth on I-95, as road work has mercifully been halted by the Delaware Department of Transportation.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has also suspended road work on its side of the under construction toll plaza, which should ease, though not eliminate, some of the traffic. The area has been a trouble spot over past holiday weekends, and congestion has been severe enough to prompt toll waivers:

Officials say bottlenecks are still expected to form at Delaware’s toll booths where EZ-Pass lanes are under construction. The backups became so bad at Thanksgiving that officials stopped collecting tolls for a time to get traffic moving.

Traffic for Memorial Day weekend is expected to begin heating up today. NJ.com notes that Indian River Inlet Bridge in Sussex County, New Jersey will be restricted to one lane during the high-traffic holiday weekend.

[NJ.com]