DelDOT to perform emergency repair to Del. 1 southbound in Milford

MILFORD — Lane closures will occur on Del. 1 southbound in Milford beginning at 6:00 p.m. this evening until 9 a.m. on Friday for emergency road repairs due to heat-related heaving of the road.

DelDOT will be removing a 10-foot section of the road and installing a temporary patch to resolve the issue until a permanent repair is scheduled at a later date.

The location of the lane closure will occur just south of the new Northeast Front Street interchange in Milford in the area of mile marker 42. DelDOT will be working to complete the repair as quickly as possible. Motorists should expect delays in this area beginning Thursday evening and into Friday morning.

This type of issue can happen on any road surface during extreme temperatures. Roads are built with the ability to allow for expansion and contraction. As temperature and humidity increase, the road can run out of room to expand, and buckle, creating a safety hazard.

DelDOT will provide additional updates as necessary as the repair work progresses.

Before getting on the road, motorists can view real-time conditions from more than 110 traffic cameras by using DelDOT’s smartphone application or visiting www.deldot.gov. The free DelDOT App is available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. Motorists can also listen to WTMC 1380 AM for updates on current road conditions.

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