Project Limits:

Lewes and Rehoboth Drawbridges

Project Need:

The existing drive system of BR 3-153 is outdated and no longer has technical support. Both bridges need mechanical / electrical upgrades and structural repairs. Addressing these issues will extend the life and improve operation of the bridges.

Project Overview:

This project involves repairs to the steel grid deck and concrete deck, steel superstructure repairs, repairs to the alignment system, and minor repairs to the existing substructure. Repairs also include replacement of portions of the mechanical drive systems and electrical system. On BR 3-154, the center joint will be modified to prevent binding of the leafs.

Project Timeline

Design Phase:

Design work is complete.

Construction Phase:

Construction work will begin in the winter of 2019 and be complete by summer of 2020.

Additional Comments:

There will be occasional lane shifts at night and occasional detours at night. Detours will only be done outside the peak summer tourist season.

(Reviewed and Updated on 09/07/2018)