$90 million Route 295 construction project almost complete

Route 295, which runs through Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has undergone construction in order to improve traffic efficiency.

The final phase of construction on the project will begin next month.

“The I-295 southbound reconstruction project remains on schedule,” said Brent Van Lith, senior project engineer in a Delaware Business Now article. “With about 25 percent of the project remaining, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Total investment of improvement to the interstate will reach around $90 million.

“The goal of the whole reconstruction project is to rehabilitate the approach to roads and ramps to improve the highway’s efficiency and safety while limiting the impact on the traffic patterns and the traveling public during the construction,” a DRBA release stated. “I-295 southbound mainline traffic lanes will have 50 percent more capacity.”

Once the project is complete, commute time in the region, which is one of the lowest in the country, is expected to improve.