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Part Of I-495 Could Re-Open Ahead Of Schedule

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Transportation officials in Delaware say a portion of the closed Interstate 495 bridge may re-open ahead of schedule, weeks before Labor Day.

Officials announced the development Wednesday. The bridge, which typically carries about 90,000 vehicles daily, was closed June 2 after officials learned several columns were tilting.

Temporary repairs had been expected to be complete by Labor Day, but on Wednesday officials said the southbound lanes could re-open before then. The state's transportation department did not give a specific date.

The department says crews are nearing completion of underground foundations that will be used to temporarily support the bridge and getting ready for the next phase of work.

 

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