Inspection of Indian River Inlet Bridge to require nighttime bridge closures

DelDOT contractor Pennoni Associates Inc. will be inspecting the Charles W. Cullen Bridge over the Indian River Inlet starting April 28. As part of the inspection, there will be short duration closures of the entire bridge in both the northbound and southbound directions, to both motorists and pedestrians, officials announced this week.

Northbound and southbound closures will occur intermittently from 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, until 5 a.m. on Friday, April 29. Motorists and pedestrians should expect delays in the area during those times, officials said.

In the event of inclement weather, the inspection will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday, May 2. If May 1 is also canceled due to weather, the inspection will be rescheduled for Monday evening, May 2.

Motorists should use caution in the area, for bridge inspectors and the shifting of traffic. There will be one lane open to motorists in each direction between the short-duration closures.