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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Road work on Freeman Hwy. bridge

Freeman Highway Bridge to Undergo Routine Maintenance

Scheduled Work to Close Freeman Highway on May 4, 2021

LEWES, Del. – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials announced today that the Freeman Highway Bridge will undergo routine maintenance during the first week of May 2021, which will result in a temporary, short closure of Freeman Highway in Lewes.

The DRBA maintenance department will be performing a thorough cleaning of the bridge, including flushing out storm drains and washing the steel beams and concrete underneath the bridge deck.

For safety reasons and weather permitting, Freeman Highway will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 between the hours of 8:00A – 12:00 noon.   Should inclement weather be present on Tuesday, the work schedule will shift to Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

About the Delaware River and Bay Authority

The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing.  The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.  For more information, visit

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