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Traffic Advisory on I-95 Saturday August 18th

August 16, 2012
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12th America’s 9/11 Ride Along Interstate I-95

Saturday, August 18
New Castle — The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that a planned motorcycle rally to support 9/11 is expected to impact northbound Interstate 95 on Saturday, August 18. The America’s 9/11 Ride is about Remembering the Heroes, Volunteers, and Victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  The America’s 9//11 Ride is an Annual Memorial Ride which takes place in August respecting each site and the survivors, allowing them to mourn during September.

Motorists should expect major delays on I-95 northbound when the rally begins in DC and no traffic will be allowed to pass the riders.  There will be a rolling rock block from DC to Rommel’s Harley Davidson in New Castle.  The rolling rock block will decrease in speed when the bikers approach the Newark Toll Plaza in order to pay tolls.  This will cause several miles of back-ups on I-95 northbound.  This event will require the temporary closure of I-95 northbound on-ramps from the Newark Toll Plaza to I-295 for several minutes until the procession passes each on-ramp. Ramps along I-295 between I-95 and Route 9 will be impacted as the motorcycles travel to Rommel’s Harley Davidson (formerly known as Mike’s Famous) in New Castle for a rest stop. Once the procession passes, the ramps will be open to traffic onto I-95.

After riders leave the Rommel’s Harley Davidson in New Castle, police officers will temporarily shut down the northbound traffic on the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

Message boards will display traffic related messages to warn of ramp closures that are caused by this event. Information will also be posted on DelDOT’s radio station, WTMC 1380 AM.

For further information for the planned motorcycle rally, www.Americas911ride.com