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Residents Concerned About Proposed Route 113 Bypass

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SELBYVILLE, Del.- Traffic on Route 113 in Sussex County can cause a lot of headaches, but a proposed bypass could be causing even more problems for local property owners.

Glenn Smith said he wants to pass his business down to his son Zak but the bypass could change that.

"In every one of the possibilities our commercial property is totally used by the new access roads," Smith said.

Zak Smith said his future is unsure if the bypass is built soon.

"I want to put an office building up, [but] I'm not going to put $400,000 into an office building if in 10 years they're going top cut through the property and destroy it, because I'll never get my money back out of it," he said.

Officials with the Delaware Department of Transportation have said construction on the bypass is years away, but they have not indicated which properties could be affected.

"Once we get into a more detailed design, we narrow that viewpoint," Monroe Hite said. "We get into more details as far as the exact impacts into properties and owners so we still have an opportunity to do that so it's really premature at this point."

Since there is no definite time on construction will begin, some people are confused.

"It's all up in the air at this point," Smith said. "I've heard everything from, 'It's 10 years out and they're ready to start buying properties now' to, 'It's years out before they get down here and you probably won't see them talking about buying properties for another 20 years.'"

If you missed this week's public workshops, you can still give your input on the proposed bypass. DelDOT will be taking public comment until Oct. 4. Go to http://www.deldot.gov/information/projects/us113/ to give your opinion on the project.

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