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Carter Road-Sunnyside Road to Wheatleys Pond Road Project Complete


DOVER, Del. – The Carter Road- Sunnyside Road to Wheatleys Pond Road Project is complete.

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt, and others gathered a 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Smyrna-Clayton American Legion Ambulance Station #64 to celebrate the completion.  

Deldot says the project included widening Carter Road to two 11-foot travel lanes, two five-foot shoulders, curb installation, pedestrian sidewalks, storm water drainage system, relocation of utility poles, street lighting, and a new signal at the Sunnyside Road intersection.

 "Carter Road was once a narrow roadway with no shoulders and minimal pedestrian facilities," said Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt. "But the many improvements will greatly accommodate both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. While many of our projects benefit interstate traffic, I am pleased to say this is a project for Delawareans. More specifically, this will benefit the people of Smyrna economically, and by enhancing their safety and improving their quality of living."

"Not only is this a project for Delawareans, it is a project by Delawareans," Governor Markell added. "All of the contractors involved with this project are either Delaware based or have a local office within Delaware. In addition, this project helps implement, supports, and advances the town's  comprehensive plan where they plan to expand both housing and employment by making it safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, while increasing capacity for the additional cars that come with more houses and jobs."

The rehabilitation work for the $4 million project started in August 2012. The project was 80% federal and 20% state funding, according to Deldot.  

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