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Route 24 Detour Causing Backups in Millsboro

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Traffic in Millsboro (Photo: WBOC) Traffic in Millsboro (Photo: WBOC)

MILLSBORO, Del. - Route 24 closures are causing traffic jams for commuters in Millsboro.

The Delaware Department of Transportation is repairing a slope stability problem on the bridge over Swan Creek causing Route 24 to be closed in both directions between Maryland Camp and William Street roads.

A detour has been set up for drivers on side roads Hollyville and Mt. Joy roads.

Leslie Stevenson works at Uncle Willie's gas station right on Route 24 and said she had to leave work extra early in the dark to figure out the detour.

"Go around all these bends and everything... and turns," she said. "I got lost."

The traffic made Brian Johnson late for work.

"This is very inconvenient," he said. "Because I have to make a big loop and go around in order for me to be productive."

Karun Dutt owns Uncle Willie's and said the closure is causing quite the backup.

"Nobody can go in our out," he explained. "Somebody comes into my parking lot and they can't get out because there's so much traffic."

Dutt added on the detour, there are mostly stop signs, making things confusing for drivers.

"A couple days ago there was an accident back there, people stuck in it for what, two hours?" He said. "What normally takes an hour would take them two hours to get out of the traffic."

The construction is set to be complete by May 21, and according to DelDOT officials, if they weren't to take care of the problem now, it would only get worse.

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