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Collins Beach Boat Ramp Expects Closures Sept. 6-7

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DOVER, Del. – The Collins Beach boat ramp facility will have limited access on Sept. 6-7. 

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced Collins Beach Boat Ramp will have limited access while the division assists Delmarva Power with waterborne offloading of a large transformer at the boat ramp for transport to the utility’s Townsend power substation on Flemings Landing Road in Smyrna. 

According to DNREC, after a recent transformer failure at the ramp, Delmarva Power needed to get a replacement unit onsite. DNREC officials say they agreed to help, given the transformer is key Delmarva Power infrastructure for ensuring electric reliability in areas of New Castle and Kent County.

The northern half of the lower parking lot at Collins Beach will be closed early afternoon on Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Wednesday, Sept 7. The boat ramp will remain open during most of the time, however, short closures can be expected on Sept 7 from 1- 7 p.m. The upper lot will remain open throughout the duration of the project. 

Boaters who regularly use the Collins Beach boat ramp for access to the upper Delaware Bay and Delaware River may choose to use the Woodland Beach Boat Ramp, located on Woodland Beach Road in Woodland Beach, or the Augustine Boat Ramp on Route 9 in Port Penn. 

Delmarva Power’s transformer replacement project is expected to be complete, with full access restored at the Collins Beach boating access area, by Thursday, Sept. 8.  

For more information, please call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.

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