U.S. Route 9 Between Georgetown and Lewes Expects Closures Sept. - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

U.S. Route 9 Between Georgetown and Lewes Expects Closures Sept. 30- Oct. 21

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Coast Line Railroad will be replacing crossing on U.S. Route 9/Lewes-Georgetown Highway at Cool Springs Road starting Sept. 30.

According to DelDOT, work is scheduled to begin on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. until midnight on Friday, Oct. 21. This work will require a full closure of U.S. Route 9/Lewes-Georgetown Highway at Cool Springs Road and the use of detour routes. Crews will be working seven days a week, and during all daylight hours until it is completed, DelDOT says.

According to DelDOT, portions of the concrete railroad crossing are crumbling, creating a possibly unsafe condition and repairs are no longer effective. Crews will completely remove and replace the crossing.

DelDOT and the railroad have scheduled the project after the summer tourist season but before major events are held in the beach communities at the end of October. The project cannot be conducted during cold temperatures because the crossing repairs include installing asphalt pavement which cannot properly set in cold temperatures.

In addition, crews cannot keep one lane open, and work on another lane, because the steel rails have to be removed and replaced in a long stretch at the same time, to ensure they are perfectly flat.

Note: All businesses within the detour area will remain open and accessible throughout the project.

Detour Routes:

  • Traveling Route 9 Westbound: Dairy Farm Road to Fisher Road
  • Traveling Route 9 Eastbound: Fisher Road to Dairy Farm Road
  • Detour signage will be posted for motorists.
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