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DelDOT Awarded $10.4 Million for Highway Projects

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DOVER, Del. - The Federal Highway Administration has given the Delaware Department of Transportation $10.4 million to speed up highway projects across the state.

"We are thrilled to be awarded our full request from FHWA," DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan said. "Because these funds can go to work almost immediately to improve safety and relieve traffic and congestion."

According to a DelDOT press release, the new funds allow DelDOT staff to move forward on two design projects:

  • U.S. Route 113 at SR 16 (Ellendale) Grade Separated Intersection This project was recommended as part of the U.S. Route 113 North/South Study - Ellendale area. The proposed improvements consist of a grade separated intersection at U.S. Route 113 and SR 16 in Ellendale.
  • Rehabilitation of I-95 from I-495 to north of Brandywine River This project includes the repair of 19 bridges and repaving of I-95.

The release also says that in addition to the design projects, the $10.4 million will allow to DelDOT advertise three construction projects for immediate bidding:

  • SR 10 and SR 15 Intersection Improvements A roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of SR 10/Willow Grove Road and SR/15 Moose Lodge/Dundee Road, west of Camden to improve safety.
  • Highway Safety Improvements Project at Churchmans Road westbound from Christiana Hospital to SR 1 This project will include the following improvements: Sidewalk addition and ADA curb ramp improvements; modifications to ramp movement off of SR 7 southbound to address weaves from the ramp onto Continental Drive; left turn lanes on Churchmans Road westbound at the intersection of Continental Drive will be extended; and the current lane drop on Churchmans Road westbound to the intersection at Christiana Hospital will be extended, which will turn into the new right turn lane into the Center Point Shopping Center.
  • SR 1 Median Barrier Replacement This project will remove the existing concrete median barriers on SR 1 between Tybouts Corner and U.S. Route 40 and replace it with guardrail.

Gov. Jack Markell expressed his support for the funds, pointing out the money will do more for Delaware than just physical construction.

“With support from the bipartisan investment approved by the General Assembly last year, we are implementing a far-reaching transportation improvement plan," he said. "These new funds from the FHWA will further speed up these improvements to the safety of our roads and bridges while creating the jobs and long-term economic development that come from a more efficient system.” 

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