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Deldot Proposes Pedestrian Improvements to Savannah Road

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LEWES, Del. - DelDOT held a public workshop in Lewes on Monday to propose changes to Savannah Road's pedestrian accessibility.

Among the ideas  are creating a separated pedestrian path alongside the road close to American Legion Road, and creating an overlook on American Legion Road. At the public workshop, people could ask questions about the project or offer feedback. 

DelDOT planner Chip Kneavel says the project was brought to them by the Lewes Scenic & Historic Byway Committee. He said they hope the changes get more tourists out of their cars and into local businesses.

"The trend nationally and locally is increased pedestrian and bicycle usage as well, especially when you're on vacation," he told WBOC. "In this way, we're hoping to actually maybe drive a little economic traffic down past the businesses along the road." 

Other changes include revamped crosswalks, which will improve safety-- one of the project's goals.

"We're not just trying to make it prettier, we're not just trying to make it safer," Kneavel said. "We're doing all that with one project." 

The project will be covered with 80% federal funds and 20% city funds. 

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