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Street Lights Still an Option for Lewes' Cape Henlopen Drive

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LEWES, Del.- The decision to install street lights on Cape Henlopen Drive may result from the recommendations of two state agencies.
 
At Monday's meeting, the Lewes Traffic Safety Commission plans to consult with officials from both the Delaware Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
 
DelDOT has authority over the road and DNREC over the trails used by bicyclists and pedestrians.
 
For the second time in July, the committee discussed concerns over the lack of lighting along a stretch that runs from the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal to Cape Henlopen State Park entrance. One option is to install street lights, another to place lighting at the crosswalks that connect the trails to the road.
 
"My main concern is the crosswalks to make sure the people are safe," Lewes Deputy Mayor Fred Beaufait said. "If the best way to do that is to have normal street lighting than so be it."
 
Street lights have the attention of some of the residents who live in communities along Cape Henlopen Drive. 
 
"Many of our houses were designed so that they faced the park which is on the other side," said Janice Erich, who lives in Cape Shores. "The street lights would be shining into their homes and that is not desirable."
 
Beaufait hopes he will have recommendations to review at the next commission meeting on Aug. 19. If lights are an option, a proposal could be crafted for the city council to consider in October.
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