DelDOT Starts Lane Closures on Lewes Drawbridge - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

DelDOT Starts Lane Closures on Lewes Drawbridge

Posted: Updated:

LEWES, Del.- If you are heading into the town of Lewes, some lane closures might affect your evening travels. Over the next couple of weeks, the Delaware Department of Transportation will be repairing the drawbridge over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal between 2nd Street and Anglers Road. 

DelDot says it will be cleaning and painting the bridge, replacing the sidewalks, repairing the roadway, and replacing the bridge warning signals. The temporary lane closures was to start Monday at 8 p.m. and last until 6 a.m. The single nighttime lane closures will only be on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings with flaggers on-site to direct motorists.  

Dave Santo rides his bike over the Lewes Drawbridge for his morning exercise. Santo says this improvement needs to be made for the safety of people in Lewes. 

"It has to be done and it's a major roadway in Lewes. I think this time of the year that they picked to fix the bridge isn't too bad," explains Santo. 

DelDot contractors plan on making the bridge more pedestrian-friendly. DelDot says while the sidewalk on the one side is being replaced, pedestrians and cyclists may utilize the sidewalk on the other side of the bridge. Tarmaron Dignoti, a bartender at Wheelhouse in Lewes, says these changes will bring more foot traffic to her restaurant. 

"There are a lot of people biking and walking through town due to high parking prices. I think these changes will definitely help our business and all the business's around town as well," announced Dignoti. 

DelDot says the repairs to drawbridge over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal are expected to be finished on Sept. 30. Later this fall and winter, DelDOT will explain how this project will require additional lane/sidewalk closures and the closure of the roadway at night. DelDot says it will advise motorists in advance regarding the times and dates. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • WBOC Morning Weather: October 21, 2019

    WBOC Morning Weather: October 21, 2019

  • Fire Rekindles at Midnight in Ocean City

    Fire Rekindles at Midnight in Ocean City

    A fire broke out Sunday afternoon in Ocean City on 72nd Street. According to the Ocean City Fire Department's Facebook page, the department was dispatched around 3:45 p.m. They say the fire was on third floor and Ocean City Fire Crews were able to contain the fire to just one unit. According to an alert page, the fire rekindled just minutes before minutes before midnight. Fire crews responded again putting out hot spots.

    More

    A fire broke out Sunday afternoon in Ocean City on 72nd Street. According to the Ocean City Fire Department's Facebook page, the department was dispatched around 3:45 p.m. They say the fire was on third floor and Ocean City Fire Crews were able to contain the fire to just one unit. According to an alert page, the fire rekindled just minutes before minutes before midnight. Fire crews responded again putting out hot spots.

    More
  • Vehicle Break-in's Cause Police to Release Home Surveillance Videos

    Vehicle Break-in's Cause Police to Release Home Surveillance Videos

    Millsboro Police say that there were 16 break-ins over a short span in the month of October, hitting three separate neighborhoods. 
    In video released to the Millsboro Police Department Facebook page you can see four people opening car doors, taking items and walking off. 
    More
    Millsboro Police say that there were 16 break-ins over a short span in the month of October, hitting three separate neighborhoods. 
    In video released to the Millsboro Police Department Facebook page you can see four people opening car doors, taking items and walking off. 
    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices