The proposed safety improvements for this project will take place at the intersection of State Route 72 and Old Baltimore Pike in New Castle County. The project limits include Old Baltimore Pike between Dayett Mills Road and Westover Woods Drive and SR72 between Dayett Mills Road and Peoples Drive.
This project was identified by the 2011 Hazard Elimination Program (HEP) due to high crash rates. A high percentage of crashes within the bounds of this project occur during left turn movements entering and exiting Royal Farms from eastbound Old Baltimore Pike. The HEP also identified an issue with backups caused by eastbound traffic on Old Baltimore Pike queuing to turn left onto SR72.
Proposed improvements at this intersection include reconstructing medians on SR72 and Old Baltimore Pike in order to permit a left turn entrance to Royal Farms from southbound 72 and eliminate left turn entrances from eastbound Old Baltimore Pike. A second left turn lane will also be added to Old Baltimore Pike eastbound to add additional queuing space. In addition, pedestrian and bicycle facilities will be improved throughout the site and signing and striping will also be updated to comply with current standards.
Design and Right-of-Way Acquisition are complete.
Anticipated Start of Construction – Summer 2017
Anticipated End of Construction – TBD
(Reviewed and Updated on 02/24/2017)