The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) initiated the South Dover/Camden/Wyoming Planning Study in 2016 to analyze the existing and future (2045) traffic within the vicinity of the Towns of Camden and Wyoming including US13 and other connecting roadways. Available crash history along the roadways is being analyzed, as well as existing environmental (wetlands, streams) and cultural (historic structures, parks, schools) resources within the study area. The study team will then generate possible solutions to address the existing concerns and analyze the impacts these proposed improvements would have on environmental and cultural resources.
Within the study limits, US 13 is a four-lane divided highway with heavy traffic congestion and crash rates higher than statewide average for the past three years. The roads in and around the Towns of Camden and Wyoming also experience high traffic volumes at peak times during the day, causing noise and environmental concerns from residents in the study area.
Potential projects being considered as a result of this ongoing study include:
- US13 Widening – DelDOT will investigate whether widening US 13 from a four-lane to a six-lane divided highway would help increase safety and reduce congestion along the roadway. It will also investigate if additional pedestrian facilities along US 13 would help promote the use of transit and increase the safety of all modes of transportation. The construction limits of the roadway widening will be determined as part of this study.
- Camden Bypass (North of SR10) – DelDOT will consider a new roadway connecting SR10 east of US 13 to the intersection of Old North Road. The existing intersections will be reviewed to determine if the new roadway would alleviate the traffic congestion and reduce crash rates. Impacts on existing environmental and cultural resources from the new roadway will also be analyzed.
- Camden Bypass (South of SR10) – DelDOT will look at a new roadway connecting SR10 east of US 13 to a newly proposed intersection approximately 1,000 feet to the south. This new intersection has been previously approved for a development to the west of US 13. Traffic and crash data will be analyzed to determine if a new roadway connection would provide the public with adequate benefits. An aspect of this study will be determining the number of heavy vehicles (e.g.. large trucks, buses) currently using the roads within the historic Camden and Wyoming town limits and determining if these new roadways will help minimize this number. Heavy vehicle traffic causes additional noise and other environmental concerns that would require mitigation.
As part of this study, DelDOT would like to hear from you! We can count the traffic and analyze the crash data, but we need to hear from those who live and work in and around the study area. Your thoughts on the existing conditions within the study area and your thoughts on potential roadway improvements are very helpful to the study team. Please visit the MORE PROJECT INFORMATION on the right to participate in a short survey about the South Dover/Camden/Wyoming Planning Study!