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SR26 - Mainline and Detour Routes
Project Limits:
The project limits stretch from 400 feet west of Saint Georges Church in Clarksville to just west of Glen Drive in Bethany Beach.

Project Need
The need for improvements to SR26 (Atlantic Avenue) stems from record growth through the 1990's and early 2000's, which has resulted in traffic congestion, safety concerns, and operational issues. The proposed improvements are the result of a DelDOT Planning study conducted from 1999 to 2001, recommendations received from the public at numerous public workshops, and advisory committee meetings.

Project Schedule:
Final Construction Plans - Fall 2012
Right-of-Way Acquisition - February 2009 to February 2013
Construction Start Date - January 6, 2014

Project Contractor:
George & Lynch, Inc

Project Cost:
The current estimate is $35,000,000.

Interim Improvements 2008
DelDOT delivered interim improvements to SR26 and Old Mill Road in Fall, 2008. Specifically, DelDOT upgraded traffic signals, added pedestrian facilities on the north/south movement and added sidewalks from the intersection to the shopping area.

Interim Improvements 2005
DelDOT delivered interim improvements to Central Avenue and West Avenue at SR26 by Memorial Day, 2005. A pubic workshop was held in Summer, 2010. At that time, DelDOT provided the final construction plans and project schedule to the public.
Project Overview:
This project will make improvements to SR26, Atlantic Avenue. The existing roadway will be widened to provide one eleven (11) foot travel lane in each direction with five (5) foot shoulders which will be striped as bike lanes. A 12 foot shared center left turn lane will be included through the length of the project. Separate right turn lanes and left turn lanes will be added at intersections. Sidewalks and closed drainage will be provided for much of the roadway segments through Ocean View and Millville. The work will make improvements that accommodate the area's multi-modal transportation needs. DelDOT and its SR26 Project Team will continue to work with neighborhood and community representatives, schools, local government leaders, concerned citizens, federal and state environmental and cultural resource agencies, and others to develop plans that meet the diverse needs of the community.

NEPA Documents:
Project Displays:
Display Board Title Description
SR 26 Project Limits This is a more detailed look at the project.
Plan Map 1 This is a more detailed look at the project.
Plan Map 2 This is a more detailed look at the project.
Plan Map 3 This is a more detailed look at the project.
Plan Map 4 This is a more detailed look at the project.
Plan Map 5 This is a more detailed look at the project.
Plan Map 6 This is a more detailed look at the project.
SR26 Typical Section - Curbed Section This shows what a typical section of roadway will look like once constructed.
SR26 Typical Section - Non-Curbed Section This shows what a typical section of roadway will look like once constructed.
Historic Properties This file shows the historic properties within the project limits. Historic properties are protected by the federal and state government, and played a large role in the development of the alignment for the new roadway.
Please Note:

As of 04/03/2014, this project has been completed.

Project Limits:
The project limits involved four separate roadways, which were:
  • Burbage Road from SR17 to Windmill Road
  • Windmill Road from SR26 to Central Avenue
  • Central Avenue from Windmill Road to Beaver Dam Road
  • Beaver Dam Road from Central Avenue to Muddy Neck Road
Project Need
Improvements needed to be made to the roads listed above in order to accommodate traffic that would be using this network of roads as alternate routes during the SR26/Atlantic Avenue Mainline Project.

Project Design Schedule:
Final construction plans were completed in 2009. Right-of-way acquisition was completed in Spring of 2010.

Project Construction Start Date:
Summer 2010 - This project is funded.

Project Contractor and Cost:
George & Lynch, Inc.
$8,584,461.93

Project Construction Schedule:
July 2010 - Summer 2013

Project Overview:
This project provides complete reconstruction of the alternate routes, as noted below:
  • Burbage Road from SR17 to Windmill Road
  • Windmill Road from SR26 to Central Avenue
  • Central Avenue from Windmill Road to Beaver Dam Road
  • Beaver Dam Road from Central Avenue to Muddy Neck Road
Specifically, it includes construction of two 11 foot travel lanes with 5 foot shoulders, which were striped as bike lanes. Turn lanes were also be added at the intersections.

Project Displays:
The following visual map shows the project limits for the SR26 Detour Routes in green. The bright blue line represents the project limits for the SR26, Atlantic Avenue, Clarksville to Assawoman Canal (SR26 Mainline).
Display Board Title Description
SR 26 Project Limits Large scale map of the entire SR 26 project limits.


Past Meetings
  • October 15, 2013 - Public Workshop
    South Coastal Public Library
    Bethany Beach, DE
     
  • March 27, 2006 - Public Workshop
    Roxana Fire Hall
    Roxana, DE
     
  • May 9, 2005 - Public Workshop
    Roxana Fire Hall
    Roxana, DE
     
  • November 17, 2004 - Public Workshop
    Roxana Fire Hall
    Roxana, DE
     
  • November 10, 2004 - Advisory Committee Meeting
    Dunes Golf Club
    Villages of Bear Trap Dunes
     
  • Field Office - (302)-616-2621 - Public Questions/Concerns

    Mailing Address:
    17 Atlantic Ave. Suite 2
    Ocean View, DE 19970
  • Public Relations This link opens an email client
    302.760.2080
    800.652.5600 (DE only)
  • Thomas Banez This link opens an email client
    Project Manager
    302.760.2363

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Last Updated: Thursday, 03-Apr-2014 11:33:10 Eastern Daylight Time
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