The project is located on the southwestern side of Dover, DE and to the north of Camden & Wyoming, DE. More specifically the project starts in the vicinity of the Rodney Village Shopping Center on US13, travels in a northwesterly direction and terminates at the existing intersection of North St. & Saulsbury Road. The overall project length is approximately 3.2 miles with auxiliary connections to New Burton Road and Wyoming Mill Road.
The purpose and need for the West Dover Connector is to improve mobility across the Norfolk Southern Railroad for all modes of travel to and from the west side of Dover, reduce congestion at key intersections in the study area, improve the connectivity of the roadway network for regional, through and local travel, reduce through traffic volume on local streets and within historic districts, and improve safety, including emergency service access. The Preferred Alternative was selected after an extensive public outreach process and environmental analysis.
The construction of 3.5 miles of new roadway on new alignment including two new bridges to span existing roadway, railways and wetlands. Several new traffic signals, items and roadway lighting will be installed. Bicycle facilities, DART services and multi-use paths will be constructed throughout the project limits interconnecting multiple park facilities, commercial centers and residential communities.
The project was awarded to Mumford & Miller Concrete and Construction began on April 6, 2015. The project has an 817 calendar day schedule for completion from the start date, which results in an anticipated completion date of June 30, 2017.
Anticipated/Actual Start Date: April 2015
Projected Construction Completion: August 2017
Project is progressing as planned. The reconstruction of the North Street concrete roadway has been added to the project in lieu of interim repairs that were planned.
(Reviewed and Updated on 02/24/2017)