Project Area:

On Elkton Road, from Gravenor Lane to Delaware Avenue in the City of Newark

Project Need:

The roadway surface was crumbling and needed to be totally reconstructed. Also the segment of Elkton Road between Amstel and Delaware Avenue had previously been identified as a Hazard Elimination Program (HEP) site. Improvements were also needed for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and aesthetics.

Brief Description or Project Overview

The project included pavement reconstruction; additional turn lanes at the intersections of Elkton Road and Casho Mill and Apple Roads; reducing Elkton Road between Apple Road and Delaware Avenue from four to two lanes with a two-way center turn lane and a landscaped median just south of the Amstel Avenue Intersection (please see rendering) ; new sidewalks and curb ramps; bike lanes; and utility improvements.

The following graphics show the proposed improvements:

Actual Start Date

October 2010. The construction project was divided into four construction phases.

The attached graphic detailed the initial anticipated schedule, assuming utility work is completed in time frames as originally anticipated, weather dependant.

The $10.5-million dollar project was awarded to Greggo & Ferrara, Inc. of New Castle.

Anticipated/Actual Completion Date

December 2012