Virtual Workshop

Hay Road over Shellpot Creek, (Bridge 1-567A)

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Welcome to the Delaware Department of Transportation's virtual workshop. The goals of the virtual workshop format are to make it easier for more people to view the project information, and to reduce the costs involved in traditional public workshops. This is a workshop regarding the replacement of BR 1-567A on N501 Hay Road over Shellpot Creek, in the City of Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware.

[Location Map] The bridge is located on Hay Road over Shellpot Creek, in the City of Wilmington, between 12th Street and Edgemore Road, east of I-495. The latest traffic count from 2009 indicates that the Hay Road Bridge has average daily traffic of 960 vehicles, including approximately 50 trucks. The bridge is located in an industrial area and is important for operations at Cherry Island Landfill and Wilmington Sewer Treatment Facility.

Photos: [South] [North] [Upstream] Bridge 1-567A has been identified by DelDOT's Bridge Management Section and the City of Wilmington as being in need of replacement. The existing bridge was built in 1951and is beyond its original design service life. The existing structure is a single lane, 5-span concrete girder bridge. The abutments and piers are reinforced concrete and are supported on timber pile foundations. The bridge has a total length of 130 feet and a curb-to-curb width of 12 feet. The bridge is in overall poor condition. The bridge deck has significant amounts of delamination, and several of the existing timber piles have cracks and splits. The bridge is functionally obsolete and only allows for one-way traffic. Adjacent to the bridge is a temporary steel truss bridge that was installed in 1978, and has been closed to vehicular traffic due to a failed substructure unit. The City of Wilmington owns and maintains the bridge, and it has become their top bridge replacement priority.

[Bridge Plan Elevation and Construction Plan] The project involves the replacement of the existing bridge. The proposed bridge will provide for two-way traffic and will be a multi-span concrete girder bridge on piles. Additional work will include the removal of the adjacent steel truss bridge, placement of riprap for scour protection, reconstruction of the approach roadway, and installation of guardrail. The proposed structure will be set within the footprint of the existing Hay Road Bridge and the adjacent abandoned Bailey bridge. The proposed bridge width will be 34-feet curb-to-curb to accommodate two 12 feet wide lanes and two five feet wide shoulders. The bridge will have a reinforced concrete deck and adjacent pre-stressed concrete box girder superstructure. The new bridge superstructure will have 2 spans of 70' each. It will be supported on reinforced concrete abutments and a center pier, all founded on pre-stressed concrete piles. The new bridge substructure units will be protected from scour by stone riprap.

[Detour Map] Detour: The project will be completed under detour to expedite the construction process. Access to businesses along Hay Road will remain open during the construction detour. The detour will utilize I-495 via the 12th Street and Edgemore interchanges. The approximate maximum detour length is 3.5 miles.

Construction Phase: Construction work is scheduled from the fall of 2015 to the summer of 2016.

Comments: If you would like to make comments, you may submit them online by clicking on the link above, "Send us your comments", or you may call toll free to 800-652-5600, or call locally in the Dover area 760-2120. Comments may also be mailed to DelDOT Community Relations P.O. Box 78, Dover, Delaware, 19903. Comments are due within 30 days of the posting of this virtual workshop on the internet.

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