INFORMATION

Virtual Workshop

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Introduction:

Welcome to the Delaware Department of Transportation’s virtual workshop. The goals of the virtual workshop formats are to make it easier for more people to view the project information, and to reduce the costs involved in traditional public workshops.

Location Map:

[Aerial (image):]Bridges 1-302 and 1-304 have been identified by DelDOT’s bridge management system as being in need of replacement.

Photos

[BR 1-302 Roadway View] [1-304 Roadway View]Bridge 1-302 is located on River Road (SR 9) over Tom Creek and Bridge 1-304 is on River Road over Gambles Gut.

[BR 1-302 Elevation View Image] [1-304 Elevation View Image]The existing structure consists of two corrugated metal pipes at both locations that are in need of replacement. The pipes have corrosion and puncture holes. [Pipe Puncture Image] The punctures have resulted in a loss of fill over the length of the pipes. Although the pipes are safe to carry normal traffic at this time, the condition of the existing pipes warrants a full replacement of the structure.

[Construction Plan (image):] Although we strive to perform as much of our work within our existing right-of-way as possible, sometimes the nature of the work requires a larger area than what is provided, as is the case for this project. Minor easements will be required from the adjacent property owners to complete this work. Permanent easements will be required for the placement of the riprap in and around the stream. The riprap will be buried and covered with streambed material (in the stream) or topsoil, grass seed, and mulch (stream banks). Temporary construction easements will be needed beyond the permanent easements for the placement of sandbags so that the in-stream work can be completed and for the tie-in grading. These areas will be restored to their natural condition upon completion of the work. A real estate representative will contact the affected property owners shortly to go over the Department's Real Estate process. Additional work includes the reconstruction of the approach roadway and replacement of the guardrail.

[Plan, Section, and Elevation (image):] BR 1-302: The proposed structure for this location is three reinforced concrete pipes with a diameter of five feet. The pipes will be the same length and placed in the same location as the existing pipes. BR 1-304: The proposed structure for this location is two reinforced concrete pipes with a diameter of six feet. The pipes will be longer in length than the existing to accommodate the slopes at the site. The location for the proposed pipes is the same as that of the existing pipes.

[Detour Plan: (image)] Because of the nature of the work and DelDOT's commitment to safety of the public, a portion of the roadway will be closed for the duration of the project. As can be seen on the Detour Plan, motorists wanting to head south will take Washington Street to Frenchtown Road to South Dupont Highway to Hamburg Road to River Road. Motorists wanting to go north will take Hamburg Road to Dupont Parkway to Frenchtown Pike to Washington Street to Seventh Street.

Comments:

If you would like to make comments, you may submit them online by clicking on the link, “send us your comments”, or you may call toll free to 800-652-5600, or call locally in the Dover area, 760-2080. Comments may also be mailed to DelDOT Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, Delaware, 19903. Comments are due within 30 days of the posting of this virtual workshop on the internet.Download Questionnaire / Comments Form. Thank you for participating in the Delaware Department of Transportation’s virtual workshop.