BR 1-424A on N424 Old Corbit Road, East of Odessa
400 feet north and south of bridge
BR 1-424A was initiated through the New Castle Conservation District in an effort to raise the road above the high tide. The current roadway is sinking due to the highly compressible soils below grade. Currently, the high tide overtops the road twice a day, making the road impassable.
The Department's preferred alternative is to permanently close Old Corbit Road and construct turn-around around areas on each side of the creek. The preferred alternative was chosen based on the increasing flood frequency due to sea level rise, high cost of a project to mitigate the flooding, and a benefit-cost analysis (BCA). A copy of the BCA can be found at the link in the Information box to the right of the page.
- Design work suspended due to lack of funding.
- Construction date of turn-around areas TBD.
A Public Workshop was held on March 27,2017. Information can be found at the link on the right side of the page.
(Reviewed and updated on 08/27/2018)