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Delaware Department of Transportation

BR 1-424A on N424 Old Corbit Road, East of Odessa

Project Name:

BR 1-424A on N424 Old Corbit Road, East of Odessa

Project Limits:

400 feet north and south of bridge

Project Need:

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.

Project Overview

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.

Project Timeline

Design Phase:

  • Design work suspended due to lack of funding.

Construction Phase:

  • Construction date of turn-around areas TBD.

Additional Information:

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)

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