The Five Points Transportation Study is examining and implementing improvements to the area around the intersection located at Routes 1 and 9 in Lewes. The study began with Phase 1 – Five Points Working Group and has moved into Phase 2 – Implementation.
Based on transportation issues in this area, the Five Points Transportation Study will seek to reduce congestion and improve capacity on Route 1.
Project Phase 1 Results:
Initial steps in the study identified those east-west routes/corridors in northwestern Sussex County that are currently congested or are at risk for congestion based on anticipated growth. A number of factors were considered, such as:
- Developed conceptual alternatives to improve this intersection and the surrounding area with the help of the traveling public.
- Identified current traffic patterns and problems in and around the Five Points intersection.
- Made recommendations and prioritized them for improvements in order to reduce congestion and improve capacity on Route 1 as well as move local traffic around the corridor without having to utilize Route 1 for every trip.
Phase I was completed in the fall of 2018.
Phase 1: Working Group Study December 18, 2017 – Fall 2018
Phase 2: Implementation Plan with Working Group support and involvement began early 2019