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Delaware Department of Transportation

Five Points Study: Phase 1


Project Overview:

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.

Project Need:

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:

  1. Developed conceptual alternatives to improve this intersection and the surrounding area with the help of the traveling public.
  2. Identified current traffic patterns and problems in and around the Five Points intersection.
  3. 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.

Current Phase:

Phase I was completed in the fall of 2018.

Project Timeline:

Phase 1: Working Group Study December 18, 2017 – Fall 2018

Phase 2: Implementation Plan with Working Group support and involvement began early 2019

Press Releases

Travel Restrictions
Scheduled Closures/Restrictions

Public Workshops

Comment Forms

Phase 2 Meetings

Phase 1 Meetings

October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018

October 8, 2018

August 27, 2018

July 30, 2018

July 23, 2018

June 25, 2018

May 21, 2018

April 30, 2018

February 26, 2018

January 22, 2018

December 2017

Transportation Improvement Districts(TID)

Past Studies

Contact Information

 Jennifer Cinelli-Miller 
Transportation Planner

 Joshua Thomas
Planning Supervisor



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