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Virtual Workshop - Design-Build Statewide Pipe Replacement for BR 1-454 on Eagles Nest Landing Road

Design-Build Statewide Pipe Replacement for BR 1-454 on Eagles Nest Landing Road

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Welcome to the Delaware Department of Transportation's virtual workshop. The goals of the virtual workshop format are to make it easier for the public to view the project information and to reduce the costs involved in traditional public workshops. This is a workshop regarding the replacement of Design-Build Statewide Pipe Replacement for BR 1-454 on Eagles Nest Landing Road.

Bridge Photos Bridge 1-454 has been identified by DelDOT's bridge management system as being in need of repair. The existing structure consists of two corrugated steel pipe arches with an opening size of 123" X 81" and a length of approximately 70 feet. The replacement of Bridge 1-454 has been proposed as part of a statewide culvert replacement contract to replace corroding corrugated metal pipes. The bridge has a sufficiency rating of 100.0.

Construction Plan The scope of the proposed project is to replace the existing pipes with three circular 84-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipes. The proposed pipes are 64 feet in length with riprap aprons installed at the culvert inlet and outlet openings, extending into the streambed upstream and downstream.

Bridge Plan, Section and Elevation: n keeping with the Department's mission that includes providing "a safe, efficient, and environmentally sensitive transportation network", the proposed design will limit any impact to the surrounding areas. The new bridge will utilize a clear-zone design approach which will enable the existing guardrail to be removed completely. The new structure is extended beyond the existing clear zone limits to provide a safe obstruction-free transition if a vehicle should leave the roadway. Overall, this will allow for shorter project limits since additional guardrail will not be required which minimizes overall impact to project limits.

[Maintenance of Traffic] 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. Temporary closure of Eagles Nest Landing Road (S465) between Gum Bush Road (S51) and Deer Run Road(S466) shall be necessary during the duration of this contract. A detour route has been provided and can be found under [Detour Information] on this project's website.

Right-of-Way Plan 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. Existing right-of-way is 30 feet on either side of the roadway centerline with an additional easement upstream of the existing bridge. Temporary easements shall be utilized at all 4 corners of the project to allow access for all proposed work to the bridge. All areas disturbed within these limits shall be restored to their natural condition upon completion of the work.

The information below will only apply to Parcel 1-L (as shown in the Right-of-Way Plan) and is owned by the State of Delaware / Department of Natural Resources - Division of Fish and Wildlife:

Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act provides for the consideration of park and recreation lands during transportation project development. This work will occur within the boundary of the Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Area - Ellingsworth Tract (a Section 4(f) property), but will not adversely affect any of the activities, features, or attributes of the Wildlife Area. Therefore, DelDOT is notifying the public that it will request that FHWA make a de minimis (or minor) impact finding in accordance with Section 4(f). With this, the public is afforded the opportunity to provide comments on this finding.

A real estate representative will contact any impacted property owners to review the Department's Real Estate process.

If you would like to make comments, you may submit comments by clicking on the link, "Virtual Workshop Survey/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 15 days of the posting of this virtual workshop on the internet. Thank you for participating in the Delaware Department of Transportation's virtual workshop.

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