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Virtual Workshop - Design-Build Statewide Pipe Replacement for BR 2-113B on Cattail Branch Road

Design-Build Statewide Pipe Replacement for BR 2-113B on Cattail Branch 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 2-113B on Cattail Branch Road.

Bridge Photos Bridge 2-113B has been identified by DelDOT's bridge management system as being in need of repair. The existing structure consists of two 72” corrugated steel pipes with a length of approximately 100 feet. The replacement of Bridge 2-113B has been proposed as part of a statewide culvert replacement contract to replace corroding corrugated metal pipes. The bridge has a sufficiency rating of 86.0 and exhibits some minor damage and deformation.

Construction Plan The scope of the proposed project is to replace the existing pipes with two circular reinforced concrete pipes that are 64 feet in length. Concrete saddle walls are proposed both upstream and downstream.

Bridge Plan, Section and Elevation: In 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 proposed structure consists of two 84-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipes that are each 64 feet in length, positioned with a minimum of 6 inches between the outside of the pipes. The upstream and downstream embankments at the pipe openings will be protected with a Presto Geoweb soil stabilization system used with a reinforced concrete saddle wall at the pipe ends. Two 10-foot, bituminous travel lanes at a 2% slope with 4-foot grass covered shoulders at a slope of 4% are proposed.

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 Cattail Branch Road (K113) between Saulsbury Creek Road (K 302) and Burrsville Road (K 112) shall be necessary during the duration of this contract.

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 25 feet on either side of the roadway centerline with additional easements upstream and downstream of the existing bridge. Temporary easements shall be utilized at 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.

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 30 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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