The money will be used to enhance projects in all three counties.
The Delaware Department of Transportation has been awarded $10.4 million from the federal Highway Administration to accelerate work on transportation projects in Delaware.
This funding will allow DelDOT to advertise the three projects for immediate bidding:
-- State Route 10 and State Route 15 Intersection Improvements: A roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of SR 10/Willow Grove Road and SR/15 Moose Lodge/Dundee Road, west of Camden to improve safety.
-- Highway Safety Improvements Project at Churchmans Road westbound from Christiana Hospital to State Route 1: This project will include the following: sidewalk addition and ADA curb ramp improvements; modifications to ramp movement off of SR 7 southbound to address weaves from the ramp onto Continental Drive; left turn lanes on Churchmans Road westbound at the intersection of Continental Drive will be extended; and the current lane drop on Churchmans Road westbound to the intersection at Christiana Hospital will be extended, which will turn into the new right turn lane into the Center Point Shopping Center.
-- State Route 1 Median Barrier Replacement: This project will remove the existing concrete median barriers on SR 1 between Tybouts Corner and U.S. Route 40 and replace it with guardrail.
The funding will allow DelDOT staff to step up work on two additional projects:
-- U.S. Route 113 at State Route 16 (Ellendale) Grade Separated Intersection: Construction of a grade separated intersection at U.S. Route 113 and SR 16 in Ellendale.
-- Rehabilitation of I-95 from I-495 to north of Brandywine River: Repair of 19 bridges and repaving of I-95.
Gov. Jack Markell said he was pleased with the news.
“With support from the bipartisan investment approved by the General Assembly last year, we are implementing a far-reaching transportation improvement plan,” Markell said in a statement. “These new funds from the FHWA will further speed up these improvements to the safety of our roads and bridges while creating the jobs and long-term economic development that come from a more efficient system.”
DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan concurred.
“We are thrilled to be awarded our full request from FHWA, because these funds can go to work almost immediately to improve safety and relieve traffic congestion,” she said.