Gov. John Carney joined Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan on Oct. 29 to highlight infrastructure investments that will be made throughout the state as part of the fiscal 2020-25 Capital Transportation Program.

More than $3.2 billion in infrastructure work is planned for Delaware’s transportation network during the next six years. When including fiscal 2019 in the total, the investments total $4 billion.

Notable projects include the widening of state Route 1 north and south from Route 273 to the Roth Bridge in New Castle County, the US 13 Camden Widening project in Kent County, and the state Route 1 Minos Conaway Grade Separated Intersection in Sussex County.

“With these investments, we are modernizing our transportation system statewide,” said Carney. “This is the kind of smart, infrastructure investment that will create jobs, alleviate congestion and lead to real economic growth statewide. Thank you to members of the General Assembly for helping us fund these important investments.”

“While we have many large infrastructure projects scheduled around the state, we are also investing more than $100 million in public transportation and rail, $80 million in road paving and rehabilitation projects, as well as $20 million in sidewalk improvements to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards,” added Cohan.

Each year, DelDOT develops a six-year Capital Transportation Plan that identifies anticipated capital investments. This plan is developed in cooperation with the Wilmington Area Planning Council, Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization and Sussex County government. The plan provides information on the actual cost expenditures for each project phase that are anticipated in each specific fiscal year. The Council on Transportation provides final approval of the CTP by March 1 of the following year.

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