Crossroad pipe work requires closure of Shockley Town Road starting Tuesday

FRANKFORD – Shockley Town Road between Pepper Road and Gum Road will be closed at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 for the removal and replacement of crossroad pipes, Delaware’s Department of Transportation announced Monday.

DelDOT anticipates the road will reopen to motorists by 6 p.m. Aug. 30, pending weather.

After this work has been completed, DelDOT’s contractor will begin paving the roadway.

Detour Routes:

Motorists traveling northbound on Pepper Road will continue north and be detoured to turn right onto Gum Road and return to Shockley Town Road.

Motorists traveling southbound on Shockley Town Road will be detoured onto Gum Road via a right turn. At Pepper Road, motorists will make a left turn and continue southbound to Shockley Town Road.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists.

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