DelDOT set to begin offseason projects near Rehoboth Beach

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that several projects in the Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach corridor will be resuming or beginning construction as the peak travel season begins to wind down.

Most of the construction work will be taking place on Del. 1 and includes:

Del. 1 bridges over Lewes-Rehoboth Canal

•Beginning the evening of Sunday, Sept. 22, the northbound bridge lanes will close and contraflow will be in place for traffic on the southbound bridge with two southbound lanes and one northbound lane available.

•After the northbound bridge is completed, the traffic pattern will shift and the southbound bridge will be closed and contraflow pattern will be in place for traffic on northbound bridge with two northbound lanes and one southbound lane available.

•All lanes of traffic will be open during daytime hours by May 2020.

Del. 1 Forgotten Mile/Dewey Beach paving and sidewalk improvements

• This project, which began in spring 2019, will resume on Monday, Sept. 23, and continue until April 2020 and require intermittent lane and sidewalk closures.

• The work area begins at Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and ends at Tower Road.

Del. 1 cross pipe replacement project south of Dewey Beach

• Cross pipe replacement projects under Del. 1 at Bedford Street and Hazlett Street will require the closure of Del. 1 just south of Dewey Beach.

• One direction of Del. 1 will close to allow existing pipe to be dug up from under road.

• Contraflow pattern will be in place with one travel lane available to traffic in each direction.

• This project is expected to begin in November and last for several weeks. More information will be shared as project details are finalized.

Rehoboth drawbridge rehabilitation

• There will be nightly lane closures through Sept. 19.

• Operational testing of new drawbridge electrical system and grid deck repairs will take place in spring 2020 after end of lane restrictions on the Del. 1 Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Bridge project.

Signs and message boards will be posted throughout the area alerting motorists to the lane closures and shifts as a result of this work.

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