Officials cut ribbon on the new South Frederica Intersection

DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan

DOVER — Gov. John Carney and Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan were joined by federal, state and local officials Friday to cut the ceremonial ribbon on the South Frederica Grade Separated Intersection (GSI).

The project removed the at-grade intersection at Milford Neck Road and Tub Mill Pond Road and provided access to and from Del. 1 via ramps. Frederica Road and Tub Mill Pond Road were realigned to create a new service road on the west side of Del. 1.

A-Del Construction served as the lead contractor on the $26.6 million project which broke ground in March 2016, and received $21.7 million in funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

“Over the next six years, we are investing nearly $700 million to upgrade our roads and bridges in Kent County, and nearly $4 billion statewide,” Gov. Carney said.

“These investments will modernize our transportation system, create jobs, help attract even more businesses to Delaware, and ease congestion across our state.”

DelDOT Secretary Cohan said “[w]e’re now another step closer to completing the Kent County portion of the SR 1 Corridor Capacity Preservation Program to alleviate congestion and safety issues.”

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., said “Kent County is poised for growth, and one way to encourage economic development is by offering safe and reliable roads, highways and bridges. This project’s funding is shared by the state and federal government and is a great example of what we can do when we work together to improve our transportation infrastructure.”

U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., noted that “[w]th the completion of the South Frederica project, the Delaware Department of Transportation is reducing traffic congestion, facilitating commercial growth, and making our roads safer for everyone living and visiting in Delaware. I’m proud to stand with Gov. John Carney and Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan in cutting the ribbon to open this much anticipated project.”

“While the South Frederica Overpass was not initially planned for the DE Turf Complex it was essential for the project to happen. Without the interchange Delaware would not have realize the significant economic benefit from the DE Turf,” said DE Turf Chairman William Strickland.

“To date, over 100,000 visitors from 33 states, Canada and New Zealand have come to the complex and importantly have stayed in our hotels, eaten at our restaurants and shopped in our stores.

“We are so appreciative of the great partnership that has been forged with DelDOT to see the South Frederica Overpass to completion and most importantly for the highly professional way they have managed safe travel for our guests.”

 

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