Dagsboro: Temporary traffic light change may cause traffic delays, backups

DAGSBORO – Town of Dagsboro Police Department is alerting motorists to a temporary traffic light cycle change associated with a Department of Transportation project that could cause traffic delays and backups.

In conjunction with scheduled milling and paving on Main Street, DelDOT has temporarily changed the intersection traffic lights at the Main Street/Clayton Street and Main Street/Vines Creek Road.

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey said the detected loop system has been taken out and in its place is a timed system for the duration of the project.

“They will now be timed and will cycle through every direction,” said Chief Toomey. “It cycles every light in that system. For example, the light at town Hall (Main Street and Clayton Street) will be green for the traffic on Main Street for 40 seconds and then for Clayton Street for 20 seconds, whether a car is there or not.”

Motorists can expect delays over the next few weeks. Chief Toomey urges motorists to consider using alternate routes if possible.

The construction project was temporarily halted last week to allow DelDOT to move to another project. DelDOT is expected to be back in Dagsboro this Wednesday, March 20 to resume that project.

The detected loop system will return upon project completion.

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