TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 13 To Close In Both Directions For 3 days

Middletown – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will close U.S. Route 13 between Hyetts Corner Road and Port Penn Road on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. through Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:00 a.m., for the installation of drainage pipes across existing U.S. Route 13.

This closure will detour traffic to Pole Bridge Road, to Port Penn Road and back to U.S. Route 13. Truck traffic will be urged to use State Route 1 as the alternate route for through traffic to points north and south.

The drainage pipe work was originally scheduled to be installed utilizing daily lane closures over a period of approximately three weeks. Moving forward with this alternative plan of utilizing a total roadway closure will reduce the duration of this construction activity. Other benefits of this weekend closure include:

No disruption to the school transportation system.
No loss in capacity during the weekday peak travel periods due to daily temporary traffic control.

Increased worker safety by diverting traffic away from the work zone area thereby reducing the chances of a vehicular/worker conflict.
Increased motorist safety by eliminating several traffic pattern changes associated with multiple stages of construction.For further information visit www.us301.deldot.gov, or contact DelDOT

 


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