Georgetown – The Delaware Department of Transportation has unveiled plans for an overpass project on the Route 113 and 404 intersection in Georgetown. At a public workshop held at the Delaware Tech, Owens Campus on February 27, 2018, DelDOT laid out five alternatives for the public to weigh in on.
The purpose of the project is to preserve mobility for local residents and businesses while providing roadway improvements along US 113 that would reduce congestion, improved safety, and accommodate anticipated growth in local and seasonal traffic.
Sussex County continues to grow at a high rate. New development is rapidly replacing farm fields, and it is expected to increase the County’s population and employment by approximately 50 percent over the next 20 years. Continued development in the study area would require additional access points and traffic signals along US 113, resulting in greater conflicts, reduced safety, and increased traveler delays. This project is needed due to the extraordinary growth
along the US 113 corridor, and its burden on the local and regional transportation network.
Comments will be accepted through March 30, 2018. Information about the project and the ability to provide comments and suggestions on the projects can be obtained from the projects’ websites at: deldot.gov/information/projects/US113-SR18-SR404-GSI/
The project is located at the US 113/SR 18/ SR 404 Intersection in Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware.
The signalized intersection at US 113 and SR 18/SR 404 experiences a failing level of service (LOS) during peak hours with the worst traffic congestion occurring in the summer months. Recent and proposed development in the surrounding area and throughout the US 113 Corridor will continue to increase traffic volumes and congestion at the intersection. The proposed project was identified to address transportation needs in the US 113 Corridor Improvement Plan.
The project will involve constructing a grade separated intersection located at the US 113/SR 18/ SR 404 intersection. The purpose of this project is to preserve mobility for local residents and businesses while providing highway improvements that reduce congestion, decrease frequency and severity of accidents, and accommodate anticipated growth in local, seasonal, and through traffic. The needs of the US 113 Corridor Improvement Plan in the Georgetown Area are: (1) meeting the growing traffic demand created by existing and future development; (2) addressing safety issues; (3) preserving a transportation corridor; (4) considering modal interrelationships; and (5) maintaining consistency with state and local plans for transportation systems.
Anticipated Right-of-Way Acquisition: 2020-2023
Anticipated Start Construction: 2023