Portion Of Sand Hill Road Remains Closed For Roundabout Installation


Georgetown – Late last month the Delaware Department of Transportation closed a portion of Sand Hill Road for the installation of a roundabout as part of the Georgetown East Gateway Improvements Project.

Officials said roundabouts encourage drivers to reduce their speed through the intersection. The design of a roundabout also reduces the need for direct left turns, which are a major reason for intersection crashes, thereby increasing the overall safety aspect of the intersection.

The project is expected to improve safety and operations of the existing intersection of US 9 and S319 (Sand Hill Road/Airport Road). Sand Hill Road and Airport Road intersect at US 9 at skew angles at offset locations.

The project will realign Sand Hill Road and Airport Road to intersect US 9 at one location at an improved angle. Other improvements include intersection turn lanes, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and drainage improvements.

The improvement work is expected to wrap up on Friday, April 16, weather pending.

Detour signage is posted for motorists.

Detour Routes:

Northbound: Motorists will travel on eastbound on US 9/Georgetown Lewes Highway, make a left on to Shingle Point Road, a left on to Brairwood Road and return to Sand Hill Road.

Southbound: Motorists will make a left on to Brairwood Road, make a right on to Shingle Point Road and continue to US 9/Georgetown Lewes Highway.

ONLY access to the CHEER Community Center and Cheer Apartments will be maintained from US 9/Georgetown Lewes Highway.

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