5 Points Roadway / Trail Rejected

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Over 250 concerned citizens packed in to the Beacon Middle School gymnasium Monday evening to observe the DelDOT and the Five Points Transportation Study Work Group discuss and vote on a number of recommendations for consideration.

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Item 76 called for DelDOT to “Evaluate the potential transportation benefits, costs, and impacts of a road and trail along the decommissioned railroad right of way, possibly from Cool Springs to Savannah Road”.

Following a brief discussion the Work Group voted 9 to 3, with one abstention, not to recommend Item 76 for further consideration. This met with cheers and applause from scores in the crowd who were against the plan.

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Of the 104 recommendations previously discussed by the Work Group, this was the most discussed and a hot issue on social media for the past several weeks and a petition against the roadway was signed by over 1200 citizens.