DelDOT to invest $1.25 billion in Sussex County infrastructure

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The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will invest nearly $1.25 billion over next six years in infrastructure projects in Sussex County.

DelDOT plans its projects in six year segments with projects currently planned out to the 2026 Fiscal Year, according to C.R. McLeod, DelDOT Director of Community Relations.

Over the course of the next six years, DelDOT will invest heavily in infrastructure projects in Sussex County with spending estimated to reach close to $1.25 billion.

In an interview with WGMD’s Mike Bradley, DelDOT’s C.R. McLeod explains…

“A lot of projects ahead in Sussex County as it continues to grow,” McLeod said. “We really need our infrastructure to keep pace with all of the development that’s happening.”

Among the work in Sussex County already underway is rehabilitation construction to the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Bridge along with minor paving and other rehabilitation projects up and down the Route 1 corridor.

Last week, Sussex County Council was visited by DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, who updated the Council on the proposed Henlopen Transportation Improvement District (TID) – which covers an area west of Route 1 to near Hollymount Road and from Route 9 south to the end of Mulberry Knoll Road.

The Henlopen TID includes ways to improve traffic flow in an area that is steadily growing in residents and visitors. There are six Levels of Service that have been set out – and transportation officials are looking to not exceed Level D during peak travel times.

“Growth continues to be a major, major topic in Sussex County,” McLeod said. “This district is something that we think we’ve got a good plan for, and we’re going to be back with Sussex County in early December.”

A public workshop is being planned for early 2020 for the Henlopen TID.