Roadwork Continues On Routes 24, 1, 16 In Next Few Weeks


Lane restrictions and temporary detours can be expected this week as the Route 24 project reaches a turning point, while work continues on Route 1 in the Milton area. Also, motorists will face a detour on Route 16 in the Greenwood area starting next week.

From DelDOT:

DelDOT announces to motorists that the following lane closures and closure of Route 24 eastbound will occur the week of October 25.

7 PM on Monday, October 25 until 6 AM on Tuesday, October 26, pending weather.

Location: Plantation Road and Warrington Road will have single lane closures for striping.

7 PM until 6 AM, starting on Monday, October 25 through November 30, 2021 (No Saturdays)

Location: Route 24 Eastbound between Mulberry Knoll Road and Route 1 for milling and paving.

Detour Route: Motorists on Route 24 eastbound will turn left onto Mulberry Knoll Road and then turn right onto Cedar Grove Road and continue onto Postal Lane and turn right on Route 1 southbound and turn right onto Route 24.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists.

7 PM on Wednesday, October 27 until 6 AM on Thursday, October 28, pending weather.

Location: Route 24 will have single lane closures in each direction for striping.

8 PM on Thursday, October 28 until Noon on Friday, October 29, pending weather.

Location: Route 24 will be reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for the construction of the concrete median island in front of the Beebe Hospital/Hotel.

Final paving will begin in early November through mid-December, pending weather. Construction is anticipated to be complete by 2022.

Route 24 Corridor is one of the few major east/west connector roads for local and beach traffic moving across the state. There are multiple Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) sites throughout the corridor, as is with the section included in this project. The massive growth in permanent residents and beach goers alike has degraded the level of service to unacceptable levels and as such the Department is committed to improving the roadway facilities.

DelDOT announces to motorists that advance utility work will begin to relocate the existing utilities for the Route 1 and Route 16 Grade Separated Intersection Project.

Daytime lane shifts and shoulder closures from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. will begin on Monday, October 25, 2021 until April 2022, pending weather.

Location: Route 1 Northbound/Southbound and Route 16 Eastbound/Westbound, Milton.

The Route 1 and Route 16 Grade Separated Intersection Project will enhance the capacity and safety of the Route 1 corridor.

Motorists should anticipate minor lane shifts and or shoulder closures on Route 1 and Route 16.

DelDOT announces to motorists that the bridge over Nanticoke River on Route 16/Beach Highway will be closed for bridge deck repairs, which will also include pressure washing, sealing and painting the parapet walls.

Times and Dates: 7 AM on Tuesday, November 2 until 11 PM on Friday, November 12, pending weather. The ending date may change if necessary.

Location: Bridge over Nanticoke River on Route 16/Beach Highway between US 13 and Route 36/Shawnee Road, Greenwood.

Detour Routes:

Motorists traveling Route 16 westbound will be detoured south on US 13 to Route 404 eastbound then turning north onto US 13 and return to Route 16.

Motorists traveling Route 16 eastbound will need to take Route 404 west to US 13 northbound and back to Route 16.

The road closure point is just west of Route 36 and Royal Farms will be accessible to patrons.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists