Protecting Delaware's Coastal Byways
DelDOT Co-Sponsors Public Workshop In December
Delaware City -- The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is teaming up with Delaware Greenways and community members to draw up a plan for preserving one of Delaware's most historic, scenic, and environmentally sensitive stretches of coastline.
The Corridor Management Plan (CMP) will protect the Route 9 Coastal Heritage Byway which extends 50 miles along Route 9, from the City of New Castle down to the Route One junction in Kent County. The CMP is expected to feature ten "Discovery Zones," where travelers can learn about the byway, enjoy recreational activity and get more information about local visitors' attractions. The Discovery Zones will help make the Route 9 Coastal Heritage Byway more accessible and help educate the public about the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Byway. Currently, Discovery Zones are planned in the following communities:
*Delaware City/Ft. DuPont/ C & D Canal
*Port Penn/Augustine Beach
*Cedar Swamp/Blackbird Creek
*St. Jones Neck
To get additional feedback from local residents and businesses, DelDOT will sponsor a public workshop on the Corridor Management Plan:
9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Delaware City Community Center
250 Fifth Street (5th & Bayard), Delaware City, Delaware
During the public workshop, the DelDOT Planning Team, along with local town officials, will discuss the planning for this project, answer questions, and seek input from community members. The event is free and open to everyone.
Any person having special needs or requiring special aid, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, is requested to contact DelDOT at least one week in advance: 1-800-652-5600 (in DE) or 302-760-2080.
If you are unable to attend the December 15 public workshop you may submit your comments in writing to: DelDOT Public Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903.