TRAFFIC ALERT - Repaving of Alternate Routes in Preparation of the Route 26 Improvement Project
Ocean View -- As DelDOT moves ahead for the fall 2013 start of the construction of Route 26 Improvement Project, it wishes to advise motorists and residents that repaving work along the Route 26 alternate routes project will be occurring in the next few weeks.
In an effort to mitigate the delays and avoid any impacts to the start of the Route 26 mainline construction, the scope of work along the alternate routes has changed to a "full depth reclamation" process rather than conventional road reconstruction. "This is a new and innovative approach to repaving," explains Project Manager Tom Banez. "This utilizes a single machine that mills and grinds the existing pavement, mixes it with new paving composite, and lays the new base mixture all with one pass. By incorporating this new process, the entire repaving process will now take weeks instead of months to complete and will significantly lessen construction time, inconvenience to residents, and advance the project schedule."
Work will begin along Windmill Road on Monday, May 13, and when completed will move on to Beaver Dam Road and finally Central Avenue. The process at each location will take approximately five days. The road will be closed except for local traffic during the working hours from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-construction hours the roadways will be fully operational. DelDOT will issue traffic alert updates as the work progresses.
Once the base pavement has been laid, the surface will require seven days to properly cure and harden before the final pavement surface of asphalt can be laid and striped. During this period, before the final surface is laid, the road will be rough.
Construction work will be weather dependent.
Additional information about the current SR 26 Detour Routes Project or about the upcoming SR 26 Improvement Project is available at DelDOT under Projects, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter or listen to WTMC 1380 AM.