Press Release -- June 24, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT - Opening of Route 1, North Frederica Overpass

Frederica -- The Department of Transportation is announcing that the newly constructed Route 1, North Frederica Overpass will be open to traffic by the end of the day on Tuesday, June 28.

Motorists can expect the following new traffic patterns:

Northbound traffic on Route 1 can exit the first ramp over Route 1onto Route 12 to enter into the Town of Frederica

Motorists leaving the Town of Frederica and traveling to Route 1 northbound will utilize the new overpass and merge onto Route 1 northbound

Motorists entering and exiting Route 1 southbound will use the Route 12 intersection

The $6.9 million project began in mid-February 2010; improvements included the relocation of Kent County sewer lines; construction of embankments, bridge, ramps, new acceleration/deceleration lanes for access to the overpass over Route 1; reconstruction of Route 12/Frederica Road; and erosion and sediment control work. These improvements to this intersection enhance safety and preserves traffic capacity along the Route 1 corridor. The contractor for these improvements is American Infrastructure-MD., Inc.

Pending future funding, DelDOT proposes the following overpass projects:

Route 1 and Route 30(Wilkins Road/Cedar Neck Road) Grade Separated Intersection
Construction will begin in the Spring of 2012.

Route 1, South Frederica Grade Separated Intersection
Construction might begin in the Fall of 2013.

Route 1, Little Heaven Grade Separated Intersection
Construction is currently scheduled for funding in FY 2015. Construction could begin late Summer or early Fall of 2014.

Route 1, Northeast Front Street Grade Separated Intersection
Construction might begin in the Fall of 2015.

Route 1, Thompsonville Grade Separated Intersection
Construction is currently scheduled for funding in FY 2016. Construction could begin late Summer or early Fall of 2015.

Route 1 and Barratts Chapel Grade Separated Intersection
Construction and right-of-way plans are currently not funded. No design work is being planned for this project.

This is the second of the eight grade separated intersection improvements along Route 1. Route 1 & Route 9 Dover overpass was completed in November 2009.

Variable Message Signs will be in place to notify the public of the new traffic pattern.