Virtual Workshop

The comment period for Spider Web Road Bridge (BR 2-265B) comment submission period has ended. Thank you.

Welcome to the Delaware Department of Transportation's virtual workshop. The goals of the virtual workshop format are to make it easier for more people to view the project information, and to reduce the costs involved in traditional public workshops. This is a workshop regarding the replacement of bridge 2-265b on spider web road white marsh branch, west of felton in kent county.

[Location Map]: Bridge 2-265b has been identified by DelDOT's Bridge Management Section as being in need of replacement. The bridge is located on Spider Web Road over White Marsh Creek, west of Felton in Kent County.

[South Elevation] [West Approach]: Bridge 2-265b consists of three 74 inch by 80 inch corrugated metal pipe arches with a total length of approximately 150 feet.

[General View]: The metal pipe arches of this bridge consists of galvanized steel and have been in place for approximately 24 years. Although most of the structure has held up well, areas on some of the pipes have experienced heavy corrosion. Because of this, there has been a significant loss of metal at some of these areas. It is important to note that the bridge remains safe to carry normal traffic at this time, however significant corrosion, deterioration and continued structural deficiencies warrant a full bridge replacement.

[Bridge Plan Section and Elevation]: As seen on the bridge plan, section and elevation sheet, DelDOT proposes to replace the existing metal pipe structure with a reinforced concrete rigid frame. Guardrail will be placed along the south side of the roadway. To ensure safe travel, traversable slopes extending out to the clear zone distance will be provided on either side of the roadway. Additionally, riprap will be placed into the streambed and along the side slopes to protect the proposed bridge and prevent scour or erosion of the stream channel. This work should take approximately 60 days to complete and is scheduled to occur during the summer or fall of 2015.

[Detour Plan]: During construction, the road will be closed in order to perform the proposed work. As you can see, a temporary detour has been planned to accommodate the traveling public.

[Detour Map]: This map more clearly demonstrates the route that thru-traffic will take during the temporary road closure. Motorists will be given advance notice of this closure prior to the detour. Motorists traveling north from the south side of the structure will be directed to travel southeast on Spectrum Farms Road (K110), turn right onto Burnite Mill Road (12), and continue to Spider Web Road (K265). Motorists traveling north from the southern side of the structure will be directed to travel northeast on Burnite Mill Road (12)turn left onto Spectrum Farms Road (K110), and continue to Spider Web Road (K265).

[Construction Plan]: Although DelDOT strives to perform as much of the work as possible within the department's existing right-of-way, sometimes the nature of the work requires a larger area than what is provided. That is the case for this project. As can be seen on the plan sheet, right-of-way and easements will be needed from adjacent property owners in order to complete the work. Right-of-way will be required for the placement and maintenance of the riprap in and around the stream. The riprap will be buried and covered with streambed material in the stream, or topsoil, grass seed, and mulch on the stream banks. Temporary construction easements will be needed beyond the right-of-way for the placement of sandbags and to divert the stream flow so the in-stream work can be completed. These areas will be restored to their natural condition upon completion of the work. A real estate representative will be in contact with the affected property owners to explain the department's real estate process.

If you would like to make comments, you may submit them online by clicking on the link, "send us your comments". Or you may call toll free: 800-652-5600, or call locally in the Dover area, 760-2080. Comments may also be mailed to DelDOT Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, Delaware, 19903. Comments are due within 30 days of the posting of this virtual workshop on the internet.

Thank you for participating in the Delaware Department of Transportation's Virtual Workshop.