Final design was completed for the widening of SR 7 from two to four lanes between Newtown Road and SR 273. The project included sidewalks, bike lanes, and a new traffic signal at the School Bell Road intersection. This project was continuation of the SR 7 widening from Route 40 to Newtown Road that was completed in summer 2006.
November 8, 2004 - Seventy-one residents of the communities along SR 7 attended a workshop at Christiana Fire Company's Memorial Hall. Attendees had the opportunity to view the preferred design alternative that was chosen based on comments received from the previous workshop in August 2003. The preferred design alternative will widen SR 7 from two to four lanes, similar to the widening currently under construction along SR 7 from US 40 to Newtown Road. In addition, the preferred design alternative includes a raised median with trees, shoulders for bicycle use, sidewalks, new bus stops and a new traffic signal at the intersection of School Bell Road and SR 7.
August 19, 2003 - Nearly 80 business owners and residents came to the Bear Library for a workshop on widening Route 7 between Newtown Road and Route 273. Three alternatives were presented: widening primarily to the west, primarily to the east, and in between. Approximate property impacts associated with each alternative were displayed. Attendees also had the opportunity to comment on the way the median will be treated: either a raised landscaped median or a two-way left-turn lane will be provided.