The proposed improvements are located at the intersection with Zoar Road, Bethesda Road, and Speedway Road, approximately 2,000 feet east of US 113, south of the Georgetown town limits in Sussex County.
The purpose of the project is to identify and address the existing safety and operational problems at the intersection.
Specifically, there is a history of high crash rates at this location, and the current layout is often confusing for motorists. Due to a sharp horizontal curve in the alignment of Zoar Road approaches, the existing intersection geometry creates some confusion for drivers and unsafe conditions. As such, improvements were recommended by DelDOT's Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
On October 20, 2008, DelDOT held a Public Workshop to display the alternative designs for the roadway, and seek comments from community members. Several alternatives for the intersection were considered and presented at the public workshop including a roundabout and realigning the intersection to form a four-way intersection.
Of the proposed improvements, DelDOT selected the roundabout alternative as the preferred alternative to address safety and operational concerns at this intersection. The preferred alternative is a result of input and feedback received from the October 20, 2008 Public Workshop.
The Preliminary Design was presented to the public at a workshop on January 25, 2010.
Start of construction: May 15, 2017
Substantial Completion Date: September 29, 2017
(Reviewed and Updated on 10/02/2017)