Virtual Workshop

The comment submission period for SR 299 Main Street (BR 1-393) 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.

[Location Map] Bridge 1-393 has been identified by DelDOT’s bridge management system as being in need of repair. The bridge is located on SR 299 Main Street in Odessa.

[Bridge Elevation View] This project involves the placement of scour countermeasures in the river to protect the bridge foundations from scour. [Channel Bottom View] The high velocity of the Appoquinimink River has caused scour to occur and expose the foundation of the stream.

[Bridge Section View] In keeping with the Department's mission that includes providing "a safe, efficient, and environmentally sensitive transportation network…" DelDOT is proposing the placement of rock mattresses around the abutment and grout bags around the pier. These proposals will fill the current scour hole and protect the bridge foundation from being exposed.

[Boat Ramp Photo] Because of the nature of the work and DelDOT’s commitment to safety of the public, the boat ramp will be closed for the duration of the project.

[Construction Plan] Although we strive to perform as much of our work within our existing right-of-way as possible, sometimes the nature of the work requires a larger area than what is provided, as is the case for this project. Temporary easements will be required from the adjacent property owners to complete this work. These areas will be restored to their natural condition upon completion of the work. A real estate representative will contact the affected property owners shortly to go over 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.