Virtual Workshop:

BR 1-295 on Providence Drive over Tributary to Christina River

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[Aerial] Bridge 1-295 has been identified by DelDOT’s bridge management system as being in need of replacement.

[South Approach]The bridge is located in a neighborhood on Providence Drive over Tributary to Christina River.

[East Elevation] This project consists of two corrugated metal pipe arches are in need of replacement. The pipes have active corrosion with section loss.[Span 1 Corrosion]

[Bridge Plan, Section and Elevation]As seen on the plan sheet, DelDOT is proposing to replace the existing corrugated metal pipes with two 6'-0" diameter reinforced concrete pipes which will be placed in the same locations. Additional work will include placing riprap in the stream for scour protection.

[Detour Plan] Because of the nature of this work, a portion of the road will be closed for the duration of the project. As can be seen on the Detour Plan, motorists will be directed down the other end of Providence Drive to access the neighborhood behind the project area.

[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. Minor easements will be required from the adjacent property owner to complete this work. Permanent easements will be required for the placement 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 (stream banks). Temporary construction easements will be needed beyond the permanent easements for the placement of sandbags so that the in-stream work can be completed and for the tie-in grading. 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 to 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.