Construction has commenced on the project and work will be ongoing in most areas of the project limits. Travelers and commuters should be cognizant of construction work and workers and should drive slowly and safely through work areas.
An additional public Information meeting is scheduled for April 29, 2013. The project team will review the status of the design and the project limits. The meeting will be held at:
Olive B Loss Elementary School
200 Brennan Blvd., Bear, DE 19701
April 29, 2013
4:30 - 7:30
It was announced at the recent public meeting for this project that a traffic signal would be installed at the SR 71/Howell School Road intersection in early October, 2007. The signal has been installed.
October 24, 2007
New Signal at SR 71 & Howell School Road Delayed Until November
It was announced at the recent public meeting for this project that a traffic signal would be installed at the SR 71/Howell School Road intersection in early October, 2007. However, due to a manufacturing problem with the signal pole assembly, the installation has been delayed. It is now anticipated that the signal will be installed and made operational in November, 2007. The traffic signal is expected to significantly reduce peak period delays for traffic on Howell School Road, and allow Howell School Road traffic to more safely turn onto SR 71. Message boards will be posted in the area of the intersection announcing the specific date the signal will be turned on.