INFORMATION

Archive  July 2006 IRIB Public Update Material

Route 1 Roadway
The new traffic pattern in the vicinity of the Inlet will remain in place until construction of the new bridge is completed, currently expected to be in late 2010.

Fresh Pond North
Pond is complete and has an animal exclusion fence installed to protect vegetation from being damaged until sufficient growth can be established. Estimated removal is December 2007.

Fresh Ponds South
West - Pond is complete except for final seeding which needs to be done in the specified planting window (April-May). An as-built has been completed by the contractor for review by the Army Corps of Engineers.
East - Pond is incomplete until material used as the bridge approach surcharge can be removed and placed into the existing pond to construct the pond per plan. The area completed (+/- 75%) has been surveyed and temporarily seeded until completion can occur (estimated May 2007).

Fresh Pond South Bridge
The bridge has been constructed and paved and is considered complete except for the corresponding guardrail that needs to be installed. When completed the temporary roadway can be removed and the new tidal gut can be constructed to join mitigation sites.

Roadway Approaches
South - This approach is currently at an elevation of 15.0’ with continued progress of constructing the MSE walls and soil embankment to a final elevation of 43.2’. The surcharge material will take the embankment to elevation 51.0’ to aid in quicker settlement times.
North - This approach is currently at an elevation of 18.5’ with continued progress of constructing the MSE walls and soil embankment to a final elevation of 43.2’. The surcharge material will take the embankment to elevation 51.0’ to aid in quicker settlement times.

Bridge Contract
On Tuesday, May 2, DelDOT issued a Notice of Intent to Advertise for the design and construction of the replacement Inlet Bridge as a "design-build contract". The Department anticipates issuing the Request for Qualifications and a draft version of the Request for Proposals by the end of June 2006. Final selection of the design-build team and award of the contract is expected to occur early in 2007.

Road 50A Improvements
Soil borings have been done on the existing roadway and are in the lab for analysis. It is hoped that sufficient information can be completed by the July 11, 2006 public meeting to give some options on ways to improve the roadway from its present condition.

Ocean Ridge West / Fresh Pond Access Road
DNREC has developed some preliminary plans for landscaping and bollards to separate the public on the fresh pond north access road from the community. The time of discussion is on July 11, 2006 after the public meeting @ 9:00AM.