SR1, South Frederica Grade Separated Intersection
The project is located along the SR 1 corridor in Kent County, south of the town of Frederica. The approximate limits are 2600 feet north of the SR 1 and Frederica Road intersection to 1850 feet south of the SR 1 and Milford Neck Road\Tub Mill Pond Road intersection. The eastern boundary extends approximately 2300 feet along Milford Neck Road. The western boundary extends approximately 2400 feet along Tub Mill Pond Road.
The intersection of SR 1 and Frederica Road (Route12) was identified as a potential grade separated intersection location through the Corridor Capacity Preservation Program. The existing at-grade intersection at Milford Neck Road and Tub Mill Pond Road will be removed and access to SR 1 will be provided via ramps. Frederica Road and Tub Mill Pond Road will be realigned to create a new service road on the west side of SR1. A total of five conceptual alternatives were developed and shown to the public at a workshop on May 12, 2008.
The project was initiated in September 2007 and the design phase began in the fall of 2008. Five alternatives were developed and presented to the public at a workshop on May 12, 2008. Based on input from the public, natural and cultural resource agencies, and emergency response agencies, a preferred alternative was selected and the preliminary design was presented to the public at a workshop on November 10, 2009. Construction is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2016 and is expected to last for two years
The Contractor is progressing well with the project. The center pier for the overpass is complete and pile has been installed on both sides of SR 1. The Contractor will begin installing retaining walls at the abutments in July 2017. All of proposed Frederica Road is stoned and the Contractor plans to pave it as their schedule allows over the summer. Grading and embankment operations continue on proposed Milford Neck Road.