PROJECT INFO

SR1, Thompsonville Grade Separated Intersection

Public Workshops

SR1, Thompsonville Interchange Conceptual Alternatives
South Bowers Volunteer Fire Company
July 19, 2004
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

PROJECT UPDATE:

The project presented tonight was identified as part of DelDOT's SR1 Corridor Capacity Preservation Program. The program began as DelDOT policy in 1992 and was made into law in 1996. The Corridor Capacity Preservation Program is intended to preserve the capacity and enhance the safety of existing transportation facilities rather than build new facilities on new alignments. In 1998, ten locations were identified along the SR 1/SR 113 corridor that will require improvements to the roadway in order to preserve the capacity of the facility. The Thompsonville / SR 1 intersection was one of these project locations identified and presented at Public Workshops in 1998.

The Delaware Department of Transportation developed five alternatives for the Thompsonville and SR 1 intersection improvements. All alternatives preserve capacity by removing the existing traffic signal located at SR1 and Thompsonville Road. These alternatives were shown at a Public Workshop in February 2004. After receiving comments from the public and government agencies, a sixth alternative was developed which is included in tonight’s presentation.

Alternative F, includes a service road and acceleration lane along southbound SR 1. The service road and acceleration lane do not have to be built at the same time as the rest of the project, but can be phased in as traffic volumes warrant.

A comment sheet is being provided for you to express your concerns about the project. Please let us know what you like and what you do not like about the project. Some elements of one alternative can be used on another alternative so it is important to receive comments from the community. As always, not every comment can be accommodated.

After tonight's Workshop, all comments from the public and from other government agencies will be considered. A decision on the preferred alternative will be announced during the fall of 2004. At that time, a Public Workshop will be held to display the preferred alignment.

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