The Department of Transportation has announced that, following consultation with local elected officials, it will close the median crossover at the intersection of U.S. Route 113 and Kruger Road/Woods Branch Road near Georgetown
The purpose of this closure is to improve the overall safety of motorists and to reduce angle crashes. Since 2008, there have been 18 angle crashes at this intersection.
DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt notes, “DelDOT is acting in response to continuing problems with crashes at this median crossover. We have met with business owners, residents, legislators and others to discuss and develop the best course of action to keep motorists safe.”
In preparation for the closure, construction signage and variable message boards were posted Oct. 4, to alert motorists of the closure and traffic restrictions may be required due to the work to close the median in this area.
The permanent median closure will take effect on Wednesday, Oct. 16, weather permitting.
Motorists on U.S. Route 113 wishing to turn left onto Kruger Road or Woods Branch Road will now have to travel to the next crossover north or south of the intersection and make a u-turn, then travel back to the intersection and turn right. Motorists on Kruger Road or Woods Branch Road wanting to turn left onto or cross U.S. Route 113 will turn right onto U.S. Route 113, travel to the next crossover north or south of the intersection, make a U-turn and then travel back to the intersection where they will continue on U.S. Route 113 or make a right-turn onto the side street.