Route 26 construction now underway

January 20, 2014

The Delaware Department of Transportation has received the notice to proceed for the Route 26, Atlantic Avenue, Clarksville to Assawoman Canal Improvements Project. Contractors George & Lynch of Dover, who submitted the successful bid of $24,996,596.16 for the 901-calendar-day project, began work Jan. 13.

Construction of the four-mile-long project will widen the existing two-lane roadway to include two 11-foot travel lanes with five-foot shoulder/bike lanes and a 12-foot-wide continuous shared center left turn lane. The segment of Route 26 from Clarksville to west of Railway Road will be an open section of roadway, meaning no curbing or gutters.

The section from west of Railway Road to the Assawoman Canal will be a closed section of roadway, having both curbing and gutters with drainage into an underground pipe system. The majority of the closed section will also contain utilities. Five-foot wide sidewalks will be provided from Windmill Road to the Assawoman Canal.

For anticipated road closures and restrictions, go to

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