DelDOT unveils new plan for Route 113

17 projects planned over 20 years to cost $544 million
November 7, 2017

After receiving harsh public feedback on a Route 113 bypass proposed in 2013, Department of Transportation officials have come back with a new plan. 

Officials now plan to convert most of the north-south artery into a limited-access highway. A 20-year plan, unveiled Nov. 7 in Georgetown, details 17 projects and 14 grade-separated intersections. 

“If you’re familiar with the improvements we’re doing on Route 1, it’s going to be very similar to that – there will be bridges, overpasses, ramps, that type of thing,” said Rob McCleary, DelDOT’s chief engineer of the project. 

McCleary said the top priority is a Route 24 connector bypassing downtown Millsboro.

“That is a segment of highway the public has told us strongly that we can’t deliver that fast enough,” he said.

DelDOT officials are also keen to begin work on in the intersection of Route 404, Route 113 and Route 18 in Georgetown.

Read an expanded story in the Friday, Nov. 10 edition of the Cape Gazette