A meeting of the Five Points working group scheduled for tonight, March 18, has been canceled.
DelDOT spokesman C.R. McLeod said the meeting would not take place, but no new date has been set.
Tonight’s meeting was the first one in Phase 2 of the working group’s efforts.
Over a 10-month period that ended last fall, the working group developed a list of 104 ideas to improve transportation in the Five Points area, encompassing roadways from Cave Neck Road to Route 24. The list, which included new roads, improvements to existing roads, alternative modes of transportation and others, was narrowed to 78 before the working group gave top priority to 24. The full list can be found at www.deldot.gov/information/projects/FivePoints/.
DelDOT and Sussex County are expected to work together on some of the working group’s recommendations. DelDOT agreed to take the lead and to present an implementation plan to the public by early 2019 as part of Phase 2.
The Phase 2 working group is expected to meet two to three times a year to monitor and discuss progress. DelDOT also plans to host a workshop annually for the public to learn about the progress made and ask questions.
In the fall, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan said the state has committed to spend $1 billion on transportation in Sussex County over the next six years and $4 billion across the state.