Work on the second phase of the Lewes Transit Center is underway and some new features should be complete in time for summer 2018.
Department of Transportation Community Relations Officer C.R. McLeod said there are three major elements crews have begun work on: a passenger canopy, a visitors center, and a maintenance garage and bus parking at the rear of the property.
A significant part of the project is a 170-foot-long passenger canopy that will feature overhead digital passenger displays with bus information, benches and charging ports for electronic devices. The canopy is expected to be complete by May 2018. The targeted completion for the new visitors center is mid-summer 2018, while the maintenance garage is expected to be finished by May 2019.
The cost of the current work is roughly $1 million, including civil and structural engineering and design, manufacturing, site work, and installation.
Ridership increased about 21 percent on the resort lines from 2016 to 2017, McLeod said.