Construction crews have been working at the intersection of Union and Broad streets on road improvements intended to enhance pedestrian safety and calm traffic.
The work at Union and Broad is adding new crosswalks and handicapped-accessible ramps at what has become a highly used pedestrian crossing, with walkers trying to get to King’s Ice Cream or to Broad Street.
The Union and Broad work is one of three such projects around Milton, with new ramps and curbing already completed at the intersection of Chestnut/Atlantic/Wharton streets and additional work to be done at the intersection of Mulberry/Wharton/Federal streets. All in all, the three projects cost $226,000 and were funded via realty transfer tax grants from Sussex County.
The last of the projects will be adding a new crosswalk and stop bars at Federal/Mulberry/Wharton streets. The work includes new pavement, curbs and road striping. This project was recommended by the Delaware Department of Transportation as part of a traffic-impact study for the proposed Granary at Draper Farm development, which is expected to add 1,350 homes over a 20-year period.