Nighttime closures begin June 7 for Route 24 intersection work

June 4, 2021

Story Location:
John J. Williams Highway
Indian Mission Road
Millsboro  Delaware  19958
United States

The Route 24 at Route 5/Route 23 intersection improvement project will begin Monday, June 7. Nighttime intermittent lane closures will occur at Route 24/John J. Williams Highway and Route 5/Indian Mission Road and Route 23/Long Neck Road intersection for Phase 1 of the project. Closures will occur from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from June 7 through Friday, July 9.

After July 9, lane closures will be from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Monday through Friday; and 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Flaggers will be on-site to direct motorists.

The project includes providing new lanes, shoulders, and curbs; extending Route 24 left-turn lanes; extending the Route 23 left-turn lane onto westbound Route 24; multimodal improvements including bike lanes, bus stops, sidewalks and crosswalks; access management improvements; and drainage improvements. This project is anticipated to be complete by spring 2023.

The project includes six phases:

Phase 1 – Retrofit the existing stormwater pond, remove the existing channelizing islands, remove existing signal equipment, and activate new signal heads and detection zones at the Route 24 and Route 5/Route 23 intersection.

Phase 2 – Construct eastbound side of Route 24.

Phase 3 – Construct westbound side of Route 24.

Phase 4 – Construct east sides of Route 5 and Route 23.

Phase 5 – Construct west sides of Route 5 and Route 23.

Phase 6 – Construct the proposed channelizing islands at Route 24 and Route 5/Route 23, milling and overlay entire project limits.

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