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.
For additional information, go to deldot.gov/projects/index.shtml?dc=details&projectNumber=T201200903.