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Delaware Plans Extensive Concrete Roads Progam

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The Delaware Department of Transportation has begun an aggressive concrete roads program, as reported by Jennifer Pinkerton, DelDOT chief materials and research engineer. Plans are being completed for the full-depth reconstruction in concrete of 2.5 miles of Elkton Road in Newark; 0.5 miles of Marsh Road at the interchange with I-95 and several other roadway projects. In addition, DelDOT has broken ground on the Rt. 301 bypass project. New US 301 will remove the "neck in the bottle" of the regional highway network; i.e. - existing US 301 from the Maryland/Delaware state line to I-95 and its two-lane sections (one lane in each direction), 29 at-grade intersections (18 signalized) and numerous driveways with direct access to existing US 301. New US 301 will convert existing US 301 to a local roadway that is key to the local road network, and approved and proposed development in this designated Delaware growth area. The project is divided into seven contracts that will be built concurrently. It is anticipated to take three years to complete all the contracts and open the road to traffic.

Click here to view a map of the project. For more information, contact NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Ken Justice at

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