Officials Talk Road Expansion Noise

Workshop set on Delaware road project noise study

A major road-widening project plan is getting shown off to the public before work begins.

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Delaware transportation officials are holding a public workshop on a plan to widen Route 1 from north of Route 273 to the Roth Bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

Tuesday evening's workshop at Wilbur Elementary School in Bear involves the presentation of a noise study of the road project.

The project calls for adding a travel lane in each direction to Delaware's major north-south artery, widening existing bridges to accommodate the new travel lanes, and reconfiguring supporting interchanges.

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Officials say the work is needed to address congestion, improve road connectivity, improve safety at high-crash locations, and ensure emergency access and evacuation routes.

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