Walkable Bikable Delaware Summit set for May 3

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

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Proposed FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program ready to view for public comment

Date Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2018

Below is a link to the proposed FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program.  The public comment period will end on April 16, 2018. Comments and questions are welcome by calling the office at (302) 387-6026 or (302) 387-6030, and by email to kate.layton@doverkentmpo.org or doverkentmpo@gmail.com. Thank you. FY2019-2022 TIP for pub 4-19-2018  



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Public comment period on draft FY 2019-2022 TIP starts March 16

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Dover/Kent County MPO to open public comment period for FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program  The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a public comment period for its draft FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program from March 16 to April 16. The MPO will seek approval from Public Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Committee and its policy-making body, the MPO Council at an April 19 meeting. The MPO’s draft Transportation Improvement Program for FY 2019-2022 includes more than $119 million in road, bridge, and other projects in central Delaware over the next four fiscal years. Some highlights of this TIP include the continuation or completion of projects that have been in the planning and/or construction process for some time.  A few highlighted projects in the draft TIP include: Improvements to Walnut Shade Road between U.S. 13 and Peachtree Run Completion of grade separated intersections at Route 1/South Frederica; Route 1/Little Heaven; and the start of construction of Route 1/Northeast Front Street in Milford Continued planning for the proposed widening of U.S. 13 Puncheon Run to Lochmeath Way, as well as between Lochmeath Way and Walnut Shade Road Continued design of Crawford Carroll Road extension, Kenton Road improvements, and the Camden Bypass Bridge rehabilitation projects Bike and pedestrian improvements (including the Senator Bikeway, West Street Trail, and Brecknock Park Trail connector) Improvements to Kenton Road and College Road in Dover Improvements around the intersection of Loockerman and Forest streets in Dover The TIP represents the first few years of the MPO’s long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Projects in the TIP are ones for which the Delaware Department of Transportation wants to secure federal funding. The TIP also serves as a budgetary guide for how much money will be spent on each project. A project’s inclusion in the TIP does not guarantee construction will start within the TIP’s time span, although designers and planners could be busy behind the scenes on a project. A copy of the draft TIP is now available here. Comments and questions are welcome by calling (302) 387-6026 or (302) 387-6030, or via e-mail: kate.layton@doverkentmpo.org or doverkentmpo@gmail.com.



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Downtown Dover Parking Study available

Date Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Downtown Dover Parking Study now available The Downtown Dover Parking Study is an initiative of the City of Dover and the Dover / Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization (DKCMPO), in partnership with the Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP). These partners retained our consulting team, led by Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (Langan) and with KSK Architects Planners and Historians, Inc. (KSK), to take a fresh look at the issue of parking downtown, and to come up with a series of recommendations that would be updated from the last time a parking study was conducted in 2004 and would reinforce attempts to redevelop and bring fresh vitality downtown.The primary study area for this new study was bound by Water Street to the south, West Street to the west, Fulton Street to the north and State Street to the east. Additionally we also studied the area around the City Hall Lot which is bound by State Street to the west, Division Street to the north, Water Street to the south and Park Drive to the east. Read the Downtown Dover Parking Study here   Learn More



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Be Air Aware! Do your part and send the Air Quality Partnership a photo on social media

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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Read the latest edition of the MPO’s newsletter

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

The fall edition of the Dover/Kent County MPO’s newsletter, Journeys, is now available. Click here to view, or go to the home page of this website and look under Publications in the Resources tab. To subscribe via e-mail to the MPO’s newsletter, contact Kate Layton at kate.layton@doverkentmpo.org.



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Dover/Kent County MPO Hires New Executive Director

Date Posted: Friday, October 20th, 2017

Dover/Kent County MPO has new executive director Reed Macmillan hired to take on role as agency leader CAMDEN — The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization has hired a new executive director. On Oct. 18, the MPO Council voted to approve the hire of Reed Macmillan. Macmillan’s first day at the MPO will be Monday, Oct. 30. “I am happy to have been selected as the next executive director for the Dover/Kent MPO and look forward working with the MPO staff and council as we continue to perform regional transportation planning services and transportation planning coordination within the region,” Macmillan said. Macmillan, of Middletown, comes to the MPO from New Castle County government where he has worked since 2002. Most recently, he worked in New Castle County’s Department of Land Use as the assistant land use general manager. There, Macmillan performed high level management duties overseeing the department’s various operations and functions. These duties included comprehensive planning, licensing and building inspections, permitting, land development plan review, zoning, transportation, historic preservation, administrative hearings and more. Prior to his employment with New Castle County, Macmillan worked for Kent County’s Department of Planning Services, and in Aberdeen, Md. for the Aberdeen Proving Ground in its environmental conservation and restoration division. He also served as an environmental specialist for the Maryland Military Department, Fifth Regiment Armory, located in Baltimore. Macmillan is a retired U.S. Army Reserve officer whose last assignment was in 2015 for the First Mobilization Support Group in Fort Totten, N.Y. During his service, Macmillan was deployed twice overseas with the military to Kuwait in 2004, and to Iraq in 2008. “As chairman of the Dover/Kent County MPO, I am pleased to welcome Mr. Macmillan on board,” Dover Mayor and MPO Council Chairman Robin R. Christiansen said. “As  Kent County continues to grow, we need to not only plan for all modes of transportation today, but anticipate the needs of a growing and prosperous community in the future. Mr. Macmillan his staff will help make that vision  a reality.”  Macmillan has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Environmental Planning, both from Towson University, and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. The Dover/Kent County welcomes Macmillan to the team. He will be the MPO’s third executive director in its 25-year existence. The first was Juanita Wieczoreck from 1994 to 2011, followed by Rich Vetter who served as executive director from 2011 to earlier this year.



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MPO Regional Bike Plan update approved

Date Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Dover/Kent County MPO has a new Regional Bicycle Plan. On Sept. 13, the MPO Council approved an updated plan regarding bicycle amenities around central Delaware.  The MPO first published its Regional Bicycle Plan in 2011. Work started last year to set new goals and objectives for bicycling in central Delaware based upon existing infrastructure and what’s been accomplished in the last few years. A copy of the revised plan is available here  and under the Publications tab on this website’s home page.



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Downtown Dover Parking Study: Photos and Links

Date Posted: Friday, August 25th, 2017

Thank you to all who attended the Aug. 24 meeting for the Downtown Dover Parking Study. We had a good crowd due to your attendance. If you were not able to make the meeting, a link to a presentation and a survey for the parking study are available here.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DoverParkingStudy http://clients.langan.com/lph/default.aspx?postTransaction=498074968  



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Approved FY 2018 TIP is available for view

Date Posted: Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The new Transportation Improvement Program for FY 2018 to 2021 is available to view.  Click here to view.



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