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Approved FY 2018 TIP is available for view

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


Council amends FY 2016-2019 TIP

On Sept. 2, the Dover/Kent County MPO Council voted to approve three amendments to the MPO’s FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Plan. The first amendment refers to an addition of a third lane in both the northbound and southbound directions of U.S. 13 from Lochmeath Way in Camden to Walnut Shade Road near Woodside. In addition to the roadway widening, work would involve storm water management facilities, multiple intersection redesigns, traffic signal reconfigurations and improvements for multiple transportation modes. Design for the $17.5 million project is scheduled for fiscal year 2018. The second amendment involves the Camden Bypass, from South Street to Rising Sun Road. The project would provide a connection on new alignment from South Street to a new signalized intersection at U.S. 13, and extending to State Route 10. The road would align Rising Sun Road with Route 10 and maintain the signal at Camden-Wyoming Avenue and U.S. 13. The rationale for the $13.2 million project is, the project is part of the Camden Bypass Study that was adopted in to the Town of Camden’s comprehensive plan. The intent of the project is to provide a bypass alternative to relieve congestion and heavy vehicles from downtown Camden. Project design is scheduled to start in fiscal year 2017. The third amendment involves road improvements to Walnut Shade road, starting at the intersection of Walnut Shade and U.S. 13 to Peachtree Run Road. Work would include upgrading the road to accommodate traffic as well as build in walking and bicycling amenities. Estimated cost for the project is nearly $12 million. Project design is expected to start in fiscal year 2019. 07 30 15 CTP FY 15 Camden Bypass, South Street to Rising Sun Road 14-00029 KC 07 30 15 CTP FY 15 HEP KC, US13 Walnut Shade Rd. to Lochmeath Way 15-00013 KC 07 30 15 CTP FY 15 Walnut Shade Road, US13 to Peachtree Run Road 14-00030 KC


MPO Council approves FY 2016-2019 TIP

CAMDEN — Council members for the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday unanimously approved the MPO’s FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP represents the first three-to-four 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. The MPO held a public comment period for the TIP between March 30 and April 30. MPO Council member Drew Boyce said the unanimous MPO Council vote was an indication that “projects that are moving forward are consistent with the council’s vision for Kent County.” “Moving forward, a lot of big infrastructure projects are happening, which is great for Kent County,” Boyce said. “And we’re going to continue to support projects that move the county in the right direction with safety, mobility and as much as we can, this economic component.” MPO Chairman Brad Eaby said the MPO did its part on Wednesday in the planning process. “It was a constructive exercise that we went through last time,” Eaby said, referring to delays that the council went through last year before approving the FY 2015-2018 TIP. “But I think it made the process stronger in the long run, and made the parties work together even more cohesively in the future.” There are many projects in the FY 2016-2019 TIP, including ones that have been on the docket for some time. Some of those projects have already started, such as the West Dover Connector and the grade-separated intersection at Rt. 1 and Thompsonville Road, and are scheduled to continue in the just-approved TIP. “We are finally starting to see the result of all that hard work in the actual moving of dirt and laying concrete and getting these projects in the ground, because as long and hard as we work on them there’s really no public benefit until they’re done.” Some highlight projects in the FY 2016-2018 TIP include: • Continued construction of the West Dover Connector and the Route 1/Thompsonville Road grade-separated intersection • Start of construction for the improvements to Route 1/Little Heaven and the Route 1/South Frederica grade-separated intersections • Safety improvements along Glenwood Avenue in Smyrna • Construction of a roundabout at Route 10/Route 15 Design projects include: • U.S. 13 widening (from the Puncheon Run connector to Lochmeath Way) • Kenton Road (Route 8 to Walker Road) • Crawford Carroll Road extension • Loockerman Street/Forest Street improvements