Additional lane closures that will take place at night this week beginning this evening.

October 28th, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Begin saw cutting the existing roadway for installation of new roadway drainage pipes. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 (Roxana Road) with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation by construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 through Thursday, October 30, 2014

Continue saw cutting the existing roadway for installation of new roadway drainage pipes. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Route 17 (Roxana Road) and Clubhouse Road with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation by construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the Route 26 Widening Project during the next week

October 23rd, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014 through Friday October 31, 2014

Continue installation of the new sanitary sewer line along Route 26 between Powell Farm Road and
Route 17 (Roxana Road). Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route
26 between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 (Roxana Road) with traffic alternating through the
work zone utilizing a flagging operation by construction personnel from 09:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Continue placement of new asphalt pavement between the new curb and gutter and the new
roadway surface. Begin grading for new sidewalk. Motorists should anticipate eastbound and
westbound lane shifts on Route 26 between Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue from 07:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m.

Continue placement of new asphalt pavement between the new curb and gutter and the new
roadway surface. Complete grading for new sidewalk. Motorists should anticipate eastbound
and westbound lane shifts on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Avenue from
07:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Travel times to and from your destination may be quicker if you use one of the Route 26 Alternate Routes that were constructed prior to the start of the Route 26 Mainline Construction Project. The recently reconstructed roadways include:

• Burbage Road, from Route 17 to Windmill Drive
• Windmill Drive to Route 26 to Central Avenue
• Central Avenue, from Windmill Drive to Beaver Dam Road
• Beaver Dam Road, from Central Avenue to Muddy Neck Road

For more information on the Alternate Route Project, visit our website at http://deldot.gov/information/projects/sr26

Additional lane closures that will take place at night this week

October 20th, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014 through Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Begin saw cutting the existing roadway for installation of new roadway drainage pipes. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 (Roxana Road) with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation by construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 through Thursday, October 23, 2014

Continue saw cutting the existing roadway for installation of new roadway drainage pipes. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Route 17 (Roxana Road) and Clubhouse Road with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation by construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the Route 26 Widening Project during this week

October 20th, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014 through Friday October 24, 2014

Continue installation of the new sanitary sewer line along Route 26 between Powell Farm Road and
Route 17 (Roxana Road). Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route
26 between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 (Roxana Road) with traffic alternating through the
work zone utilizing a flagging operation by construction personnel between 09:00 a.m. and
7:00 p.m.

Begin placement of new asphalt pavement between the new curb and gutter and the new
roadway surface. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26
between Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a
flagging operation between 09:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Continue placement of new asphalt pavement between the new curb and gutter and the new
roadway surface. Begin grading for new sidewalk. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or
westbound lane closures or lane shifts on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Avenue
with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 09:00 a.m.
and 7:00 p.m.

REVISED – Construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the Route 26 Widening Project during the this week.

October 13th, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014 through Friday October 17, 2014

Continue the placement of curb and gutter along Route 26 between Old Mill Road and Grants
Avenue. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between
Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a
flagging operation as well as traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging
operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 09:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Begin realignment of the Route 26/Central Avenue intersection. Motorists should anticipate
eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Central Avenue and West Avenue with
traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as well as northbound and
southbound lane closures on Central Avenue with traffic alternating through the intersection
utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 9:00 a.m.
and 7:00 p.m.

Continue grading for curb and gutter/placement of curb and gutter along SR 26 between Old Mill
Road and Grants Avenue. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on
SR 26 between Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating through the work zone
utilizing a flagging operation 09:00AM and 7:00PM

Continue installation of the new sanitary sewer line along Route 26 between Powell Farm Road and
Route 17 (Roxana Road). Motorists should anticipate eastbound lane closures on Route 26 between
Powell Farm Road and Route 17 (Roxana Road) with traffic alternating through the work zone
utilizing a flagging operation by construction personnel between 09:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Complete placement of new asphalt pavement between the new curb and gutter and the new
roadway surface. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26
between Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue and between West Avenue and Woodland Avenue
with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 09:00 a.m.
and 7:00 p.m.

Anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the Route 26 Widening Project during the next week.

October 10th, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Continue the placement of curb and gutter along Route 26 between Old Mill Road and Grants
Avenue. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between
Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a
flagging operation as well as traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging
operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 07:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 13, 2014 through Friday October 17, 2014

Begin realignment of the Route 26/Central Avenue intersection. Motorists should anticipate
eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Central Avenue and West Avenue with
traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as well as northbound and
southbound lane closures on Central Avenue with traffic alternating through the intersection
utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 9:00 a.m.
and 7:00 p.m.

Continue grading for curb and gutter/placement of curb and gutter along Route 26 between Old Mill
Road and Grants Avenue. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on
Route 26 between Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating through the work zone
utilizing a flagging operation 07:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the Route 26 Widening Project

October 6th, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014 through Friday October 10, 2014

Begin milling and paving of the Route 26/Woodland Avenue intersection. Motorists should
anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Central Avenue and
Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as
well as northbound and southbound closures on Woodland Avenue with traffic alternating
through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction
personnel between 6:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue milling and paving of the Route 26/Central Avenue intersection. Motorists should
anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Central Avenue and
Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as
well as northbound and southbound closures on Central Avenue with traffic alternating through
the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel
between 6:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue installation of the new sanitary sewer line along Route 26 between Irons Lane and SR 17
(Roxana Road). Motorists should anticipate eastbound lane closures on Route 26 between Irons
lane and Route 17 (Roxana Road) with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging
operation by construction personnel between 09:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Route 26 Lane Closure for Thursday, October 2nd

October 2nd, 2014

To update all of you on a lane closure that will be taking place tonight, Thursday, October 2, 2014.

Construction activity will continue with milling and paving activities at the intersection of Central Avenue/Route 26. Motorists should anticipate the westbound lane along Route 26 to be closed between West Avenue and Woodland Avenue with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 5:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. Friday morning as well as lane closures along Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel.

Route 29 Project – Informational Update

September 29th, 2014

A lane closure will be taking place tonight for the privately owned Tidewater Utilities, Inc. water expansion project. This work is not part of the Route 26 Mainline Construction Project.

This evening motorists can expect the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Old School Lane and Cedar Drive between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. for utility construction.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this work you should contact Mr. Mike Serman with Tidewater Utilities, Inc. at (302) 218-1437 or by email at mserman@tuiwater.com.

Anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on and within the Route 26 Widening Project during the next week.

September 26th, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014 through Friday October 3, 2014

Continue milling and paving of Route 26 between Central Avenue and Woodland Avenue.
Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Central
Avenue and Woodland Avenue with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging
operation as well as traffic alternating through the signalized intersection utilizing a flagging
operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 09:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Begin milling and paving of the Route 26/Woodland Avenue intersection. Continue the placement
of curb and gutter along Route 26 between Woodland Avenue and Central Avenue. Motorists
should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Central Avenue and
Woodland Avenue with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as
well as northbound and southbound closures on Woodland Avenue with traffic alternating
through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction
personnel between 09:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Begin installation of new drainage pipe at Route 26 and Clubhouse Road. Motorists should
anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between Windmill Drive and Dukes
Drive as well as northbound or southbound lane closures on Clubhouse Road at Route 26 with
traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by construction
personnel between 09:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Continue installation of the new sanitary sewer line along SR 26 between Irons Lane and Route 17
(Roxana Road). No lane closures are anticipated for this construction activity.

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Please note that our lane closure times have changed with the start of the non-peak season on October 1, 2014.  In an effort to continue to progress the project towards our completion date in the Summer of 2016, the Project Management Team has reviewed historical traffic volumes provided in the Route 26 Mainline Project Transportation Management Plan for the last week of September.  This review of available traffic volume data indicates that there would be no significant impacts to traffic over and above the impacts that would occur after October 1, 2014 if day time lane closures were permitted on Monday, September 29th and Tuesday, September 30th.  We have concluded that it will be in the best interest of the project, road users and the community to begin daytime lane closures on Monday, September 29, 2014, two days earlier than the start of daytime lane closure outlined in the contract documents.

The longest wait times to travel through the work zone occur between 09:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. after the initial closure of the travel lane to move equipment and personnel into the work zone.  Longer wait times along the Route 26 corridor may also occur from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Travel times to and from your destination may be quicker if you use one of the Route 26 Alternate Routes that were constructed prior to the start of the Route 26 Mainline Construction Project.  The recently reconstructed roadways include:

  • Burbage Road, from Route 17 to Windmill Drive
  • Windmill Drive to Route 26 to Central Avenue
  • Central Avenue, from Windmill Drive to Beaver Dam Road
  • Beaver Dam Road, from Central Avenue to Muddy Neck Road

For more information on the Alternate Route Project, visit our website at http://deldot.gov/information/projects/sr26