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

July 24th, 2014

Sunday July 27, 2014 through Friday August 1, 2014

Begin milling and paving of Central Avenue, south of Route 26.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue installation of new drainage system between Woodland Avenue and West Avenue.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue.  Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating utilizing a flagging on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Sunday August 3, 2014 through Friday August 8, 2014

Begin milling and paving of Central Avenue, north of Route 26.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue installation of new drainage system between Woodland Avenue and West Avenue.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Grants Avenue and Old School Lane.  Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Grants Avenue and Old School Lane with traffic alternating utilizing a flagging on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

 

Route 26 Alternate Routes – During Lane Closure Times

July 24th, 2014

As a reminder, lane closure times have changed and construction activities involving a lane closure will begin on Sunday nights at 10:30 p.m. and conclude on Monday morning at 07:00 a.m.  Additionally, Monday night through Friday morning, construction activities involving a lane closure will begin  at 8:00 p.m. and conclude on at 07:00 a.m. the following morning.

During these times, travel 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

 

Revised – Anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the Route 26 Widening Project during the next two weeks. 26 Widening Project during the next two weeks.

July 18th, 2014

Sunday July 20, 2014 through Thursday July 24, 2014

Begin driving sheet piles at the southwest corner of Route 26/Cedar Drive for construction of new modular retaining wall.  No lane closures are anticipated for this construction activity.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Railway Road and Windmill Drive.  Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Railway Road and Clubhouse Road with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue installation of new drainage system between Woodland Avenue and West Avenue.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue.  Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating utilizing a flagging on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #332 located west of Route 17 (Roxana Road) and Storm Water Management Pond #333 located at Windmill Drive and Route 26.  No lane closures are anticipated for these construction activities.

Sunday July 27, 2014 through Thursday July 31, 2014

Begin installation of well points along the south side of Route 26 for sanitary sewer line expansion, west of Irons Lane.  No lane closures are anticipated for these construction activities.

Continue driving sheet piles at the southwest corner of Route 26/Cedar Drive for construction of new modular retaining wall.  No lane closures are anticipated for this construction activity.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Railway Road and Windmill Drive.  Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Railway Road and Clubhouse Road with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue installation of new drainage system between Woodland Avenue and West Avenue.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue.  Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating utilizing a flagging on Sunday between 10:30 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. and Monday through Thursday between 8:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #332 located west of Route 17 (Roxana Road) and Storm Water Management Pond #333 located at Windmill Drive and Route 26.  No lane closures are anticipated for these construction activities.

 

Revised – Route 26 Project Update

July 18th, 2014

After careful review of the Transportation Management Plan that was developed as part of the SR 26 Mainline Project to assist in identifying the impacts of the construction of the SR 26 Mainline Project to the community and the traveling public, the Construction Management Team has decided to implement the following change to the lane closure restriction schedule. This change to the allowable lane closure schedule was made in an effort to minimize impacts to the community and the traveling public.

Since the implementation of night time lane closures on May 21, 2014, Construction Inspection staff have been closely monitoring traffic delays, specifically traffic queues and wait times during flagging operations immediately after setting up the lane closures.  On numerous occasions throughout the first half of the “on-peak” season, traffic queues with clearance times in excess of one hour have been observed.  In addition to the observations made by the Construction Inspection staff, the SR 26 Mainline  Construction Management Team has received concerns from both area businesses and residents.

Beginning Monday, July 21, 2014, the start of night time lane closures will be pushed back one full hour.  Construction crews will be permitted to close lanes of SR 26  each night from 8:00 PM to 07:00 AM, Monday through Friday morning.

 

Emergency Work To Close One Lane On Route 26

July 11th, 2014

One lane of Route 26 will be closed early Saturday morning for emergency roadwork.  Motorists should anticipate the westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Railway Road and Clubhouse Road with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m.

 This emergency roadwork condition is the result of the heavy rains that the area has received during the past three nights.  Please plan to utilize an alternate route around this area if you need to travel on Route 26 between 12 a.m.  and 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 12.

 

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

July 3rd, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014, through Friday, July 11, 2014

 Begin work on the installation of the new drainage system between Railway Road and Clubhouse Road. Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Railway Road and Clubhouse Road with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

 Continue reconstruction of the Old Mill Road/Route 26 intersection. Motorists should anticipate   lane closures at Old Mill Road and Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

 Continue reconstruction of the Central Avenue/Route 26 intersection and water main relocation work between Woodland Avenue and Central Avenue. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue. Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating utilizing a flagging operation between 07:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #332 located east of Route 17 (Roxana Road) during the day. No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #333 located at Windmill Drive and Route 26. No lane closures are anticipated for this week.

Monday July 14, 2014 through Friday July 18, 2014

Continue the installation of the new drainage system between Railway Road and Clubhouse Road. Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Railway Road and Clubhouse Road with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue. Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Cedar Drive and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating utilizing a flagging operation between 07:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Continue reconstruction of the Old Mill Road/Route 26 intersection. Motorists should anticipate   lane closures at Old Mill Road and Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue reconstruction of the Central Avenue/Route 26 intersection and the installation of the new drainage system between Woodland Avenue and Central Avenue. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #332 located east of Route 17 (Roxana Road) during the day. No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #333 located east of Route 17 (Roxana Road) during the day. No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

 

Route 26 Revised Lane Closure

July 1st, 2014

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, one lane of Powell Farm Road south of Route 26 will be closed for construction activities.  George & Lynch, Inc. of Dover, Delaware will be performing grading activities adjacent to the edge of the travel lane along Powell Farm Road, south of Route 26.

 Motorists should anticipate the northbound or southbound lane of Powell Farm Road to be closed between 07:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation.  Motorists are reminded that Route 26 will remain open at all times during these construction activities.

The anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the Route 26 Widening Project during the next two weeks.

June 30th, 2014

Monday June 30, 2014 through Thursday July 3, 2014

 Begin minor grading activities at Omar Road and Route 26. No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

 Begin excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #333 located at Windmill Drive and Route 26. No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

 Continue reconstruction of the Central Avenue/Route 26 intersection and water main relocation work between Woodland Avenue and Central Avenue. Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

 Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Old Mill Road and Clubhouse Road. Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Old Mill Road and Wind Mill Drive with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

 Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #332 located east of Route 17 (Roxana Road) during the day. No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

 Continue reconstruction of the Old Mill Road/Route 26 intersection. Motorists should anticipate lane closures at Old Mill Road and Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

 Monday July 7, 2014 through Friday July 11, 2014

 Continue minor grading activities at Omar Road and Route 26. No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

 Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #333 located at Windmill Drive and Route 26. No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

 Continue reconstruction of the Central Avenue/Route 26 intersection and water main relocation work between Woodland Avenue and Central Avenue.   Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. 

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Old Mill Road and Windmill Drive. Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Old Mill Road and Wind Mill Drive with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. 

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #332 located east of Route 17 (Roxana Road) during the day. No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

Route 26 Construction Project – Update

June 24th, 2014

On Thursday, June 26, 2014 and Friday, June 27, 2014, one lane of Powell Farm Road south of Route 26 will be closed for construction activities.  George & Lynch, Inc. of Dover, Delaware will be performing roadway widening activities along Powell Farm Road, south of Route 26.

 Motorists should anticipate the northbound or southbound lane of Powell Farm Road to be closed daily beginning at 9:00 a.m. with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation.  Motorists are reminded that Route 26 will remain open at all times during these construction activities.  All construction activities will be completed by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Below is an outline of the anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the SR 26 Widening Project during the next two weeks.

June 20th, 2014

Monday June 23, 2014 through Friday June 27, 2014

Continue reconstruction of the Central Avenue/Route 26 intersection.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue reconstruction of the Old Mill Road/Route 26 intersection.  Motorists should anticipate   lane closures at Old Mill Road and Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Cedar Drive and Old School Lane.  Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 between Old Mill Road and Old School Lane to be closed with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #332 located east of Route 17 (Roxana Road) during the day.  No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #331 located west of Irons Lane.  No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

Begin water main relocation work between Woodland Avenue and Central Avenue.  Motorist should anticipate shoulder closures along Route 26 from Woodland Avenue to Central Avenue between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. 

Monday June 30, 2014 through Thursday July 3, 2014

Continue water main relocation work between Woodland Avenue and Central Avenue.  Motorist should anticipate shoulder closures along Route 26 from Woodland Avenue to Central Avenue between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. 

Continue reconstruction of the Old Mill Road/Route 26 intersection. Motorists should anticipate lane closures at Old Mill Road and Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Old Mill Road and Clubhouse Road.  Motorists should anticipate the eastbound or westbound lane of Route 26 to be closed between Old Mill Road and Clubhouse Road with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue reconstruction of the Central Avenue/Route 26 intersection.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26 with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel between 7:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #332 located east of Route 17 (Roxana Road) during the day.  No lane closures are anticipated for this work.

Continue excavation of Storm Water Management Pond #331 located west of Irons Lane.  No lane closures are anticipated for this work.