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

Written on: September 26th, 2014 in Route 26

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:

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

 




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