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August 12, 2013 – US 40 Railroad Crossing Update

Written on: August 12th, 2013 in Railroad CrossingsRoute 40

On Saturday (night), August 10, 2013, Mumford & Miller continued working, between train traffic, to complete the following: -Almost all pipe and drainage inlets have been installed -Completed 159 feet of piping -Excavation of roadway box on east side of US 40. -Utilized two excavators, backhoe, dozer, frontend loader, two dump trucks and a trench […]


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August 8, 2013 – Route 40 Railroad Crossing Update

Written on: August 8th, 2013 in Railroad CrossingsRoute 40

Despite the somewhat rainy weather this week (August 5-9, 2013), work on the Route 40 Railroad Crossing Replacement Project did begin. The contractor, Mumford and Miller, who will be doing the drainage and paving work, began testing/locating of utilities, clearing the area, placing riprap at drainage outlets and were able to complete the first 16 […]


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archaeology-updates

US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: July 24th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Alternative Mitigation of the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111)   Versar continues to collect information on previously excavated wells from all over the state of Delaware. Last month we reviewed more than 100 archaeology reports prepared for DelDOT over the last 30 years.  That review found that at least 50 wells have been identified across the […]


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i-95

Spring 2013 Project update

Written on: July 11th, 2013 in I-95I95/SR1 Interchange

The northbound I-95 to northbound Route-7 ramp was opened in May 2013. Structural steel beams for the bridges was delivered throughout the spring and is all in place. Construction continues on the rest of the bridges, decks, overpasses, roadway paving, and retaining walls.  The project is about 80 % completed.  The northbound Route-1 to northbound I-95 flyover ramps […]


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SR26 Advanced Overhead Utility Relocations

Written on: July 3rd, 2013 in Route 26

DelDOT’s self-imposed July 1 deadline for lane closures along SR26 has come and gone, and as planned utility companies have completed their scheduled work on time. This means that as of July 1, 2013 lane closures will no longer be required for overhead utility relocation work along Route 26. Overhead utility relocation work will continue through the […]


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archaeology-updates

US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: July 1st, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Here is the location of the Polk Tenant Site on the 1868 Beers Atlas Map. And a photograph of a partially excavated well at the Polk Tenant Site.


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archaeology-updates

US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: July 1st, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Update on the Dale African American archaeological site: Samuel Dale’s Strange “Manumission,” 1854 The Samuel Dale who owned the Dale Site lived as a free man for most of his life. Born in 1791, he first appeared in the census as a free man in 1810. He was counted as a free man every ten […]


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archaeology-updates

US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 27th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Versar, Inc. has begun the work of writing up the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111) identified in 2009 and then carefully excavated by the archaeologists at Richard Grubb and Associates.  The site includes the archaeological remains of a tenant or farm worker’s house that may have been part of the nearby C. Polk Estate.  It is […]


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route-26

Restrictions for lane closures on SR26 to be modified

Written on: June 13th, 2013 in Route 26

In an effort to balance impacts to the traveling public and local businesses with the need to facilitate ongoing overhead utility relocations, DelDOT has modified the hours during which lanes can be closed on SR26. For the rest of the month of June 2013, lane closures will be restricted to the following hours: Monday – […]


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Restrictions for lane closures on SR26 to be modified

Written on: June 6th, 2013 in Route 26

In an effort to facilitate ongoing overhead utility relocations, DelDOT has modified the restrictions on lane closures during the peak season for SR26. The peak season began May 15 and ends September 30. Lane closures during the peak season would normally be restricted to the hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. […]


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