Friday, June 14, 2013

Sweeping reform enters home stretch

DelDOT's revised sweeping plan is still in draft form, but nearing completion. Once final, it will require DNREC's approval at the time DelDOT submits their Stormwater Management Plan. Currently, they are conducting a pilot study to work out any potential issues. Every bike route that was originally submitted through Bike Delaware has been considered in the sweeping plan. However, several of the roads are non-DelDOT, and owned by the City of Newark. These include:
  • Elkton Road at Christina Pkwy
  • Rt. 72/Library Ave Railroad Crossing
  • Marrows Road Railroad Bridge
  • Otts Chapel Railroad Bridge
Many of those owned by DelDOT will receive more sweeping than in the past as they fell within targeted areas (potential pollutant hot spots). However, other road sections will still be handled under special work orders. Perhaps we can work through the Newark Bicycle Committee and the City's Public Works Department to improve on the sections outlined above.

I will continue to report on developments as they occur. Prior posts related to this project can be viewed on Bike Delaware HERE. Many thanks to Randy Cole of DelDOT M&O for keeping us up to date.

  

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