Public workshop July 26 for comment on DelDOT’s Iron Branch Bridge project

Southbound lanes of US 113 in the area of Iron Branch Bridge will be closed for about two weeks under Delaware Department of Transportation’s accelerated bridge contract.

MILLSBORO – Delaware’s Department of Transportation has scheduled a live public workshop on DelDOT’s proposal for the Iron Branch Bridge improvement on US 113.

DelDOT’s live workshop will be held Wednesday, July 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Millsboro Town Hall/Civic Center, 322 Wilson Highway. Meanwhile, the virtual workshop will be available online and run at least 30 days beginning July 26.

DelDOT officials presented the accelerated bridge contract option and others at Millsboro town council’s July 2 meeting.

The ABC project, which will only effect southbound US 113, will require closure of both southbound lanes for about two weeks. Traffic will be diverted from that immediate area via detour routes, including one for large truck traffic.

Northbound traffic on US 113 will not be affected.

The project, estimated to be somewhere in the $1.4 million ballpark, will consist of removing concrete encased beams originally constructed in 1916 and replacing them with a precast reinforced concrete frame.

Interested persons may express their views either online or in writing, giving reasons for supporting or opposing the project.

Comments will be received during the workshop or can be mailed to DelDOT Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903 or emailed to dotpr@state.de.us.

To comment via the “Virtual Workshop Survey/Comments” call toll free to 800-652-5600, or call locally in the Dover area, 760-2080. For more information, visit: https://deldot.gov/information/projects/bridges/us113_BR3-507/vw/index.shtml.

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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