Delaware project to increase traffic safety on Route 30

Some Delaware drivers may have to take an alternate route next week to escape possible delays from a planned Delaware Department of Transportation project.

According to DelDOT, work will begin Tuesday at two intersections east of Georgetown. Crews will install four-way stop signs at the intersections of Route 30 and Zoar Road and Route 30 and Morris Mill/Mt. Joy Road. 

“These changes are really being made in order to improve the safety of the road system, and also to reduce the likelihood of future crashes at these intersections,” said Jason Lang, DelDOT’s Community Relations Officer. 

Changes will also include stop line pavement markings and a “Stop Ahead” warning sign for motorists. Yellow flashing signals can now be found where improvements will take place.

The work to improve both intersections is expected to take one day, weather permitting. Roadwork is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with lane closures for overhead sign and signal work, and should be completed by 2 p.m.

As a reminder to drivers, message boards will be placed in the area to remind them about the new traffic pattern. The rain dates for the work are Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23.

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