The State of Delaware has awarded a contract to a Hockessin firm to build a new boat ramp at Cedar Creek near Milford.
As a result, the current facility will be closed for access November 28th. The state is providing 25-percent in matching funds from fishing and boating license fees toward the project, while 75-percent will come from federal Sport Fish Restoration funds allocated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The project is expected to cost about $3.2-million. Project Manager Lacy Nichols said it would have cost an additional $400-thousand, or more, to keep the facility open during construction. Plans call for creating eight, 16-foot wide concrete launch lanes, five full-flotation low-maintenance aluminumum boarding docks and one full-flotation aluminum courtesy dock with an aluminum gangway connected to a 30-foot timber walkway. Other improvements are to included ample, well-lit parking, and approved stormwater management initiatives. Alternatives during construction include the Lewes Boat Ramp and Bowers Beach. CLICK HERE to find out more about the Cedar Creek ramp construction project.