Prime Hook Road in Delaware opens first time since Irene

One of last impact of Irene has been cleaned up. The Prime Hook Road between Cods Road/Road 38 and Prime Hook Beach has reopened to traffic, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation.

The road had been closed since Hurricane Irene swept through last weekend.  It re-opened at 4 p.m. Friday.

Over the last few days maintenance crews installed crushed concrete on the storm damaged sections in order to restore the road to a safe and passable condition.

Prime Hook Road, the only public access to many of the homes on Prime Hook Beach, was severely damaged during the storm. The only access to the area until now had been on private roads. 

Beginning the week of September 5, DelDOT will be working with a contractor to have hotmix asphalt applied to the damaged areas to improve the road’s condition.  This work will be done under intermittent lane closures during daytime hours. The road will be fully opened to two lanes during nighttime hours.  The hotmix paving should be completed within the next week, depending on the weather.   

Private road access for residents of Prime Hook Beach via Back Bay Cove will be removed at 6:00 p.m. Friday. 

Variable message boards will be posted in the area to alert motorists of the road access conditions.  Motorists should use caution while driving in the area.

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