Route 24 Is Closed
Route 24 is closed at Swan Creek near the chicken plant to allow work on the bridge. The detours are listed below. It has been a bit of a nightmare for drivers detoured to the back roads. I had to take back back roads to get to a back rod to my own back road. That has been the issue for many people. The project is supposed to end on May 21st. It is a necessary project that was budgeted. For those that hate the summer traffic you have no idea how much we have had to deal with construction down here clogging up traffic. Some days it was like mid July.
In the mean time if you can, I would find another route as far away from this detour as possible. You will get there faster and not add to the congested traffic. We have had a few accidents back here already. People are not familiar with these roads, the curves are plenty and some are on hills. Shoulders are nonexistent. The speed limit being fifty miles an hour can make things come up fast on the country back roads.
Be safe this weekend and drive smart.
Press release from DelDot ..
WHEN: 7 a.m. on Monday, May 2 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, pending weather
WHERE: Bridge over Swan Creek on SR 24/John J. Williams Highway between Maryland Camp Road and William Street Road, east of Millsboro.
WHAT: DelDOT’s contractor, Mumford & Miller Concrete Inc. will be doing bridge repairs. This work will consist of the following: placing sheet pile, riprap, and pouring of a new headwall to prevent slope erosion and slope failure. The joint between the original culvert and the culvert extension will also be sealed.
DelDOT is committed to keeping bridges in good repair through bridge maintenance activities, including deck joint repair or replacement, painting of steel beams, concrete spall repairs, deck overlays, placement of riprap in the stream to prevent erosion, etc. In the long run, these repairs save money and extend the service life of the bridges.
Eastbound: SR 24/John J. Williams Highway traffic will travel north onto Hollyville Road, turn right on Mount Joy Road, and return to SR 24/John J. Williams Highway.
Westbound: SR 24/John J. Williams Highway traffic will turn right on Mount Joy Road, turn left onto Hollyville Road and back to SR 24/John J. Williams Highway.
Detour signage will be posted for motorists.