Public workshop planned for Oct. 14 for Route 113 bypass update

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will present to area residents an update on the U.S. Route 113 North/South Study for the Millsboro South area at a public workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center, 322 Wilson Highway.

The previous Blue Alternative of an eastern bypass of Millsboro, Dagsboro and Frankford is no longer being considered. The project is now focused on providing on-alignment improvements along existing Route 113, with a proposed two-lane connector road between Routes 113 and 24 to help relieve current and future traffic congestion in downtown Millsboro.

No formal presentation will be made. Attendees will have the opportunity to review display boards showing the history of the project and the current alternatives under consideration. DelDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the project.

The public can express their views in writing, giving reasons for support of or in opposition to, the proposed project. Comments will be received during the workshop or can be mailed to DelDOT Public Relations; P.O. Box 778; Dover, DE 19903. For further information, contact Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600 (in Delaware) or (302) 760-2080 or write to the above address.