BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm weather will allow a portion of the project to be paved now instead of in the spring, officials said. 
"This chance to take advantage of the opportunity to do paving during the winter will benefit residents and businesses as DelDOT and the contractor push to finish the $8 million project by summer 2012."
Therefore, beginning on Friday, the contractor will be milling a portion of Route 54 from Zion Church Road to Laws Point Road from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Paving of the same portion of roadway will occur on Saturday and Sunday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., with some possible finishing work occurring on Monday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Intermittent lane closures will be in place and Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be positioned to alert drivers of the work.
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