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Wilmington Area Planning Council lists upcoming transportation projects


The Wilmington Area Planning Council released a draft list of $2.4 billion in upcoming transportation projects in New Castle and Cecil counties for public review and comment.

The list is a part of the Transportation Improvement Program, a federally required plan for transportation projects in the region.

Forty six percent of the funds will go to existing infrastructure, according to a press release from the planning group, which aligns with the Wilmington Area Planning Council’s goal of preservation first.

Major projects include:

“¢ New rail and bus transit centers in Newark, Claymont, and Wilmington
“¢ Bus transit park & rides near Christiana Mall and Middletown

“¢ Bridge preservation and safety projects in Cecil and New Castle counties
“¢ Highway projects including I-295 westbound and US 301
“¢ Multimodal projects including US 40, Elkton Road, southern New Castle County roads, and City of Wilmington streets

Bicycle and Pedestrian
“¢ New Castle-Wilmington Jack Markell Trail completion
“¢ Pedestrian improvements on US 13 and US 40

The Delaware Department of Transportation and the Wilmington Area Planning Council will hold a public workshop on  Monday, September 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Newark Free Library.

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