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Kent County in Delaware is about to undertake the repair of aging wastewater pipeline along the median of U.S. Route 13 in Dover.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that it’s a long promised project that will stretch 2.8 miles and is sure to give motorists along the busy route congestion headaches.

The project calls for inserting a 18-to-20 inch plastic pipe into a 24-inch concrete sewage pipe.

The paper says it will run from West Denney’s Road near Delaware Technical Community College to South Garden Lanes near Burlington.

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In Accomack County the Route 13 entrance to a Tyson’s Foods plant in Temperanceville is unsafe.

That’s the word from Jeff Boyden the safety manager of the complex.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he noted that there have been two crashes in that location this year.

Boyden added that a few years ago an employed was killed there as well.

He said he is asking the Virginia Department of Transportation to put in a stop light to slow the traffic along the road.

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The access ramp on southbound Route 13 near the Centre at Salisbury will reopen on Monday.

It’s been closed since July forcing travelers to detour east of Naylor Mill Road exit in order to travel south on Route 13.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the closure was required to rehabilitate the bridge on the eastbound side of the bypass that crosses Route 13.

Meanwhile, there will be a temporary median crossover for work on the southbound bridges north of Route 50 near the Norfolk Southern Railroad overpass, Old Ocean City Road and Ocean Gateway.

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This weekend the U.S. Route 13 South bound ramp to the Salisbury Bypass will be temporarily closed for around three months.

The Maryland State Highway Administration says that detour will add around five miles to travel time.

In addition, traffic signals will be temporarily put up at the ramps on Naylor Mill Road to ensure traffic flow and safety.

The construction is part of the 2 year, $24 million rehabilitation of 11 Salisbury Bypass bridges.

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The work on improving Main Street in downtown Salisbury has been suspended.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the area between Route 13 and Poplar Hill Avenue will need a permit from the Maryland Department of the Environments because workers have come across some contaminated soil.

The city will be required to remove and dispose of the soil and ensure that the ground water is property taken care of.

The Daily Times reports that at one time there were four service stations in the area.

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Mayor Jake Day declared last night that Salisbury was on track to become one of the great small cities in the country.

It’s only been a year since he took office.

And he touted the city’s progress in that time as he spoked to a packed crowd in the Wicomico Room on the campus of Salisbury University.

“It’s going to take an army of people who are dedicated to changes this community, to keep this progress up. It’s going to take a change in mindset. It’s going to take a change in our self-esteem and how we think about ourselves as a city.”

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Eleven bridges will be getting repaired along Route 13 bypass this fall as part of a $20 million upgrade in Wicomico County.

There are six locations which are beginning to show signs of wear and tear.

WBOC reports that most of them are up to 45 years old.

The repairs are expected to be completed by 2018.

To meet that deadline there will be a number of new traffic patterns to allow crews to work on the bridges.

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Police found the body of a woman along the Pocomoke River on Saturday morning.

Authorities say police and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene at round 10:30 a.m.

It was at the end of Winter Quarters Drive off northbound Route 13 near the city golf course.

She has been identified as a 66-year old woman from Pocomoke City.

WBOC reports that her car was discovered later at Cypress Park.

The authorities say she had a history of mental illness and that there were no apparent signs of foul play.

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Beware of traffic between Camden Avenue and College Avenue as well as Pine Bluff Road today as around 12-hundred students along with their parents flood the campus of Salisbury University.

The Salisbury University Police warn motorists that this is Move-In Day as the academic term gets underway.

The non-University traffic coming from the Fruitland and Eden areas on Camden Avenue will be rerouted onto route 13 at Dogwood Drive.  

If you’re near the intersection of Camden and College Avenues southbound traffic will also be rerouted to Route 13.

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28-year old Holly Boyce from Greenwood died in a car crash on U.S. Route 13 in Seaford yesterday afternoon.

Police say she rear ended a tractor trailer around noon just south of Cannon Road.

Police say that a 2010 Freight Liner Cascadia was pulling an enclosed trailer going south on Route 13.

When it began to turn onto Cannon Road Boyce did not realize it was slowing down and slammed her 2007 Buick Lucerne into the back of the trailer.

Boyce was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash closed route 13 for around three and a half hours. 

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