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If you take the Old Ocean City Road near Willards and Pittsville expect to see State Highway Administration crews out paving a seven mile section.

The crews will be milling, patching and resurfacing the section between Rounds Road just west of Pittsville to Worcester County/Pocomoke River.

WBOC reports that motorists should expect single lane closures beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting till dusk.

The cost of the roadwork is expected to be around $2 million and should be done by mid-June before the heavy traffic of the summer tourist season.

The Delaware Department of Transportation will be spending at levels not seen since the Great Recession began.

There will be $3.4 billion shelled out from the capital transportation plan that runs from 2017 through 2022.

It will spend nearly $600-million on paving and road rehabilitation.

Other projects range from $261-million to widen Delaware Route 1 near the Roth Bridge to $41 million on ramps at the I-95 and SR 141 interchange.


Mayor Jim Ireton unveiled his 5 year $63.6 million spending plan on capital improvements for Salisbury.

The biggest expenditure is $4.1 million for the “Main Street Masterplan” that would renovate a number of structures along East Main Street in the downtown area.

The money would come from a number sources including from the town’s water and sewer revolving fund and bond sales.

In addition, the Salisbury Daily Times reports that it will also include investment in new police vehicles and residential paving.

Don Rush

I-95 from the south end of Brandywine Bridge to the Concord Pike exit will only allow one lane to pass from midnight to 5 a.m. through midweek.

The Concord Exit will be open to traffic during construction.

The Delaware Department of Transportation says its crews will be out paving the road that drivers should expect delays.