Interested persons are encouraged to participate in the development of the state’s next six-year Capital Transportation Program for fiscal 2019-24 and each of the counties’ four-year Transportation Improvement Programs for fiscals 2018-21, by attending public hearings to be held in September.

The public hearings are jointly sponsored by the Council on Transportation, the Delaware Department of Transportation, Wilmington Area Planning Council, Dover/Kent Metropolitan Planning Organization, Sussex County, and Salisbury Wicomico MPO.

The first DelDOT public hearing will be held in conjunction with the Wilmington Area Planning Council from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Newark Free Library, 750 Library Ave. Project information will be displayed, and there will be opportunities for discussion with DelDOT and WILMAPCO representatives.

The second DelDOT public hearing will be held in conjunction with the Dover/Kent County MPO and will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Camden Town Hall, 1783 Friends Way. Project information will be displayed, and there will be opportunities for discussion with DelDOT and MPO representatives.

The third DelDOT public hearing will be held in conjunction with Sussex County and Salisbury Wicomico MPO from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at DelDOT's South District Administration Building-Conference Room, 23697 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown. Project information will be displayed, and there will be opportunities for discussion with DelDOT and county representatives.

The MPOs are comprised of representatives from state, county and local governments, and citizen and technical representatives. Mandated by 29 Delaware Code, §8409, the hearings are designed to ensure that the public has ample opportunity to participate in the planning process. The Council on Transportation is composed of citizen representatives from each county in the state. Members are appointed by the governor.