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Route 1 Sussex County island reconstruction, traffic pattern change to begin

Delaware News Desk
Milford Beacon

The Delaware Department of Transportation announced that work is scheduled to begin at the intersection at Routes 5 and 1, between Primehook and Deep Branch roads, Milton, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Sundays, April 6 through May 27, for the reconstruction of the intersection.

Motorists should anticipate intermittent lane and shoulder closures at the intersection at Routes 5 and 1 for the reconstruction of the intersection. Motorists should anticipate intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

Median work will occur April 6 through May 9.

Route 5 at the intersection of Route 1 will be closed May 7-27. Detour signage will be posted for motorists.

The project will eliminate the turning movement from Route 1 northbound to Route 5 and provide a longer acceleration lane for motorists from Route 5 to Route 1 northbound and the installation of median drainage.

Southbound motorists will take Route 1 southbound to Route 16/Broadkill Road to Route 5/Union Street Extension. Northbound motorists will take Route 5/Union Street Extension, take a left onto Route 16/Broadkill Road to Route 1 northbound.

Detour signage will be posted.