Delaware.gov logo

Delaware News


Carter Road Project Completed – Sunnyside Road to Wheatleys Pond Road

Department of Transportation | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014



Dover – Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt, other dignitaries, and members of the media gathered this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Smyrna-Clayton American Legion Ambulance Station # 64, to celebrate the completion of the Carter Road-Sunnyside Road to Wheatleys Pond Road Project.

“Carter Road was once a narrow roadway with no shoulders and minimal pedestrian facilities,” said Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt. “But the many improvements will greatly accommodate both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. While many of our projects benefit interstate traffic, I am pleased to say this is a project for Delawareans. More specifically, this will benefit the people of Smyrna economically, and by enhancing their safety and improving their quality of living.”

“Not only is this a project for Delawareans, it is a project by Delawareans, “Governor Markell added. “All of the contractors involved with this project are either Delaware based or have a local office within Delaware. In addition, this project helps implement, supports, and advances the town’s  comprehensive plan where they plan to expand both housing and employment by making it safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, while increasing capacity for the additional cars that come with more houses and jobs.”

Beginning in August 2012, the rehabilitation work for this $4 million project was performed by A-Del Construction Company of Newark. Utilizing both Federal (80 percent) and State (20 percent) funding, improvements included widening of Carter Road to two eleven-foot travel lanes; two five-foot shoulders; installation of curbs, sidewalk for pedestrians; drainage system for storm water; relocation of utility poles; street lighting; and a new signal at the Sunnyside Road intersection.

Speakers included Governor Jack Markell, Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt, State Representative William Carson, Smyrna Mayor Joanne Masten, and President 1st Levy Court District, P. Brooks Banta.

Photos of the event can be found on Flickr.

image_printPrint

Related Topics:  , ,


Graphic that represents delaware news on a mobile phone

Keep up to date by receiving a daily digest email, around noon, of current news release posts from state agencies on news.delaware.gov.

Here you can subscribe to future news updates.

Carter Road Project Completed – Sunnyside Road to Wheatleys Pond Road

Department of Transportation | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014



Dover – Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt, other dignitaries, and members of the media gathered this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Smyrna-Clayton American Legion Ambulance Station # 64, to celebrate the completion of the Carter Road-Sunnyside Road to Wheatleys Pond Road Project.

“Carter Road was once a narrow roadway with no shoulders and minimal pedestrian facilities,” said Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt. “But the many improvements will greatly accommodate both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. While many of our projects benefit interstate traffic, I am pleased to say this is a project for Delawareans. More specifically, this will benefit the people of Smyrna economically, and by enhancing their safety and improving their quality of living.”

“Not only is this a project for Delawareans, it is a project by Delawareans, “Governor Markell added. “All of the contractors involved with this project are either Delaware based or have a local office within Delaware. In addition, this project helps implement, supports, and advances the town’s  comprehensive plan where they plan to expand both housing and employment by making it safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, while increasing capacity for the additional cars that come with more houses and jobs.”

Beginning in August 2012, the rehabilitation work for this $4 million project was performed by A-Del Construction Company of Newark. Utilizing both Federal (80 percent) and State (20 percent) funding, improvements included widening of Carter Road to two eleven-foot travel lanes; two five-foot shoulders; installation of curbs, sidewalk for pedestrians; drainage system for storm water; relocation of utility poles; street lighting; and a new signal at the Sunnyside Road intersection.

Speakers included Governor Jack Markell, Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt, State Representative William Carson, Smyrna Mayor Joanne Masten, and President 1st Levy Court District, P. Brooks Banta.

Photos of the event can be found on Flickr.

image_printPrint

Related Topics:  , ,


Graphic that represents delaware news on a mobile phone

Keep up to date by receiving a daily digest email, around noon, of current news release posts from state agencies on news.delaware.gov.

Here you can subscribe to future news updates.