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Ribbon Cut on Bethany Beach Streetscape Project

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015



Bethany Beach, DE – Cutting the ribbon and officially finishing the Bethany Beach Streetscape Project seemed like the perfect way to begin the summer season on Friday, when DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, Governor Jack Markell, Senator Tom Carper, Congressman John Carney, Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Gordon, State Senator Gerald Hocker, State Representative Ron Gray, Sussex County Councilmen George Cole and Robert Arlett, and Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Kristie Maravalli, proudly cut the red, white and blue ribbon.  BethanyBeach

“This project is a great example of what we can achieve when officials from the federal, state, county and municipal governments all work together for the same goal,” said DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan. “We are only here today because in Delaware we have a Governor and federal elected officials who work tirelessly to make projects like this possible,” she said.

The project, 2 ½ blocks long, consists of upgrades to make the road and sidewalks more accessible to people with disabilities. In addition, the other goals of the project were to provide traffic calming measures, improved bicycle facilities, and wider sidewalks to improve pedestrian mobility and streetscape amenities to improve user experience.

“The Bethany Beach Streetscape provides a safe and welcoming environment for our residents and for those who visit the beach,” Governor Markell said. “It is a great example of how investing in our infrastructure benefits us all, making Delaware a safer, healthier, more inviting place.” BethanyBeach

Senator Carper said that he was proud the federal government was able to help fund such an important project for the beach resort region. “The Bethany Beach streetscape project used federal and state dollars to make walking, biking and driving around this world-renowned beach town safer and easier,” Carper said. “Infrastructure improvements not only help keep our residents and tourist safe, but they improve the flow of business, adding to the economy. That’s what I call a win-win.”

Congressman Carney also spoke about the partnerships that made this project possible. “The Bethany Beach Streetscape Project will bring much needed improvements to infrastructure and pedestrian safety on the Garfield Parkway, while also creating a healthier and more enjoyable environment for residents and visitors. This project will be a major improvement to Bethany Beach, and I’m very excited that partners from the municipal, state and federal governments have come together to make this possible.”

Representing the numerous businesses along the streetscape project, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director said that the project will help local businesses a great deal. “Garfield Parkway is the most recognized and congested street in the Quiet Resorts, the Streetscape Project allows for better pedestrian and cyclist access,” she said. “Not only is downtown Bethany Beach safer to navigate, the improvements enhance its beauty and uniqueness.”

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Ribbon Cut on Bethany Beach Streetscape Project

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015



Bethany Beach, DE – Cutting the ribbon and officially finishing the Bethany Beach Streetscape Project seemed like the perfect way to begin the summer season on Friday, when DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, Governor Jack Markell, Senator Tom Carper, Congressman John Carney, Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Gordon, State Senator Gerald Hocker, State Representative Ron Gray, Sussex County Councilmen George Cole and Robert Arlett, and Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Kristie Maravalli, proudly cut the red, white and blue ribbon.  BethanyBeach

“This project is a great example of what we can achieve when officials from the federal, state, county and municipal governments all work together for the same goal,” said DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan. “We are only here today because in Delaware we have a Governor and federal elected officials who work tirelessly to make projects like this possible,” she said.

The project, 2 ½ blocks long, consists of upgrades to make the road and sidewalks more accessible to people with disabilities. In addition, the other goals of the project were to provide traffic calming measures, improved bicycle facilities, and wider sidewalks to improve pedestrian mobility and streetscape amenities to improve user experience.

“The Bethany Beach Streetscape provides a safe and welcoming environment for our residents and for those who visit the beach,” Governor Markell said. “It is a great example of how investing in our infrastructure benefits us all, making Delaware a safer, healthier, more inviting place.” BethanyBeach

Senator Carper said that he was proud the federal government was able to help fund such an important project for the beach resort region. “The Bethany Beach streetscape project used federal and state dollars to make walking, biking and driving around this world-renowned beach town safer and easier,” Carper said. “Infrastructure improvements not only help keep our residents and tourist safe, but they improve the flow of business, adding to the economy. That’s what I call a win-win.”

Congressman Carney also spoke about the partnerships that made this project possible. “The Bethany Beach Streetscape Project will bring much needed improvements to infrastructure and pedestrian safety on the Garfield Parkway, while also creating a healthier and more enjoyable environment for residents and visitors. This project will be a major improvement to Bethany Beach, and I’m very excited that partners from the municipal, state and federal governments have come together to make this possible.”

Representing the numerous businesses along the streetscape project, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director said that the project will help local businesses a great deal. “Garfield Parkway is the most recognized and congested street in the Quiet Resorts, the Streetscape Project allows for better pedestrian and cyclist access,” she said. “Not only is downtown Bethany Beach safer to navigate, the improvements enhance its beauty and uniqueness.”

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