The Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT) has opened a virtual workshop to give citizens an opportunity to comment on a bridge replacement project at Swiggetts Pond on Fleatown Road in Lincoln. The work is expected to take about a month and get underway this summer.
DELDOT states that corrugated metal pipe culverts are corroding throughout the state. The Department has over 200 bridge-length corrugated metal pipe culvert locations, most of which are at or beyond their expected 30-year service life. The Swiggetts Pond project is one location of the 28 locations included in the current Design-Build contract and it will help the Department meet its performance measures related to number of bridges in fair or poor condition.
The scope of the proposed project is to replace the existing corrugated steel pipes with three 66-inch diameter circular reinforced concrete pipes. The proposed pipes are 72 feet in length. Riprap will be placed on the embankments at all pipe inlets and outlets. Work also includes the replacement of approximately 200 feet of guardrail on both sides of the roadway. Pipe replacement will be performed under a full road closure with a posted detour.
Online comments will be accepted through March 17th. Residents can see the project home page using this link.
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