• Recent Progress – Thank you DelDOT

    by  • June 7, 2011 • Maintenance, Transportation Trails • 0 Comments

    Back in December, Bike Delaware learned of pave & rehab activity on Limestone Road (SR7) and requested that DelDOT consider adding shoulder space on the uphill side, roughly between Lantana Square and Sheringham Drive. We just found recently that the lanes were indeed adjusted to provide a steady 3′- 4′ along the guardrail, giving much needed relief to bicyclists, who must use this stretch as a connection between Hockessin and points south toward Newark. A tip of the helmet toMark Luszczof DelDOT Traffic for answering the call and providing this much needed safety improvement.

    Before, with almost no shoulder.

    After, with a narrow (but effective) shoulder added with bicycle safety in mind.

    In early May, the Route 72/S. Chapel multi-use path under I95 suffered a mudslide from heavy Spring rains. Use of DelDOT’s Report a Road Conditionon line form resulted in crews cleaning up the mess, which not only filthied bikes but could easily cause loss of control or a crash.

    Before

    In addition to Mark Luszcz above, Jim Westhoff often takes DelDOT’s maintenance requests and sees them through, so we thank him as well.

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