News
12:24 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Major Highway Near Bear to be Widened

 

      BEAR, Del. (AP) - A project to widen a 3.5-mile stretch of road in Bear where a number of accidents have occurred is now in the planning stages.

     The News Journal of Wilmington, Del. reports that the construction project on Wrangle Hill Road is not scheduled to begin until 2015 or 2016 and that the project will cost $18 million. Residents and businesses hope the changes will reduce congestion and rush-hour backups as well as address safety issues.

     The Delaware Department of Transportation is making the changes to the roadway in part because of growth the area has experienced and future development plans. Officials gave residents an overview of the project during a workshop last month.

     Officials say there were 131 accidents in the area during a three-year period ending in September.