Route 113

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Those who travel on Route 113 should expect to see 17 projects along the corridor.

The Delaware Department of Transportation said they will stretch from Ellendale to Selbyville and are expected to cost over a half billion dollars in the next 20 years.

At the announcement Governor John Carney said that getting a grip on traffic flow was a key to economic development and quality of life in the state.

WBOC reports that topping the plan’s priorities are projects involving Routes 9 and 404 intersections in Georgetown as well as adding a bypass for Route 24 in Millsboro.

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Progress on Airport Road in Milford has been delayed until a second job can be completed.

Construction has closed Route 113 as crews make repairs including improving drainage and a fresh coat of asphalt.

WBOC reports that the project will need the city to dig up nearly 1.5 miles of road between Route 113 and Route 15 at a cost of $2.4 million.

This and other construction has pushed back the start date for Airport Road requiring additional detours and traffic backups.

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Those seeking to use Route 90 into Ocean City this week will find it partially closed between Route 50 ramp overpass and Route 113.

The Maryland State Highway Administration says it will be resurfacing the roadway to improve its life span and provide better traction and drainage.

WBOC reports that Route 90 will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Twenty-six year old Kyle Brittingham has been killed in an accident that sent his vehicle into the median on Route 113 between Pocomoke City and Snow Hill.

It occurred around 8:43 a.m. and it is not know why his 2006 Jeep Wrangler traveled onto the southbound shoulder before it overturned.

Brittingham was not wearing a seatbelt and he was reportedly ejected from the vehicle.

Police said that alcohol was believed to be related to the crash.

He was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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A fire hit the Pomeroy’s Package Store on Route 113 this morning.

Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company crews found the restaurant was ablaze inside as they showed up on the scene around 5 a.m. this morning.

The fire closed down traffic on Route 113 for several hours.

WBOC reports there were no injuries.

The television station also says it is not known what caused the fire or what was the cost of the damage by the blaze

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There was an accident on Route 113 last night leaving three people injured.

The incident involved two vehicles at around 10:30 p.m. at Jarvis Road in Bishopville.

One person was taken to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

WBOC says Worcester County authorities have not said what caused the accidents.

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It’s another day at the polls for residents of the Milford School District.

The polls open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Voters will be asked to approve a property tax increase to help deal with overcrowding in the district as well as reductions in spending by the state and federal governments.

The money would go toward a new 14-hundred student high school spread out across 190 acres.

It would sit along Route 113 near Redners.

The old high school site will be used as a new Junior High School for seventh and eighth graders.

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Today Delaware State Transportation officials will give the Millsboro town council a look at their plans for a scaled-back bypass around the city.  

It is part of a controversial plan to move much of U.S. 113 in the southern portion of Sussex County.

The project will have two lanes that would connect Route 24 with Route 113.

This would give motorists another route instead of driving through Millsboro’s downtown.

Two years ago the state decided not to fully bypass Millsboro  as  envisioned by an $839 million, nearly 17 mile plan for Route 113.

Governor Martin O’Malley has announced $49 million in new funding to widen a 9 mile stretch of Route 113.

And state officials say they will honor the late Maryland Delegate Bennett Bozman by dedicating a 14 mile portion of the highway to him that runs from Berlin to Snow Hill.

At a dedication ceremony yesterday Bozman’s widow Elizabeth said that her late husband would be proud. 

Bozman served as a Delegate from Wicomico and Worcester counties from 1991 to 2006 when he died.

Construction is set to begin early next year.

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The intersection of Bay Street and Route 113 in Berlin just got safer.

It now has new crosswalks, signage and a new speed limit that has been lowered from 55 mph to 45 mph.

In addition, town officials say a lit crossing signal will be put in by September.

The improvements come after a deadly crash in November where on teenager was killed while his brother lost his leg.