North Bethany Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor Study

Posted by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt on Monday, February 12th, 2024 at 9:44am

Provided by Delaware Department of Transportation

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The purpose of the North Bethany Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor Study is to evaluate alternatives to provide low-stress bicycle and pedestrian facilities along SR 1 between Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge, and to develop a conceptual design and cost estimate for a recommended alternative. These concepts will be developed based on the public feedback received to date and the results of the existing conditions assessment. The potential alternatives may include recommendations for traffic calming, median crossover closures/consolidations, shared use path(s), protected bike lanes, dedicated right-turn lanes, sidewalks, and crossing improvements.

Public Process

Concepts will be reviewed with the public via a public workshop (date to be determined in consultation with community representatives), and public feedback will inform the selection of a preferred alternative. That preferred alternative will be shared at a second public workshop. Members of the public will have opportunities to view meeting materials and provide feedback in-person or virtually.

 RRFB Design

Study Timeline

  • Verify purpose and need, data collection, and existing conditions review: Summer-Fall 2023
  • Alternatives Development: Winter 2023-2024
  • Public Workshop # 1 – Alternatives Review: Spring 2024
  • Refine Preferred Alternative: TBD
  • Public Workshop #2 – Present Preferred Alternative to Public: TBD
  • Improvement Recommendations and Study Report: TBD

Background & Interim Improvements

This effort will build on the preliminary analysis conducted in spring 2023.

As a result of the preliminary analysis, DelDOT will be installing three new pedestrian crossings with Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons at locations along SR 1. Locations will be prioritized as indicated on the map. No construction will be completed during summer months. A typical design is shown below. Improvements will be implemented as follows:

  1. Fresh Pond North Trailhead/Ocean Ridge: construction TBD
  2. Fresh Pond South Trailhead/Heron Road: construction TBD
  3. Indian Harbor Villas: construction TBD

Project Contact

Community Relations

Anthony Aglio

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