The Delaware Department of Transportation announced that its contractor, Zack Excavating Inc., will close the bridge over Maple Marsh Ditch on state Route 16/Beach Highway between Beaver Dam Road and Spruce Road, west of Ellendale, from 7 a.m. Oct. 2 through mid-November.

The project involves the replacement of two existing corrugated metal pipes with two reinforced concrete pipes. Additional work will include the placement of riprap in the stream for erosion protection, drainage ditch relocations and the reconstruction of the roadway approaches as necessary.

Detour routes are eastbound on state Route 16/Beach Highway, left on North Union Church Road, right on Fitzgeralds Road, right on U.S. 113 and left on state Route 16/Beach Highway; and westbound on state Route 16/Beach Highway, right on U.S. 113, left on Fitzgeralds Road, left on North Union Church Road and right on state Route 16/Beach Highway.

Detour signage will be posted.