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Replacement of crossroad pipe? Yep, on Route 30

Delaware News Desk
Milford Beacon
Milford Beacon

Millsboro Highway between Nine Foot Road and Laurel Road, near Dagsboro closed, 7 a.m. on February 27 until 11 p.m. March 13.

Detour Routes:

Motorists traveling north on Route 30/Millsboro Highway will be detoured east on Nine Food Road to US 113 and then turn north onto Route 24.

Motorists traveling southbound will stay on US 113 and be detoured to Nine Foot Road and turn right onto Route 30/Millsboro Highway.

Detour signage will be posted.

WTMC 1380 a.m. provides motorists real-time traffic conditions throughout Delaware. To report any travel or traffic related issues: cell phone in Delaware, dial #77; 800-324-8379; or 302-659-4600.

Crossroad pipes carry water from one side of the road to the other. A significant number of corrugated metal pipes corrode through and develop holes. Once holes start to form, the fill dirt on the outside of the pipe that supports the road can be lost into the pipe. This can create a sinkhole and can cause the pipe to collapse if it is not caught or replaced in time.

Once the pipe starts to collapse, the structure can no longer safely carry vehicular traffic or properly transport the water flow through the pipes. DelDOT replaces deteriorated corrugated metal pipes with reinforced concrete pipes or plastic pipes with a longer life.