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Attention Georgetown drivers: Major roadwork beginning on Route 9

The Route 9 intersection with Sand Hill and Airport Roads in Georgetown is getting an upgrade.

Roadwork begins at a busy Georgetown intersection Monday, Sept. 14.

The intersection of Route 9 (Lewes-Georgetown Highway) and Sand Hill and Airport roads will be realigned as part of the Delaware Department of Transportation's "Georgetown East Gateway Improvements" project.

The pavement will be resurfaced, additional turn lanes added and traffic signals realigned. Drainage and lighting will be improved. Crosswalks and pedestrian and bicycle paths will also be added.

A 2018 rendering of the intersection improvements at Route 9 and Sand Hill and Airport Roads in Georgetown.

There may be lane closures as the project progresses, but the first road closure, of Airport Road, won't happen until spring 2021 at the earliest. 

Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Message boards will alert commuters of any changes in advance.

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The project is funded in part by a $7 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Construction is being completed by Allan Myers MD, LLC, and is scheduled to wrap up June 2022, pending weather.