MILFORD, DELAWARE (8/24/2015) A major backup point for beach traffic will be eliminated next month when the traffic light at Thompsonville Road north of Milford is permanently removed as part of ongoing construction for a new overpass.
Removal of the light comes as a section of Thompsonville Road is closed to allow for construction, the Delaware Department of Transportation said today.
Starting at 7 a.m. Sept. 14, Thompsonville Road will be closed between Route 1 and Reynolds Road. Local access to properties will be maintained, DelDOT said.
The closure will allow for bridge approach and embankment work for the new overpass that will cross over Route 1 for a new section of Thompsonville Road being built to connect to the intersection of Church Hill Road and Tub Mill Pond Road.
- From Dover: Route 1 southbound, left onto Milford Neck Road, right onto Pritchett Road, left onto Paris Kirby Road and return to Thompsonville Road.
- From Milford: Route 1 northbound, right onto New Wharf Road, left onto Big Stone Beach Road, left onto Paris Kirby Road and back to Thompsonville Road.
- From Big Stone Beach and other points east of Route 1: West on Thompsonville Road, left onto Paris Kirby Road, right onto Big Stone Beach Road, right onto New Wharf Road, right onto Route 1 northbound, U-turn to Route 1 southbound.
Construction of the interchange began in February and is scheduled for completion by fall of 2016. Median crossovers in the vicinity also will be eliminated.