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Friday, March 30, 2012


30-Day Comment Period for Environmental Assessment
Sussex County, Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are
undertaking a project to identify, select and protect an alignment for a limited access highway from north of
Milford south to the Maryland state line, a distance of approximately 40 miles. A limited access highway will be
needed to meet the long-term transportation needs in the US 113 corridor to accommodate existing and planned
economic growth and development while minimizing impacts to properties and environmental and historic
resources. The Georgetown Area is approximately 10.4 miles long and extends from south of Ellendale to north of
Millsboro. This is just one section of the much larger US 113 North/South Study, which will lead to the conversion
of US 113 into a limited access highway in Sussex County, Delaware.
The Georgetown Area Environmental Assessment contains the environmental analysis of the Refined On-
Alignment Alternative which DelDOT has identified as the Recommended Preferred Alternative for the
Georgetown Area in June 2007. The Refined On-Alignment Alternative includes the upgrade of existing US 113
to limited access with an additional lane in each direction, grade separated interchanges at eight locations,
elimination of all traffic signals and unsignalized crossovers along US 113, and widen existing shoulders to
maintain right-in/right-out turns for existing access and consolidate access points where possible.
DelDOT and the FHWA, in accordance with the Federal requirements of 23 CFR 771.119(f) and 49

U.S.C. 303, are
hereby notifying the public of the availability of the Georgetown Area Environmental Assessment.
A copy of the document is available for review at the following locations:

 DelDOT Administration Building in Dover;

 DelDOT South District Administration Building in Georgetown;
The Georgetown Area Environmental Assessment may also be viewed via the project’s website or a copy of the document may be purchased (for the price of printing)
by contacting DelDOT Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600 or (302) 760-2080.

All interested parties are invited to comment on the Georgetown Area Environmental Assessment. Comments must
be submitted in writing within 30 days of the publication of this notice, or by April 26, 2012.

Written comments
may be sent to the following address:

Office of Public Relations
Delaware Department of Transportation
(Georgetown Area Environmental Assessment)
800 Bay Road
P.O. Box 778
Dover, Delaware 19903

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