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DelDOT Public Notice Washington Street, New Castle Railroad Crossing Maintenance

Date Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2022

DelDOT Notice Washington Street ClosingPublic Notice

Washington Street, New Castle Railroad Crossing Maintenance
Washington Street Closure beginning November 28, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. (Subject to schedule or weather change)

The Norfolk Southern Railway Company, with support from DelDOT’s Railroad Section, will be resurfacing and performing general maintenance at DOT Crossing No. 540883S on Washington Street in New Castle.  The Norfolk Southern Railway Company, and their Subcontractors, will replace the existing railroad crossing surface and repair damaged rails at the crossing.

The work will require a full closure of Washington Street at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing with detours posted in the area. The northbound detour will direct traffic on Washington Street onto Seventh Street/River Road (SR 9) to Hamburg Road to South Dupont Highway (US 13) to Frenchtown Road (SR 273) back to Washington Street. The southbound detour will direct traffic on Basin Road/Washington Street to Frenchtown Road (SR 273) to South Dupont Highway (US 13) to Hamburg Road to River Road/Seventh Street (SR 9) back to Washington Street. The current schedule (weather dependent) will close Washington Street beginning November 28, 2022 at 5:00 am. The road is expected to be open by November 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Some intermittent lane closures may occur after November 30, 2022 to perform the final work items.

If you need further assistance or additional information, please contact the Office of Community Relations at 1-800-652-5600 (in DE) or (302) 760-2080 or sent via email to dotpr@delaware.gov.