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Mayor Purzycki today encouraged city dwellers to attend a public workshop on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in the lobby. From the Louis L. Redding City County Building at 800 North French Street to review and discuss several transportation projects proposed by Wilmington Initiatives. Wilmington Initiatives is a group of partners in the City of Wilmington working to promote a balanced transportation system. Representatives of DelDOT, DART, the City of Wilmington and WILMAPCO will be available to answer questions, listen for input, and address concerns. Below is a press release from the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) about the event.

Public workshop to highlight many Transportation projects in Wilmington

Wilmington Initiatives, a group of Wilmington partners working to promote a balanced transportation system, is sponsoring an opportunity for the public to review several proposed Wilmington transportation projects in Wednesday June 22, in the lobby of the Louis L. Redding City County Building (800 N French Street). Attendees can stop at any time from 4 to 7 p.m.

Featured projects include:

  • Fourth Street Safety Improvements – Includes driveway operation and safety improvements to address required improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users from Walnut to Adams Streets.
  • Walnut Street Safety Improvements – Seeks to create a safer environment for vehicles and pedestrians, and improves the visual appearance of Walnut St 3research and development up to 16The tenth.
  • Wilmington Transit Corridor Improvements – Add bus shelters with real-time signals, and build curb and driveway improvements on Orange and King Streets between MLK Street and 10th Street, and 8th and 9th Streets between Adams and Church Streets.
  • South Wilmington Common Use Trail – A common use trail will be constructed between S Church Street and S Walnut Street south of the new Wilmington town of Wetland Park.
  • Reconfiguring Union Street and Streetscape Improvements – A study examining how best to reconfigure Union Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Sycamore Street to make it safer and better serve residents and businesses.
  • Bridging I-95: Connecting the Community (Cap Feasibility Study) – A study of bridging one or more sections of I-95 between the bridges of Delaware Avenue and 6th Street to create new connections between neighborhoods and new public spaces for the community to enjoy.
  • Bayard Middle School Safe Routes to School – Improvements to sidewalks and crosswalks to make walking or biking to school safer.
  • Southbridge Streetscape Phases II & III – Includes pedestrian upgrades south of A Street along Heald Street and New Castle Avenue, and along the east side of New Castle Street, between A and B Streets.
  • Two-Way King Street / Fletcher Brown Park – Includes pedestrian and bike improvements to H. Fletcher Brown Park as well as modifications to return the 1500 block of North King Street to its historic two-way style.

Representatives of DelDOT, DART, the City of Wilmington and WILMAPCO will be available to answer questions, listen for input, and address concerns. To learn more or view project information online, please visit www.wilmapco.org/wilmington-inititions.

If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview, please call Dave Gula at (302) 737-6205 ext. 122, or email [email protected]

About Willmapco

WILMAPCO is the city planning organization (MPO) for New Castle County, Delaware, and Cecil County, Maryland, responsible for coordinating transportation planning in the area and engaging the public to ensure transportation projects meet their needs. For more information about WILMAPCO, visit www.wilmapco.org, call 302-737-6205, or call Cecil County toll-free at 1-888-808-7088.

WILMAPCO CONTACT:

Dave JollaMaster Chart: 302-737-6205 (ext. 122); [email protected]

Community and media inquiries:

John Raghu
Deputy Chief of Staff
City of Wilmington, Mayor’s Office
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email: [email protected]

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