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DelDOT proposes $4 billion spending plan through FY 2025

Sarah Mueller
Gov. John Carney

State transportation officials are pitching a big capital improvement plan for roads over the next five years.

The Delaware Department of Transportation is proposing nearly $4 billion in infrastructure spending through fiscal year 2025. That includes about $759 million for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

DelDOT plans to spend nearly $1.71 billion in New Castle County, $565,000 million in Kent County and $930 million in Sussex County.

Gov. John Carney said this is a major investment in Sussex County, maybe unprecedented.

“The whole idea is to get people to their place you know with a quicker arrival, but also to relieve congestion for year-round residents as well and just to enhance the quality of life in the towns across Sussex County,” he said.

DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan said the improvements will create 45,000 direct and indirect jobs.

“It’s an epic amount of investment," she said. "I don’t think we’ve ever invested this much in transportation infrastructure.”

Some of projects include repairing I-95 viaduct im Wilmington, relieving congestion on Route 1 between Dover Air Force Base and Nassau in Sussex County and a new bypass in Camden.

DelDOT’s announcement also included winners of the agency’s innovation fair. One innovation was a mobile app allowing paratransit riders to book trips online, get arrivals notifications and real time arrival information. It’s currently in development.

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