I have good news to report! This is good news for our cycling community and Sussex County.
DelDOT was very recently awarded a $21M grant from the US Department of Transportation to finish the Georgetown Lewes Trail (GLT)! This encompasses adding new trail from Fisher Road to Airport Road! This award comes from the US DOT RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) Grant program. The construction schedule is still TBD.
The planning and design has been underway for a while. DelDOT and its contractors have been doing the design work ahead of the grant award. DelDOT has not yet announced the construction start or completion dates. But informally some at DelDOT believe they might be able to start construction sometime next year.
Our Sussex Cyclists president, John Kurpjuweit, sent a letter of support for the DelDOT grant submission application to the Secretary of the US DOT. The letter from John was approved by the officers and directors of the club. (Thank you John!)
Here is a link to the full list of the USDOT RAISE Grants awarded, including one for our sister county to the north, Kent County. That's two grants for trails awarded to DelDOT.
And here is a link to the DelDOT Project Portal page for the GLT completion project.
I hope everyone is having a great summer riding! And that the Lewes-area riders got out and back indoors safely before the early afternoon downpours moved thru today!