Buckson on Del. 1 proposals

Eric Buckson
Levy Court Commissioner 4th District

In 2008, Del Dot representatives stated during a planning and rezoning meeting that an over pass located in the area of NE 10th St and New Wharf Road in Milford was imminent. I challenged that statement during the meeting and expressed my concerns that the over pass would not be imminent until the general assembly funded it and that the commission should proceed with caution.

This past week, Del Dot was back in Milford to offer a temporary fix until the over pass is completed. I do not believe that the proposed changes are what is best for the residents living in that area. I base this on the testimony given by residents who travel this route daily. The residents pointed out legitimate reasons why the proposed changes would cause an unintentional ripple effect that would lead to more problems.

During the meeting Del Dot handed out paper for visitors to write suggestions. My suggestion would be fairly simple. Hold off on the proposed changes because they have unintended consequences. Move the Thompsonville light that is being discarded down to 10th Street for temporary use while the town waits for the completion of the “imminent” over pass. And finally, move the construction date for the over pass ahead of others in the area.

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