On Wednesday, October 5, the Cleveland Avenue Improvement Task Force concluded its eight-month effort to consider curb-to-curb upgrades of Cleveland Avenue that could be integrated into DelDOT’s upcoming pave-and-rehab project. The committee voted on the following improvements based on the results of modeling work and analyses conducted by DelDOT. These will now be considered by the Newark Traffic Committee and, if approved, will then move on to the Newark City Council for final approval.
- Eastbound and westbound bike lanes from New London Road to Kirkwood Highway
- A “road diet” between Paper Mill and Kirkwood Highway (reducing two travel lanes each direction to one travel lane each direction plus a middle left-turn lane)
- Crosswalk improvements at the Wilbur Street intersection
- Addition of a crosswalk near the McKees Lane intersection
- Changing the travel direction on Margaret Street to one-way, northbound
> See a more detailed presentation of the proposed changes.
All task force meetings were open to the public and neighboring property owners were invited to participate in the work of the committee. The committee represented a number of stakeholders in the community.
The Newark Bicycle Committee thanks the Task Force voting members for their work:
Newark Police Department and Task Force Chair
Newark Department of Public Works & Water Resources
Newark Department of Planning & Development
The Mill at White Clay
Newark Bicycle Committee
Delaware Department of Transportation
University of Delaware
Matt Slapp Subaru
Newark Housing Authority
Herman’s Quality Meat Shoppe