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Moores River Drive Project
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Start date: April 7, 2014
Projected Completion Date: October 2014
Contractor: C&D Hughes
Engineeers: Tetra Tech and DC Engineering
Cost: $1.65 Million
As a part of the project, the existing seawall will be removed and replaced with a sloping embankment along the shoreline. A pathway will also be installed along the embankment. Moores River Drive east of Waverly Road will be reconstructed from a four-lane boulevard to a two-lane road. Mt. Hope will be converted from a four-lane road to a three-lane road with bike lanes.
Traffic Impact Updates
- Eastbound and Westbound traffic on Mt. Hope Ave. and Moores River Dr. will be detoured starting October 30, 2014.
- This detour will allow for paving of Moores River Drive/Mount Hope between New Castle and Waverly Road.
- Westbound Mount Hope Avenue traffic will be detoured south on Pleasant Grove Road to Holmes Road, then west on Holmes Road to Waverly Road, then north on Waverly Road to return to Moores River Drive.
- Eastbound Moores River Drive traffic to Mount Hope Avenue will be detoured south on Waverly Road to Holmes Road, then east on Holmes Road to Pleasant Grove Road, then north on Pleasant Grove Road to Mount Hope Avenue.
|10/20/14: The contractor has installed benches and bike racks. The pathway is scheduled for paving this week with remaining curb and sidewalk installation to be completed afterwards.|
|10/6/14: Rainbow over the Mooores River Drive Project after the storms.|
|9/25/14: The coconut coir logs are in place along Moores River. The logs are being used for bank stabilization along the river as a part of the Moores River Drive Project. These logs will create a natural vegetative slope to the river.|
|9/10/14: The contractor is continuing work on the engineered wetlands.|
|9/8/14: The concrete walkway leading to the fishing pier has been poured. The contractor is now installing the natural stone retaining wall between the pathway and roadway.||
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