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Sen. Carper Announces $1.5 Million to Reduce Congestion in Dover

Wyoming Mill Realignment Project will also expand Schutte Park

Aug 08 2005

Dover, DE – On Tuesday, August 9, 2005, Senator Carper will announce that he helped secure $1.5 million for the Wyoming Mill Road Realignment Project in Dover through the Federal Transportation Bill. This project will realign Wyoming Mill Road so that it intersects with Hazlettville Road at the entrance to the Village of Westover. This will result in three improvements to the City of Dover. First, 12.5 acres of land will be donated to the City of Dover to annex to Schutte Park, which is much needed space for thousands of children who play soccer, softball and baseball at Schutte Park throughout the year. It will also create a signalized intersection, solving morning rush hour problems for the residents of Village of Westover. Lastly, moving the road also moves the existing intersection further away from the main entrance to Schutte Park, making both intersections safer for drivers. As a member of the congressional committee that crafted the final transportation bill, Senator Carper helped secure a 30 percent increase in Delaware’s highway and safety projects. Tuesday, August 9, 2005 WHO: Senator Tom Carper Mayor Steve Speed, Mayor of Dover Zack Carter, Director, City of Dover, Division of Parks and Recreation Juanita S. Wieczoreck, Executive Director, Dover-Kent Metropolitan Planning Organization WHAT: Announcement of $1.5 Million for Wyoming Mill Road Realignment Project WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2005 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm WHERE: Grassy Bern at Schutte Park Intersection of Wyoming Mill & Hazelettville Roads Dover