Due to a weight restriction and upcoming improvements on the SW Front St. bridge, the City of Milford and DelDOT are working together to allow two-way traffic on SW Front St. to better service the business community on that street. In order to accomplish this change, the traffic signals at SE/SW Front St. and S. Walnut St. and Causey Ave. and S. Walnut St. will change to flashing red with new stop signs to signalize a four-way stop at both intersections. These changes, also identified in the Rivertown Rebirth Plan 2025, will take effect in the next 45 days.
In conjunction with these downtown intersection changes, the Milford Public Works Dept. is working to bring all signalized intersections in the downtown area up to DelDOT standards. These changes will not impact traffic patterns as most will be technology, ADA, and/or electrical upgrades. Once these upgrades are completed, the City of Milford will transfer ownership of all downtown traffic signals to DelDOT.
“The treatment of each intersection in terms of traffic control devices and upgrades to them – prior to change of ownership to DelDOT – will be based on the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and as such be fully compliant and safe,” said Mike Svaby, Public Works Director.
About the City of Milford: (www.cityofmilford.com) The City of Milford, incorporated in 1807 and located in Kent and Sussex Counties along the Mispillion River, is home to 11,000+ year-round residents, 500+ retail businesses and non-profits, local restaurants, parks, trails, small town events, major healthcare providers, an historic shipyard, and its own school district. Known throughout the state as River Town, Art Town, Home Town, the City celebrates the beauty of its natural resources, the ingenuity of its people and its commitment to quality of life.