Plan for driverless cars. Complete community for Peddlers Village area.
Even though it may increase taxes, County should be responsible for development roadways, i.e. repave, snow removal, etc.
Developers are not seen accountable for roadways R/T new developments.
More sidewalks or areas on roadway for scooters, walkers and bicyclists. Be more attuned to demographics.
Review some roadways that are potential hazards i.e. “elbows,” 4-way stops, or obstructed view stops.
Use early 2000’s McCormick Taylor Route 24 Planning Study. Develop Route 24 TID, Route 30 – Route 1.
Too many cars coming from too many developments. Need a plan!
Implement the Kings Highway Master Plan.
No more development until roads are built – need a moratorium.
Over-development on Route 1, especially planned implementation of Overbrook Town Center.
Failure to pass costs of transportation improvements to the developers. Example – Overbrook Town Center.
State strategies say they encourage development in Level 1 and especially redevelopment. However, state regulations do not encourage. Mostly discourage because treated same as Level 4. Level 1 built up ROWs, utilities, etc. More costly, need incentives.
Route 1 has commuter and tourist traffic peaks that need to be considered along with other considerations.
Challenge is to widen the roads where there’s no areas to widen them. Too much development.
Route 16 should be signed as way to/from beaches. Way quicker than Rt 404 and lots of open and cheap land plan for E-W dual lane highway.
Rt 1 south from Rt 16 to Rehoboth Beach.
Utilization of golf carts on multi-modal trails and old easements from past “Grid Road” concepts.
Implement the Lewes Byways Plan. Don’t let it gather dust.
Need to require developers to set aside land along roads to allow for expansion. E.g. 2 lane to 4 lane and turn offs in the future.
Rt 1/Rt 16 signal should remain. Improvement removing signal is for Pennsylvania Navy not Sussex County residents.
Route 1 / Cave Neck Road – Need grade separated intersection. Cannot remove Rt 1 / Rt 16 signal without grade separating Rt 1 / Cave Neck Road or will create new problems like South Milford and North Frederica.
The transportation improvement district must have public input before adoption into the comp plan, especially the boundaries. It will dictate land uses that must be vetted as part of land use/ Comp Plan process.
Stop development until roads are ready. Plan first. Five points great example.
Poor road construction and planning.
Cave Neck Road and Route 1.
Need a comprehensive regional transportation plan including public transit.
No TID before the new comprehensive plan is completed.
Instead of TIDs need master plan in greater Lewes area to take the comprehensive long view.
No TIDs until all Council members understand what they are doing.
Infrastructure not developed to support growth i.e. new road.
Bus routes for people who don’t drive.
Intersection of Warrington and Old Landing take too long to get thru.
Not enough public transportation, Not enough North South roads, Not enough East-West rounds, Need developers to help pay for infrastructure.
Lack of suitable infrastructure.
Kings Highway – need dual lanes each direction from Dartmouth Drive to Freeman Highway. Identified by 2007-2008 DelDOT Planning Kings Highway Corridor Study.
Too much traffic on Rt 1. Traffic speed limit too high north of 5 points. Lack of traffic lights from Rt 16 south to Rt 9.
Old Landing Road / Warrington Road. DelDOT has > $500,000 in developer funding to improve all-way stop. Has since 2007. Why no improvements? When planned?
Bus service between beaches Lewes to Fenwick (much like OC) to reduce traffic.
Better bus route to reach coastal area.
Rt 9, Rt 113, Rt 18/404, Rt 13 back roads with traffic.
Implement Kings Highway Master Plan. No overpass at Five Points.
Add landscaping to road improvements!
Five Points Rt 1 North & South.
Lack of inter-connectivity between developments b/c the HOA’s own the roads and are responsible for their repairs.
Lack of connective roads between commercial and residential developments place extra burden on existing roadways.
Bus system to beaches during summer season better traffic lights. Consider alternate for Rt 1.
Warrington Road sohuld be one way only from Old Landing Rd to Rt 24.
County Council needs to STOP saying yes to friend developers. New developments cost money to roads, schools, and infrastructure.
The 3 access routes to Lewes are overwhelmed with traffic during peak season with more on the weekend.
Bypasses area 5 Pts, Lower speed limit on Rt 1 south of Nassau. Signage at 113/1 split with times to Bethany and points south.
Rt 24 Love Creek to Rt 1. Approximately 1 mile long daily commuter backup. Need dual EB lanes. Early 2000’s DelDOT Planning Study by McCormick Taylor identified as need.
Lack of right of way preserved for future road expansion to four lanes on Route 9 – Lewes to Georgetown. Also need to keep density limited so 2 lanes work today.
Proper turning lanes, Bike safety lanes.
The County gives too much power to developers who are allowed to pay for road improvements that are only band-aid fixes.
Rt 1 all year.
Access to public transportation to regional centers: Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, airports.
Trying to have our road capacity catch up with the increasing level of traffic congestion with more developments coming all the time!
Sussex County Council needs to stop approving developments as roads can’t handle traffic.
Pilottown Rd is a danger for cars need to exit in a crisis.
Install pedestrian bridges over Route 1.
More roads that parallel Rt 1 – balancing infrastructure with new development and adequately funding it.
Rt 24 needs to be widened.
Too much traffic compared to road capacity. More public transportation needed to major hubs: Wilmington, NYC.
How do people without cars or older people who cannot drive get to their destinations: doctors, groceries, appts for all kinds?
Extend Monroe Avenue to Gills Neck Road to alleviate traffic at Main St and Gills Neck Road – Light at Monroe and library.
Too little public transportation for seniors.
Only 2.5 N/S highways out of area. In case of an emergency, everyone needs to access those roads. Disaster.
Cape region traffic is at a drastic level!
Our primary evacuation routes flood: Rt 1, New Road, Savannah Rd, Kings Highway.
Lack of thoughtful, comprehensive transportation and land use plan for Gills Neck Rd / Kings Highway and also New Road.
SR I thru Rehoboth, Bike/ped, Transit in East Sussex.
Five Points is a mess.
- Too much traffic.
- No infrastructure to support horrendous building developments
- Not enough public transportation
Amtrak needs to come into Georgetown, or to the beaches. Or “light rail.” That would transform the employment base! Plus connect Sussex to the Wilmington / PHL airport areas.
Cheaper transport for seniors.
Flooding on plantations, too many cars for the roads.
Flooding on Pilottown / New Road – Emergency Road out of Lewes.
Need increase in public transport and medical transportation.
Don’t have contractors / builders complete or approve building without input from the public / DelDOT roads can’t support all the influx.
Inadequate planning, dangerous access to major roads.
East-west access: Route 9, Route 24, Route 26.
Route 24, You’re kidding. Cannot handle additional development.
We’ve reached a tipping point. Roads cannot handle existing traffic.
County needs to adopt state standards for subdivision roads.
Get serious about eminent domain – pay people fairly and get projects moving – pace is way too slow.
Biggest challenge – Route 1. Need to be VERY forward thinking – double-decker roadway over Route 1 south/north local traffic only exits.
Adopt and integrate corridor management plan for Lewes scenic and historic byway. Adopt and integrate Master Plan for Kings Highway / Gills Neck.
East-west corridors squeezed by new residential development. Rt 9, Rt 24.
Too much density along already congested roads – Especially Gills Neck Rd/ Kings Highway corridor.
Haphazard roads and traffic routing needs to be improved using logic not expediency.
Five points is a disaster and is only going to get worse with all the new development down Beaver Dam Road.
Sussex County Council must coordinate with DelDOT and upgrade road requirements to DelDOT standards.
IMPERATIVE: Sussex County Council MUST integrate transportation requirements with ALL development plans.
Roads in new development built to state specs. Issues with private road access by emergency and public transportation.