Blades – The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that work will begin Tuesday, June 1, 2010, weather permitting, at the intersection of Johnson Road and Gum Branch Road in Blades.
This location will be converted to a three-way stop.
Traffic study results found that this is needed to control the southbound left-turning movement and the eastbound left-turning movement, both of which are currently free movements.
DelDOT will conduct the following work on June 1, 2010:
Install two additional stop signs at the location, one at each approach to Johnson Road & Gum Branch Road
Install stop bars for all three approaches at the intersection of Johnson Road & Gum Branch Road
Install double yellow centerline markings on Johnson Road between Seaford Road (Alt. U.S. Route 13)
and Gum Branch Road
Implement a new speed limit/40 MPH zone between Seaford Road and a point approximately 500 feet south of Seaford Road.
DelDOT has posted message boards in this area, and the Delaware State Police will be on site to control traffic during the one-day stop sign installation process.