Delaware DOT celebrates completion of phase II of the Capital City Trail

Trail is a new 14.5-mile long multiuse path along Route 10 in the Dover area for pedestrians and cyclists

August 25, 2021 / 1 minute read
Delaware DOT celebrates completion of phase II of the Capital City Trail
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Members of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) along with other state and local officials participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of Phase II-Capital City Trail.

"With each completed phase of work the Capital City Trail we move closer to completing what will ultimately be a nearly 15-mile trail around the city of Dover," Delaware Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski said in a statement. "Building this interconnectivity gives our residents a safe and convenient alternative to using a vehicle to get around the city and surrounding areas, and we are excited for the benefits this will provide to users of all ages."

Phase II-Capital City Trail is a new multiuse path along Route 10 from Gateway Shopping Center to South State Street for pedestrians and cyclists. This work included the following: sidewalks, transit improvements, ADA curbs, gutters, paving, fencing, signage, and landscaping.

The section of this trail is part of the overall Capital City Trail which connects Downtown Dover, Camden/Wyoming, DAFB Housing, Brecknock Park, Caesar Rodney High School, Schutte Park, Danner Campus, and points between, according to a DelDOT press release.

The entire length of the trail is approximately 14.5 miles in length. The remaining section of the trail from South State Street to U.S. 13 is scheduled to be constructed in conjunction with the Camden Bypass Project. The next phase of the trail is scheduled to begin next year from South State Street to a connection point with the Camden Bypass. The state of Delaware has more than 500 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails.

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SOURCE: Delaware Department of Transportation

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