Interested persons are encouraged to participate in the development of the state’s future transportation program by attending public hearings to be held in late summer. The hearings are jointly sponsored by the Council on Transportation, the Dover Kent Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO), Sussex County, and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).
The hearings provide an opportunity to review current and suggested transportation projects. Also, the public will have a chance to view the reductions to the DelDOT work program as a result of decreased revenues coming into the Transportation Trust Fund. Hearings are being held as follows:
• In New Castle County at the WILMAPCO offices, 850 Library Ave.,
Newark, on Monday, August 30, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• In Kent County at the DelDOT Administration Building, 800 Bay
Road, Dover on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• In Sussex County at the South District Administration Building,
23697 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown on Thursday, September
16, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments during the public hearing process.
The MPO’s are composed of representatives from state, county and local governments, and citizen and technical representatives. Mandated by 29 Delaware Code, §8409, the hearings are designed to ensure that the public has ample opportunity to participate in the planning process. The Council on Transportation is composed of citizen representatives from every county in the state. Members are appointed by the Governor.
These meeting locations are accessible to persons having disabilities. Any person having special needs or requiring special aid, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, is requested to contact DelDOT by phone or mail one week in advance of the planned event. Questions, comments or written material can be submitted to: Office of Public Relations, Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 778, Dover, Delaware, 19903, or call 1-800-652-5600 (in Delaware) or 302-760-2080.
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