Route 17 reopens after weeks of detours


A segment of Roxana Road (Route 17) that had been closed for several weeks was re-opened Tuesday, March 4, around noon. The road had been closed for removal and replacement of failed crossroad pipes by Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews. DelDOT most recently alerted motorists that the road closure of the road between Bixler Road and Phillips Road near Selbyville had been extended until Sunday, March 2, due to weather conditions – the second week-long extension of the closure after some periods of heavy rain. Local access was maintained on Route 17 for residents and emergency vehicles during the closure . Other motorists were directed to posted detour routes. Construction flaggers continue to direct traffic in the vicinity of the road's southern stretch as water and sewer system projects continue in the Selbyville area.