It’s official: Ocean View traffic signal to stay permanently

Ocean View will definitely be keeping one of the traffic signals originally installed for the Route 26 Mainline construction project.

Two traffic signals on Central Avenue were meant to be temporary, used during the wintertime detours this past January to March. But the Town of Ocean View requested these become permanent signals to control traffic at Cedar Drive and Windmill Road.

Cedar has met the warrants for a traffic signal during the peak summer season, so Delaware Department of Transportation will replace the temporary signal with a permanent signal. Cedar traffic may get a right-turn lane, too. If this can be done without much hassle or property acquisition, this work will be added to the Route 26 Mainline project.

Windmill did not meet the requirements, so the current flashing light (which mirrors the original traffic pattern) will be removed.

The schedule for all work has not been determined.

This announcement was made at the Nov. 10 Ocean View Town Council meeting and confirmed by Chief Engineer Jill Frey of Century Engineering.

More details are expected at the public Construction Advisory Group meeting, scheduled for Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. at Bethany Beach Town Hall.