Millsboro sidewalk project

Downtown Millsboro is tearing up some asphalt to install new sidewalks in winter of 2021.

Work to replace Millsboro’s sidewalks began on Jan. 4, with signs erected and equipment along Main Street.

Millsboro Town Manager Sheldon Hudson called the project “an important lynchpin for revitalizing downtown.”

“It’s more than a down payment, it’s foundational to help the downtown succeed,” he said, adding it came “on the heels” of railroad improvements.

In October, the Delmarva Central Railroad, in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, replaced the railroad crossing at Main and Washington streets and completed other upgrades during an 11-day project. Work included repaving at the railroad crossing intersection, adding sidewalks, making Americans With Disabilities Act improvements and upgrading the railroad signal.

Although it wasn’t a town project, it will benefit Millsboro, Hudson said.

“We’ll have a brand-new downtown at least as far as the road network is concerned. It looks like it will dovetail very nicely,” Hudson said.

Staff Reporter

Veteran news reporter Susan Canfora has written for many newspapers and held positions ranging from managing editor to her favorite, news reporter. She joined the Coastal Point in June 2019. She teaches college writing, tutors and professionally edits.