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A timeline for construction

Apr 25, 2019 03:13PM ● By J. Chambless

Construction has started on Main Street. (Photo by Kelley Bielewicz)

Within each of the following stretches of road, the entire section will be closed to travel and parking, even if work is only taking place in part of it on a given day. Most intersections will only be closed on weekends. Activity will generally be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with some overnight work. 

April 2019 -- Left side from Library Avenue intersection to Washington Street 

April 2019 -- Right side from Library Avenue intersection and McKees Lane to Washington Street 

April-May 2019 -- Right side at South College Avenue intersection (in front of Old College) 

April-June 2019 -- Left side from Washington Street to South Chapel Street 

May-June 2019 -- Left side at Tyre Avenue intersection 

June-July 2019 -- Left side at South College Avenue intersection 

June 2019 -- Left side at South Chapel Street intersection 

July 2019 -- Right side from East Main Street ramp to Main Street Towers 

July-October 2019 -- Right side from Main Street Towers to North Chapel Street 

October 2019 -- Right side of North Chapel Street intersection 

October-December 2019 -- Left side from South Chapel Street to South College Avenue 

November 2019 -- Left side at Academy Street intersection 

December 2019-April 2020 -- Right side from North Chapel Street to South College Avenue 

April-May 2020 -- Left side from North College Avenue to western limit (30 feet past Trabant Garage’s exit) 

May-June 2020 -- Right side from North College Avenue to western limit (30 feet past Trabant Garage’s exit) 

 Special downtown events  

Road work will pause during these events and special weekends, although lane and parking restrictions will remain in place. Depending on the exact state of construction at the time, certain events may be modified or relocated nearby. Some dates were not finalized at the time that DelDOT developed this list. 

May 19, 2019 -- Memorial Day Parade 

May 31-June 2, 2019 -- UD Commencement 

June 7-9, 2019  -- Alumni Weekend 

July 20, 2019 -- Food & Brew Festival 

August 2019  -- Student move-in and welcome days 

Sept. 15, 2019 -- Community Day 

Oct. 5, 2019 -- Main Street Mile 

Oct. 27, 2019 -- Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat Main Street 

November 2019  -- Small Business Saturday 

December 2019 --  Winterfest 

March 2020 -- Five & Wine 5-Mile Run/Walk, Wine & Dine Downtown 

May 2020 --  Memorial Day Parade 

May 29-31, 2020 -- UD Commencement 

June 5-7, 2020 -- Alumni Weekend 

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