Bethany-Fenwick Chamber Pushes For Smooth Ride Throughout Route - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Bethany-Fenwick Chamber Pushes For Smooth Ride Throughout Route 26 Project

Posted: Updated:

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del., - It's a new year and a clean slate for the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce.

Executive Director, David Martin is new to the team, but is bringing fresh ideas for the quiet resorts community.

"Once people discover it like I did about 14 to 15 years ago, they're not going to ever want to go anywhere else, and we really want to promote that over the next couple months," said Martin.

Fenwick's Flicks on the Beach got high ratings, but had little impact on area businesses.

So the chamber says they'll tweak that, and brainstorm for some new events that would boost tourism.

"A massive sidewalk sale along with a restaurant and pub craw, if promoted correctly, gets locals and visitors alike in the door," said Martin.

The only way to get more foot traffic, is to ease road traffic for tourists and residents.

DelDOT's upcoming construction project for Route 26 is raising concern for businesses like Banks Wine and Spirits, which sits right on the highway.

Kami Banks is their CFO and also happens to be the president elect for the chamber.

"Letting people know when it's going to effect their business, and how long it's going to effect their business is really going to be helpful," she said.

The four-mile project will be broken up into four phases, over a four year period.

Unlike the lengthy and reportedly problematic Route 54 project, construction will be done mostly at night.

We hear DelDOT's plans for Rout 26 will increase walk ability, with the construction of sidewalks and a bike lane. Not to mention, it's expected to decrease the swell of traffic, and the amount of accidents by adding a third turning lane.

"I'm trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel," said Banks.

On Thursday January 31st, DelDOT and the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber will meet to discuss better ways of communication throughout the construction process.

Once it begins, area residents can subscribe to Route 26 updates, and get daily emails about what's happening.

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Surveillance Cameras Capture Two Suspects Assaulting Woman In Dewey Beach

    Surveillance Cameras Capture Two Suspects Assaulting Woman In Dewey Beach

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:10 GMT
    DEWEY BEACH, Del. - Police need your help to catch two suspects accused of assaulting a woman in Dewey Beach. Police say a woman was walking home along Coastal Highway just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, whenMore >>
    DEWEY BEACH, Del. - Police need your help to catch two suspects accused of assaulting a woman in Dewey Beach. Police say a woman was walking home along Coastal Highway just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, whenMore >>
  • DSF Marching Band Marches Into History

    DSF Marching Band Marches Into History

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:07:47 GMT
    HARRINGTON, Del. - Well If you've been here at the Fair at around 7 PM over the past week, chances are that you've seen or heard the marching band. The band has quite the history, you probably didn't knowMore >>
    HARRINGTON, Del. - Well If you've been here at the Fair at around 7 PM over the past week, chances are that you've seen or heard the marching band.More >>
  • 2 Men Charged With Soliciting Children For Sex

    2 Men Charged With Soliciting Children For Sex

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:07:13 GMT
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Attorney General's Office says two men have been arrested after they allegedly arranged to meet children for sex in separate incidents in Dover.    Prosecutors say 49-year-old SteveMore >>
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Attorney General's Office says two men have been arrested after they allegedly arranged to meet children for sex in separate incidents in Dover.More >>
  • ContestsMore>>

  • Skybox Giveaway - August 11

    Skybox Giveaway - August 11

    Win a SkyBox for you and 24 of your closest family and friends!More >>
    Win a SkyBox for you and 24 of your closest family and friends!
    More >>
  • Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-06-26 11:57:18 GMT
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.