US 113 southbound back open to traffic

MILLSBORO, Del. – Work is almost complete on US 113 southbound in Millsboro.

On Tuesday, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced the road is back open to drivers.

Both of the southbound lanes of the road between Route 24 and Radish Road had to be closed for a period of about two weeks so that crews could repair and update a bridge there.

While construction is now done for the most part, DelDOT officials say there will still be some daytime lane closures up until November 22nd.

There is a chance that crews will have to go back and do some more work later on, but we’re told DelDOT will be sure to announce if that has to happen.

George Pierce, an Area Engineer for DelDOT said, “We’ll generate a punch list with some follow up work so there may be lane closures intermittently after that point for some touch up work but we’ll announce if that’s going to happen in the future but essentially the 22nd we’re done there.”

We spoke to businesses in the area on Thursday to hear how the closure of US 113 southbound impacted them.

The General Manager of Pizza King said they took a hard hit while the road was closed.

Over at Best Cleaners, though, they said they still had a steady stream of customers, they just added that the traffic was a bit of an inconvenience.

Mary Mumford, the Clerk at Best Cleaners said, “Everyone that came through the door I had to hear about how bad the traffic was getting in and getting out because they had to go all the way around this light but they still came.”

Overall everyone is just glad construction, for the most part, is complete.

DelDOT wants to make it clear there will be absolutely no lane closures during the week of Thanksgiving.

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