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Welcome to the Elkton Road Improvements Project (from Casho Mill Road to the Maryland State Line) website. This project will reconstruct deteriorating pavement, improve traffic capacity and operations, add pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and improve safety. Improvements began in August 2020 and are expected to be complete by Spring 2023.

View more details and information about the project.

Visit the interactive construction phase map to view specific construction information including closures and detours

Construction Information/Traffic Advisories

Weekend Lane Closures of McIntire Drive

Location: McIntire Drive, between Elkton Road and Sandy Drive, Newark.

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021, pending weather.

8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021, pending weather.

As part of the ongoing Phase 1 construction work, McIntire Drive lanes will be closed to complete concrete roadway reconstruction. Flaggers will be used to allow traffic in and out using the remaining lane to access Elkton Road. 

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Weekend Closure of Westbound SR 4/Christiana Parkway

Location: Westbound SR 4/Christiana Parkway, between Elkton Road and SR 896/South College Ave, Newark 

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021, pending weather

As part of the ongoing Phase 1 construction work, the SR 4/Christiana Parkway westbound lanes will be closed to complete concrete roadway reconstruction. 


For traffic normally using SR 4/Christiana Parkway westbound, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • Motorists traveling on SR 896/South College Avenue and on SR 4/Christina Parkway Westbound will follow signs to Westbound Chestnut Hill Road.  Drive on Westbound Chestnut Hill Road for ~1.75 miles, and then turn right onto Otts Chapel Road.  The detour ends at Elkton Road and Otts Chapel Road intersection.
  • Motorist are advised to follow posted detours signs and message boards.   
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Closure of Gravenor Lane

Location: Gravenor Lane at Elkton Road, Newark

Dates and Times: 

7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021 until 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, pending weather

As part of the ongoing Phase 1 construction work, Gravenor Lane will be closed at Elkton Road to complete a sanitary line relocation.  


For traffic normally using Gravenor Lane, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • Motorists heading on Elkton Road Northbound are directed to make a Right onto Chrysler Avenue, a right onto Cornwall Drive and then a right onto Gravenor Lane.

The Elkton Road Service Road will be accessible from Chrysler Avenue. 

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Weekend Closure of Eastbound SR 4/Christiana Parkway

Location: Eastbound SR 4/Christiana Parkway, between Elkton Road and SR 896/South College Ave, Newark

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021, pending weather

As part of the ongoing Phase 1 construction work, the SR 4/Christiana Parkway eastbound lanes will be closed to complete concrete roadway reconstruction. 


For traffic normally using SR 4/Christiana Parkway eastbound, the following detour route will be utilized:

  • Motorists heading on Elkton Road Northbound are directed to make a Right onto Otts Chapel Road, a Left onto Chestnut Hill Road, and another Left onto Route 896/South College Avenue Northbound. The detour ends at Route 4/Christina Parkway and Route 896/South College Avenue intersection.
  • Motorists leaving Suburban Plaza are directed to make a Left onto Otts Chapel Road, another Left onto Chestnut Hill Road, a third Left onto Route 896/South College Avenue Northbound. The detour ends at Route 4/Christina Parkway and Route 896/South College Avenue intersection.
  • Motorists heading on Elkton Road Southbound are directed to make a Left onto Otts Chapel Road, another Left onto Chestnut Hill Road, a third Left onto Route 896/South College Avenue Northbound. The detour ends at Route 4/Christina Parkway and Route 896/South College Avenue intersection.
  • Motorist are advised to follow posted detours signs and message boards.

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Left Turn Lane from Elkton Road onto Christina Mill Drive Closure for Reconstruction

Location: Left Turn Lane from Northbound Elkton Road onto Christina Mill Drive, Newark

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7th, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14th, 2021, pending weather

Traffic Information: As part of the ongoing Phase 1 construction work on the Elkton Road reconstruction from the MD Line to Casho Mill Road, the left turn lane from northbound Elkton Road to Christina Mill Drive will be closed to complete concrete roadway reconstruction.


Motorists are advised to follow message boards.  This work is weather permitting. 

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Closure of Patriots Way

Location: Patriots Way and Elkton Road intersection, Newark.

Dates and Times: 

5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021, pending weather.

As part of the ongoing Phase 1 construction work, Patriots Way will be closed to complete concrete roadway reconstruction.


For traffic normally using Patriots Way to access the Newark Charter Intermediate School, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • Motorist traveling on Elkton Road will turn onto Interchange Boulevard to access the school using the rear access.
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Weekend Closure of Westbound SR 4/Christiana Parkway

Location: Westbound SR 4/Christiana Parkway, between Elkton Road and SR 896/South College Ave, Newark

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, pending weather.

As part of the ongoing Phase 1 construction work, the SR 4/Christiana Parkway westbound lanes will be closed to complete concrete roadway reconstruction. 


For traffic normally using SR 4/Christiana Parkway westbound, the following detour route will be utilized: 

  • Motorists traveling on SR 896/South College Avenue and on SR 4/Christina Parkway Westbound will follow signs to Westbound Chestnut Hill Road.  Drive on Westbound Chestnut Hill Road for ~1.75 miles, and then turn right onto Otts Chapel Road.  The detour ends at Elkton Road and Otts Chapel Road intersection.
  • Motorist are advised to follow posted detours signs and message boards.   

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Weekend Lane Closures of Interchange Boulevard

Location: Otts Chapel Road Southbound, between Elkton Road and Sandy Drive, Newark.

Dates and Times: 

8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021, pending weather.

8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021, pending weather.

As part of the ongoing Phase 1 construction work, Interchange Boulevard lanes will be closed to complete concrete roadway reconstruction.  Flaggers will be used to allow traffic in and out using the remaining lane to access Elkton Road. The easterly right in right out entrance (near Patriots Way) to the Industrial Park will be open to traffic.

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City Noise Waiver Extension

The City of Newark recently approved an extension of a temporary waiver to the City’s Noise Ordinance to perform Phase 1 construction activities at night after 9 pm. Activities including installing full depth concrete pavement on northbound Elkton Road and at McIntire Boulevard, Industrial Boulevard and SR 4 intersections.  Phase 1 is expected to be completed on or before August 31, 2021, weather permitting. 

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Lane Closure of Southbound Otts Chapel Road

Location: Otts Chapel Road Southboundbetween Elkton Road and Sandy Drive, Newark.

Dates and Times: 

9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021, pending weather.

9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021, pending weather.

In advance of the weekend closure of Southbound Otts Chapel Road and as part of the ongoing Phase 1 construction work, an Otts Chapel Road southbound lane will be closed to complete concrete roadway reconstruction. 

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