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.
Visit the interactive construction phase map to view specific construction information including closures and detours
Construction Information/Traffic Advisories
Daily Lane Closures at Otts Chapel Road and SR 4 (Christina Parkway) – January 29, 2021
Beginning February 1, 2021 on weekdays from 7 am to 5 pm, one lane will be closed in each direction on Otts Chapel Road from Elkton Road to Sandy Drive. This includes reducing the southbound Elkton Road left turn lane onto Otts Chapel Road to a single turn lane. In addition, one lane will be closed in each direction on SR 4 (Christina Parkway) at its intersection with Elkton Road. This includes reducing the southbound Elkton Road left turn lane onto SR 4 (Christina Parkway) to a single turn lane. The daily lane closures will occur until Fall 2021.
McIntire Drive Right Turn Lane Closure – December 1, 2020
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the McIntire Drive right turn lane on the approach to Elkton Road will be closed from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm to perform utility locating. Motorists will utilize the through travel lane to turn right onto northbound Elkton Road.
Newark Post Article Features Drone Footage of Project
Please click here to read the October 28, 2020 article that details the new contraflow traffic pattern on Elkton Road, as well as view the drone footage.
Phase 1 Work – October 14, 2020
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Phase 1 work will begin and last until approximately July 2021. This work includes reconstructing the pavement on northbound Elkton Road. Traffic will be shifted on southbound Elkton Road and provide a single lane in each direction from the MD state line to Gravenor Lane. Additional Phase 1 temporary traffic changes include providing a separate left turn lane, combined thru/right turn lane on the westbound Otts Chapel Road approach to Elkton Road, reducing the westbound SR 4 double left turn lanes to a single left turn lane onto southbound Elkton Road, and reducing the eastbound Suburban Drive double left turn lanes to a single left turn lane onto northbound Elkton Road.
Advance Phase 1 Weekend Work – August 27, 2020
On Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8 pm, DelDOT’s contractor will begin temporary construction activities between the Maryland State Line and McIntire Drive. In addition, work will be performed between Christina Mill Drive and Casho Mill Road. The single northbound Elkton Road travel lane will be shifted onto the shoulder around both work zones. The northbound Elkton Road left turn lane onto Christina Mill Road will be detoured. Work will be completed and detour removed on or before Monday at 5 am.
For traffic normally using Christina Mill Road, the following detour route will be utilized:
- For traffic on northbound Elkton Rd, vehicles will continue north and turn left onto Thorn Lane. Vehicles will turn left onto Casho Mill Road, turn right onto southbound Elkton Road and then turn right onto Christina Mill Road.
Project Construction Begins – August 24, 2020
On Monday, August 24, 2020, DelDOT’s contractor began temporary construction activities prior to beginning Phase 1 construction. This includes reducing Elkton Road to a single lane in each direction.