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14 - CAPE GAZE'IWE, Friday, April 4- April 10, 1997 Lingo offers anoth00.'r alternative to Route One corridor By Michael Short Bill Lingo has a few ideas on ways to improve Route 1. The suggestions come hard on the heels of suggestions from an- other well-known businessman Mike Mock, who suggested an al- ternative to northbound Route 1 last week to help reduce conges- tion. Lingo, of Jack Lingo Realtor, said the ideas could eliminate bot- tlenecks and improve traffic flow. They are just ideas, but here is a look at some Of Lingo's sugges- tions. Temporarily close the main entranceto Rehoboth at Rehoboth Avenue Extended during the tourist season. Instead, he sug- gested that traffic be routed to the Canal Bridge by Delmarva Power. At that point, traffic could pass under Route I and use Army Corps of Engineer right of way land to enter Rehoboth. The right of way runs immediately beside the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and should be available for precious little cost. The advantage? That land is wide enough to provide four lanes of traffic, eliminating the two lane route of Rehoboth Avenue Ex- tended. For businesses on Rehoboth Avenue Ex- tended, ac- cess would still be main- tained though Church Street Make greater use of Route 275 or LINGO Plantations Road. The roadway runs parallel to Route 1. It passes through large amounts of open land and Lingo said the road, which is sometimes within sight of Route 1, could be expanded relatively easily with relatively modest costs to three or four lanes. Consider a possible park and ride lot at the site of the proposed Lowe's at Five Points. Lingo, who Proposed Route 1 corridor REHOBOTH / Route I a" -- Bill Lingo has proposed several alternatives // to improve traffic on Route 1. '/ The very preliminary ideas include a park / and ride lot at the proposed Lowe's site (1), pos. sible donation of land east of Route 1 by the Dodd heirs and a new major entrance to has been involved in the project as land, namely the land behind Sub- Delaware' s Department of a local broker, suggested that the urban Propane, called the Canal Transportation is doing a study of store is proposed for approximate- Corcoran tract, potential links or connecting areas ly 18 acres of land. That leaves Improving the Five Points in- along Route 1. The man in charge approximately five acres of land tersection at Route 9 to make it of that DelDOT study, Eli Cooper, on site, which could be used for easier for traffic to access Route said last week that suggested al- another park and ride facility to 275. That is another bottleneck, ternatives like Mock's are exactly help encourage mass transit and Lingo said. the type of things DelDOT is reduce traffic, he said. Involve the Delaware River studying. Consider an alternative to and Bay Authority in the process, He could not be reached to dis- Route 1 northbound east of the an idea which Mock also suggest' cuss Lingo's ideas on Thursday, present location. Lingo said he has ed. He said the authority is "well but he said previously that public been in contact with the primary managed" and we need their ex- hearings on such linkages could landowner in the area from Kmart pertise, be held in the next few weeks. to Church Street, the Dedd heirs, The result, according to Lingo, Cooper is expected to discuss and said they could potentially be is that Route 275 would relieve that study at the meeting of the amenable to donating land. He traffic congestion, a park and ride Route 1 working group at 7 p.m. said the Dodd heirs might be re- lot could encourage transit and a Tuesday, April 8 at the County ceptive to trading land for access pair of Route 1 bottlenecks would Bank complex near Rehoboth to another parcel which is prime be eliminated, he said. Beach. Due to our MOVE... We will be closed Saturday, April 5th we apoligize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will re;open Monday, April 7th at our new location in the MIDWAY Midway Shopping Center (Behind the Roadhouse Steak Joint) , Watch for details of our SUPPLY Grand Opening Celebration Where Quality & Customer Meet 645-2287 :.. F I m m m Rehoboth" Beach along the Lewes-Rehoboth Route One Working Grc up - resumes meetings April I There's a full set of Route 1 is- Outlet owners Charter Oak Part- W sues on the plate for the next hers. Because the work is private, Route 1 Working Group meeting. The agenda includes the Road- house Intersection, the study of Route 1 by Eli Cooper, possible changes to the bus lane signs on Route 1 and signal timing. Delaware Department of Trans- portation Director of External Af- fairs Christine Gillan said that Gooper's study of Route 1 con- nections and linkages will be dis- cussed. "How can we make the most use of what is there?" Gillan asked. Cooper is looking at hold- ing public hearings on possible improvements in the next few weeks. Gillan said that the Road- house Intersection improvements are likely to be discussed. She said that no decision has been made about what to do to the intersec- tion. She said there is now no way for DeIDOT to make improve- ments before summer, but that the work will be done by Rehoboth it can be done faster since it does not have to meet advertising and bid regulations. Gillan said that Charter Oak is now dealing with right of way is- sues and DelDOT is waiting to hear from Charter Oak. 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