New Road Corridor Master Plan
Lewes, D
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

New Road, designated as a Delaware Byway in 2015 as part of the Historic Lewes Byway is an important gateway from the Coastal Highway to the City of Lewes. A Corridor Management Plan (CMP) was prepared for the entire Historic Lewes Byway in 2015. The CMP recognizes the need to retain the overall character defining features of the New Road corridor including its farms, forests, wetlands and tributary streams.

 

However, growth and change are accelerating in and around the City of
Lewes. Land use and transportation changes are being proposed throughout
the corridor, some of which are imminent. Two large properties, the Groome
Church property and Brittingham Farm are currently entering the development
process. DelDOT is developing plans for a grade separated intersection for SR
1 at Minos Conaway Road with modifications proposed for New Road that may
change travel patterns on New Road. DelDOT is advancing a project to realign
Old Orchard Road at Wescoats Corner. Several large privately owned tracts are
likely to be developed over the next few years.

NEED FOR THE PLAN
The Historic Lewes Byway CMP calls for conceptual master plans for each of
the three entrance corridors that are part of the Byway. The master plan is
needed to coordinate and guide land use and transportation projects to help
retain the character defining features of the corridor while making the most
efficient use of public and private investments. A master plan was funded
and completed for Kings Highway and Gills Neck Road in 2016 and is currently
being used to guide land use and transportation decisions in a coordinated
way.


Similarly, the goal for the New Road Corridor Master Plan is to coordinate
public investments and private actions throughout the corridor to guide
land use and transportation decisions in a coordinated way. The planning
process envisioned for the master plan recommends the formation of an Ad
Hoc Stakeholder Committee to identify issues, review preliminary plans and
proposals, and provide input and comments on the draft plan. This ad hoc
committee has been organized with representation from a broad range of
interests along New Road including conservation, owners of large land parcels,
neighborhood organizations, businesses, and developers.
The schedule at the right provides an overview of the eight month planning
process including three meetings with the Stakeholder Committee (SC).

 

Funding for the New Road Master Plan has been graciously provided by Senator
Lopez and Representative Smyk. All the stakeholders along New Road express their appreciation for the assistance in this important project.


The purpose of this web page is to provide easy access to resources, presentations, meeting notes, draft and final reports utilized in the conduct of study.

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Canary Creek

Anticipated Schedule                         

Meeting #1:                                                                                         

Meeting #2:                                                                 

 

Public #1:                                                                       

 

Meeting #3:

Meeting #4:                                                                     

 

Public Meeting #2:                                                  

Draft Plan

Month

Aug. 22, 2018                             

Oct. 24, 2018 

 

Nov. 27, 2018 

 

March 27, 2019

 

May 7, 2019                                      

June 20, 2019

FILE CABINET : 
(CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FILES BELOW)

 

NEW:

Final Draft Plan


Public Meeting #2: June 20, 2019
6-8 pm at Rollins Center, City of Lewes

PRESENTATION

DRAFT PLAN PUBLIC COMMENTS AND RESPONSE MATRIX
 

June 4, 2019 Draft Plan (open for comment between June 4th and July 8th, 2019)

DRAFT PLAN (PDF) - entire document (31 MB)
Front Matter (1.1 MB)
1. Introduction (<1 MB)
2. Planning Context (2 MB)
3. Planning Concepts (13 MB)
4. Application of Concepts (12 MB) 
5. Implementation (<1 MB)
Appendices (1.3 MB)

Comment period for the June 4th draft plan closed on July 8, 2019

Lewes Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #4: May 7, 2019
PRESENTATION
MEETING SUMMARY

Lewes Historic Byway/Ad Hoc Committee Joint Meeting: March 27, 2019
Meeting sponsored by Lewes Byway Committee to gather additional input on proposed master plan concepts

PRESENTATION

UPDATED DISPLAYS (3-27-19)
*NOTE: These are large size display boards (36 x 48 inches) that can be viewed on a screen (file size for each as shown)


Corridor Planning and Design Principles (19.9 MB)
New Road: Nassau to Black Hog Gut (3.5 MB)
New Road: Black Hog Gut to Old Orchard (8.9 MB)
New Road: Brittingham Farm/Canary Creek Bridge (7.7 MB)
New Road: Park Road to Pilottown Road (5.8 MB)

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities (12.5 MB)
Corridor Landscape Concepts (10.5 MB)

MEETING SUMMARY

Public Meeting #1: November 27, 2018
MEETING FLIER

PRESENTATION

HANDOUT- VISUAL PREFERENCE SURVEY COMMENT FORM (2 MB)

 

DISPLAYS

*NOTE:  These are large size display boards (36 x 48 inches) that can be viewed on a screen (file size for each as shown)
Welcome Board (3 MB)
1: Regional Context:  Active Land use and Transportation Projects (16 MB)
2. Regional Context: Transportation Issues (1 MB)
3. Corridor Planning and Design Principles (13 MB)
4. New Road: Nassau to Black Hog Gut (4 MB)
5. New Road: Black Hog Gut to Old Orchard (12 MB)
6. New Road: Old Orchard to Canary Creek (including bridge) (16 MB)
7. New Road: Canary Creek to Pilottown Road (15 MB)

 

SUMMARY OF COMMENTS (Coming Soon)

 

Meeting #2: October 24, 2018
AGENDA
PRESENTATION
HANDOUT
MEETING NOTES 

Meeting #1: August 22, 2018


PRESENTATION
HANDOUT (MAP)
PROJECT OVERVIEW HANDOUT

MEETING NOTES 


INTERACTIVE MAP
View the study area map and leave a comment on the map HERE

If you would like to leave a private comment, please send an email to the planning team: (click here)

ADDITIONAL WEB LINKS



Lewes Scenic and Historic Byway Corridor Management Plan

DelDOT Historic Lewes Byway Web page

City of Lewes Byways Committee Web page 

Five Points project Web page

Sussex County Planning & Zoning Web page

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