DE Route 1 - Section Details

The sections are listed successively from north to south. The section detail information comes from the DelDOT SR-1 website State Route 1 Statistical Data - The State Route 1 Corridor From DAFB to I-95.

Tybouts Corner to I-95 / Christiana Mall
Description: 6 miles of 4-lane freeway between US-13 at Tybouts Corner and I-95 at DE-7 at the Christiana Mall. This was the Delaware Route 7 Relocation when it was built, and was designated DE-1 when it opened.
Construction dates: 1987 - 1993.
Interchanges: I-95, US-40, DE-273, Christiana Mall.
Openings:
-- August 1991 -- Tybouts to Christiana Mall / I-95 Segment Two opens (US-13 to US-40).
-- November 1991 -- Tybouts to Christiana Mall / I-95 Segment One opens (US-40 to State Route 273).
-- April 1993 -- Tybouts to Christiana Mall / I-95 Segment Three opens (State Route 273 to I-95).
Construction details: not available in June 2004.

C & D Canal Bridge to Tybouts Corner
Description: 6.6 miles of 6-lane freeway between the C & D Canal Bridge and Tybouts Corner, inclusive of the C & D Canal Bridge and approaches.
Construction dates: 1992 - 1996.
Interchanges: DE-72.
Opening: December 1995.
Construction details:
  State Route 1 - Bridge over C & D Canal (Concrete Alternate)
  Cable Stayed Bridge (0.85 mile) and approach embankments.
  Prime Contractor: Recchi America, Inc.
  Completion Date: September 1995.
  Final Cost: $57,782,823.33.
  State Route 1 - South of St. Georges to Tybouts Corner
  Roadway and structures (5.73 miles).
  Prime Contractor: Tilcon.
  Completion Date: December 1996.
  Final Cost: $41,419,931.26.

Odessa to C & D Canal
Description: 7.2 miles of 4-lane freeway to create a bypass around Odessa and connect to DE-1 just south of St. Georges.
Construction dates: 1996 - 2000.
Interchanges: Boyds Corner Rd., DE-299.
Mainline toll - Biddles Corner Toll Plaza - $1.00 cars, EZ-Pass accepted.
Opening: November 1999.
Construction details:
  State Route 1, North of Appoqunimink Bridge to South of New Castle 42
  Roadway and structures (3.04 miles).
  Prime Contractor: The Hardway Co.
  Completion Date: September 1999.
  Final Cost: $32,600,739.06.
  State Route 1, South of Road 423 to Scott Run
  Roadway and structures (4.18 miles).
  Prime Contractor: PKF-Pierson, J.V.
  Completion Date: May 2000.
  Final Cost: $45,402,179.19.
  State Route 1, Relocated Marl Pit Road
  Road relocation.
  Prime Contractor: A-Del.
  Completion Date: Novemer 1996.
  Final Cost: $1,210,939.70.
  State Route 1, South of Scott Run, South of Road 412
  Structure, State Route 1 over Scott Run.
  Prime Contractor: James Julian.
  Completion Date: February 1994.
  Final Cost: $2,910,638.65.

Smyrna to Odessa
Description: 8.9 miles of 4-lane freeway connecting DE-1 Dover-Smyrna Bypass and DE-1 Odessa Bypass.
Construction dates: 2000 - 2003.
Interchanges: none.
Opening: May 2003.
Construction details:
  State Route 1, Townsend to Sycamore Farms
  Roadway and structure (2.85 miles).
  Completion Date: October 2003.
  Bid Cost: $21,554,278.34.
  Final Cost: not yet available in June 2004.
  State Route 1, North of Smyrna to Townsend
  Roadway and structures (4.85 miles).
  Prime Contractor: R.E. Pierson.
  Completion Date: May 2003.
  Bid Cost: $39,173,844.35.
  Final Cost: not yet available in June 2004.
  State Route 1, Sycamore Farms to North of Appoquinimink (South of Odessa)
  Roadway and structures (1.15 miles).
  Prime Contractor: PKF/Pierson, J.V.
  Completion Date: September 1998.
  Final Cost: $21,107,016.19.

Dover to Smyrna
Description: 20.4 miles of 4-lane freeway between Dover Air Force Base and North Smyrna Interchange. The Dover-Smyrna Bypass is 17 miles long.
Construction dates: 1988 - 2000.
Interchanges: Dover Air Force Base, South Dover - US-113 and DE-10, Puncheon Run Connector, DE-8, North Dover - US-13 and Scarborough Rd., South Smyrna - US-13, North Smyrna - US-13.
Mainline toll - Dover Toll Plaza - $1.00 cars, EZ-Pass accepted.
Openings:
-- Dover-Smyrna Bypass - December 1993.
-- DAFB Contract 1 - December 1998.
-- DAFB Contract 2 - July 2000.
Construction details:
  Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) Golf Course to Main Gate
  Roadway (1.07 miles).
  Prime Contractor: Mumford & Miller.
  Completion Date: July 2000.
  Final Cost: $6,555,035.42.
  State Route 1, DAFB to South of State Route 10
  Roadway (1.03 miles) & Structures.
  Prime Contractor: Haskell/Crossing J.V.
  Completion Date: December 1998.
  Final Cost: $23,754,684.26.
  State Route 1, DAFB to Lafferty Lane
  Roadway (1.5 miles) & Structures.
  Prime Contractor: Bramble/Wagman J.V.
  Completion Date: March 1994.
  Final Cost: $20,449,665.81.
  State Route 1, Lafferty Lane to North of Denneys Rd.
  Roadway (5.8 miles) & Structures.
  Prime Contractor: George & Lynch, Inc.
  Completion Date: February 1994.
  Final Cost: $51,935,049.55.
  State Route 1, Toll Facilities
  Toll Plaza.
  Prime Contractor: PKF-Mark III, Inc.
  Completion Date: September 1993.
  Final Cost: $8,201,861.63.
  State Route 1, North of Denneys Rd. to North of Kent 325.
  Roadway (5.4 miles) & Structures.
  Prime Contractor: PKF-Mark III, Inc.
  Completion Date: July 1993.
  Final Cost: $34,701,441.12.
  State Route 1, North of Kent 325 to North of Kent 485
  Roadway (5.635 miles) & Structures, S. Smyrna interchange & ramps.
  Prime Contractor: The Hardway Co.
  Completion Date: July 1993.
  Final Cost: $40,887,121.13.

Puncheon Run Connector
Description: 2.3 miles of 4-lane freeway between DE-1 and US-13, connector south of Dover.
Construction dates: 1998 - 2000.
Interchanges: US-13, US-113, DE-1.
Opening: December 2000.
Construction details:
  State Route 1, Connector to US13
  Roadway 2.26 miles.
  Prime Contractor: Branble/Wagman J.V.
  Completion Date: December 2000.
  Final Cost: $26,543,043.44.

Supplemental Contracts
Toll Facilities

Toll Collection
Prime Contractor: Equipment TRMI
Completion: July 1993
Final Cost: $1,270,040.00
Dover-Smyrna Bypass
Signing
Prime Contractor: Cherry Hill
Completion: February 1994
Final Cost: $1,437,535.31
North Dover
Landscaping
Prime Contractor: Pratt & Churchy
Completion Date: July 1993
Final Cost: $130,897.50
Smyrna Bypass
Landscaping
Prime Contractor: Ellery Nurseries
Completion Date: April 1993
Final Cost: $258,364.00
North of Dover (K331)
Wild Flowers
Prime Contractor: Weeds, Inc.
Completion Date: June 1993
Final Cost: $166,446.32
Dover-Smyrna Bypass
Lighting
Prime Contractor: Tieder, Inc.
Completion Date: October, 1994
Final Cost: $1,603,739.88
State Route 1 at State Route 8
Emergency Access Ramps
Prime Contractor: Daisy
Completion Date: October 1994
Final Cost: $1,215,332.70
Island/Carey/Pollack/Hurd
Wetland Mitigation
Prime Contractor: James Jullian
Completion Date: April 1996
Final Cost: $3,480,963.59
David/Sarro
Wetland Mitigation
Prime Contractor: Haskell
Completion Date: April 1996
Final Cost: $6,185,109.20
State Route 1, Wetland Planting
Wetland Planting
Prime Contractor: Evergreen Forestry
Completion Date: May 1995
Final Cost: $55,223.63
State Route 1, Wetland Planting II
Wetland Planting
Prime Contractor: Superior Forestry
Completion Date: April 1996
Final Cost: $142,426.00
State Route 1, St. Georges Maintenance Building
Building & Site Work
Prime Contractor: David A. Bramble
Completion Date: September 1996
Final Cost: $521,189.75
State Route 1, Smyrna Pond Outlet
Slope Stabilization
Prime Contractor: David A. Bramble
Completion Date: June 1998
Final Cost: not yet available in June 2004.

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By Scott M. Kozel, PENNWAYS, Roads to the Future

(Created 7-1-2003, last updated 7-5-2004)