Comments encouraged to help determine priorities

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the citizen-member Council on Transportation (COT), the Dover/Kent Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) and Sussex County invite the public to attend the Capital Transportation Program (CTP) hearings set for Sept. 11 in Sussex County, Sept. 16 in Kent County and Sept. 18 in New Castle County.
The hearings provide an opportunity to review the current CTP and suggest transportation projects and/or services to be considered for the proposed CTP for Fiscal Years 2010 - 2015. Public input received during the September hearings is crucial to the development of this program.
Each hearing format will be an open house setting beginning at 4 p.m. A court reporter will be available to record formal comments. Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments during the public hearing process and these also will be included in the formal record of the CTP hearings. At the hearings various information will be displayed and there will be opportunities for discussion with Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) representatives and other personnel.

The hearings will be held:
In Sussex County at the South District Administration Building, 23697 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown    on Thursday, September 11, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In Kent County at the Delaware Technical & Community College, Terry Campus, Conference Room 400A, 100 Campus Drive, Dover on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In New Castle County at Delaware Technical & Community College, Stanton Campus, 400 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark on Thursday, September 18, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Council on Transportation is composed of citizen representatives from every county in the state.  Members are appointed by the Governor. The MPOs are composed of representatives from state, county and local governments, and citizen and technical representatives.  Mandated by 29 Delaware Code, §8409, the hearings are designed to ensure that the public has ample opportunity to participate in the planning process.

Interested persons are invited to express their views in writing, giving reasons for support of or in opposition to, the proposed project. Comments will be received during the workshop or can be mailed to DelDOT Public Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903. 

This location is accessible to persons having disabilities. Any person having special needs or requiring special aid, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, is requested to contact DelDOT by phone or mail one week in advance. For further information contact Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600 (in DE) or 302-760-2080 or write to the above address.