There is a walking path from Limestone Hills that runs parallel to Stoney Batter Road and ends at the development of Weatherhill Farms.


There is a walking path from Limestone Hills that runs parallel to Stoney Batter Road and ends at the development of Weatherhill Farms.

Ideally, one could continue walking on the path up to Pike Creek Shopping Center to either shop or take the bus into Wilmington if it did not end, said Susan Arruda, of Stoney Batter Road in Limestone Hills. People do not walk on Stoney Batter Road because it’s too dangerous, and there is a ditch between Weatherhill and Goldey-Beacom College that prevents people from walking on the grass, she said.

She tried calling New Castle County officials only to learn that "the people in Weatherhill don't want a sidewalk there,” Arruda said. “So, we have this expensive walkway/path with nowhere to go at the end!”

What's being said
“It seems to me a shame that greenway just ends when a sidewalk could be installed to benefit the large number of people who live in Limestone Hills – the largest development in the state and the one with no public transportation,” she said. DelDOT actually attempted to initiate a project to install sidewalks along this section at the request of former State Rep. Pam Maier (R-Pike Creek) and a board member of Weatherhill Farms,

Keith Blades, back in 2008, DelDOT chief spokesman Michael Williams said. On Jan. 9, 2008, a public workshop was held where DelDOT documented how the connection could be made, Williams said. “We received a petition which included 51 signatures against the project idea,” he said.

What's next
Due to the local residents opposition, no further planning was conducted with regard to the walkway in question, Williams said. In a Jan. 15, 2008 to Maier, DelDOT Project Planner Maria Andaya documented that the consensus of the people was that the Weatherhill Farms community would not support the sidewalk project due to maintenance and liability issues.

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