Route 141 work, DNREC, and other community briefs included

VETS APPRECIATION DAY

A group of Goldey-Beacom student-athletes gave a helping hand during participation of Veterans Appreciation Day at The Summit retirement community in Hockessin.  Members of the Men’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis, Women’s Basketball and Men’s Golf teams took part in the event open to all veterans and their families, making them aware of the different services available in the area as veterans. There also was live music, a food truck, a fire-truck demonstration, a police-dog demonstration and many other activities.

FLOOD PLAIN MAPS

New Castle County reminds landowners that Nov. 12 is the deadline to appeal or comment on updated federal flood risk maps set to take effect next year.  Appeals and comments may be submitted in writing with supporting documentation to: New Castle County Land Use Department, New Castle County Government Center, 87 Reads Way, New Castle, DE  19720, or e-mail: LandUse@nccde.org (please include “Flood risk map appeal” or “Flood risk map comment” in subject line).  To be considered, submissions must be received by the close of business on Nov. 12. 

TROUT STOCKNG

xDNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced its annual fall trout stocking for the White Clay Creek. Fisheries staff and volunteers stocked trout totaling about 1,000 pounds, including 700 pounds of 12- to 13-inch rainbows, throughout White Clay Creek near the Pennsylvania border downstream to Newark. Also included this year in White Clay Creek, which offers the most public access of any Delaware trout stream, were 100 pounds each of brown, brook, and golden rainbow trout. The daily possession limit is six trout per person. When fishing in or within 50 feet of the designated fly-fishing-only section, the daily possession limit is four trout. For more information visit eregulations.com/delaware/fishing.

ROUTE 141 WORK

Route 141 will undergo a roughly year-and-a-half long repaving project, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) representative Bud Freel. The repaving will start just south of Route 48 and extend to Route 100 just before the Route 100 bridge at the edge of Kennett Pike, Wilmington, a roughly three-mile stretch.  Phase 2 will begin Oct. 30, and will require intermittent lane changes for roughly two weeks. Phase 1 will begin after Phase 2, will take roughly two months, and require full lane closures. Phases 3 and 4 will begin in March 2018, to be completed by Thanksgiving (245 days to complete). Phase 5 will be completed after Phase 4 (winter 2018/spring 2019). Detour signs will be posted throughout the project.