Maryland, Monroe & MLK Safety Improvement Study
Anyone who has tried to get into the City of Wilmington from I-95 north during their morning commute knows that the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard can be a difficult to navigate. Frequent congestion of the intersection during the morning commute often causes traffic backups onto the exit ramp and extending onto the highway.
Nearly ten years ago, the Wilmington Initiatives Partners (WILMAPCO, DelDOT, City of Wilmington) began developing concepts to improve the intersection, which is a conversion of 5 road segments and a key gateway into and out of Wilmington’s Riverfront. This study will pick up where other’s left off.
The goal of the project is to evaluate and recommend roadway and infrastructure improvements to address safety issues in the vicinity of Maryland Avenue, S. Madison Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Street to improve the efficiency of the transportation grid which serves downtown Wilmington, the Christina Riverfront, local neighborhoods and regional interests. The study will address necessary safety and capacity improvements, optimize circulation and access, and provide walking and biking connectivity at and around the 5-Point Intersection. The study limits also include Beech and Monroe Streets, Delmarva Power parking lots, the DTC Bus Operations Center, and I-95 access points.