Route 9: It’s About Time


Upcoming Meetings and Events


Local Hire Subcommittee – December 4 at 9:00 AM

Health Subcommittee –  December 10 at 4:30 PM

Monitoring Committee – December 17 at 4:30 PM

Outreach Subcommittee –  TBD

*All meetings are currently being held virtually due to the pandemic.  Please email Bill Swiatek at to receive meeting notifications and call in details.


What’s New

The Route 9 Paths Plan will further develop concepts for new walking and biking neighborhood pathways. For more information about the plan, click here.


About the Plan

The Route 9 Corridor Land Use and Transportation Master Plan (What is the Route 9 Corridor Master Plan?) identifies the best reinvestment and redevelopment strategies for the Route 9 Corridor between the cities of Wilmington and New Castle, Delaware. This Master Plan was requested by New Castle County. It was funded and executed by the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) as of May 2017 under the close guidance of a Steering Committee comprised of local civic and agency partners.

The Route 9 Corridor Master Plan has been endorsed by the WILMAPCO Council in May 2017. Click the cover image below to view the low resolution version (15mb) or view the high resolution version here (122mb).





Monitoring Committee




The mission of the Route 9 Corridor Transportation and Land Use Master Plan Monitoring Committee is to help guide and fulfill the recommendations of the Route 9 Corridor Transportation and Land Use Master Plan, which established a shared vision for the transportation and land use redevelopment of the corridor.  This work will be accomplished through a collaborative dialogue between its membership, which includes implementing agencies, local civic and community leaders, other key stakeholders, and the communities they represent.




The Route 9 Corridor Transportation and Land Use Master Plan Monitoring Committee envisions the redevelopment and revitalization of the Route 9 Corridor through the implementation of the Route 9 Corridor Transportation and Land Use Master Plan.


The committee and its subcommittees include the following active participants:


  • Rt. 9 / Rt. 13 All Civics
  • Clean Air Council
  • Collins Park Civic Association
  • Colonial School District
  • Christiana Care
  • Delaware Center for Horticulture
  • DelDOT
  • Delaware Division of Public Health
  • Delaware Help Initiative
  • Delaware Transit Corporation
  • Dunleith Civic Association
  • Everyone Can Achieve, LLC
  • Hamilton / Eden Park Civic Association
  • London Addison
  • Nemours
  • New Castle County
  • New Castle Prevention Coalition
  • Overview Gardens / Garfield Park Civic Association
  • ProRank Business Solutions, LLC
  • Rep. Frank Cooke
  • Rosegate Civic Association
  • Rose Hill Gardens Civic Association
  • Simonds Gardens Civic Association
  • Southbridge Civic Association
  • University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
  • University of Delaware Partnership for Healthy Communities
  • YWCA of Delaware


Organization & Work Plan 2020


To view the Route 9 Corridor Monitoring Committee’s Organization & Work Plan 2020, click on the cover image below.




Letters from the Monitoring Committee


The following letters were written in support of the Monitoring Committee’s Mission.  To read the letters, please click on the name of the recipient organization.


  • Delaware Emergency Management Agency, June 2020 – calling for more COVID-19 community testing along the corridor
  • Everyone Can Achieve, February 2020 – support for a pilot local hire initiative.
  • Clean Air Council, February 2020 – support for a grant to study resident air monitoring data and a door-to-door community health/environmental survey
  • University of Delaware, January 2020 – support for a grant to assess contamination in coastal Delaware, including the Route 9 corridor
  • News Journal, January 2020 – concern for a false depiction of the Master Plan in an article about the Dunleith community.
  • DNREC, August 2019 – concern for limited DNREC participation on the Health Subcommittee
  • New Castle County, July 2019 – support for County efforts to implement the Plan and ideas for future collaboration.




Meetings and Workshops




Study Components




Transportation Project Prioritization


The Route 9 Transportation Project Prioritization was  endorsed by the Route 9 Monitoring Committee in July 2018. This process helps guide DelDOT to rank, design, and construct projects in order of priority.




Memorial Drive Road Diet


DelDOT is implementing a road diet (What is a road diet?) along Memorial Drive, as proposed in the Master Plan and supported by the McCullough Safe Routes to School Program.  More info:


Project website (link:


Concept design (link:




Final Resident Survey Report


A residential survey was performed on January 25, 2019 to evaluate environmental concern and attitudes towards relocation, rezoning, and revitalization in two New Castle County, DE communities: Eden Park and Hamilton Park.


For more information, please see the Final Resident Survey Report.








Interview on the Josie Roy Show – June 2018


To watch Bill Swiatek’s interview on the Josie Roy Show, please click on the graphics below.

Part 1
Part 2



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More information


Bill Swiatek, AICP, Project Manager


  • Email:
  • Phone: (302) 737-6205 ext. 113
  • Address: WILMAPCO, 100 Discovery Blvd., Suite 800, Newark, DE 19713


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