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Contact: Richard McKenna, (570) 296-6952
National Park Service officials announced today that the final phase of construction on the section of Old Mine Road between mile markers 13 and 14 (Flatbrook Hill) is set to begin on Monday, May 11, 2020. The one-mile section of road on the New Jersey side of the park was reconstructed and paved last fall during the first phase of the rehabilitation project. Workers returned this spring to complete the stormwater management systems including ditches, culverts, and new pipes. During this final phase, an asphalt finishing layer will be applied, bringing the project to completion.
It is anticipated that 5 days of full closure will be necessary to complete the final paving work. The full closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 11 and continue through Friday, May 15. If crews experience delays due to weather during the week of May 11 the closure may be extended into the week of May 18, however, the road will be open the weekend from 6:00 PM Friday evening through 7:00 AM Monday morning. There will be no vehicle access through this area during this final stage of construction. Updates will be posted on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/dewa and on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/DelWaterGapNPS.
This work is part of a $3.1 million project funded through the Federal Lands Transportation Program to completely rehabilitate the roadway from the sub-base up to the driving surface and to rehabilitate drainage systems to improve stormwater management and water quality along that stretch of road.
Last updated: May 7, 2020