The Delaware Department of Transportation announced to motorists there will be a new traffic pattern on Barratts Chapel Road at state Route 1 southbound, beginning Oct. 9.

This new traffic pattern near Frederica will be permanent.

During this construction, the contractor will widen Barratts Chapel Road. On Oct. 9, motorists will no longer use the previous roadway and will utilize the re-aligned Barratts Chapel Road to the north of the existing road on state Route 1.

Motorists should follow the posted detour to access the new Barratts Chapel Road. Message boards will be in place for 10 days after the new road opens to identify the intersection.