Work to replace underground pipes will require the closure of Maidstone Branch Road, from Dennys Road to Jeri Lane, west of Dover, from 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15.

The exact dates for the work will depend on weather conditions, said DelDOT spokeswoman Louise Holt.

A DelDOT contractor will be replacing the large corrugated metal pipes with reinforced concrete pipes, reconstructing the roadway approach, and placing riprap to prevent further erosion in the stream bed. 

For detours, from eastbound Chestnut Grove Road continue straight past Maidstone Branch Road, turn left onto Route 15/Kenton Road, turn left onto West Dennys Road, and turn left onto Maidstone Branch Road.

Motorists may adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application.  The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, and can be downloaded free at the Apple and Google Play stores or go to and click on the link to stores. 

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