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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 39

DIRECTING THE DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A RAILROAD OVERPASS AT DIVISION OR FORREST STREET IN DOVER.

WHEREAS, the Conrail railroad track crossings at Division Street and Forrest Street in Dover have created a traffic bottleneck; and

WHEREAS, the Conrail tracks split the town of Dover in two, separating residents of the fast-growing western section of the city from hospital services, fire protection and police when freight trains cross these major traffic arteries; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to eliminate this major traffic bottleneck; and

WHEREAS, rail service is essential to the economy of Dover and Southern Delaware.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the 129th General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, directs and hereby authorizes the Division of Highways, Department of Highways and Transportation, to conduct a feasibility study of an overpass of the Conrail crossings at either Division or Forrest Streets in Dover; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Joint Resolution be forwarded to Secretary George Jarvis of the Department of Highways and Transportation immediately upon its passage.

Approved June 29, 1978.