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.
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.