Annual Paving Program

The Annual Paving Program protects the City’s investment in the street infrastructure by maintaining and repairing City streets. Studies show that maintaining streets is five times more cost-effective than rebuilding them after they have failed. Since there may be more roadways needing attention than available funding, the Annual Paving Program is designed to include and prioritize the roadway sections to have the most long-term benefit to the City. The City of Rehoboth Beach routinely inspects the roads within the City before deciding when and what type of maintenance is needed. We look for common surface deficiencies such as generally deteriorated surfaces, cracks, and pavement distortions. We record the observances in a comprehensive database that considers the pavements condition, prior maintenance history, traffic and truck volume, and other factors to help determine the most cost-effective treatment and appropriate time to apply the treatment.

The following locations were identified for paving from November 2019 to March 2020:

  • Philadelphia Street from Scarborough Avenue to King Charles Avenue 
  • Third Street from Lake Avenue to Columbia Avenue

The City of Rehoboth Beach has contracted A-Del Construction to perform paving work on Philadelphia Street from Scarborough Avenue to King Charles Avenue and Third Street from Lake Avenue to Columbia Avenue. This project is part of the Annual Paving Program that protects the City’s investment in the street infrastructure by maintaining and repairing streets. The contractor is in the process of resurfacing Third Street. Restriping of Philadelphia Street and Third Street is scheduled this week. The project is scheduled for completion by early April. Please note that any inclement weather or unforeseen conditions may cause delays to this schedule.

During this work, sections of the road will be closed to thru traffic but will be open to local traffic. Advance road closure signage will be erected, and signed detour routes will be provided to direct motorists around the road closure. Personnel on-site will coordinate any driveway disruptions/closures with residents to minimize the length of closure and to ensure alternate parking arrangements are made. It is expected that closure of your driveway should not take more than half a day.

We request that when driving or walking through and around the construction area that you follow and obey the construction traffic signage for your safety and the safety of the workers. The scheduled work hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please feel free to contact the Communications Department at 302-227-6181 ext. 522 or [email protected].