Lake Avenue Streetscape Phase II Improvements Project

Phase II of the Lake Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project includes enhancements along Olive and Maryland avenues from Third Street to Second Street, including the triangular grass island in the middle of the two roads and Second Street from Olive Avenue to Rehoboth Avenue. One of the main objectives of the project is to provide safe, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant sidewalks and crosswalks.The project includes a minor realignment of the streets and intersections in order to more safely control traffic movements and shorten pedestrian crossings. Other improvements include constructing a new stormwater management facility within the center island, upgrading the existing drainage system, and installing crosswalks at all intersections. A Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant funded approximately 80% of the project ($800,000).The city’s portion of the project was approximately $400,000. Construction for the Lake Avenue Streetscape Phase II Improvements Project began in fall 2020 and was completed in about mid-year 2021.

The first phase of construction was completed in May 2017 and resulted in a wide array of street improvements on Lake Avenue from Rehoboth Avenue to Third Street.The project included a minor realignment of the street, elimination of parking on one side, installation of American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant crosswalks and sidewalks for the full length of the street on both sides, and improved lighting. Additionally, utility poles were relocated, and the existing drainage system was upgraded.

PDF icon Lake Ave, Phase 2, Bid Proposal 20200618

PDF icon Lake Ave Phase 2, Addendum No. 1, Rehoboth 2021-ST001, FAP ETEA-2019(06)

Lake Ave, Phase 2, Addendum No. 2

Question: Our bonding will require the insurance requirements of Rehoboth Beach for this project. Can these requirements be provided ASAP?

Answer: Standard State, DOT,  insurance requirements shall be in effect, written to the City of Rehoboth Beach.

FAQs about the Lake Avenue Streetscape Phase II Improvements Project

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  • General

    We are excited about this time of redevelopment in our great community. Living, working, and visiting the City of Rehoboth Beach will mean watching the vibrant transformation of this area. With this project, the City will prepare for future growth in downtown while embracing its rich history through the addition of features that mirror the City of Rehoboth Beach.

  • What is the construction schedule?

    Construction of the Lake Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project Phase II began on Monday, September 14, 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2021. Traffic in the project area will be affected by construction efforts. Parking will not be permitted around work sites during the workday. There may be a need for temporary road closures throughout the area as equipment or materials move in and out of the site. Access to properties driveways may also be impacted for short periods of time while work occurs in front of those particular properties. We ask that motorists follow all posted signage. 

    The contractor will be mobilizing equipment on Second Street in a restricted area. Work will begin on Second Street near Rehoboth Avenue and proceed toward Olive Avenue. 

    The working hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All work is weather dependent. 

    The general contractor for this project is Grassbusters Landscaping Co., Inc. The City will have a full-time consultant on-site through the project to help coordinate construction. 

    The project is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2021. 

  • How will construction affect my business/residence?

    The City’s contractor will work very hard to minimize inconveniences to businesses/residences due to construction. Businesses and residents will receive construction information through public meetings, one-on-one meetings, small group and organizational meetings, news media, social media email updates, and this website. We will work with downtown merchants to have alternate plans in place before construction and to make sure that merchants and patrons are given notice of when and where construction will take place.

  • Will I always have access to my business/residence?

    All businesses/residences will have access to their property during construction except during times when equipment, supplies and/or existing structures are being relocated. There will be no on-street parking during construction. The construction crew will work closely with business owners and residents to address concerns about access.

  • Vehicular Access

    All businesses/residences will have access to their property during construction except during times when equipment, supplies and/or existing structures are being relocated. There will be no on-street parking during construction. The construction crew will work closely with business owners and residents to address concerns about access.

  • Pedestrian Access

    Pedestrian access will be limited during construction. During construction you may be detoured, delayed or asked to use an alternate entrance.

  • Who can I contact to get information about the Lake Avenue Streetscape Phase II Improvements Project?

    For more information about the project, please contact the Communications Department at 302-227-6181 ext. 522 or email [email protected].