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Press Release -- January 11, 2017

TRAFFIC ALERT - Ashland Covered Bridge Damaged by Snow Plow will Require Closure for Repairs

Ashland -- In order to perform emergency repairs to the historic Ashland Covered Bridge, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has closed Barley Mill Road from Creek Road to Brackenville Road at the Ashland Covered Bridge following a strike by a snow plow. The bridge has incurred damage to three of the roof ties as well as cracking some of the sway bracing. The bridge will remain closed for several days until the district can repair these timbers.

Detour routes will be posted and are as follows:

  • Northbound traffic on Barley Mill Road can turn left on Brackenville Road, right on Old Wilmington Road, right on Sharpless Road, and left on Creek Road.
  • Southbound traffic on Barley Mill Road can head south on Sharpless Road, turn left on Old Wilmington Road, left on Brackenville Road, and right on Barley Mill Road.
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