JULY 15, 2022 -- Officials with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) said today that the Cedar Creek Drawbridge (on SR36 east of Milford) will be closed to vehicle traffic for an indefinite period of time due to a mechanical failure.
Workers were able to manually raise the bridge to allow marine traffic on Cedar Creek to freely move under the span. However, with the bridge in the open position, motorists trying to access the area via Cedar Beach Road (SR36) will have to use a detour.
DelDOT engineers have not yet determined the extent of the problem and are currently unable to provide an estimated repair time.
Vehicle Traffic Detours
• SR1 Southbound: Continue along SR 1 SB and make a left onto Slaughter Beach Road then continue Down Slaughter Beach Road and take access to Bay Road north or south.
• SR1 Northbound: SR 1 NB make an early right onto Slaughter Beach Road then access onto Bay Road north or south.
Message boards have been placed at four locations leading into the area to alert motorists of the situation.
The above message was copied from a State Representative on Facebook.
The bridge on Route 36 in Slaughter Beach that crosses Cedar Creek will be closed again: June 14 - 28, 2021.
Here is the press release directly from the Del-Dot website:
TRAFFIC ALERT - Counterweight Work Will Require the Closure of the Bridge over Cedar Creek-Sussex County
Traffic Information: DelDOT announces to motorists that their contractor will perform counter-weight work on the bridge over Cedar Creek on Route 36/Cedar Beach Road between Lighthouse Road and Marina Lane.
The road closure will occur at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 14 until 5 p.m. on Monday, June 28, pending weather.
The bridge will be open to marine traffic.
Motorists traveling east on Route 36/Cedar Beach Road will be detoured south on Route 1 to Slaughter Beach Road northeast to Bay Avenue.
Motorists traveling west on Route 36/Cedar Beach Road will be detoured south on Bay Avenue to Slaughter Beach Road onto Route 1 and take Cedar Creek Road eastbound.
Detour signage will be posted for motorists. At all times, residents will have access to their homes but may need to take the posted detour route.
Notice: Closure of Cedar Creek Bridge on Rt. 36 – updated 10/2/17
10/2/17 UPDATE: CEDAR CREEK BRIDGE ON RT. 36 IS NOW OPEN.
We received an email with the following information:
DELDOT has informed us that they have a mechanical issue with the Cedar Creek Bridge on Rt. 36.
It will be closed until they can get the appropriate parts.
We will keep you informed as to any updates.
In the meantime, access will all be directed to Slaughter Beach Road.
We will update this post, and our Facebook post when the bridge reopens. You may also sign up for our newsletter to receive updates directly to your inbox.