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Centreville, Delaware  EST. 1750


Welcome to Centreville, an 18th Century Delaware Village listed in the National Register of Historic Places and surrounded by superb Country Estates, world-renowned Museums and the beautiful Brandywine Valley. Antiques and Art abound, displayed in the buildings that once served the needs of farmers, drovers and millers. Whether you are driving the scenic Kennett Pike or bicycling our Greenway, Centreville's charm will capture your heart.

Winterthur Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Burrows Run Preserve, Flint Woods and Coverdale Farm are our neighbors. Brandywine Creek State Park, Longwood Gardens, Hagley Museum, Delaware Museum of Art, Brandywine Battle Field and Brandywine River Museum are all within five miles of the Village.

Announcements

Update: September CCA Board of Directors Meeting

The September meeting for CCA Board of Directors has been moved from Sept 8 to Sept. 15. The meeting will be held at 7PM at Lower Brandywine Church social hall.

Construction on new Rocky Run Bridge Begins in July

New bridge will replace damaged Rocky Run Bridge in Brandywine Creek State Park

WILMINGTON (July 20, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation has announced that construction of a new bridge will begin this month to replace the historic Rocky Run Bridge in Brandywine Creek State Park. The construction work will continue through Jan. 2016. Due to the age of the historic Rocky Run Bridge and the damage it sustained following Hurricane Sandy, the decision was made to replace it with a new bridge just upstream from the original bridge. The stone abutments from the original bridge will remain in place as a landscape feature.

Following Hurricane Sandy in Oct. 2012, the original Rocky Run Bridge was closed. Subsequent flood waters also weakened the bridge’s support structure, causing it to be declared unsafe for any use, including foot and cycling traffic.

Currently, a temporary bridge is open to pedestrians and cyclists. The temporary bridge will remain open during the construction of the new bridge. When the new bridge opens, the temporary bridge will be removed.

The Rocky Run Bridge is a part of the Creek Road Trail on the east side of the Brandywine River and serves as the link between the park’s Rockland Road and Thompsons Bridge parking areas.

During the construction, park visitors are asked to use caution in the area. Some trails from the Thompsons Bridge and Rockland Road parking lots. Areas around the Rocky Run Bridge will also require short term closures during the construction.

Tree Trimming in Centreville to Continue

The Delmarva Power Tree Maintenance Program will continue in the Centreville area through August of 2015.  For more information visit www.delmarva.com

UPDATE: Proposed Traffic Signal: Kennett Pike & Owls Nest/Twaddell Mill Roads

On May 5 Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan sent a letter outlining the status of a proposed traffic signal at the intersection of SR-52/Kennett Pike and Owls Nest & Twaddell Mill Roads to Irv Hollingsworth, president of the Centreville Civic Association. The letter is listed in the left hand column under 'CCA Meeting Minutes.'

ALERT: Traffic light/fire insurance misinformation

RESIDENTS OF CENTREVILLE HAVE BEEN CONTACTING SENATOR LAVELLE AND ME OVER CONCERNS ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL CONTACTING THEM SAYING THAT IF A TRAFFIC LIGHT IS ERECTED IN THE VILLAGE OF CENTREVILLE THEIR FIRE INSURANCE WILL SUBSTANTUALLY INCREASE.

BOTH THE SENATOR AND I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND HAVE FOUND THIS TO BE UNTRUE.  FOLLOWING ARE TWO QUOTES FROM AN E-MAIL I RECEIVED FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR OF THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE:

“OUR RESEARCH REVEALED THAT RATES WERE GENERALLY SET ACCORDING TO A PROPERTY’S DISTANCE FROM A WATER SOURCE; TRAFFIC LIGHTS WERE NOT PART OF THE CALCULATION.”

“THAT HAS BEEN THE FULL EXTENT OF DOI’S INVOLVEMENT; WE HAVE NO OTHER CONCERNS.”

I WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE CONCERNING THE TRAFFIC LIGHT PROJECT OR ANY OTHER ISSUE INCLUDE THE REQUEST FOR A LIGITIMATE SOURCE AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THAT SOURCE; THEN CONTACT THE SOURCE FOR THE FACTS.

BEST REGARDS,

IRVIN J. HOLLINGSWORTH, JR

PRESIDENT

CENTREVILLE CIVIC ASSOCIATION

Centreville Traffic Study Update

Today, April 22, 2015, I received from DELDOT the latest update on the Centreville Study Project..  It is available for the public to view at http://deldot.gov/information/projects/centreville safety study/index.shtml