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.
DelDOT PUBLIC WORKSHOP
Centreville Layton School
This is an unprecedented action taken by DelDOT since this workshop was already held once before. Some believe this is a debate about a TRAFFIC LIGHT versus a TRAFFIC CIRCLE. This is absolutely not true.
This is about the need for a safe, pedestrian controlled traffic light in Centreville, recommended by DelDOT following a study conducted in regard to a pedestrian fatality on Kennett Pike in Centreville in March 2013. The light will have many benefits:
Provide safer access to Kennett Pike from Twaddell Mill / Owls Nest roads
“Smart light”—will rest on green on Kennett Pike until left turn traffic approaches from Twadell Mill and Owl’s Nest roads
Faster access to the village for emergency service vehicles
Create gaps in traffic
Least intrusive solution
The Centreville Civic Association (CCA) polled the organization’s general membership in 2014 asking for input on the traffic light. Results showed a nearly two-to-one vote for the installation of the traffic light.
This is not a CCA activity and if you voted in the 2014 CCA poll, you must also comment to DelDOT, in writing, by attending the work shop or by one of the following options.
DelDOT invites all Centreville residents and all other interested parties to the workshop. If you are unable to attend you may comment in writing to: DelDOT Public relations at P.O. Box778, Dover, DE 19903 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations will be made at 5PM and 6PM and DelDOT engineer(s) will be available to answer questions.
Please attend the workshop and fill out a comment form listed on the left.
SUPPORT A SOLUTION, NOT THE PROBLEM!
PLEIN AIR BRANDYWINE VALLEY EVENT: CHILDREN’S BEACH HOUSE
PLEIN AIR BRANDYWINE VALLEY EVENT TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN'S BEACH HOUSE
ON MONDAY OCTOBER 19, 2015, ARTISTS FOR THIS EVENT WILL SET UP THEIR EASELS IN CENTREVILLE AND PAINT IN THE PLEIN AIR STYLE - OUTDOORS AND SPONTANEOUS. THE RESULTS OF THE WEEK IN CENTREVILLE AND OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY WILL BE DISPLAYED AT AN OPENING GALA - ART SALE & EXHIBITION AT WINTERTHUR ON OCTOBER 23, 2015 (TICKETS REQUESTED). THE SALE AND EXHIBITION CONTINUES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24/25, 10AM-4PM. NO ADMISSION FEE.
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.'