Town of Delmar Safe Routes To School

The Town of Delmar Safe Routes to School Project is currently under construction along 2nd Street in Delmar, Maryland.

As part of a statewide Safe Routes to School initiative for from the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Town of Delmar has commenced plans to construct ADA compliant pedestrian facilities from the Maryland-Delaware state line leading to Delmar Elementary School. In doing so, the town is establishing safer walking routes within the surrounding areas of the Delmar Elementary School.

The Second Street Safe Routes to School Project includes installation of approximately 2,700 LF of new ADA compliant sidewalk, crosswalks, handicapped ramps, driveway aprons, paving and site restoration along Second Street from East State Street to Elm Street in Delmar, Maryland. This project was made possible in part through a $221,000 grant funded by the Maryland State Highway Administration − Safe Routes to School Program. The design and bidding phases are completed. Project construction began March 9, 2020, with an anticipated completion date of June 2020.

Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF), is working with the Town of Delmar to provide complete design and construction phase engineering services for this project.

The Safe Routes to School Project will greatly improve safety and accessibility for the area by connecting existing sidewalk systems together, while also promoting reduced traffic and air pollution within the vicinity of the Delmar Elementary School. The town and the State of Maryland Highway Administration have moved this project forward for the enhancement of the pedestrian accommodations, enabling students to walk or bicycle to school, living a healthy and active lifestyle. “We will continue to do our part in making these much-needed improvements as the town remains committed to making these Safe Routes to School a priority”, said Project Manager, Josh Taylor, P.E.

Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., is a full-service architectural, engineering, planning and surveying firm with offices in Salisbury and Easton, Maryland, and in Milford, Delaware. For additional information about DBF, visit