Today, I’m flying over the 301 bypass to give you a bird’s-eye view of the progress that has been made so far.

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Today I am broadcasting from 3,000 feet over Middletown to show you footage of the 301 bypass project.

This project has been in the works for such a long time that many of us here in Middletown (including myself) doubted that it would ever make it from the drawing board to the groundbreaking ceremony. However, construction is underway. Believe it or not, there are actually plans to start placing concrete this summer! Click here to read the Delaware Business Times article

Now that I have seen the 301 bypass from the ground and the air, I want to tip my hat to the men and women responsible for planning it. They have done an admirable job of tucking this massive project away in copses of trees and farmland.

Of course, some people will have to adjust to additional traffic noise and may see their home values impacted while people get used to the change. The city planners did plan ahead, as most areas close to the bypass are already close to fairly heavy traffic.

FLYING OVER IT, I JUST THOUGHT, ‘WOW!’

My hope is that the uptick in volume will be offset by the easing of traffic build-up in key areas. I also hope that people who purchased property close to the project knew about the bypass and negotiated prices accordingly. Although creating this bypass is a perfectly logical move, something like this springing up behind your home can be quite a surprise. A good Realtor can help you do some additional due diligence if you are planning on buying or selling in this area.

Flying over this project, though, I was mostly impressed by the progress that has been made. To get a complete bird’s-eye view, check out the video.

In the meantime, if you have any real estate questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!