In 2017, a new 3 mile roadway in Dover, DE will be named “POW-MIA Parkway.”
It is estimated that by 2035, approximately 20, 000 daily motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists traveling through southern and western Dover will be reminded of our veterans’ contributions.
The major road project was kicked off with a naming ceremony featuring the Dover Air Force Base Color Guard, and remarks by members of the community such as Gov. Jack Markell, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, State Rep. Bill Carson, Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan, Delaware Veterans Coalition President Dave Skocik, Delaware National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, New 512th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Scott “Bull” Durham, and VVA Delaware State Council President Paul Davis.
Davis is appreciative of the tribute to the soldiers that never returned home.
Locally, the project is seen as a relief from traffic on U.S. Route 13 and for bottlenecks through downtown and the state capitol grounds.
Photo sourced from Gary Emeigh with Delaware State News