Signal work at US 113/SR 20 to begin April 25

MILLSBORO – Motorists can expect daytime lane and shoulder closures beginning later this month as Delaware’s Department of Transportation changes signal phasing at the US 113/SR 20 intersection. The side street approaches (Hardscrabble Road and Betts Pond Road) currently operate using “concurrent” signal phasing, where both eastbound and westbound traffic proceed at the same time […]

DelDOT encourages motorists to ‘drive like you work here’

MILFORD — Drivers and transportation officials across the nation are celebrating National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week with a familiar twist. Delaware’s Department of Transportation, joined by some of their key partners, held a safety awareness event in Milford Thursday with DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, Gov. John Carney other state and local leaders to highlight […]

Commentary: The long and bumpy roads of Delaware

A few weeks ago there was some discussion on a local TV news broadcast concerning Delaware’s consideration of imposing a mileage tax/fee to increase funds for the maintenance/care of our roads and bridges. It seems that DelDOT doesn’t have the funds to maintain those items and needs more and more money they are so good […]

Letter to the Editor: Lowering speed limits

I was wondering if anyone has noticed DelDOT is lowering the speed limits on some of the roads. In my opinion it is being done without notification and justification. These roads have been improved significantly. They have been widened,with turn lanes, bike paths and sidewalks. Housing developments are set back a considerable distance from the […]

Speak Out: Taking a toll

Citing safety and citizen concerns, the Delaware and Maryland Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Units worked together to target commercial vehicles bypassing the new U.S. 301 toll road, authorities said. The two-day operation was conducted on Feb. 28 and March 1. During the operation, 85 commercial motor vehicles were stopped and found to be bypassing […]

Del. 1 traffic switch over Bowers Beach Road moved to Sunday

LITTLE HEAVEN — The Delaware Department of Transportation announced today that the Del. 1 traffic switch onto the new alignment over Bowers Beach Road has been moved up due to forecasted temperatures and weather. The work schedule has been advanced, with lane shift operations now set to begin Sunday night and continuing through the day […]

New US 301 ‘mainline’ puts the focus on motorists

MIDDLETOWN — It’s a small sample size, but promising nonetheless, state officials say. The new 14-mile mainline highway — which opened Jan. 10 — stretching from near the Chesapeake-Delaware Canal to the Maryland-Delaware state line drew more motorists than expected in its first few days, state officials said. Eventually, the $636 million “mainline” on the […]

Speak Out: U.S. 301 opens

The new 14-mile U.S. 301 roadway opened late Thursday morning after nearly three years of construction. E-ZPass trips will debut at a maximum $4 for two-axle vehicles (northernmost entry from Del. 1 just south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and the southernmost Maryland state line) and $5.60 for other license plates, with less charged […]

Traffic alert issued during services for Indian River firefighter

MILLSBORO – Delaware’s Department of Transportation has issued an alert to motorists to anticipate delays for the funeral services of Indian River Volunteer Firefighter Lt. Jason M. Faulkner, Sr. on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Viewing services will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at the Mother Mary of Peace Church. Mass will begin at noon […]

DelDOT project to upgrade Del. 1 median safety underway

SMYRNA — A year’s worth of construction to increase median safety protection on Del. 1 is about three weeks complete. By December 2019, the 11.5-mile stretch of divided highway from Smyrna north to Odessa will fully include a high tension cable barrier between northbound and soutbound lanes. Contracted work began on Dec. 17 in the […]