Speak Out: Little Heaven project

Elected officials, project team members and Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan celebrated the opening of now-completed Del. 1 Little Heaven Grade Separated Intersection project with a late morning ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. • Let’s celebrate getting something done before we do it and after ward stick shovels in the ground and news conference […]

Commentary: Improving Delaware’s E-ZPass toll collection system

I had the opportunity to work on some legislation this past session that was the direct result of a concern raised by one of my constituents and neighbors. It seems they were facing an unusually hefty fine from the vendor who does E-ZPass’ collections. As you may be aware, E-ZPass is Delaware’s electronic toll collection […]

Speak Out: Tolls on new bypass

Administrative changes to billing trips on the new U.S. 301 bypass toll road will be coming. “We are discussing changes to the invoice, violation letters and toll statements based on feedback we’ve received to bring more clarity to the information customers are receiving,” Delaware Department of Transportation spokesman Charles “C.R.” McLeod said this week. On […]

DelDOT eyes more clarity in tolls on new U.S. 301 bypass

MIDDLETOWN — Administrative changes to billing trips on the new U.S. 301 bypass toll road will be coming. “We are discussing changes to the invoice, violation letters and toll statements based on feedback we’ve received to bring more clarity to the information customers are receiving,” Delaware Department of Transportation spokesman Charles “C.R.” McLeod said this […]

DelDOT prepares for busy Memorial Day weekend

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced its plans for what is expected to be a heavy holiday traffic Memorial Day weekend. DelDOT will be suspending construction-related lane closures at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, until 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Ongoing sustained lane shifts and/or lane closures may still be […]

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 […]