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 […]

Sound Off Delaware: Little Heaven-Milford roadwork wrapping up

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Since early 2015, the sight of road work taking place on Del. 1 between Little Heaven and Milford has been constant. But, according to DelDOT, the approximately $114 million improvement project is […]

Sound Off Delaware: DART dilemma

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Readers reached to a Thursday letter headlined, “Delaware’s growing DART dilemma” whose purpose was “to get those in power to take a good, hard look at a very costly program which benefits […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware’s DART dilemma

First, let me say this letter is not intended to eliminate the “White Elephant” Delaware DART Bus System as I am sure there are a small number of people who benefit from using it. Rather, it is to get those in power to take a good, hard look at a very costly program which benefits […]

Kent County Del. 1 project nears completion: Little Heaven-Milford roadwork wrapping up

MILFORD — Since early 2015, the sight of road work taking place on Del. 1 between Little Heaven and Milford has been constant. But, according to DelDOT, the approximately $114 million improvement project is in the home stretch. Referred to as the “SR 1 corridor capacity preservation program,” the multi-year, 80 percent federally-funded project included […]

North State Street: Traffic calming measure a couple of years in the works

DOVER — It’s been a couple of years in the making, but traffic is about to get a little “calmer” on North State Street, at least that’s what Delaware Department of Transportation officials and nearby residents are hoping. North State Street will be experiencing both daytime and nighttime closures in both directions from Pennsylvania Avenue […]

DelDOT makes billion dollar commitment to Sussex’s future

GEORGETOWN — With a theme of “Celebrate the Past/Envision the Future,” Sussex County’s annual Today & Tomorrow Conference provided a look at the state’s committement to spending on transportation projects. Dressed as Star Wars’ Princess Leia in the spirit of Halloween, Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan avoided the dark side and offered a […]

Key DelDOT projects updated

DOVER — The Department of Transportation is set to spend just over $700 million on projects in Kent County over the next seven years. The spending plan for the fiscal year started July 1 totals almost $137 million for Kent, and the proposed Capital Transportation Program that runs from July 1, 2019, through June 30, […]

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