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 […]

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 […]