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, […]

DelDOT update on Millsboro projects draws questions

MILLSBORO — Delaware’s Department of Transportation officials admit there is no single silver bullet or overnight solution to Millsboro’s traffic congestion migraines. DelDOT’s multi-pronged answer: a cloverleaf bypass and connector road linking US 113/SR 20 to SR 24 just west of the Mountaire Farms plant, widening northbound and southbound US 113 to three lanes several […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware responding to needs of bus riders in Sussex County

Jennifer Cohan, secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation sent the following letter dated Sept. 11, 2018 to the League of Women Voters regarding a letter sent to her regarding inadequate bus service in Sussex County. That letter appeared in the Delaware State News on Aug. 27. Dear League of Women Voters: I would like […]

SR 10 in Camden-Wyoming to close temporarily

CAMDEN — State Road 10/Willow Grove Road is set to close between Henry Cowgill Road and Berrytown Road in Camden-Wyoming at 7 a.m. on Aug. 22 till 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 for paving and rehabilitation, said DelDOT. The work will consist of full depth removal and replacement of the concrete with striping. Phase one […]

DelDOT explores uses for drones

SMYRNA — Delaware’s Department of Transportation has only been using drones for two years and it’s barely scratching the surface of what unmanned vehicles can do. However, the agency has already seen results. DelDOT utilized drones at the February 2017 inmate uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, providing an eye in the sky […]

Should DelDOT workers get hazard pay?

  DOVER — They’re a common sight around Delaware — holding stop signs, operating heavy machinery and setting up signage. They’re so common, in fact, that many think nothing of the Department of Transportation employees who stand on and alongside the roadways from Clayton to Delmar. But the men and women who work on the […]

DelDOT breaks ground on Milford overpass

MILFORD — At least 138 collisions have been reported to the Milford Police Department at the intersection of North East Tenth Street and Del. 1 since April 2009, according to Sgt. Robert Masten. Residents of Woodshaven, just to the east of the intersection behind the Milford High School and next to Grottos and Royal Farms, […]

State to test mobile driver license use

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has launched a mobile driver license pilot study that will run for six months. The pilot, which includes approximately 200 state employees and stakeholders, is designed to test user acceptance and new innovative features that can only be achieved with an mDL. “Delaware is among the first […]