Roads to close in Georgetown and Ellendale for pipe work

Lord Road in Ellendale to close for crossroad pipe work ELLENDALE — Ellendale’s Lord Road, between North Union Church Road and Staytonville Road, will be closed from 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, until 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, pending weather, for the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe, the Delaware Department of […]

DelDOT announces new E-bidding process

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation has begun accepting electronic bids online with the new Bid Express service and the first contract was advertised using online bidding on Dec. 30, 2019, for the Silverside Road ADA Improvements project, which is currently scheduled to accept bids until Tuesday, Jan. 28. The department anticipates advertising all […]

Commentary: DelDOT prepares for busy year ahead of I-95 project

Anyone who lives or travels through New Castle County is aware of the numerous transportation infrastructure projects that have and continue to cause disruptions. These projects were all planned so they could be substantially completed before the I-95 Corridor Rehabilitation Project begins in March 2021. As we look ahead to 2020, DelDOT continues to prepare […]

DelDOT proposes changes to tricky, dangerous intersection between Seaford, Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — A study is complete, and change appears to be on the way for a tricky, sometimes dangerous intersection between Seaford and Georgetown. Delaware’s Department of Transportation has completed an evaluation at the intersection of Old Furnace Road and Cokesbury Road, several miles east of Seaford. This intersection has a high frequency of crashes […]

The next step: DelDOT workshop focuses on future growth south of Dover

DOVER — As Kent County considers growth plans for South Frederica and Little Heaven, the state Department of Transportation is assessing the most recent traffic improvements to consider what additional changes may be needed. Data was collected on Saturdays in August and peak hours in the mornings and evenings in September to study beach traffic […]

Lanes to be reconfigured at Del. 1 Biddle’s Corner toll plaza

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation will be reconfiguring lanes at the mainline toll plazas on Del. 1 located at Biddle’s Corner to allow for a more streamlined flow through the E-ZPass express lane system. The work will be taking place at the Biddle’s Corner toll plaza on or about next Monday (weather permitting) […]

Sign of the times: State protected by sovereign immunity

SMYRNA — Kathleen Lucas found out the hard way that the state is immune to some insurance claims. That unfortunate knowledge stems from a recent accident that left her with a bill for lawnmower repairs that totaled nearly $800. For the past five or six years, a friend’s son has cut the grass at Ms. […]

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 […]