DelDOT keeps roadwork projects on track through pandemic

DOVER — Time does not wait on any project when it comes to keeping Delaware’s roadways, bridges and other infrastructure in top-running condition. That’s what has made the challenge of working through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic so challenging for the Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) employees and the contractors that work for them. Keeping roads […]

Biden Welcome Center to reopen limited services

NEWARK – Effective Wednesday at 6 a.m., the Biden Welcome Center on I-95 in Newark will reopen to the public in a limited capacity. The center had closed operations on March 17 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The facility operator, HMS Host, has offered to reopen the welcome center to help the trucking community […]

DelDOT waiving DMV late fees due to virus

DOVER — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Transportation is waiving all late fee for vehicle registration and driver license renewals until further notice. DelDOT is also urging customers to use its website, mydmv.delaware.gov, for vehicle services, or utilize the drive-through services at all the state’s Division of Motor Vehicle locations. The agency […]

Delaware legislators’ control over road projects at issue

DOVER — The program that allocates hundreds of thousands of dollars to lawmakers for transportation projects of their choosing could see an overhaul soon to give the Department of Transportation more authority in determining where that money is spent. Every year, the capital bond bill gives money to legislators as part of the Community Transportation […]

DelDOT announces new Director of Planning

DOVER — On Tuesday, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced Marc Coté has been selected as the new Director of Planning for the Department. Mr. Coté will begin his transition on March 1. He succeeds Drew Boyce who will be retiring from the department on March 30 after more than 34 years of service to […]

DelDOT public workshop to be held in Lewes

LEWES — The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) invites residents from in and around Lewes and all other interested parties to a public workshop Feb. 20 to discuss the proposed removal of the Railroad Bridge 3-928R over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. The purpose of the workshop is to present details of the proposed removal and to […]

Wet pond, pedestrian work slated in Bethany Beach

BETHANY BEACH — The Delaware Department of Transportation announces that their contractor A-Del Construction Company Inc. will begin a Transportation Alternative Program for water quality improvements to the Anchorage Canal drainage area, including intersection improvements to the Del. 1/Coastal Highway, Pennsylvania Avenue and Westway Drive Intersection. The work includes construction of a wet pond, construction […]

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 […]