Lawsuit targets DelDOT over Del. 1 access at South Frederica

DOVER — A longtime Kent County lawyer is suing the Department of Transportation over access to several properties in the Frederica area that are planned for development. At issue are two parcels of land located directly across Del. 1 from the DE Turf sports complex. Totaling about 11.7 acres, the land was purchased by DelDOT […]

DelDOT secretary calls for safer driving

DOVER — For the third time in two weeks, a Delaware Department of Transportation employee was seriously injured on a job site, this time on Harris Road near Townsend in New Castle County. The worker was hit by a vehicle while mowing grass today. He was flown to the hospital as a result of the […]

Delaware receives more than $30 million in FHWA redistribution

DOVER — The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) annual August redistribution has resulted in Delaware receiving an additional $30,428,691 in federal funding for infrastructure projects. The redistribution dollars represent federal transportation improvement funds that were allocated to, but not used by, other states. “We are continuing to make significant investments — more than $4.5 billion — […]

DelDOT earns award for U.S. 301 Mainline Project

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation earned regional recognition in the America’s Transportation Awards for the U.S. 301 Mainline Project, which opened to traffic in January 2019. In the America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, state DOTs compete in […]

DelDOT Secretary Cohan retiring in October

DOVER — Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan will become the third cabinet secretary to leave Gov. John Carney’s administration this year. The governor’s office announced Friday Ms. Cohan, who has headed DelDOT since January 2015, will officially retire from the state in October and join the nonprofit Leadership Delaware as its CEO. Gov. Carney plans to […]

DelDOT to close right lane on Del. 10 for path project

DOVER — As part of the on-going Capital City Trail, Gateway Shopping Center to South State Street project, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced to motorists that the right lane eastbound will be closed on Del. 10/East Lebanon Road between Bay Road and State Street. The lane closure will be in effect starting on Monday, […]

DelDOT deals with virus as projects stay on fast track

DOVER — While the spread of COVID-19 has slowed down most of Delaware since March, including the education and business sectors, the Delaware Department of Transportation has remained in the fast lane. In fact, DelDOT announced last week that it has completed a variety of infrastructure projects in two of the three counties across the […]

DelDOT opens stretch of Milton trail

MILTON — The Delaware Department of Transportation secretary officially opened the new Milton Rails to Trails Phase II project Monday. Part of more than 500 miles of pedestrian and bike trails in the state, the project connects Wagamon’s West Shores to Milton. It includes the installation of 1,600 feet of trail and the rebuilding and […]

Lane closures suspended for holiday weekend

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation will be suspending construction-related lane closures Thursday through Sunday.DART services will operate on a Saturday schedule this Friday. Route 305-Beach Connection from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach begins service that day, operating Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. New this Independence Day, DART offers bus service in New Castle County on […]

Delaware Memorial Bridge to begin taking cash Thursday

NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Span will begin collecting cash at its southbound toll plaza Thursday. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, all toll operators will be required to wear a face mask and gloves while collecting cash tolls. Protective Plexiglas “sneeze” guards have been installed in the toll booths.All Delaware […]