Letter to the Editor: Keep your eyes on the road

I am writing to express my displeasure with all the motorcycle deaths lately. First, a pickup took out seven bikers in New Hampshire. Now more recently a local husband and wife were killed on their motorcycle in the Harrington area. These are just two examples I know of. Drivers need to pay more attention to […]

Heavy traffic coming this holiday

DOVER – They’re heading to barbecues and fireworks displays, parades and more. More than 12 percent of Delawareans will travel at least 50 miles during the Fourth of July holiday, the largest number coming Wednesday. In advance of an expected record-breaking 48.9 million Americans on the roadway this holiday, traffic officials combined efforts to publicize […]

Speak Out: Dangerous intersection?

Seven crashes in 5 1/2 years at the same downtown intersection, the latest a few days ago. Running a red light at North and State street at approximately 6:35 a.m. Monday, a vehicle crashed into another; an SUV rolled onto its side and a car was pushed onto a sidewalk and near a building. The […]

Commentary: Safely share the road with farm equipment in Delaware

Farmers are back in the fields after a wet early spring, and that means they will be on the roads, too. Most people think farmers only need the highways in the fall, during harvest, but we’re on the road at least nine months of the year, maneuvering in traffic. We need to use those roads […]

Letter to the Editor: Solutions to Sussex traffic ills needed

Recently, I proposed that the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) investigate the possibility of constructing an additional bridge over the Indian River to provide traffic relief in and around Millsboro. Southeastern Sussex County is the most densely populated portion of the county. Much of the traffic flowing to this region moves over the Indian River […]

Letter to the Editor: Kudos for improving intersection

Thank you DelDOT for addressing the challenges of the intersection located at Route 14 at Killens Pond Road and Deep Grass Lane. Improvements to this intersection are much needed. I look forward to the completed project! Linda Evans Houston

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 […]

Speak Out: Easier traveling?

Drivers can now travel from the Christiana Mall to the Milton area without encountering any traffic signals. The Delaware Department of Transportation opened the new realignment Monday afternoon for Del. 1 northbound at Bowers Beach Road. Southbound access followed by Monday evening. The opening means drivers can now hop off Del. 1 and onto Bowers […]

Troopers investigating Smyrna Del. 1 crash

  SMYRNA — The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a serious crash involving two vehicles that took place on Del. 1 in Smyrna, late Saturday afternoon. The initial investigation has determined that a 2007 Chevrolet Impala was traveling southbound on Del. 1 approaching the Del. 6 overpass when for an unknown reason the […]

Traffic alert: Construction slows Little Heaven northbound

FREDERICA — An ongoing construction project in the Little Heaven-Frederica area has slowed northbound traffic on Del. 1 as one lane is closed. The Delaware Department of Transportation said the lane will re-open at 3 p.m.