Commentary: Use the ‘zipper merge’ technique to make trips smoother

Highway construction and maintenance season is still in high gear in Delaware. The beehive of activity in construction zones will continue well into autumn and beyond. Asphalt now covers more than 94 percent of paved roads in the United States. It is estimated there are at least 30 thousand paving projects taking place on interstates, […]

Dover’s list of road priorities remains same

DOVER — The city of Dover’s road improvement priorities did not change from last year — but that doesn’t mean they’re any less important. They’re just awaiting approval and funding. City Planner Dave Hugg discussed the transportation priorities at the Safety Advisory and Transportation Committee at the Council Meeting of the Whole on Sept. 24 […]

DelDOT set to begin offseason projects near Rehoboth Beach

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that several projects in the Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach corridor will be resuming or beginning construction as the peak travel season begins to wind down. Most of the construction work will be taking place on Del. 1 and includes: Del. 1 bridges over Lewes-Rehoboth […]

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 […]