Upcoming events to interrupt area traffic

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation said motorists can expect road and lane restrictions with an interruption to traffic for the following special events in October. • Dewey Goes Pink-Dewey Beach on Saturday, Oct. 6. Motorists can expect delays in traffic from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 on Del. 1 […]

Chance for deer collisions rises as fall approaches

DOVER — The days are getting shorter with October creeping up. Daylight will become even more scarce when daylight saving time ends on Nov. 4. The addition of more night-time driving hours for motorists in Delaware means the risk of hitting a deer, another animal — or even a human — increases. That’s why the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Safe teen driving

Though summer is quickly fading away, teens, much like their parents, are taking advantage of longer days and good weather and hitting the road before school starts. Many are unaware that we are more than halfway through what is known as the 100 Deadliest Days — the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day — […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Road hazards

I would like to say thank you to the people who blow grass into the roadways. Do you not know that it is dangerous for motorcycle drivers? Not only is it slippery for them but when it is picked up by other drivers and blown into the faces of motorcycle drivers and passengers, it stings […]

COMMENTARY: Toward Zero Deaths aims to eradicate Delaware road fatalities

As we head into the Labor Day holiday, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Safety and Homeland Security want to stress the importance of safety on our roadways. To date this year, 71 people have lost their lives in crashes on Delaware roadways. This is compared to 59 fatalities during the same period […]

COMMENTARY: Drivers urged to reacquaint themselves with road rules

July has been one of the deadliest months seen on Delaware roadways. While these tragedies on our roads vary in locations, circumstances, time of day, and contributing factors, we must recognize the important role all of us play in making our roads safer for ourselves and each other. If all drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stricter enforcement needed on Delaware roads

This is an open letter to Gov. Carney, General Assembly members, Homeland Security and Safety and the Delaware Department of Transportation. Horrific news of the loss of five members of a New Jersey family, including four children and one parent, is a clarion call for drastic enforcement action and a review of traffic control procedures […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Get moving on the highway

The speed limit on the Milford/Harrington Highway, between the first church east of Harrington on Milford/Harrington Highway and the first red light on it in Milford, is 50 mph NOT 40 mph! There is an increased number of people who do not read speed limit signs and are going 40 to 45 mph on the […]

Traffic pattern changes set for Firefly festival

DOVER — DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center staff, in coordination with the city of Dover Police and Delaware State Police, will monitor traffic in and around the Dover vicinity for Firefly weekend. With the expected number of patrons attending the festival, Leipsic Road and Persimmon Tree Road in the area of Dover International Speedway will be […]

Federal money secured for fixes at U.S. 9 intersection in Sussex

GEORGETOWN — Optimism became reality in efforts to secure major funding to relieve a traffic-flow pressure point on Georgetown’s eastern town limits. Local, county, state and federal officials gathered Tuesday for the long-awaited announcement: the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $7 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to the Delaware Department […]