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 […]

Bicyclist dies after collision in Ocean View

OCEAN VIEW — A 76-year-old bicyclist hurt in a collision with a motor vehicle Saturday morning died Sunday night due to complications from his injuries, Ocean View police said. Alfred Linwood Yergey III, of Ocean View, was struck by a 2018 Subaru Forester driven by Jodi Silverman Bartow, 65, of Bethesda, Maryland. Ocean View police […]

Laurel man succumbs to injuries in May 7 crash

LAUREL — Rigoberto Perez Sr., 82, of Laurel, who was involved in a traffic collision in Laurel on May 7, died May 21 from injuries suffered in the crash, Delaware State Police said. The crash occurred at around 10:29 a.m. on May 7 on E. Trap Pond Road, south of Phillips Hill Road, in Laurel. […]

Dover’s North Street closed for improvements

DOVER — In an effort to improve sidewalks, signs and landscaping along North Street in Dover, the road will be closed until Wednesday, April 25, pending weather. Construction by Newark-based contractor Grassbusters Landscaping Co. is currently taking place on North Street between South Queen Street and South New Street. Ann Gravatt, the program manager who works for the Delaware […]

DelDOT begins final phase of Little Heaven Project

  DOVER — This is the year that the Delaware Department of Transportation is expected to complete the construction project on Del. 1 and the often-hectic two-mile stretch of highway between Little Heaven and Frederica. The remaining pieces of the $40 million puzzle that is known as the Del. 1 Little Heaven Grade Separated Intersection […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Area infrastructure projects just ‘federally funded boondoggles’

As a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2018, I urge all Delawareans to consider the value of two federally funded infrastructure projects now underway in Delaware costing hundreds of millions of dollars. These two projects are siphoning off funds needed elsewhere for more important infrastructure needs. The first is the Frederica interchange north of Milford. […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware offering lessons for other states in road safety

It’s the holiday season, a time when visions of sugar plums, rather than driving safety, are more likely to be dancing in our heads. But, unfortunately, it is just the time when we need to be more focused and extra diligent about driving safety, since these holidays are both our busiest and deadliest period on […]