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Rain has stopped, but many roads remain closed / Route 1, from Bethany Beach to Dewey Beachis currently open

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:24:46 GMT

Dover --

While the rain has essentially stopped, there are still dozens of road in Delaware that are either closed due to flooding, or the roads have some water on them, but not enough to warrant closing the road.

Next to the beach, Route 1 from Dewey Beach to Bethany Beach is now open in both directions, but officials may have to close the road again tonight, when high tide returns at around 8 p.m. Then the road might become closed until Saturday. [More]




DelDOT and Delaware Dept. of Agriculture Advise Motorists to Be Careful & Alert When Sharing the Road with Farm Equipment

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:29:04 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the Department of Agriculture are urging motorists to be alert for the presence of farm equipment on roads and to practice safe road-sharing techniques.

Harvest season has started, and farmers are moving tractors, trailers, trucks and other large equipment on state roads as they move between fields or to equipment staging areas.

Farm equipment operators understand that their presence can delay your trip and will often pull off the roadway at the first available safe location to allow you to pass. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - October Events throughout Delaware Will Require Temporary Road and Lane Restrictions

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:44:34 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that motorists can expect road and lane restrictions with an interruption to traffic for the following special events in October.

Dewey Goes Pink-Dewey Beach

Motorists can expect delays in traffic from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 on SR 1 and Silver Lake Drive in Dewey Beach.

For more information, please contact www.races2run.com

25th Anniversary Apple Scrapple Festival - Bridgeville

Motorists can expect road closures and delays in traffic from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, October 14 and 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 in Bridgeville. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Demolition Will Require the Closure of Exit 165B On-Ramp to I-95 Northbound

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:30:34 GMT

Christiana --

WHEN: 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 2 until 5 a.m. Monday, November 7, pending weather.

WHERE: Exit 165B On-Ramp to I-95 Northbound between SR 7/1 northbound and I-95 northbound, Christiana. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Rehabilitation Project on I-95 NB over SR 7/1 Will Require Lane Closures

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:27:47 GMT

Christiana --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that their contractor, Mumford and Miller, Concrete Inc. is scheduled to remove and replace the existing bridge deck on I-95 northbound over SR 7/1. To expedite construction, the contractor will be using precast deck panels in lieu of a traditional cast-in-place concrete deck. This project is scheduled to begin on Sunday, October 2 and is anticipated to be complete by mid-November. [More]




Notice of Public Hearing Workshops for Proposed DART Bus Route & Schedule Changes

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:36:25 GMT

Wilmington --

Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) will conduct Public Hearing Workshops to obtain comments on proposed changes to DART Statewide Fixed Route Bus Services to become effective Sunday, December 11, 2016.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 4 PM to 6 PM

Dover Public Library, Room B

35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover 19901

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 4 PM to 6 PM

Wilmington Public Library, The Commons

10 East 10th Street, Wilmington 19801

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4 PM to 6 PM

WILMAPCO

850 Library Avenue, Newark 19711

The proposal includes (by County):

New Castle County

Schedule times would be adjusted on Routes 5, 6, 10, 14, 16, 22, 25, 33, 34, 40, 44, 45, 47, 53, 54, 55 and 61 to improve on-time performance and connections. Please view proposal for specific time adjustments. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Day Two - DelDOT's Update of Road Conditions

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:22:15 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) maintenance crews are continuing to do what they can to minimize flood water and debris on roadways due to this week's heavy rain storm. This includes removing debris from the roads and clearing drains. Signs and barricades are in place where roads have been closed. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Prices Corner Interchange Lighting Study Will Require Nighttime Lane Closures

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:05:24 GMT

Prices Corner --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will be evaluating the existing lighting along SR 141 in the vicinity of the SR 2 Kirkwood Highway Interchange. In order to take measurements of the lighting conditions, there will be a closure of lanes on SR 141 southbound and SR 2/Kirkwood Highway westbound. The lane closures are weather dependent and may be rescheduled, if necessary. [More]




DART Operators and Maintenance Staff Display Driving and Safety Skills at Employee Bus

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:43:38 GMT

Wilmington --

DART employees gathered on Sunday, September 25, 2016, to cheer on their fellow co-workers as they participated in a friendly competition of driving and safety skills at DART's Bus "Roadeo". The event was held at DART's Mid-County facility in New Castle.

The "Roadeo" presented DART Bus Operators with several tests of their driving ability and safety skills. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Survey Will Require Lane and Shoulder Closures on I-495 Northbound and Southbound

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:40:45 GMT

Wilmington --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Thursday, October 6

WHERE: I-495 northbound and southbound (Bridge over Christina River) between Terminal Avenue and 12th Street in Wilmington.

WHAT: DelDOT's Survey team is scheduled to survey the bridge. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection Will Require Lane Shifts on High Street

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:16:15 GMT

Seaford --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, pending weather

WHERE: High Street (Bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad) between Chestnut Street and Arcadia Street in Seaford.

WHAT: DelDOT's contractor, Pennoni will be inspecting the bridge which will require alternating lane shifts on High Street.

Motorists should be aware that bridge personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and anticipate lane shifts. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection Will Require Nighttime Lane Closures on I-95 Southbound

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:14:53 GMT

Newark --

WHEN: 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4 until 5 a.m. on Wednesday October 5, pending weather

WHERE: Bridge over I-95 southbound between Exit 3 and SR 273, east of Ogletown in Newark.

WHAT: DelDOT's contractor, Pennoni will close the right lane on I-95 southbound from Exit 3 to SR 273 for the inspection of the bridge. After that inspection is complete, there will be a double left lane closure on I-95 southbound from Exit 4A to SR 273. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Warm Mix Patching of Roadway Will Require Closure of Pyles Ford Road and Mt. Cuba Road

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:29:53 GMT

Wilmington --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that their contractor Greggo and Ferrara will be hot-mix patching these roadways to prevent further deterioration of the pavement.

The following roads will be impacted:

Wednesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 6 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day
Pyles Ford Road closed between Owls Nest Road and Old Kennett Pike

Friday, October 7 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Mt. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - DelDOT Road Closure Update for 4:45 p.m.

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:49:02 GMT

Dover --

With the evening commute upon us, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is releasing the most-recent list of roads that are closed due to flooding and also those roads that are open, but have some water covering the road surface.

In addition to the flooding, winds have increased in the past hour, so there are many limbs and twigs on the roads. DelDOT crews are working throughout the state clearing the debris from the roads, but motorists should pay extra attention. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - UPDATE: Roads Affected by Heavy Rain

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:09:07 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the following roads listed below are either closed due to high water or roadways are open to traffic with water on the roadway and to use caution.

New Castle County
Roads Closed due to High Water



Fleming Landing Road, south of Paddock Road


SR 299/Main Street between Old Corbett Road and Front Street

Kent County
Roads Closed due to High Water



Tub Mill Pond Road at Fork Landing

Water on Road


New Burton Road at Webbs Lane


Bowers Beach Road at SR 1/Bay Road


Bayside Drive at South Little Creek Road


Cypress Branch Road at Point Landing Road

Trees Down

Buffalo Road at Barratts Chapel Road

Lochmeath Way between Peachtree Road and Voshell Mill Road

Sussex County
Roads Closed due to High Water



DE 5/Harbeson Road between Forrest Road and Phillips Branch Road


DE 5 at Beaver Dam Road


DE 20/Long Drain Road and Cross Keys Road


Beaver Dam Road between Holly Mount Road and Indian Mission Road


Oak Orchard Road


Route 36 at Lighthouse Road


Phillips Branch Road


Hollyville Road between Route 5 and Harmons Hill Road

Water on Road


DE 1 at Key Box Road


Cave Neck Road at Hudson Road


DE 20 at Chapel Branch Road


U.S. Route 113 at DE 26


U.S. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Joint Memorial Service for Wilmington Firefighters

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:57:41 GMT

Wilmington --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists to expect delays near the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington on Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. for the joint memorial service honoring Wilmington Fire Department's Lieutenant Christopher Leach and Senior Firefighter Jerry W. Fickes, Jr.

DART will provide shuttle service from Riverfront area parking lots to the Chase Center. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Numerous Road Impacts Due to High Water

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:52:58 GMT

Dover --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that there are numerous roads across the state being impacted due to high water levels associated with last night and today's heavy rains. The road postings will remain in effect until water has receded to safe travel levels.

DelDOT's maintenance crews are removing debris along the roadway; clearing the storm drains and grates to help reduce the potential of flooding on the roadways; and placing portable signs if required where roadways are flooded. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - UPDATED: Railroad Crossing Replacements Will Require Road Closures -Townsend Area

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:14:50 GMT

Townsend --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Maryland Transit Administration will be replacing their railroad crossing and paving the roadway approaches on four roads near Townsend. This work will require the full closure of the roadways beginning on Thursday, September 9 and ending on Friday, October 14. Detour signage will be posted for motorists. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - CANCELED: Rail crossing repairs to close part of US RT 9 between Georgetown and Lewes

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:17:34 GMT

Lewes --

The Delaware Coast Line Railroad and DelDOT have postponed this work at U.S. Route 9/Lewes-Georgetown Highway at Cool Springs Road until further notice.

The work was scheduled to begin on Friday, September 30 through Friday, October 21, however the recent closure of the railroad bridge spanning the Lewes - Rehoboth Canal means the project can be deferred until spring next year or later. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Nighttime Lane Closures on I-95 and I-495 Southbound for Bridge Inspections

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:48:25 GMT

Wilmington --

DelDOT's contractor, Pennoni Associates Inc., will be inspecting multiple bridges around Wilmington starting tonight through Thursday, September 29, pending weather.

Motorists should be aware that bridge personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and anticipate lane shifts.

Nighttime lane closures will occur from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - UPDATE: Daytime Closure of Exit 165A for Bump Grinding

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:13:37 GMT

Christiana --

WHEN: 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27

WHERE: Exit 165A/SR 7 southbound to I-95 southbound

WHAT: DelDOT's contractor, JJID Inc. will be bump grinding the concrete ramp.

Detour: SR 7/SR 1 southbound traffic will take Exit 162/SR 273 to I-95 southbound on-ramp.

[More]



DelDOT Welcomes NASCAR Fans / Bus Service Available Sunday, October 2

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:05:26 GMT

Dover --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) welcomes fans to the 2016 NASCAR Race Series at the Dover International Speedway beginning on Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2.

Traffic Information
DelDOT's Transportation Management Center (TMC) staff in coordination with the City of Dover Police and Delaware State Police will monitor traffic in and around the Dover vicinity to ensure safe travel for motorists.

On Sunday, October 2, the Dover International Speedway's main entrance on U.S. [More]




U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Reconstruct Delaware City Bridge

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:25:58 GMT

Delaware City --

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District
Press Release - For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Boyle
Phone: (215) 656-6595
Michael.T.Boyle@USACE.Army.mil

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that work to replace the 5th Street Bridge/Delaware City Bridge in Delaware City will commence on Monday, September 12, 2016. [More]




DelDOT Awarded $10.4M from FHWA to Accelerate Work on Highway Projects

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:52:39 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded DelDOT $10.4 million to accelerate work on transportation projects in Delaware.

Governor Jack Markell said, "With support from the bipartisan investment approved by the General Assembly last year, we are implementing a far-reaching transportation improvement plan. These new funds from the FHWA will further speed up these improvements to the safety of our roads and bridges while creating the jobs and long-term economic development that come from a more efficient system." [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - UPDATED: Portion of Simon Road to be Closed for Crossroad Pipe Replacement

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:27:12 GMT

Wilmington --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) would like to alert motorists that the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe will impact the following roadway:

8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6 until 7 p.m. on Friday, October 7

Simon Road closed between Talley Road and Gunning Drive

Crossroad pipe replacements are replacements of old deteriorated pipes that carry water from one side of the road to the other. Most of the time, they are corrugated metal pipes that have rusted through and have holes in them. Once they get holes in them, the fill dirt that supports the road can be lost into the pipe. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Removal of Temporary Barrier Will Require Lane Closures on I-95 NB

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:17:22 GMT

Wilmington --

WHEN: 9 am. until 3 p.m.
Thursday, September 22

WHERE: I-95 northbound from North Adams Street On-Ramp to Brandywine River Bridge

WHAT: DelDOT's contractor will be removing the temporary barrier, which will require northbound lane and shoulder closures on I-95 northbound.

Motorists should be aware that construction personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and anticipate lane shifts. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Removal of Pedestrian Bridge over St. Jones River near DAFB Housing

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:24:41 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) contractor Brightfields Inc., will be removing the existing pedestrian bridge over St. Jones River near the Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) Housing. The removal work will consist of the following: removal of the two-girder steel structure with timber decking/rails, timber piers, and stone/concrete foundation. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection Will Require Lane and Shoulder Closures on Andrewville Road

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:23:30 GMT

Harrington --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28

Rain Date: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Thursday, September 29

WHERE: Bridge over Marshyhope Creek on Andrewville Road between Prospect Church Road and Gallo Road near Harrington. [More]




Delaware Department of Transportation Capital Transportation Program Hearing - Monday, September 19

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:10:02 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) invites the public to participate in the development of the state's six-year (6) Capital Transportation Program (CTP) for Fiscal Years 2018 to 2023 by attending the public hearing. The hearings are jointly sponsored by the Council on Transportation and the Delaware Department of Transportation.

The DelDOT Public Hearing in conjunction with the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization will be held on Monday, September 19 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Camden Town Hall, First Floor-Conference Room at 1783 Friends Way in Camden. [More]




Completion of Significant Improvements to Route 26 Celebrated / Vital East-West Route is now Safer and More Efficient

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:28:39 GMT

Millville --

Elected officials, engineers, residents and business owners gathered at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company today to cut the ribbon on a road improvement project that creates significant upgrades for residents and visitors along the Route 26 corridor in Sussex County. After two years of construction, carefully planned detours, and dozens of meetings with residents, the 4.1 mile stretch of Route 26 is substantially completed.

Speaking before the ribbon was cut, Delaware Governor Jack Markell, U.S. [More]




Delaware Department of Transportation Capital Transportation Program Hearing -- Wednesday, September 28

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:50:01 GMT

Georgetown --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) invites the public to participate in the development of the state's six-year (6) Capital Transportation Program (CTP) for Fiscal Years 2018 to 2023 by attending the public hearing. The hearings are jointly sponsored by the Council on Transportation and the Delaware Department of Transportation.

The DelDOT public hearing in conjunction with Sussex County and Salisbury/ Wicomico Metropolitan Planning Organization will be held on Wednesday, September 28 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at DelDOT's South District Administration Building, 23697 DuPont Boulevard in Georgetown. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Replacement of Crossroad Pipe Will Require Closure of Spectrum Farms Road

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:49:13 GMT

Harrington --

WHEN: 7 a.m. on Monday, September 26 until 3 p.m. on Friday, September 30, pending weather

WHERE: Spectrum Farms Road between Spider Web Road and Edwardsville Road near Harrington

WHAT: DelDOT's maintenance crew will be removing and replacing the crossroad pipe.

Detour Routes:

Westbound: Spectrum Farms Road traffic will travel south onto John Hurd Road to Burnite Mill Road to Edwardsville Road, and return to Spectrum Farms Road.

Eastbound: Traffic will travel north to Jump School House Road east onto Sandtown Road, south to John Hurd Road and back to Spectrum Farms Road. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection Will Require Lane and Shoulder Closures on SR 1

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:04:57 GMT

Frederica --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14

Rain dates: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, August 15

WHERE: SR 1 southbound/northbound (Bridge over Murderkill River), Frederica. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Guardrail Repairs Will Require Daytime Closure of Fox Den Road

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:58:43 GMT

Newark --

WHEN: 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Monday, September 12 through Thursday, September 15, pending weather

WHERE: Fox Den Road between Polly Drummond Hill Road and Paper Mill Road

WHAT: DelDOT's contractor, J. Fletcher Creamer will be installing a guardrail. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Replacement of Roof at Carvel State Office Building Will Require Lane Closures on Walnut Street

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:11:59 GMT

Wilmington --

WHEN: 6:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Tuesday, September 20 until mid-November, pending weather

WHERE: Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street in Wilmington

WHAT: The Delaware Department of Transportation in conjunction with Delaware Office of Management and Budget announces that the roof will be replaced at the Carvel State Office Building.

Daytime closure of the center and left lanes on Walnut Street. The right lane will remain open to motorists. [More]




UPDATED: Nighttime Work to Begin for Intersection Improvements at Bay Crossing Boulevard on Route 1

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:06:45 GMT

Lewes --

The crossing on Route 1 at Bay Crossing Boulevard will be closed for approximately two months while crews reconstruct and make improvements to the median.

The Delaware Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) contractor, JJID, Inc., is scheduled to begin work on Monday, September 26 to reconstruct the existing median turn-lane channelization to improve sight distance at the Bay Crossing Boulevard median crossover. Improvements will also be made to the drainage system in the median. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Road Closure of Welsh Tract Road for Water & Sewer Installation

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:45:37 GMT

Newark --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists that Welsh Tract Road between Otts Chapel Road and SR 896/South College Avenue will be closed for the installation of water and sewer; plus the realignment of the road for the Ironside Crossing Subdivision. Empire Builders' contractor Cirillo Brothers is scheduled to close the roadway at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9 until Tuesday, September 20, pending weather.

During the closure, motorists can use any of the following detours:

  • Welsh Tract Road westbound to Ironside Road southbound to Old Baltimore Pike
  • Welsh Tract Road eastbound to SR 896/South College Avenue
  • Welsh Tract Road westbound to Otts Chapel Road
  • Whitaker Road southbound to Old Baltimore Pike

    Detour signage will be posted for motorists. [More]



TRAFFIC ALERT - Pipe Replacement Will Require the Closure of Wells Road

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:13:46 GMT

Milford --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces to motorists that Wells Road between Buttonwood Road and Fowler Road will be closed at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 12 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, pending weather.

DelDOT's contractor, Zack Excavating is scheduled to remove and replace the corrugated metal pipes with reinforced concrete pipes, and placement of riprap to prevent further erosion at the Bridge over Draper Bennett Ditch, east of Argos Corner.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Little Heaven Grade Separated Intersection Project Will Require Lane Closures on SR 1 NB and SB

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:22:29 GMT

Little Heaven --

WHEN: 7 p.m. until 7 a.m., Monday through Friday
WHERE: SR 1 northbound between the North Frederica Interchange and Skeeter Neck Road

WHEN: 7 p.m. until 8 a.m., Monday through Thursday
WHERE: SR 1 southbound between Barratts Chapel Road and the North Frederica Interchange

WHAT: The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that as part of the on-going Little Heaven Grade Separated Project their contractor, A-Del Construction will be widening the roadway with nighttime lane closures. The nighttime lane closures are scheduled to begin tonight until Friday, September 30.

Beginning on Monday, October 3, the SR 1 lane closures will occur during the day Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the northbound direction and 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the southbound direction. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Updated: Nighttime Ramp Closures on SR 141 and I-95 NB Lane Closures to Begin at 8 p.m. Tomorrow

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:45:51 GMT

Newport --

DelDOT' s contractor, Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc., will be removing the bridge girders, which will require the nighttime closure of ramps on SR 141 northbound and southbound to I-95 northbound.

In addition, there will be lane closures on I-95 northbound. At all times, one lane on I-95 northbound will remain open for motorists. [More]




Daily Lane Closures on SR 26 to Resume in September

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:12:32 GMT

Ocean View --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that allowable lane closure restriction times have been modified for the month of September on the SR 26 Mainline Improvement Project. DelDOT has concluded that it will be in the best interest of the project, road users and the community to begin daytime lane closures on Monday, September 12, 2016, 19 days earlier than the start of daytime lane closure outlined in the contract documents.

In an effort to continue to progress the project towards the completion date in September of 2016, DelDOT has reviewed historical traffic volumes provided in the SR 26 Mainline Project Transportation Management Plan for the month of September. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection on U.S. Route 301/SR 896 Summit Bridge Road

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:18:46 GMT

Bear --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15

WHERE: Bridge over U.S. Route 301/SR 896 Summit Bridge Road between Choptank Road and Red Lion Road, just north of Summit Bridge. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Pavement and Rehabilitation Project Will Require Lane and Shoulder Closures - Kent County

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:08:16 GMT

Smyrna --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that a pavement and rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 12 until early-November, pending weather with intermittent lane and shoulder closures. This project will consist of milling, patching, hot-mix overlay, ADA curb ramp improvements, sidewalks, and pavement markings. The contractor for these improvements is A-Del Construction Company. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - UPDATE: Closure of Lewes Access Point to Junction & Breakwater Trail for Trail Safety Improvements

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:08:45 GMT

Lewes --

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14 through Friday, September 16.

No work will occur on Saturday and Sunday.

WHERE: Junction & Breakwater Trail in Lewes

WHAT: The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) announces that their contractor will be constructing a section of trail that connects the Georgetown to Lewes Trail to the Junction Breakwater Trail in Lewes. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Lane Closure on Philadelphia Pike for Repair of Sinkhole

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:36:48 GMT

Wilmington --

WHEN: 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 11

WHERE: Business U.S. Route 13/Philadelphia Pike southbound between Silverside Road and Cauffiel Parkway

WHAT: DelDOT will be closing the right lane southbound on Business U.S. Route 13/Philadelphia Pike for the repair of a sinkhole. [More]




Labor Day Weekend Traffic Counts from Delaware's Toll Routes

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:58:33 GMT

Dover --

During the 4-day Labor Day weekend, over 888,000 vehicles passed through Delaware's toll plaza locations on I-95 and Route 1.

From Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5, the I-95 Newark Plaza served 395,046 vehicles; 245,569 vehicles passed through the Route 1 Biddles Corner Plaza; and at the Dover Route 1 Plaza 247,907 traveled through. It is estimated that over $2.4 million was collected in tolls during the four-day period along Delaware toll roads. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - St. Georges Streetscape Improvements Project Phase II / Construction Scheduled to Begin Tuesday, September 6

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:35:00 GMT

St. Georges --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that GrassBusters Landscaping Company of Newark, will begin construction on Tuesday, September 6 for a streetscape improvements project. For this project, the Delaware-based firm submitted a bid of $673,294. St. Georges Civic Association is the project sponsor. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - New Two-Way Stop Sign Configuration Planned at the Intersection of North Broad Street at Lake Street

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:34:34 GMT

Middletown --

Collectively, the Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) Traffic Section and Town of Middletown are implementing a two-way stop configuration at the intersection of SR 71/ North Broad Street at Lake Street in Middletown. This project is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6.

The work includes conversion of the traffic signal to flash mode by placing "STOP" signs and stop line pavement markings on the eastbound and westbound Lake Street. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Weekend Closure of Summit Bridge Road from September 9 to September 12 / For the Construction U.S. Route 301

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:32:53 GMT

Middletown --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces the closing of U.S. Route 301/Summit Bridge Road between Old School House Road and Marl Pit Road beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 9 until 5 a.m. on Monday, September 12 for the installation of a pre-cast box culvert. Traffic will be diverted around the Summit Bridge Road closure by using Marl Pit Road to U.S. [More]




Special Events in September Will Require Potential Delays and Lane Closures

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:45:09 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that motorists can expect lane closures and potential back-ups for the following planned special events in September.

Please use caution on and around these area roadways, and follow the instructions of law enforcement and DelDOT personnel on site.

Amish Country Bike Tour in Dover on Saturday, September 10 beginning at 7 a.m. [More]




DelDOT Prepares for Labor Day Weekend Storm and Possible Flooding

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:37:57 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials continue to monitor this weekend's forecast of Tropical Storm Hermine. The storm is projected to produce heavy rain, wind gusts, and tidal flooding over the next few days. DelDOT encourages the public to use caution if traveling on the roadways, to respect necessary barricades and follow detour routes if implemented during or after the storm. [More]




USDOT grant allows DelDOT to take part in test of mileage-based user fees

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:47:30 GMT

Dover --

DelDOT will be among a group of northeastern state transportation departments in the I-95 Corridor Coalition to test a mileage-based user fee system for road users that could eliminate the future need for motor fuel taxes.

The test can move forward following today's announcement by the US Department of Transportation that the I-95 Corridor Coalition's Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grant application was selected to receive $1,490,000 in matching federal funds to conduct a Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) project.

The STSFA grant program is a component of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act designed to demonstrate alternative revenue mechanisms that employ a user fee structure to maintain the long term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. [More]




Delaware Department of Transportation Capital Transportation Program Hearings

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:27:26 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) invites the public to participate in the development of the state's six-year (6) Capital Transportation Program (CTP) for Fiscal Years 2018 to 2023.

The first DelDOT public hearing will be held in conjunction with the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) on Wednesday, August 31 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Newark Free Library, 750 Library Avenue in Newark.

The second DelDOT public hearing will be held in conjunction with Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization on Monday, September 19 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Camden Town Hall, 1783 Friends Way in Camden. [More]




Labor Day Weekend

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:38:23 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will suspend lane closures on Delaware's major roadways beginning at midnight Thursday, September 1 and ending at midnight on Tuesday, September 6.

DelDOT's Transportation Management Center (TMC) monitors and adjusts traffic signals for heavy congestion or incidents. Motorists can contact the TMC (24/7) at the following numbers: Dial #77 from any cell phone; (302) 659-4600; or 1-800-324-8379. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Work Will Require the Weekend Closure of SR 141 Northbound/Basin Road

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:37:20 GMT

New Castle --

WHEN: 8 p.m. on Friday, August 26 until 5 a.m. on Monday, August 29, pending weather.

WHERE: SR 141 Northbound/Basin Road (Bridge over U.S. Route 13) On-Ramp from U.S. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Removal of Trees Will Require the Daytime Closure of Smith Way Road

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:50:04 GMT

Newark --

The Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) contractor Tree Man/Morris Enterprises will be removing trees that pose a safety hazard to motorists on Smith Way Road between Otts Chapel Road and Ironside Road in Newark.

Daytime road closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., beginning on Tuesday, September 6 through Friday, September 9, weather permitting.

Detour Routes:

Traffic headed South should follow Otts Chapel Road onto Old Baltimore Pike, turn left onto Old Baltimore Pike and head east to Ironside Road, turn left on Ironside Road and proceed north to Welsh Tract Road. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection Will Require Lane Closures on Mt. Cuba Road

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:47:06 GMT

Wilmington --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, weather permitting

Rain Date: Wednesday, August 31 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

WHERE: Mt. Cuba Road (Bridge over Red Clay Creek) between Barley Mill Road and Hillside Mill Road, Wilmington

WHAT: DelDOT's Bridge Management Section will be inspecting the bridge over Red Clay Creek. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Storm Drain Replacement Will Require a Portion of SR 8/Division Street to be Closed

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:09:42 GMT

Dover --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in conjunction with the City of Dover announces to motorists that the removal and replacement of a storm drain will require the closure of SR 8/Division Street between Kings Highway and State Street. The work is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 21 until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, pending weather.

Detour Routes:
From U.S. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Pavement & Rehabilitation Project Will Require Nighttime Lane and Shoulder Closures on SR 7

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:49:18 GMT

Stanton --

Stanton: The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that their contractor Diamond Materials Inc. will begin a pavement and rehabilitation project starting on Monday, August 22 until mid-September on SR 7/Christiana-Stanton Road from the bridge over Churchmans Road to South Jane Way in Stanton. This project will consist of roadway patching, milling, and paving. Due to heavy traffic volume in this location, all work will occur at night to decrease impact on daytime commuter traffic. [More]




Delays Expected on I-95 NB Morning of August 20 for 9/11 Foundation Ride

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:59:35 GMT

Newark --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that a planned motorcycle rally sponsored by America's 9/11 Foundation is expected to delay northbound I-95 traffic on Saturday morning, August 20. The America's 9/11 Ride is an annual memorial tribute event to honor the heroes, volunteers, and victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. According to sponsors this will be the last year for the event. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Installation of Culvert & Utilities Relocation Will Require the Closure of Howell School Road

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:23:25 GMT

Bear --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that their contractor, Mumford and Miller Concrete Inc. is scheduled to begin work on Tuesday, August 23, until early December for the installation of a box culvert and relocation of gas, water, and sewer lines.

Howell School Road will be closed at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, between SR 896/Summit Bridge Road and Lums Pond State Park main entrance. The main entrance to Lums Pond State Park will remain open to the public. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Pavement & Rehabilitation Project Locations in Sussex County

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:01:46 GMT

Georgetown --

The Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) contractor George and Lynch Inc. announces to motorists a pavement and rehabilitation project in Sussex County at various locations, the first of which will begin on Monday, August 22. The project will consist of hot-mix patching and paving with curb and sidewalk replacement where necessary. Intermittent lane and shoulder closures will occur from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, pending weather. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Nighttime Closure of North College Avenue for Water Service Connection

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:27:40 GMT

Newark --

WHEN: 9 p.m. on Monday, August 22 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23; and

9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23 until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24.

WHERE: North College Avenue closed between East Cleveland Avenue and East Main Street in Newark.

WHAT: The Delaware Department of Transportation announces that the City of Newark will close North College Avenue to open cut the roadway for water service connection across both travel lanes. [More]




Roadside Campaign Signs Allowed Now / DelDOT reminds citizens what is allowed, when and where

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:52:44 GMT

Dover --

Political signs are sprouting along the roads throughout Delaware, due to an exemption in state law. The exemption allows signs to be installed along state roads 30 days prior and 30 days after an election - including primaries, with some restrictions. This exemption applies to all signs, not just political signs. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Replacement of Storm Drain Will Require a Portion of Brackenville Road to be Closed

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:23:08 GMT

Wilmington --

WHEN: 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 18

WHERE: Brackenville Road between Lancaster Pike and Old Wilmington Road

WHAT: The Delaware Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) contractor A-Del Construction will be removing and replacing the storm water pipe on Brackenville Road.

Detour:

Brackenville Road eastbound traffic turns left and follows Lancaster Pike north to Yorklyn Road and turns right to Old Wilmington Road and returns to the intersection of Brackenville Road. Reverse for westbound. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection -- Seaford

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:49:54 GMT

Seaford --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23, weather permitting.

Rain Date: Wednesday, August 24 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Daytime Bridge Inspections in Newark & Wilmington

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:11:41 GMT

Newark/Wilmington --

DelDOT's contractor Pennoni Associates will be performing bridge inspections on Monday, August 22, pending weather.

Shoulder and lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the following locations:

Otts Chapel Road (Bridge over I-95), Newark
I-95 southbound right shoulder closed between the I-95 Newark Toll Plaza and Maryland state line.

4th Street (Bridge over the Christina River), Wilmington
Alternating right lane closures on 4th Street eastbound/westbound directions between North Church Street and Christiana Avenue. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Deck Repairs Will Require Lane Closures on I-495 Southbound

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 20:32:27 GMT

Wilmington --

WHEN: Thursday, August 18 until mid-September

WHERE: I-495 southbound (Bridges over U.S. Route 13 Off-Ramp and U.S. Route 13), south of Wilmington. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Maintenance Will Require Daytime Lane Closures on SR 1

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:52:15 GMT

Bear --

WHEN & WHERE: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday
SR 1 northbound

WHEN & WHERE: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday
SR 1 southbound

WHAT: DelDOT's contractor, Eastern Highway Specialists will be painting and power washing the SR 72/Wrangle Hill Bridge on SR 1 in Bear. SR 1 northbound and southbound lane and shoulder closures will occur Monday through Thursday. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 15 through Thursday, September 8, pending weather. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Installation of Virtual Weigh Station On SR 1 Northbound Near Exit 119

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:57:22 GMT

Smyrna --

The Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) Traffic Signal Construction Section in conjunction with Kriss Contracting are scheduled to begin work on the installation of a Virtual Weigh Station (VWS) on SR 1 near Exit 119/North Smyrna Rest Area.

The work will begin on Monday, August 15, and continue until mid-September, pending weather. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Work Will Require I-95 Northbound Nighttime Lane Closures - Newark

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:34:40 GMT

Newark --

WHEN: 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16 until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17

8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17 until 5 a.m. on Thursday, August 18

WHERE: I-95 Northbound (Bridge at Chapman Road), east of Newark

WHAT: DelDOT's contractor, Mumford and Miller Concrete will be installing protective shielding underneath the bridge structure. During the installation, northbound lane closures will occur on I-95 until the work is completed. At all times, two lanes will remain open to traffic. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - New Traffic Signal Activation at East Main Street and The Green--University of Delaware

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:32:32 GMT

Newark --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Byers Electric are scheduled to active a new pedestrian signal on East Main Street at the intersection of The Green (University of Delaware-Newark).

The signal will be activated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, in a temporary flash mode. This flashing operation alerts motorists and pedestrians of the new signal, and will continue through the weekend. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - New Castle County - Inspections of Bridges over I-95 and on SR 1 over Red Lion Creek

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:12:41 GMT

Newark/Delaware City --

DelDOT's contractor, Pennoni Associates Inc., will be performing bridge inspections during the week of August 14, pending weather.

Motorists should be aware that bridge personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and anticipate lane shifts.

The following nighttime lane closures will take place from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. or Midnight until 5 a.m. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection -- Seaford

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:51:22 GMT

Seaford --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Monday, August 15 through Thursday, August 18, pending weather.

WHERE: Bridge over Nanticoke River on U.S. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Closure of North Governors Avenue for Water & Sewer Repairs

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:48:03 GMT

Dover --

WHEN: 7 p.m. on Monday, August 15 until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, pending weather

WHERE: North Governors Avenue between Division Street and Mary Street, Dover.

WHAT: The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in conjunction with the City of Dover announces that North Governors Avenue will be closed for the repair of water and sewer services.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Closure of Railroad Crossing at 4th and Church Streets Intersection for Repaving & Maintenance

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:17:16 GMT

Wilmington --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that DelCAR Railroad forces will be repaving and performing general maintenance on their crossing on 4th and Church Streets intersection between North Spruce Street and Heald Street in Wilmington. The work is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 13 until midnight on Sunday, August 21. The closure could be delayed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Mahan Corner Road Closed for Excavation Work

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:44:29 GMT

Camden/Wyoming --

WHEN: 7 a.m. on Monday, August 15 until 3 p.m. on Friday, August 19

Rain Dates: Monday, August 22 at 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, August 26

WHERE: Mahan Corner Road between SR 10/Willow Grove Road and Still Road in Camden/Wyoming

WHAT: The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that Mahan Corner Road will be closed for excavation work.

Detour Routes:

Northbound: Mahan Corner traffic will travel east onto SR 10/Willow Grove Road, north on Pony Track Road and west on Still Road and return to Mahan Corner Road.

Southbound: Mahan Corner traffic will travel east on Still Road, south onto Pony Track Road, west on SR 10/Willow Grove Road and back to Mahan Corner Road. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspections --New Castle County

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:24:11 GMT

Wilmington --

DelDOT's contractor, Pennoni Associates Inc., will be performing bridge inspections during the week of August 7, pending weather.

Motorists should be aware that bridge personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and anticipate lane shifts.

These lane closures will take place from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. each night. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection Will Require Lane and Shoulder Closures on SR 1

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:38:50 GMT

Odessa --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10

Rain dates: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11

WHERE: SR 1 northbound/southbound (Bridge over Drawyer Creek) between SR 299 and Bayview Road, north of Odessa

WHAT: The Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) Bridge Management Section will be performing a bridge inspection. [More]




DTC's New Propane Fuel Station Unveiled, Propane Autogas-Powered Fleet Increases / Transit agency invests in affordable, onsite fueling infrastructure and 130 alt fuel vehicles

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:55:43 GMT

New Castle --

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Jennifer Cohan, along with other officials, cut the ribbon today to celebrate the Delaware Transit Corporation's (DTC) new propane fuel station in New Castle along with the agency's plans to increase its fleet of propane-powered paratransit buses. DTC will operate 130 of these alternative-fuel vehicles for its DART paratransit service by FY18.

"I'm pleased that DART is scaling up its use of low emissions technologies to power its bus fleet," said Governor Jack Markell. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Bridge Inspection Will Require Lane & Shoulder Closure on SR 1 SB

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:31:11 GMT

Delaware City --

WHEN: 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday, August 4, weather permitting

Rain Date: Friday, August 5 from 9 a.m. until noon.

WHERE: Bridge on SR 1 southbound between Wrangle Hill Road and Hamburg Road, west of Delaware City.

WHAT: DelDOT's Bridge Management Section will be inspecting the bridge on SR 1. [More]




TRAFFIC ALERT - Intermittent Lane Closure on U.S. Route 13 NB & Closure of Voshells Mill Road for Gas Line

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:09:14 GMT

Camden/Wyoming --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) would like to alert motorists that U.S. Route 13 northbound will have intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. starting the week of Monday, August 8 and ending Monday, August 15.

In addition, Voshells Mill Road between U.S. [More]