DMV Service Changes + Road Closure Updates

The state’s four Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations will go to kiosk, drive-through and emergency appointment only as of today.

Inspection lanes will remain open as no personal interaction is required, and the drive-through windows at each location will have additional staff working to process DMV-related transactions. For safety reasons at no time will there be more than 10 people permitted in DMV lobbies.

DMV said that anyone with urgent business that cannot wait until after the current situation passes, they should call:

Wilmington Driver Services: 302-434-3209 Wilmington Vehicle Services: 302-434-3208

Delaware City Driver Services: 302-365-8771 Delaware City Vehicle Services: 302-365-8770

Dover Driver Services: 302-744-2703 Dover Vehicle Services: 302-744-2568

Georgetown Driver Services: 302-853-1044 Georgetown Vehicle Services: 302-853-1034


Local Road Closures

DelDOT announced several current and upcoming road closures.

Carr Road at Marsh Road

As part of the next phase of work on the I-95/Marsh Road interchange project, Carr Road will be closed to complete drainage work and concrete patching for the on-going phase of construction.

Detour Routes:

Motorist traveling on Marsh Road or Carr Road eastbound will proceed to Philadelphia Pike/US 13 Business northbound.  Once on Philadelphia Pike/US 13 Business northbound, motorists will make a left onto Silverside Road and a left onto Carr Road.

Motorist traveling on Carr Road westbound will proceed to Silverside Road towards Philadelphia Pike/US 13 Business southbound.  Once on Philadelphia Pike/US 13 Business southbound, motorists will make a right onto Washington Street Extension and a right onto Marsh Road.  The detour ends at Carr Road.

For additional information of this project, please visit


I-95 South at 141 in Newport

As part of the ongoing Route 141 improvement project, I-95 southbound at Route 141 interchange will have round-the-clock lane closures for the reconstruction of the bridge pier. The lane closures will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2020 until Noon on Friday, April 3, 2020, pending weather.

Variable message boards will be posted for motorists of the upcoming lane closures.


Paper Mill Road between Polly Drummond Hill Road and Possum Park Road, Newark

 In order to place the box culvert across the roadway, Paper Mill Road will be closed to motorists from 8:00 pm on April 9 until 6:00 am on April 20 to place a precast concrete box culvert across the roadway.  The box culvert will be constructed adjacent to the existing pipe arch and tie into the existing trail. Additional work also involves the placement of riprap to prevent further erosion and replacement of drainage.

Detour information:

Motorists traveling east on Paper Mill Road will be detoured right onto Possum Park Road, then make a left onto Capitol Trail Road, and finally a left onto Polly Drummond Hill Road.

Motorists traveling west of Paper Mill Road will be detoured left onto Polly Drummond Hill Road, then a right onto Capitol Trail Road, and then a right on to Possum Park Road.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists.

After the culvert is installed, Paper Mill Road will have lane shifts until the project is completed in October 2020.


  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on LinkedIn

About the Contributor



TSD: Delaware’s best take on events, community and local life

Leave a Comment