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TRAFFIC ALERT – New Castle County – Work on Wilmington Drawbridges / Three bridges over three weeks

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Wilmington — The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that repairs will be done on three drawbridges in Wilmington. Monday, May 23rd through Thursday, May 26th on the Walnut Street Bridge over the Christina River, single lane restrictions will be in place from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Double lane restrictions as needed will be in place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. [More]

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TRAFFIC ALERT – New Castle and Sussex County – Temporary Lane Closures for inspections of traffic signal mast arms / 5/23 through 5/27. Daytime closures between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM. Each of the short-term closures will last less than 15 minutes

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New Castle County and Sussex County — DelDOT announces Temporary Lane Closures for inspections of traffic signal mast arms in New Castle County and Sussex County for the week of 5/23 through 5/27. Daytime closures between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM. Each of the short-term closures will last less than 15 minutes as we check the signal head connections to the mast arms. [More]

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TRAFFIC ALERT – New Castle County – Traffic Light Change on Route 299 / Adding a green left turn arrow at Levels Road/Warwick Road

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Middletown — The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that there will be a modification of the existing flashing red arrow left turn signal on Route 299 at the Levels Road/Warwick Road intersection. After the modification to the traffic light, motorists on Route 299 will be allowed to make a left turn on a green arrow only between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm seven days a week, and the flashing red arrow will be displayed during the other hours of the day. In addition, DelDOT will install signs in the median to advise motorists about the time restrictions. [More]

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Statewide – 2021 U.S. Road Fatalities Projected Highest in 16 Years / Delaware road fatalities at 15 year high

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Dover — An estimated 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years according to data released this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 10.5% jump over 2020 numbers was the largest percentage increase since NHTSA began its fatality accounting in 1975. The 139 fatalities on Delaware roads were the highest number since 2006, and included 30 pedestrians, 24 motorcyclists, and two bicyclists. [More]