An artist's rendering of plans to renovate and expand the war memorial monument on the approach to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Courtesy of Delaware River & Bay Authority.

War memorial near bridge to be renovated, expanded

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The war memorial monument next to the approach to the Delaware Memorial Bridge near New Castle is getting a nearly $5 million update and renovation. The work will add the names of servicemen and women from New Jersey and Delaware who died serving the United States in all wars and conflicts from World War II to the present. The massive …

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Memorial Bridge ‘dolphins’ designed to stop ships like Dali

Peter OsborneGovernment, Headlines

Could it happen here? That’s the question Delawareans have been asking since watching the horrific images of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsing after a cargo ship rammed it last month. There are no guarantees, but efforts have been underway for 10 years to protect the Delaware Memorial Bridge from ships even larger than the Dali, which hit the Key …

A ship collision protection is among the capital projects planned by the Delaware River and Bay Authority. (Delaware River and Bay Authority)

Expanded Wilmington Airport among DRBA’s $132.7M capital plan

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Government, Headlines

  The Delaware River and Bay Authority will spend $6.6 million to improve and expand the Wilmington Airport terminal, according to its five-year capital investment plan. That is one of 120 major improvement projects costing $132.7 million at the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Forts Ferry, the Millville Executive Airport, the Cape May Airport, the Delaware Air …

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Avelo adds Puerto Rico, Sarasota flights from Wilmington

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Avelo Airlines will start flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Sarasota, Florida, from Wilmington in November. The addition to Avelo’s 13 current destinations was the focus of a festive announcement Thursday on the Wilmington Airport’s tarmac. “No surprises here,” said Delaware River & Bay Authority Deputy Director Stephen Williams to the large crowd gathered Thursday morning. The airlines already …

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Avelo to announce service expansion to tropics Thursday

Betsy PriceBusiness, RSS-Business

Where will Avelo Airlines go next? We’ll know Thursday with the airlines makes an announcement about two new tropical destinations from the Wilmington Airport. The airlines now serves the airport with two Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft, with nonstop flights to 13 destinations in five Southeast states. Avelo officials will gather with Delaware politicians and Delaware River and Bay Authority representatives …

The Delaware Memorial Bridge is undergoing needed infrastructure improvements.

DRBA details millions going to bridge, airport infrastructure

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Delaware’s infrastructure stole the show in Wednesday’s State of the County for New Castle County. Stephen Williams, deputy executive director of Delaware River Bay Authority, told an audience of about 200 that the Authority is focusing on the importance of replacing aging infrastructure and investing in the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links the First State to New Jersey.  Some of …

The second phase of work on the Delaware Memorial Bridge is ending. (Delaware River and Bay Authority)

All lanes of Delaware Memorial Bridge to open this weekend

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The Jersey barriers that created a bypass lane during construction on the Delaware Memorial Bridge are being removed, with the goal of having all eight lanes open this weekend. The three left lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, Monday-Wednesday, May 22-24, to remove the concrete barriers. During this process, only the right lane will be …

Trevor Yealy, head of Avelo's strategy & planning, announces the airline's expansion at ILG. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

Avelo Airlines to add 9 routes, 4 states in June

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Business

Avelo Airlines was supposed to start expanding its destinations from Wilmington Airport in a year or two, but instead, it nearly tripled its routes in less than 90 days of service.  Local, state and airline officials held a press conference Thursday morning to announce that the airline is adding nine new nonstop destinations spanning five states: Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, …

Delaware Memorial Bridge deck replacement (Delaware River and Bay Authority photo)

2 lanes of Delaware Memorial Bridge to close for 4 months

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Two lanes of the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey will be closed from early February through near the end of May for rehabilitating the 72-year-old bridge. The Delaware River and Bay Authority, which owns and operates the bridge, warns drivers to expect delays, particularly during rush hour and peak weekend travel times. Delays could be bad. A repainting project …

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Cape May-Lewes Ferry ticket sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

Charles MegginsonBusiness, Headlines

Cape May-Lewes Ferry passenger counts have reached, exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Photo courtesy of CMLF on Facebook. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry has seen vehicle and passenger counts return to — and in some months exceed — pre-pandemic levels. Vehicle crossings during the month of October reached the highest number since 2007, while October’s passenger count reached the highest number since 2008. …