Officials are considering capping I-95 to improve Wilmington's cityscape. (Wilmapco)

Planning Council: If I-95 is capped, what should go there?

Ken Mammarella Headlines

Officials are considering capping I-95 to improve Wilmington’s cityscape. (Wilmapco)   A regional planning agency is gathering public input on what to do if land is created over part of Interstate 95 in Wilmington during the Restore the Corridor project. The Wilmington Area Planning Council is running an online survey that ends Jan. 21. It follows two hearings on capping …

Delaware under a blanket of snow, a foot deep in some parts

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Ruth Houston-Behrens/Facebook Delaware’s massive and largely unexpected snowstorm dumped up to a foot of snow in some parts of the state, while other parts received hardly any snow at all. The storm, which many residents only found out about Sunday night, was not certain to happen. Some forecasts Sunday evening said Delaware wouldn’t see any snowfall. That changed overnight when …

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Storm may drop 2-6 inches of snow upstate; 6-8 inches downstate

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

This 6 p.m. Sunday map shows the area expected to get the most snow expanded throughout the day.   As schools up and down the state said they would close Monday because of anticipated snow, the National Weather Service on Sunday issued a winter storm warning for Kent and Sussex counties  Monday and winter weather advisory for New Castle County. …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – December 23, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Winterthur’s 2022 Jackie O exhibit to be based on letters in archive Down Syndrome Association cafe hopes to train workers for another job DelDOT announces completion of Route 141 road projects Rising COVID cases force postponement of New Year’s Eve concert Traveling for Christmas? Here are some things you should know Longwood wins best …

Traveling for Christmas? Here are some things you should know

Charlie Megginson Culture, Government, Headlines

Photo by Nadezhda/Getty Images. Suspending planned lane closures The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that it will suspend planned lane closures on I-95, Route 1, US 13, and US 113 to minimize the effect on holiday traffic. The closed lanes will be reopened beginning at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and will remain open until 12:01 a.m. on …

DelDOT announces completion of Route 141 road projects

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Among the projects finalized by DelDOT is a complete reconstruction of the I-95/141 interchange consisting of eight interchange ramps and four bridges. The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that it has completed its improvements to Route 141 between Newport and New Castle. A press release from the agency called the completion of the projects an “early holiday gift.” The …

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Phase two of I-95 rehabilitation to bring new traffic patterns, closures

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by Chris Boswell, Getty Images. As the I-95 Restore the Corridor project in Wilmington transitions to its second phase, DelDOT officials have announced upcoming changes to traffic patterns. Phase two construction will require closures of I-95 Southbound in Wilmington throughout the month of December, including: Monday, December 13 through Thursday, December 16, 2021: Overnight Closures (9 PM to 5 …

Public Health, DelDOT warn of COVID vax text message scam

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

  State agencies are warning Delawareans to be on alert for scams requesting that recipients verify their COVID-19 vaccination status. DelDOT and the Department of Motor Vehicles have received reports from individuals who say they received text messages from the agencies with a link to a vaccination status verification page. The message reportedly contains a link that, if clicked, could …

I-95 toll plaza. www.ezpassde.com file photo

Closures for toll plaza, I-95/Route 141 interchange, Route 9

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

I-95 toll plaza. www.ezpassde.com file photo Painting, construction and flooding are the reasons behind some upcoming road closures in New Castle County, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. EZ Pass lanes on I-95 The I-95 Newark Toll Plaza northbound and southbound EZ Pass lanes will be closed for patching and striping, 9 a.m. Nov. 15 through 5 a.m. Nov. …

I-95 toll plaza. www.ezpassde.com file photo

EZ Pass lanes on I-95 closed this week

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

I-95 toll plaza. DelDOT file photo The EZ Pass lanes in both directions at the I-95 Newark Toll Plaza are closed this week for patching and striping. During the work, motorists will utilize the CASH lanes, and the Delaware Department of Transportation advises anticipating lane shifts and slowdowns. The work is scheduled to end at 5 a.m. Friday, pending weather. Ken …