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Conrad Schools, Sanford Middle win DelDOT bridge building contest

Staff Writer Education, Headlines

Conrad Schools of Science and Sanford Middle School have won the Delaware Department of Transportation’s third annual Delaware Bridge Design Competition. The hands-on engineering competition is aimed at engaging students interested in the math, science, and engineering fields.  The program is designed to encourage middle school and high school students to address real-world problems and inspire them to consider careers …

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Is that thing registered? Delaware rolls out DMV-on-wheels

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has launched its “DMV On the Go” mobile DMV trailer. The handicap-accessible trailer allows customers to perform all the same transactions as they would at a traditional DMV location, except for inspections, driving exams, driver improvement services and uninsured motorist fees.  At the DMV on the Go, customers can renew their driver’s licenses and …

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Route 1 northbound Mall Road exit to close Thursday into Friday

Charles Megginson Headlines, Traffic

Route 1 Northbound exit to Christiana Fashion Center. Google Maps The offramp to Christiana Fashion Center between Route 1 northbound and Mall Road will be closed from 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 until 6 a.m. on Friday, March 11 for repairs. Christiana Fashion Center is the shopping center that includes REI, The Container Store, Nordstrom Rack and Best Buy. …

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 …

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

Charles 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. …

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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 …

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Traveling for Christmas? Here are some things you should know

Charles 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 …

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DelDOT announces completion of Route 141 road projects

Charles 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

Charles 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 …