Speed cameras

Speed cameras to be added to I95, Route 896 interchange

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

On July 8, the state will start using speed cameras around the I-95/Route 896 construction zone in Newark, and they’ll stay there until the project has ended. Drivers will have 21 days — dubbed a warning period — to get used to the cameras’ presence,  according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. Then registered vehicle owners will receive a base …

TSD Review May 4

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – May 4, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Man charged with dumping screws, nails on Hockessin roads Courts hope safe surrender day will clear 750 warrants Free concerts, movies and more in Bethany, June-October Business Weis Markets to anchor Bayberry’s mixed-use town center Artesian asks to raises rates; average bill would go up …

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Transportation plan eyes Tyler McConnell, Hares Corner, I-95

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Proposals for a notoriously congested bridge (the Tyler McConnell, in North Wilmington), Delaware’s busiest intersection (Hares Corner, aka U.S. Route 13 and Delaware Route 273) and Interstate 95 in Cecil County highlight the latest regional transportation plan. The Wilmington Area Planning Council will collect comments at an open house Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Newark and online through March 6. Registration …

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 …

The latest rendering for the I-95 cap park proposed in Wilmington.

I-95 cap park would cost $360 million to $398 million

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A park over Interstate 95 in downtown Wilmington would cost $360 million to $398 million to design and construct, according to a new feasibility study. The study, prepared for the Wilmington Area Planning Council, was endorsed Jan. 17, said Dave Gula, principal planner for the council. “The feasibility study will be turned over the partner agencies … to develop a …

The final draft plan for the I-95 cap park in Wilmington.

Final draft of plan for I-95 cap park released

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A final draft is out for a plan to cap Interstate 95 in downtown Wilmington and create a 12-acre park atop the newly renovated highway. “Can it be done?” regional planner Dave Gula asked rhetorically. “We believe it can.” “Absolutely,” consultant Mary Margaret Jones said at a public meeting Thursday when asked for her gut feeling about getting the massive …

I-95, on the way to its restoration, with new decorative barriers. (DelDOT drone photo)

I-95’s Restore the Corridor work largely finished

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

  The $200 million Restore the Corridor project to update five miles of Interstate 95 in Wilmington and south of the city is nearly finished. “Major construction is now complete in both directions,” said C.R. McLeod, director of community relations for the Delaware Department of Transportation. That means that multiple lanes are open all the way north and south, but those orange …

I-95 Restore the corridor

I-95 southbound to close as project nears completion

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

I-95 southbound through Wilmington will be closed from Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 a.m., the Delaware Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. Motorists coming from Pennsylvania will be directed to use I-495 Southbound. Local traffic entering I-95 SB will be detoured off at Exit 8 (US 202) and directed back to I-95 southbound via …

TSD Review Sept 8

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 8, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community State to spend $28 million on libraries .2 miles apart Chautauqua tent show expands to Historic New Castle Meet Mr. and Ms. Speedy, court reporters extraordinaire DelDOT planning 2 “Super Weekend” I-95 closures The Point at Cape Henlopen to reopen for offseason Hockessin Library shift …

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DelDOT planning 2 “Super Weekend” I-95 closures

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

      Department of Transportation officials said during a community workshop Thursday night that the bulk of the I-95 “Restore the Corridor” project should be complete by early 2023.  Weather permitting, DelDOT is planning two “super weekends” — one in mid-September and another in late September. On Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. I-95 southbound through Wilmington will close. …