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DelDOT planning 2 “Super Weekend” I-95 closures

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

      Department of Transportation officials said during a community workshop Thursday night that the bulk of the I-95 ā€œRestore the Corridorā€ project should be complete by early 2023.Ā  Weather permitting, DelDOT is planning two ā€œsuper weekendsā€ — one in mid-September and another in late September. On Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. I-95 southbound through Wilmington will close. …

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Dover northbound EZ-Pass lanes to close Wednesday

Staff Writer Traffic, Headlines

The northbound EZ-Pass highway speed lane through the Dover Toll Plaza will be closed from Wednesday. Aug. 10 from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. The closure of the northbound lane will allow for loop and sensor replacement and preventative maintenance, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. All traffic will use the cash lanes with no …

Philadelphia Pike road diet

What would a road diet look like? What would it do?

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

The thoroughfare had problems with accidents, so Delaware Department of Transportation officials wanted to reduce the number of through lanes and make other changes — a concept called a road diet. Thatā€™s the situation for Foulk Road today, and it was also the situation for the Philadelphia Pike more than a decade ago. The Pike was put on a road …

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DelDOT’s clankers hope to cut Casho Mill crashes

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

Seven large red balls hanging on chains above Casho Mill Road are the talk of the town in the Newark area. The balls were recently installed by the Delaware Department of Transportation to reduce the number of too-tall trucks hitting a nearby railroad underpass. Instead, the clank of the balls should warn the driver to turn around. Anthony Merlino posted …

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Roth Bridge lane closures to continue through November

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines, Traffic

As work continues to replace the concrete deck overlay on the Sen. William Roth Bridge spanning the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, lane restrictions will be in place periodically over several months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday.Ā  By replacing the concrete deck overlay, the Army Corps of Engineers hopes to improve the traveling surface for motorists while protecting …

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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. …

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 advisesĀ anticipating lane shifts and slowdowns. The work is scheduled to end at 5 a.m. Friday, pending weather. Ken …

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo

Delaware clears up after wind, rain and high tide

Ken Mammarella Government

Route 1 in Sussex County on Friday. DelDOT photo By noon Saturday, it appears that the worst was over from the miserable conditions on Friday — high winds, heavy rain and tidal surges — that closed roads throughout Delaware. That said,Ā “motorists are urged to drive with caution because standing water may still be present” on shoulders, Delaware State Police warned. …

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo

Woodland Beach evacuated; Route 1 closed in coastal Sussex

Ken Mammarella Government

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo Friday’s weather was as miserable as predicted, with strong winds, coastal flooding, a warning of flash floods and multiple roads closed or impassible. The flooding forced the evacuation of Woodland Beach in Kent County and closed part of Route 1 in Sussex County and other roads throughout the state, the Delaware Department of …