Nicola Pizza

Nicola Pizza move to Lewes 1 year ago ‘better for everyone’

Katie KazimirFood, Headlines

Dan Huber of Wilmington, a self-dubbed “weekend townie” who’s had a second residence in Lewes since childhood, vividly recalls being at Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach when it opened  half a century ago. He was 12 and said his family was the third or fourth group to be seated at Nicola’s First Street location on June 11, 1971. “We felt …

Construction has begun to eliminate the last traffic light on Route 1 between Dover and Nassau. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Last light on key Route 1 section going away

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

An overpass now under construction near Milton will eliminate the last traffic light on Route 1 between Dover and Nassau. When the interchange with Route 16 (also called Broadkill Road) is expected to be completed in late 2025, Route 1 should be able to more safely handle more traffic. The work is part of the Corridor Capacity Preservation Program, piloted …

The Delaware State Police campaign on speeding runs June 9 through June 17 on Interstate 95, Interstate 495, US Route 13, US Route 113 and State Route 1. (Delaware State Police)

Speeding campaign set June 9-17 on major Del. roads

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A campaign against speeding is planned for June on Delaware’s major roads. Operation Braking Point 2.0 runs June 9 through June 17 on Interstate 95, Interstate 495, US Route 13, US Route 113 and State Route 1. Delaware State Police calls it a “zero-tolerance, high-visibility traffic safety and enforcement campaign.” Speeding contributed to one-third of all fatal traffic crashes in …

St. Georges Bridge (EaglesFanInTampa photo from Wikimedia)

St. Georges Bridge to close, starting Tuesday, for 18 months

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The St. Georges Bridge, which carries U.S. 13 over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, will close starting Tuesday, April 4, for approximately 18 months for major repairs. A $45.8 million contract, awarded to J.D. Eckman, Inc., involves demolishing and replacing the bridge decking, median barrier and drainage features; replacing bridge approaches and roadways; and repairing other bridge structural features. Work …

I-95 north and soundbound lanes will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, March 1, through Wednesday, March 8.

I-95 between Routes 1 and 896 to close for bridge demolition

Staff WriterGovernment, Headlines

Multiple lanes  on Interstate 95 will close on weeknights from Thursday, March 2, through Wednesday, March 8, between Route 1 and Route 896 to remove a steel girder from the Chapman Road Bridge. The closures will occur from 8  p.m. until 8 a.m. each day, weather permitting. Southbound lanes will close 10 p.m. Thursday, March 2, to 5 a.m. Friday, March …

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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 …

St. Georges Bridge (EaglesFanInTampa photo from Wikimedia)

St. Georges Bridge to close for 18 months for repairs

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The St. Georges Bridge, which carries U.S. 13 over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, will close for approximately 18 months for major repairs. The bridge will close to all traffic starting on April 4. The contractor will begin to close bicycle lanes in February, but at least one bicycle lane will remain open until April 4. A $45.8 million contract, …

Woodland Beach evacuated; Route 1 closed in coastal Sussex

Ken MammarellaGovernment

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 …