EZ Pass lanes on I-95 closed this week

Ken MammarellaGovernment, 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 …

Delaware clears up after wind, rain and high tide

Ken MammarellaGovernment

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,¬†“motorists are urged to drive with caution because standing water may still be present” on shoulders, Delaware State Police warned. …

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 …

Delaware Memorial Bridge sets a record for September traffic

Ken MammarellaGovernment & Politics, Headlines

Delaware Memorial Bridge (Delaware River and Bay Authority) The Delaware Memorial Bridge this year set a record for September traffic, the Delaware River and Bay Authority announced, with 1,506,880 vehicles. Continued strength in commercial traffic and passenger car volumes offsets weakness in daily commuter numbers, with so many people still working from home. ‚ÄúThe Delaware Memorial Bridge has now set …

You’ve been warned: weekend lane closures on Del. Memorial Bridge

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware Memorial Bridge (Delaware River and Bay Authority) A project to paint the Delaware Memorial Bridge got really bad last weekend. Seven miles bad. The traffic backed up from the project site on the northbound side, Interstate 295 and then down Interstate 95 northbound to around the Route 1 interchange. That‚Äôs why the Delaware River and Bay Authority, which owns …

Road, lane closings planned in NCCo

Betsy PriceFeatured, Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced multiple projects that call for closing roads in New Castle County. Detour signage will be posted. At all times residents will have access to their homes but may need to take posted detours. And all schedules are pending weather. Here‚Äôs a roundup. Christina Parkway (the eastbound direction of Route 4) will be closed …

I-495 northbound partly reopened at I-95 split

Betsy PriceFeatured, Government, Headlines

The two left lanes of Interstate 495 northbound are now open at¬†the I-95/I-495 split, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced. The two right lanes remain closed, following an accident. DelDOT used today’s accident to promote its app, with access to real-time traffic cameras, travel times, delays and advisories. Motorists can call DelDOT’s¬†Transportation Management Center 24/7 to report any travel or …

Burning off peroxide after I-95 accident triggers stay at home warning

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Police & Fire

The controlled burn (DelDOT photo) An accident that closed Interstate 95 near Route 141 took an unusual turn this afternoon when authorities decided to burn off the peroxide being carried in a tractor trailer. The accident involved a pickup truck pulling the trailer bearing the peroxide colliding with a disabled vehicle on the road. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources …