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  • Delaware driving restrictions begin at 5 AM on Monday
    Wilmington, DE - With Sandy’s impending arrival tomorrow bringing sustained 30-40 mph winds in the morning, heavy rains and wind throughout the day and limited visibility for motorists, Governor Jack Markell ordered statewide “Level Two” driving restrictions beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Monday. According to state law, a 'Level 2 Driving Restriction' provides that no person shall operate a motor vehicle on Delaware roadways other than essential personnel. 'Essential personnel' includes those employees necessary to maintain the core functions of government and maintain health and safety by p....
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  • Rt 1 tolls WAIVED in both directions
    To make the evacuation as efficient as possible, the tolls on Route 1, in both directions, are waived indefinitely. This decision was made by DelDOT Secretary Bhatt, in consultation with other senior officials at DelDOT.
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  • Delaware’s Toll Plazas served over a million Labor Day travelers
    Dover, DE – Labor Day travelers that passed through Delaware’s three main toll plaza locations on State Route 1 or Interstate 95 were part of the traditional “end-of-summer” crowds seeking one last vacation experience for 2012. The highway speed E-ZPass lanes and cash lanes at Delaware toll facilities process hundreds of thousands of vehicle trips during peak travel periods. This past weekend was no different with over 452,000 vehicle trips counted at the I-95 Newark Plaza and 556,000 vehicle trips counted at the Dover and Biddle’s Corner locations on Route 1. It is estimated that over....
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Updated look & feel for the newest edition of the Delaware Driver Manual
  • Updated look & feel for the newest edition of the Delaware Driver Manual
    Dover, DE – The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has recently printed the latest edition of the Delaware Driver Manual. The new Manual features a modernized design with an improved look and feel of color coded sections that allows for easier and quicker study or reference. The 140-page manual is updated annually to account for law and regulation changes but has not seen a dramatic design change in nearly 10 years. The manual is used in all state high school Drivers Education Classes, and is the key reference document for anyone learning to drive in Delaware. Copies can be acquired in per....

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  • Norfolk Southern Railroad will close crossing at O’Neals Road for repairs
    Bethel, DE – As a public courtesy, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) wants to inform area residents that Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the railroad crossing on O’Neals Road between Gum Branch Road and Seaford Road near Bethel for repairs to the crossing. The crossing will be closed at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 27. The crossing will reopen by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31, pending weather. Detour routes: Westbound: Seaford Road to Bethel Road and return to O’Neals Road Eastbound: Bethel Road to Seaford Road and back to O’Neals Road DelDOT will post signs to alert motor....
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  • Aug 21: Bridge inspection will require daytime lane and shoulder closure on Route 13 - Seaford
    WHEN: Tuesday, August 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., right lane and shoulder closed Rain date: Wednesday, August 22 WHERE: Bridge over Nanticoke River on Route 13 between Middleford Road and Concord Road in Seaford. WHAT: DelDOT’s Bridge Management Section will be inspecting the bridge. After the inspection of the northbound side, the inspectors will proceed to the southbound side. Motorists are reminded to use caution and remain alert when driving through these or any work zones.
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  • Norfolk Southern Railroad will close crossing at St. George Road for repairs
    Laurel, DE – As a public courtesy, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) wants to inform area residents that Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the railroad crossing on St. George Road between Bacon Road and Bi State Boulevard near Laurel for repairs to the crossing. The crossing will be closed at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 23. The crossing will reopen by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 27, pending weather. Detour routes: Westbound: Bi State Boulevard to Bacons Road and return to St. George Road Eastbound: St. George Road to Bacons Road onto Bi State Boulevard and back to St. George Road....
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  • Failure of crossroad pipe will require the partial closure of Route 9
    WHEN: 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, pending weather WHERE: Bridge over New Ditch on Route 9 between Substation Road and Asbury Road, southwest of Georgetown WHAT: Due to severe deterioration of a corrugated metal pipe, DelDOT’s maintenance crews will be removing and replacing the crossroad pipe. Detour westbound: Route 9 to Asbury Road southbound and return to Route 9 Detour eastbound: Whaleys Corner Road to Trap Pond Road northbound onto Little Street northbound and back to Route 9
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  • Old Indian River Inlet bridge to be removed this summer
    The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) wishes to advise motorists that removal of the old Indian River Inlet Bridge and surrounding abutments is scheduled to occur this summer. The entire process is expected to take 8-10 weeks and has already begun. Initially the removal consists of sawcutting and removing the bridge railing and deck. Bridge beams and the concrete piers will be removed later this summer using a mechanical technique that is both environmentally sensitive and minimally impactive to the surroundings. Due to environmental issues, explosives will not be used to remove the old ....
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  • 2012 Click It Or Ticket enforcement results
    Dover, DE - Over the past two weeks, officers from approximately 17 State, County, and municipal law enforcement agencies issued a total of 1,041 citations to unbuckled motorists during the 11th annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The enforcement portion of the campaign ran from May 14th through 28th and involved traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols both day and night. For the fifth year in a row officers participating in Click It or Ticket issued fewer seat belt citations than the year before. In 2008, officers issued 2,347 citations - that is 335 more issued than in 2009, 7....
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  • No construction on Delaware’s beach routes this weekend
    Dover – For the first time in several years, all major routes to Delaware’s beaches will be free of construction. According to officials from The Department of Transportation (DelDOT), motorists will have a much easier time accessing Delaware’s renowned resort beaches this summer season. There will be no lane closures, or major construction on any of the major beach routes in Sussex County this Memorial Day Weekend. Major work on the vital east – west connection to Fenwick Island via Route 54 is complete, with all lanes open to traffic. In addition, earlier this week, all four lanes on....
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  • 133 cited for seat belt violations during 1st wave of Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign 2012
    Dover, DE – Delaware law enforcement officers issued 133 citations for seat belt violations during the first wave of seat belt enforcement for 2012. Coordinated by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, the two week long safety campaign (Jan 22-Feb. 5) focused on increasing seat belt use statewide with roving and stationary traffic safety patrols in towns and cities where data shows seat belt use is lacking. Safety officials say that seat belt enforcement is necessary because Delaware has seen an increase in unbelted occupant fatalities from 34% in 2010 to 50% in 2011. Since January 1st ....
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  • DelDOT opens to traffic the Indian River Inlet Bridge
    To view photos about the opening event follow this link: http://www.shutterfly.com/pro/HOYenDE/Events (Look for the album: Indian River Inlet Brige Opening) At a ceremony held on Friday, January 20, the Indian River Inlet Bridge was officially open to passenger traffic. Governor Jack Markell and senator Tom Carper drove the first passenger vehicle over the bridge a little after noon. Effective on January 20, one lane of southbound traffic will be open. In a few days, one northbound lane will be open to vehicular traffic as well. All four lanes, pedestrian and bikeway are expected....
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  • Crews in New Castle to work through the night
    To combat the mix of snow and ice that will likely fall tonight, DelDOT crews in New Castle County plan to work throughout the night tonight. “Even though our people will be working all night, drivers need to be alert to the fact there still may be slick spots on the roads overnight and tomorrow morning,” said DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt. “In addition, drivers should never pass a snow plow when it is either applying salt, or if it has its blade down. Doing so can be dangerous for the passing vehicle since it could be hit with salt, snow or ice from our trucks. If drivers give our vehic....
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  • Indian River Inlet bridge traffic pattern shift will occur Wednesday, November 2
    Dover, DE – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that beginning Wednesday evening, November 2, 2011, its contractor George & Lynch will be making a traffic pattern shift on Route 1, just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure continued road safety due to dune erosion adjacent to the northbound lanes. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, Route 1 will be closed in both directions approaching the Indian River Inlet Bridge. This closure will continue until noon on Thursday, November 3. Once completed, a single lane no....
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