DelDOT is Preparing for the First Snow of the Season

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)  is monitoring this weekend’s weather and preparing for snow. According to the National Weather Service forecast, an inch to three inches of snow may occur Friday evening through Saturday evening. Motorists should be prepared for snow covered roadways and use caution while driving.

In advance of the snowfall predicted tonight and tomorrow, DelDOT crews are pre-treating major roadways with brine in all three counties.

During winter storms, motorists should maintain a safe distance from DelDOT vehicles and snow plows. Stay alert for snow plows that may be slowing down, stopping, turning or pulling over. Snow plows may travel over centerlines or along road shoulders to improve road conditions.

DelDOT will continue to provide updates on road conditions and motorists can tune to WTMC 1380 AM for real-time reports on road conditions.

Motorists may contact the Transportation Management Center (TMC) 24/7 to report any travel or traffic related issues at the following numbers: Dial #77 from any cell phone in Delaware; (302) 659-4600; or 1-800-324-8379.

Patching Will Require Weekend Lane Closures on I-95 NB and I-495 NB

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that lanes will be closed for patching beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, December 8 until 5 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017. At all times, one lane will remain open to traffic.

This closure is necessary to patch the deteriorated concrete in the center lane of I-495 NB just past the split. Significant potholes have formed and  have elicited complaints from motorists. There is concern that these potholes could worsen over the winter with multiple freeze and thaw cycles. With colder temperatures approaching, multiple crews will be working this weekend to repair the worst potholes. Due to the potholes being in the center lane, it is necessary to close two lanes for the safety of the workers.

WHERE: I-95 northbound before the I-95 northbound/I-495 northbound spilt and I-495 northbound after the I-95/I-495 northbound split in Wilmington.




Funeral Services on Thursday, November 30 for Delaware State Police Sergeant Rodney Bond, Jr. Will Impact New Castle County Roads

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) alerts motorists that New Castle County roadways will be impacted by the funeral services for Delaware State Police Sergeant Rodney Bond, Jr. today.

Public visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, November 30 at the Bob Carpenter Center, 631 South College Avenue in Newark.

Burial services will follow the memorial service at the Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway in New Castle.

Motorists can expect delays on I-95 Northbound from Exit 1 (DE 896) to Exit 5 (I-295) and US 13 Northbound as the funeral procession travels to the Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

In anticipation of possible delays in the area, DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center will be monitoring traffic via radio and cameras along the route. DelDOT will have personnel positioned throughout the area to assist with traffic control.

Motorists can tune to WTMC-1380AM for the latest information on road conditions.


Over One Million Motorists Traveled Through Delaware’s Toll Plazas during Thanksgiving Holiday

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period 1,200,235 vehicle trips were totaled at the I-95 Newark, SR 1 Biddles Corner, and Dover Toll Plazas. It is estimated that more than $3 million dollars in revenue was collected by Delaware’s toll plazas during this time frame.

Click on the link below to see traffic counts at each toll plaza and a comparison of traffic totals over the past three years during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Toll Plaza Traffic Counts

SR 141/I-95 Ramp Interchange Project Will Require Nighttime Lane Shifts on I-95 NB and I-295 NB

Newport –  The Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) contractor, Mumford and Miller Inc., will be shifting the I-295 northbound traffic to I-95 northbound between Exit 5 and past the SR 141 northbound interchange beginning Thursday, November 30, 2017.

The lane shift will be in place at the following times:

• 8 p.m. Thursday, November 30 until 5 a.m. on Friday, December 1
• 8 p.m. Friday, December 1 until 5 a.m. on Saturday, December 2

In addition, Exit 2/SR 141 southbound to I-295 northbound will be closed during these times.

Detour Routes:
I-295 northbound motorists will use the right lane signed for I-95 northbound and stay in the right lane of I-95 and then use the temporary crossover just past the work zone on the right to enter I-295.

SR 141 motorists traveling southbound to I-295 northbound will follow detour signs to Commons Boulevard to Churchmans Road to I-95 northbound to I-295 northbound.

Beginning Monday, December 4, I-95 northbound will be closing and shifting lanes to I-295 northbound during the following times:

• 8 p.m. Monday, December 4 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5
• 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 5 until 5 a.m. on Wednesday December 6

Detour Routes:
I-95 northbound motorists will use the right lanes signed for I-295 northbound and stay in the left lane of I-295 and then use the temporary crossover just past the work zone to re-enter I-95 northbound.

The nighttime lane and ramp closures are necessary as work continues on the SR141 bridges over I-95.