May 20, 2013
Delaware’s Department of Transportation is calling all motorists to expect heavier traffic on Del highways staring Friday, May 24.
There are already closures planned on some lanes on major Delaware’s roadways, specifically U.S. Route 202 and Route 1, I-95. Closures will begin on Friday, May 24 to end on midnight of Monday, May 27. However, in case of any traffic mishaps and other unexpected types of transportation issues; there may be other unannounced closing of lanes and/or delays.
Transportation Management Center of DEL will be continuously monitoring of traffic conditions all over the states. Del’s official radio station, the WTMC-1380AM will be announcing real-time traffic information throughout the area. For those with specific questions, they can contact the TMC 24/7 where they may ask reports on travel or traffic related issues.
By using DelDOT’s latest Smartphone apps, motorists will be able to adjust their routes and travel time. Available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, apps can be downloaded free of charge at any Apple and Google Play stores.
Motorists who are on the look-out for a relaxing break during their travels can arrange a stop at the I-95 Welcome Center. They will be welcomes to use these amenities: a 21-pump gas station equipped with hi-speed diesel dispensers; a completely stocked Convenience store; Del State Visitor Center that gives information about local and statewide events and activities; a truck parking area that is environmentally-friendly with full anti-idle hookups; purchased Postcards from a Delaware retail store that sells local products highlighting the state’s culture, heritage and history.
Satisfy your palate from these restaurants: Baja Fresh, Burger King, Cinnabon/Carvel, Doree’s Brioche, Famous Famiglia Pizza, Popeyes, and Starbucks Coffee. For more food adventure, the Smyrna Rest Area is located just j off of Exit 119 on Route 1 giving motorists 24-hour day service. For campers, snacks and sodas, restrooms and an RV pumping station.
To aid travelers, DART First State’s Resort Transit will start their service on May 23 and will be operated in eight transit routes serving Bethany, Dewey, Fenwick, Georgetown, Lewes, Long Neck, Maryland, Ocean City and Rehoboth,
Beach Connection in Route 305 is linking Rehoboth Beach to Wilmington/Dover will be operated on Fridays and weekends. Bus stops will cover the Christiana Mall, Rehoboth Park & Ride, Scarborough Road Park & Ride in Dover, Smyrna Rest Stop, Super Wal-Mart in Milford and Wilmington Amtrak Station
Delaware River & Bay Authority are coordinating with DART and the Shuttle Service of Cape May-Lewes Ferry will link with the Park & Ride of Rehoboth. This connection will enable passengers from the ferry to make use of the same Bus Travel of DART option at the resorts and to Ocean City, MD.
Del-DOT is advising motorists to observe safety measures in their travel during peak hours. An allowance of extra time to reach your destination means starting a trip earlier. Finally, slow down at toll plazas, and obey all traffic laws. These are sound advices to get to your destination in one piece.
Source: Ride Share Delaware Org