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Re: Delaware
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2009, 12:52:36 PM »

I have confirmation from the project manager that the interchange project will remove the traffic signal on southbound DE 1 at the quarry entrance.  All northbound access will be eliminated there and the southbound side will be converted over to a right-in/right-out.

Northbound trucks going to the quarry will use the Dover AFB interchange to turn around, while trucks coming out of the quarry to go north will use the new interchange at DE 9 to U-turn.

As for the new interchange at DE 9, the manager said it should be open to traffic sometime in the next few weeks.  It's more or less a standard diamond interchange (albeit with curves in the ramps instead of straight ramps).  The overpass over DE 1 is right at the old location where Kitts Hummock Rd split off from DE 1.  Kitts Hummock Rd is being realigned to meet DE 9 just north of the interchange.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2009, 08:12:57 PM »

DelDOT plans to add turn lanes, signals on Del. 26

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State and county officials are hoping a $75 million project will improve traffic flow along one of the area's main beach evacuation routes.

Instead of widening Del. 26, Delaware Department of Transportation officials said they plan to add turn lanes and signals in the coming years to reduce congestion.

According to officials, the Del. 26 project, which could break ground as soon as 2012

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2009, 11:49:01 PM »

New Del. 9 interchange opens at Del. 1

The News Journal • September 30, 2009

A new interchange at the junction of Del. 9 and Del. 1 near Dover Air Force base has opened for traffic.

The new overpass and ramps eliminate stop signs that existed previously at the junction.

Some work remains on the Del. 9 junction with Kitts Hummock Road near the interchange. Kitts Hummock Road is closed between Del. 9 and Bergold Lane until that work is completed. Traffic is detoured via Bergold Lane and Del. 9.

That work was scheduled to be completed by this weekend.

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2009, 03:26:06 PM »

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2009, 03:39:09 PM »

I can say that they were still on back in April, but that was 6 months ago. Don't know about now.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2009, 01:30:07 PM »

Last time I went by they were on flashing.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2009, 03:23:04 PM »

They were flashing back in the middle of June.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2009, 03:43:33 PM »

DelDOT requests bids for highway speed electronic toll lanes and rebuild of Newark I-95 plaza.

http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/4505
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2009, 11:31:05 AM »

Delaware highways: Motorists' bane is businesses' boon
Closing of service plaza for renovation helps gas stations, restaurants off I-95


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HMSHost, which has operated the plaza since it opened in 1964, won the bid to build a $32 million facility and run it for the next 35 years. The Maryland-based company operates more than 80 highway rest stops in North America.

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"We want to be open for the July Fourth holiday," Wilkins said.

When the plaza closed in September, I-95 travelers were left without a rest stop for 95 miles, between the Chesapeake House rest stop in Maryland and the John Fenwick Service Area in New Jersey.

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2009, 10:00:31 PM »

I may as well point out, since Peter Samuel has not, that the I-95 Newark toll plaza job is also Delaware DOT's pilot project for electronic plans.  A full copy of the plans set (all 538-odd sheets of it) can be downloaded through DelDOT's bid calendar page:

http://www.deldot.gov/public.ejs?command=PublicBusinessBidCal

Better get a move on if you want a copy, though--I don't know if they plan to archive the plans after letting.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2010, 10:16:10 AM »

Indian River bridge project still on target

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...all pile drivings have been completed, and work has begun on the approach foundations for the new $230 million bridge spanning the inlet, DelDOT said in a project update.

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The new bridge design calls for a 2,600-foot-long bridge with a 900-foot span across the inlet. It will be supported by cables in a design similar to the Roth Bridge over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

The inlet was 25 feet deep in 1965, but over time has deepened to 100 feet or more in some places.

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It is expected to be completed in spring 2011.

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2010, 08:50:32 PM »

"We want to be open for the July Fourth holiday," Wilkins said.

When the plaza closed in September, I-95 travelers were left without a rest stop for 95 miles, between the Chesapeake House rest stop in Maryland and the John Fenwick Service Area in New Jersey.

Plenty of work going on here. The good news is as of today those trapezoid signs are still up. 95 miles? Apparently they haven't been to Virginia post rest area closing. Besides the state line welcome centers, travelers going north on I-95 or I-85 (to I-95) don't have much in the way of rest areas anymore (as I found out today too).
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2010, 03:16:38 PM »

95 miles? Apparently they haven't been to Virginia post rest area closing. Besides the state line welcome centers, travelers going north on I-95 or I-85 (to I-95) don't have much in the way of rest areas anymore (as I found out today too).
Same deal on I-81, with a few still scattered around along the route.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2010, 10:29:27 AM »

Road priorities for northern Del. offered

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Northern Delaware’s transportation planning agency has released its recommendations for improving the region’s roads from 2011 through 2014.

The Wilmington Area Planning Council’s draft Transportation Improvement Program includes about $1.9 billion worth of projects in New Castle County and Cecil County, Md. The plan focuses on preserving existing infrastructure and addressing safety concerns, rather than new projects, because of funding shortfalls in the region, the agency said.

Key projects include adding two high-speed E-ZPass lanes to the I-95 toll plaza near Newark, improvements to the interchange at Del.1 and I-95, the U.S. 301 expressway near Middletown and rail track expansion in New Castle County.

Some projects, including the E-ZPass lanes on I-95, will be funded by the federal stimulus program.

The draft plan is available for public review at www.wilmapco.org/tip or at the WILMAPCO office, 850 Library Ave., Suite 100, Newark. A public workshop is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Feb. 22 at WILMAPCO.

They also have a Google Maps overlay of some of the projects at http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=http://www.wilmapco.org/KML_Files/FY2011_TIP_Projects_Draft.kml&sll=39.594049,-75.756226&sspn=0.377788,0.617294&ie=UTF8&ll=39.564412,-75.756226&spn=0.755898,1.234589&t=h&z=10

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2010, 08:26:39 AM »

The last time I was in Delaware, DelDOT was rebuilding the Delaware House. Are we to assume they're going to get rid of those "Duncan Hines logo" shields too?



Or are they "Peek Freans logos?" I always thought those were funny names.

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2010, 11:42:05 PM »

What I'm curious to know is if that service area will still be home to the world's slowest gas pumps.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2010, 06:50:56 AM »

Nope...those are in suburban Maryland...
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2010, 01:50:30 PM »

Del. 299 upgrades in works

Planning continues for stretch through Middletown near potential hospital site

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2010, 02:52:10 PM »

Part of me is wondering why they're even bothering, given the permanent bottleneck that would be created when you hit Middletown proper.

'Course, Delaware isn't exactly known for smart planning...
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2010, 07:47:23 PM »

Nope...those are in suburban Maryland...

I can second that.  A usual gas pump is about one second per tenth of a gallon, plus or minus 20% but generally you can count One Mississippi, Two Mississippi and watch the tenths come in.

Crownsville has one where Three Mississippis gets you one tenth, and that's if you count to three via the scenic route, taking in Four Mississippi along the way.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2010, 08:54:26 PM »

Del. 299 upgrades in works

Planning continues for stretch through Middletown near potential hospital site

There goes those old Eagle signals :-(

The last time I was in Delaware, DelDOT was rebuilding the Delaware House. Are we to assume they're going to get rid of those "Duncan Hines logo" shields too?



Or are they "Peek Freans logos?" I always thought those were funny names.

I really wish they would keep those. They do look really neat, shape wise. They also look more like a Denny's logo.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2010, 11:46:05 PM »

Pretty good chance they'll keep them.

From this fall...


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Re: Delaware
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2010, 07:27:47 PM »

Pretty good chance they'll keep them.

From this fall...




I wouldn't be too sure. DelDOT has been replacing all of their freeway signage (which were relatively new). Who knows, may be they will make another freeway sign in that shape.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2010, 02:29:34 PM »

I really wish they would keep those. They do look really neat, shape wise. They also look more like a Denny's logo.
Ah yes, Denny's. Makes a lot more sense than "Peek Freans" or "Duncan Hines."

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2010, 05:29:57 PM »

Finally  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

New Indian River Inlet Bridge taking shape

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DelDOT's latest update on the project: "As of this week, all four footers of the bridge are complete. Eventually they will be put underground and not visible, however like the foundation of any structure they are key in giving the bridge its strength and long-term stability."

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The new bridge design calls for a 2,600-foot-long bridge with a 900-foot span across the inlet. It will be supported by cables in a design similar to the Roth Bridge SR 1 Turnpike Bridge over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

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The current construction is the state's second try at a new bridge over the inlet. Problems with the first bridge approaches came to light in 2007, when fill dirt at the site began to shift and slip, creating a multimillion-dollar setback.

The contract was abandoned and re-advertised and the bridge re-designed. It is expected to be completed in spring 2011.

Drivers can visit the project Web site, www.irib.deldot.gov, to get traffic updates, view cameras or get more information on the construction

 


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