The Delaware Department of Transportation announces that increased traffic volumes are expected on Delaware’s roadways beginning on Wednesday, November 25. DelDOT advises motorists to drive safely, allow extra time to reach your destination, and obey traffic laws to ensure a safe trip.
Planned lane closures on Delaware’s major roadways, Route 1, I-95, and U.S. Route 202 will be suspended at noon on Wednesday, November 25 and will resume at midnight on Sunday, November 29. Traffic accidents and other unpredictable types of transportation incidents may cause delays or lane closures.
Over the holiday weekend, DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) will monitor roadways around the clock. TMC staff through a variety of automated systems to include electronic detection and video cameras will monitor the transportation system and adjust computerized traffic signal systems in response to increased demand or incidents.
The tollbooths at the I-95 Newark Plaza, Route 1- Biddles Corner Plaza, and Route 1- Dover Plaza will have extra personnel to ease traffic congestion.
Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, and can be downloaded free at the Apple and Google Play stores or go to www.DelDOT.gov and click on the link to stores.
DART First State’s statewide transit services, for both fixed route and paratransit service, will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. OnFriday, November 27, DART services will operate on their regular schedules. Additional transit information can be found on DART’s website,www.DartFirstState.com
SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line will operate on Thanksgiving Day with service to Claymont and Wilmington. The line will operate on the Holiday Schedule which is the same as their normal Saturday/Sunday schedule. For additional information, please contact www.SEPTA.org.
DART’s Transportation Store at the Wilmington Station will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Train passengers are encouraged to purchase their train fares in advance. The On-Board fare can also be paid on the train, and a credit for the difference can be received at a Philadelphia SEPTA ticket counter.