Expect extra traffic in Delaware as early as Dec. 21. Watch out for cyclists and pedestrians.
Lane closures on multi-lane highways will be suspended at midnight on Dec. 24 and resume at midnight on Dec. 28. Extra personnel will be at the state’s three toll plazas: Interstate 95 Newark Plaza, state Route 1 Biddles Corner Plaza and SR 1 Dover Plaza.
The warmer than normal temperatures forecast for the holidays means more pedestrians and bicyclists will likely be interacting with traffic this year. Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for both. Pedestrians are reminded to use designated sidewalks and marked road crossings, and bicyclists are reminded to use bike paths and lanes where available. Both should wear bright clothing and use a light if out during night or low light conditions.
Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s smartphone app. The DelDOT app for Apple and Android is free at the Apple and Google Play stores.