The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) reminds motorists to expect increased traffic on Delaware’s major highways starting on Aug. 29, for the Labor Day holiday.   DelDOT's Traffic Patrol Units will be on the road statewide to assist motorists with needs ranging from vehicle breakdowns to accidents beginning Friday through Sept. 1.


The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) reminds motorists to expect increased traffic on Delaware’s major highways starting on Aug. 29, for the Labor Day holiday.   DelDOT's Traffic Patrol Units will be on the road statewide to assist motorists with needs ranging from vehicle breakdowns to accidents beginning Friday through Sept. 1. 

Over the holiday weekend, DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) will monitor over 5,500 miles of state-maintained roads 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.

Additionally, Civil Air Patrol airplanes will check traffic conditions across the state.  The tollbooths at the I-95 Newark Plaza, Route 1- Biddle’s Corner Plaza, and Route 1- Dover Plaza will have extra personnel to ease traffic congestion. 

DART First State statewide services, both fixed route and paratransit, will not operate on Monday, September 1, with the exception of the Resort Transit Routes 201-208, its related paratransit service, and Route 305 – Beach Connection.  Monday, September 1 is the last day of operation for Route 305 – Beach Connection; however, the Resort Transit Routes will continue to provide a reduced service schedule through Sunday, September 14, serving Rehoboth, Lewes, Georgetown, Dewey, Bethany, Fenwick Island and Ocean City, MD.

SEPTA R2 will not operate within Delaware on Labor Day.  The train will operate on a Sunday schedule from Marcus Hook, PA.

DelDOT will halt all construction projects underway and clear work zones on major north/south corridors by noon on Friday, August 29. Construction jobs will not resume until Tuesday, September 2. Overall, motorists can anticipate heavy southbound and eastbound traffic on major routes surrounding the beach areas on Friday, August 29, and possible congestion and delays on westbound and northbound routes as travelers leave on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

You can view traffic each day by visiting DelDOT’s Internet Website at www.deldot.gov. Additional transit information can be found on DART First State’s Website, www.DARTFirstState.com and up-to-the-minute traffic conditions can be heard on WTMC-1380 AM radio. 

DelDOT urges motorists to drive safely, allow extra time to reach your destination, and follow posted speed limits to ensure a safe trip.