• Maintenance

    Pave and rehab, shoulder sweeping, paint refresh, spot repairs, etc.

    DelDOT Pilot Study Looks at Cycling “Hot Spots”

    by  • December 2, 2013 • Maintenance • 0 Comments

    Loose gravel. Sand. Trash. Whatever the type, debris in road shoulders can be a hazard for cyclists. We call them “hot spots“: places where debris accumulates unusually quickly in shoulder areas. Using DelDOT’s “Report a Road Condition” form, cyclists have complained about hot spots for years. It was boring and it wasted a lot of our...

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    Boulder Biking Slowed By Floods

    by  • September 25, 2013 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Maintenance • 5 Comments

    I arrived in Boulder to visit my daughter’s family at the peak of the record breaking rainfall that has caused flooding of historic proportions across the entire county and beyond.  I had hoped to do some bicycling while in Colorado, enjoying some of the many wonderful bike paths and bikeways.  Instead I’ve been watching...

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    Improved DelDOT Sweeping Program Will Factor in Bicycling “Hot Spots”

    by  • February 21, 2013 • Maintenance • 1 Comment

    By Randy Cole Maintenance and Operations Division Delaware Department of Transportation DelDOT’s Division of Maintenance and Operations is responsible for maintaining over 13,000 miles of highways (not to mention over 1,500 bridges, 95 buildings and 1 ferry!). We have a formidable job.  Maintaining this road system is a complicated logistical challenge and one that...

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    DelDOT sweeping hot spots mapped, ready for your review

    by  • September 13, 2012 • Maintenance • 1 Comment

    By Angela Cunneely, Membership Director — On August 21, advocates from Bike Delaware, the Delaware Bicycle Council, Sussex Cyclists, and the White Clay Bicycle Club met with DelDOT’s Maintenance and Operations Division, directed by Joe Wright. During this enthusiastic exchange, our concerns were genuinely considered. Although the current budget is sharply limited and there...

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    Nominate an intersection(s) for bike lanes, refresh

    by  • September 4, 2012 • Maintenance, Traffic Control • 1 Comment

    DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt, himself a cyclist, is requesting information about unsafe conditions for cyclists on the roads we travel frequently.  In particular the Secretary would like information on: Intersections (any speed limit) that you think would greatly benefit from bike facilities (lanes, signs, symbols) and that do not currently have facilities. Bike routes...

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    Get Your Shoulder Swept (more often)

    by  • May 10, 2012 • Maintenance • 0 Comments

    In a blog post on March 2, we made a special appeal for our readers to report roads or sections of roads with chronic or above average debris accumulation. A few of you did write in with suggestions, enough to start a database that Bike Delaware and others are collaborating to define.  This hot...

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    DelDOT open to sweeping reform – bicyclist input needed

    by  • March 2, 2012 • Maintenance • 0 Comments

    * * * YOUR PARTICIPATION IS CRUCIAL * * * Submit roads, sections of roads, or intersections that have chronic debris problems. Please provide as many details as possible, including exact location(s). Email: sweep@bikede.org We are happy to announce that DelDOT’s Maintenance and Operations Division has shown an interest in sweeping reform. Currently, most...

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    DelDOT cites budget constraints for lack of sweeping

    by  • January 20, 2012 • Maintenance • 3 Comments

    In response to bicyclist’s complaints over excessive road shoulder debris, Bike Delaware has been in touch with DelDOT Public Relations. An effort is being made to find out what, if anything can be done to address the most chronic areas in their accumulation of gravel, broken glass, crash remnants, sand, construction materials, etc. It...

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