• 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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    Case Study: Restoring the Delaware Avenue Bike Lane in Newark

    by  • January 10, 2011 • Maintenance, Traffic Control • 0 Comments

    An occasional problem for years in Delaware has been the sudden loss of bike lanes or other facilities with construction projects. Fortunately, this is largely relegated to the past now for several great reasons: A statewide Bicycle Policy A statewide Complete Streets Policy Ordinances requiring bike lanes (and parking) with new construction in New...

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