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Monitor Conditions Live, Online

Written on: January 2nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesWeather Related Notices

Learn the latest road conditions, and see them via Web cam. Visit www.deldot.gov/information/travel_advisory/


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: January 2nd, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

To help share the details from the excavation of the Houston-LeCompt site and the general history of Delaware, Dovetail Cultural Resources Group has been working on creating two different exhibitions: one will focus on the Houston-LeCompt site itself, and the second will be a general historic artifact traveling display. Utilizing artifacts from the Phase I, […]


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DelDOT Pretreating Kent / Sussex

Written on: January 2nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesWeather Related Notices

In advance of rain, snow and ice tonight, DelDOT is now pretreating roads in Kent and Sussex. It is completing pretreatment in New Castle.


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DelDOT Preparing For Snow

Written on: December 31st, 2013 in Alert MessagesWeather Related Notices

To prepare for snow later this week, DelDOT will pretreat New Castle roads today. Pretreatment in Kent and Sussex will begin Thursday morning.


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Up To Four Inches Expected

Written on: December 31st, 2013 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

The National Weather Service predicts that 1 to 4 inches of snow will fall on Delaware roads Thursday and Friday. DelDOT is watching the weather closely.


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Upcoming Weather

Written on: December 31st, 2013 in Weather Related Notices

Rain and / or snow may affect Delaware roads later this week. Expect news and advice here.


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 17th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Alternative Mitigation of the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111). This month at Versar we’re blogging about an example 3D cut-away model of an 18th or early 19th-century well found in New Castle County. Part of our task in examining the archaeological record of wells excavated across Delaware is to prepare 3D models that help show what […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 11th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Analysis of Burials from the Elkins Site (7NC–G–174) The analysis of the human skeletal remains recovered from the Colonial era Elkins site in New Castle County by Hunter Research. Inc., is well underway at the University of Montana.  Under the supervision of Professor Ashley McKeown, several graduate research assistants have been collecting data from the […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 3rd, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

For the past two weeks Hunter Research has been testing a predictive model developed for the identification of physical remains of early roads in the Delaware landscape: in this case one of the late 17th century Cart Roads, probably laid out by Augustine Herrman and certainly in place by 1740.  We have termed it the […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 3rd, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Over the past 20 years, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has used cutting edge methods to look for and to study archaeological sites in Delaware.  One method is analysis of a site’s soil chemistry (also known as soil geochemistry analysis).  By specifically looking at the concentration and pattern of certain elements from soil samples […]


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