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  Archived Posts From: 2012


Delaware Prepares For Hurricane Sandy

Written on: October 26th, 2012 in Alert MessagesWeather Related Notices

 Delaware Department of Transportation         NEWS RELEASE

DelDOT Public Relations                                                 October 26, 2012

Contact: Jim Westhoff, Public Relations

Desk – 302-760-2160;  Mobile – 302-943-3589;


DelDOT is preparing for a possible major storm

Across Delaware, crews are working to minimize any possible traffic hazards if the storm strikes the area.

Dover – The men and women of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) are spending today doing all they can to prepare for the possibility of a major storm striking Delaware, and many will be working over the weekend to ensure the state’s transportation system is as secure as possible.  Below are bullet points detailing their efforts:

 DelDOT storm preparation activities 

 Construction projects this weekend 

 DART and Paratransit

  Bridge Safety

 Indian River Inlet Bridge and Route 1 at the beach


 Closures after the storm

 List of overhead signs being removed in Sussex County:

As a precautionary measure, DelDOT crews and contractors are removing 12 large, span-wire overhead signs in Sussex County.


US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: October 26th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Members of Cub Scout Pack 285 read the site poster before their tour.

What a great week at the Armstrong-Rogers site! During our last field session, a backhoe was used to strip off the topsoil from the site core. Now is the good part! We get to start digging into the amazing features we uncovered so far. A probable circular well, a rectangular outbuilding pit, and a building debris area were all divided into quarters, and excavation has revealed some great information. Digging the large stone and brick foundation has also begun, revealing that the building was purposefully deconstructed and some of the materials were robbed for reuse elsewhere. We can’t wait to finish uncovering this foundation to help determine what it was used for and how it was oriented. Very curious! Another fantastic event this week: Dovetail’s work at the Armstrong-Rogers site was featured as the Archaeological Institute of American’s Delaware open house excavation for National Archaeology Day! How exciting! We had a scout troop tour the site, as well as many people who came to see what we were up to. Although the site was a bit muddy because of rain the previous night, old and young came to look at the features and talk to the staff about the archaeological process and learn about the cool things we’ve found. It is so exciting to be able to share this site with so many! A huge thank you to the Dovetail crew for being great hosts and to all of our visitors who came to say ‘hi.’

Dovetail’s Jon Lewis, Kerry Gonzalez, and Sara Poore expose a building foundation at the Armstrong-Rogers site. 
Dovetail’s Jon Lewis, Kerry Gonzalez, and Sara Poore expose a building foundation at the Armstrong-Rogers site.