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26 Feb
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I-95 Uodate

I-95 Construction Update

DelDOT has put out a press release covering the work that will be occuring on the I-95 as a result of the Restore the Corridor Project for the period of 2/25-2/27

TIMES AND DATES:
Thursday February 25, 10 PM until 5 AM Friday, February 26
• FULL CLOSURE, I-95 NB from the I-495 Split to US 202 Interchange
• CLOSED, Martin Luther King Boulevard WB to I-95 NB & SB

Friday February 26, 5AM until 10 PM:
• REDUCED LANE CAPACITY, I-95 NB from I-495 Split to US 202 Interchange
• OPEN, Exit 6 I-95 NB off-ramp to MLK Boulevard
• OPEN, Exit 7 I-95 NB off-ramp to Delaware Avenue
• OPEN, 10th St./Adams St. on-ramp to I-95 NB
• OPEN, Adams St./Delaware Ave. on-ramp to I-95NB

Friday February 26, 10 PM until 6:00 AM Saturday February 27
• FULL CLOSURE, I-95 NB between I-495 Split and US 202 Interchange
• CLOSED, Exit 6 I-95 NB off-ramp to MLK Boulevard
• CLOSED, Exit 7 I-95 NB off-ramp to Delaware Avenue
• CLOSED, 10th St./Adams St. I-95 NB on-ramp (see Detour to I-95N on-ramp at Delaware Ave/Adams St. below)
• OPEN, Adams St./ Delaware Ave. on-ramp to I-95 NB

Saturday, February 27, 6:00 AM:
• I-95 NB AND SB TRAFFIC IN ‘CONTRA-FLOW’ PHASE 1 TRAFFIC PATTERN (reduced lanes I-95 NB and SB)
• OPEN – All I-95 Southbound On- and Off-Ramps
• OPEN – “New” I-95 NB Exit to MLK Boulevard EB
• OPEN – I-95 NB On-Ramp from Delaware Ave./Adams St. (adjustments to the ramp alignment to be done at a
later date)

Review the full press release at: https://www.deldot.gov/About/news/index.shtml?dc=release&id=8502

And like always, if you have any questions about the Restore the Cooridor Project, go to: http://www.restorethecorridor.com

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17 Nov
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Additional restrictions statewide to slow community spread of COVID-19.

In response to a significantly rising number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced additional restrictions statewide to slow community spread of COVID-19.

Governor Carney’s order will include the following restrictions, which take effect at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 23:

· Indoor gatherings in homes must be capped at no more than 10 people.
· Indoor gatherings outside of homes must be limited to 30% of the venue’s stated fire capacity, up to a cap of 50 people. This includes all events, such as weddings, funerals, services in houses of worship, performances, political gatherings, and events in public spaces including fire halls.
· Outdoor public gatherings are limited to 50 people. Up to 250 may be allowed with a plan approved by the Delaware Division of Public Health.
· Restaurants must operate at no more than 30% of fire capacity indoors, with allowances for additional outdoor seating.

Based on publicly available data, DPH continues to recommend that K-12 public schools operate in a hybrid model with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.

For more information about the governor’s order, please visit https://bit.ly/38SmQF2.

Governor Carney also is expanding the DE Relief Grants program for businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions. The expansion will provide up to $25 million in additional relief for hundreds of businesses that have been disproportionately impacted. Qualifying businesses, including restaurants and taprooms, will receive double their original grant allocation. The application deadline is December 4 and can be found at http://www.delbiz.com/relief.

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08 Nov
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COVID Testing Sites…

COVID Testing Sites…

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28 Oct
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Inaugural Indoor Track Delaware 5k Virtual Run/Walk

Saturday, October 31, 2020 (All day)

Join Indoor Track Delaware & the Seashore Striders for the Inaugural 5k Run & Walk as we hit the pavement, the trails, the dirt, the grass to help do our part and raise funds to build an indoor track & field facility in the State of Delaware.

Indoor Track Delaware is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness for the need of an indoor track in the diamond state. Comprised of coaches, parents and concerned citizens, Indoor Track Delaware believes such a venue will address the unmet demand of high school track athletes and local college teams; attract sports tourism dollars from the Mid-Atlantic region; and provide the flexibility to promote community health and well being for Delawareans of all ages.

More information is available at SeashoreStriders.com.

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21 Oct
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FREE COVID-19 Test Sites in Wilmington This Week

FREE COVID-19 Test Sites in Wilmington This Week

Mayor Purzycki urges residents to get tested, wear a mask, avoid large crowds, and wash your hands

Mayor Mike Purzycki shared information with City residents about FREE walk-up COVID-19 testing sites in Wilmington for this week. Residents are urged to continue to take precautions to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including avoiding large crowds, wearing a mask, and washing and sanitizing their hands frequently. Mayor Purzycki thanked the New Castle County government and the City and State Emergency Management offices for arranging the weekly testing events in Wilmington.

The upcoming Wilmington test sites are:

  • Wednesday, October 21: East Side Charter School, 3000 North Claymont Street, 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Walk-Up Only) Register in advance at delaware.curativeinc.com [delaware.curativeinc.com]
  • Thursday, October 22: Kingswood Community Center, 2300 Bowers Street, 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. An appointment is recommended. Call 302-428-6586.
  • Friday, October 23: Latin American Community Center, 301 North Harrison Street, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. By appointment only. Call 302-320-6439.

Permanent testing sites in the City of Wilmington include the following:

  • Northeast State Service Center
    • 1624 Jessup Street, Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Porter State Service Center
    • 509 West 8th Street, Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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15 Oct
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Expansion of DE Relief Small Business Program to $150M

Expansion of DE Relief Small Business Program to $150M

Agreement with New Castle County also expands rapid workforce development program

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Thursday announced an expansion of Delaware’s DE Relief program, which provides direct grants to Delaware small businesses, and the Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Initiative, which provides rapid re-training for Delawareans who have lost jobs or income due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

New Castle County has provided additional funding for both programs from its allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. With the expansion, $150 million is available in direct grant assistance for Delaware small businesses. The workforce training program, created by Executive Order #43, is funded with $15 million in CARES Act funding from the State of Delaware and New Castle County. 

“We remain focused on supporting the Delaware small businesses, workers and families most affected by this COVID-19 crisis,” said Governor Carney. “Our continued partnership with New Castle County will help us get more support to more Delawareans. That could not be more critical. This additional funding will help get Delaware small businesses through this challenging time, and get Delaware workers trained for jobs currently in demand in our economy.”

Hundreds of Delaware small businesses and nonprofit organizations have already been approved for the first round of DE Relief grants – the largest cumulative grant award ever made by the State of Delaware to small businesses. A total of 741 applicants will share $25.7 million in funding through the first round of the program. DE Relief grants are administered by the Delaware Division of Small Business.

The second funding round opened on October 1

“Since day one, small businesses have been severely impacted by the burden of COVID-19,” said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. “I am pleased with Governor Carney’s decision to increase funding for DE Relief Small Business Program and proud New Castle County continues to partner with the state to make vital investments at this critical time. As we continue to find a way out of this pandemic, I encourage Delawareans to continue to support local businesses in any way we can.”

Learn more about the DE Relief program and apply for assistance.

Learn more about Delaware’s Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Initiative.

Learn more about Delaware’s COVID-19 initiatives to support Delaware families, workers, and businesses.

Individuals who have complaints about individuals violating public gathering restrictions should contact state or local law enforcement. Concerns that a business may be violating operating restrictions should be directed to: HSPContact@delaware.gov. Questions related to business re-openings or operations as businesses re-open should go to COVID19FAQ@delaware.gov

Individuals with questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email info@delaware211.org. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

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10 Oct
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Polling Place Change!

Polling Place Change!

The Department of Elections has been informed by the Delaware Art Museum that, due to concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the facility will not serve as a polling place for the November 3rd General Election. Voters in Representative District-Election District 04-02 are assigned to this polling location.

When informed of this, the Department immediately began to seek for a suitable location nearby that could house the relocated polling place. Voters assigned to the polling place at Delaware Art Museum will be redirected to the Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park (1914 West Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803). The facility has more than adequate capacity to handle the 1,680 voters assigned to Delaware Art Museum, is fully accessible, and includes ample parking. New polling place cards notifying voters of this location change were sent to voters on September 30th.

The Department will also share the updated information on our website, on the iVote voter portal, on our social media channels, and in any election-related advertising.

An additional note: although Representative District-Election District 04-02 does not include any voters in the City of Wilmington, as the Delaware Art Museum is within city limits, the Department is providing notification to political party contacts for the City of Wilmington and the City Council member who represents that district.

Thank you for your understanding. While this is change is out of the control of the Department, we are committed to minimize any inconvenience to voters.

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05 Oct
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The Division of Public Health (DPH) releases Halloween Guidance for Delaware Communities, Families

The Division of Public Health has released guidance for Delawareans to safely participate in fall festivities, including Halloween activities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new guidance categorizes activities by risk – low, moderate and high risk. Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. Delawareans can reduce that risk by organizing and participating in fun, low- or moderate-risk alternatives. The guidance emphasizes the importance of social distancing and face covering use when participating in any Halloween activities.

As the virus is still active in our communities, DPH continues to urge Delaware residents to practice everyday prevention steps: Wear a face covering, physically distance from others, wash your hands, and avoid gathering in large groups.

Activities that can be done at home with members of your household will pose less risk than traditional trick-or-treating. Low-risk activities include:

  • Pumpkin carving and decorating your home.
  • Hosting a virtual costume contest, Halloween get-together or drive-by decoration viewing with friends and neighbors.
  • Having a Halloween movie marathon.
  • Having a scavenger hunt (think Easter Egg hunt) in and around your home rather than going house to house.

More information is available on Delaware.gov

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01 Oct
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The second application round is now open for Delaware Relief Grants.

To help these businesses recover, Governor John Carney, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, and the Delaware Division of Small Business have launched the DE Relief Grants program. This program will provide at least $100 million in grants to assist Delaware small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by COVID-19.

The portal opened October 1st for the second round of DE Relief Grant applications at Delaware.gov/relief with another $30 million available. Sign up for the DSB email list for updates.

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28 Sep
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I-95 Major Construction Starts Early 2021

How will this impact your business and employees?

With the start of the I-95 Rehabilitation Project just a few months away and a number of early work package projects already underway, we wanted to provide you with an update…

We are hosting another Virtual Business Forum on Tuesday, September 29th at 2:00pm.  During which, the Delaware Department of Transportation will provide an update of the main project, the early work projects and discuss commuting options.

Registration information is below…

JOIN US – Webex Virtual Business Forum
September 29, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is providing an opportunity to learn more about the I-95 Restore the Corridor project that will start early 2021.

At the free Virtual Business Forum you will learn about…

  • Project description, schedule, detours and potential impacts
  • Early work projects that have been or will be completed by the Spring of 2021
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) procurement and
  • construction process
  • Commuting solutions
  • Business and employment opportunities

Meeting login information will be emailed to all registered attendees.
For questions email info@restorethecorridor.com.

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