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DelDOT reports busy 4th of July weekend on Delaware highways

Delaware Public Media

The Fourth of July weekend was a busy one on the roads in the First State.

DelDOT reports 648,583 cars passed through the state’s three major toll plazas – the Newark plaza on I-95 and the Route 1 tolls at Biddle’s Corner and Dover – between Friday and Sunday.

That’s an increase from 637,028 a year ago during the same three-day period.

Newark Plaza was the busiest of the toll plazas – with 305,374 vehicles logged there over the holiday weekend

DelDOT estimates that $2.1 million was collected in tolls during the three-day weekend.  Last year, DelDOT reported $2.4 million was collected during a four-day holiday weekend.

DelDOT also notes that over 60 percent of the trips counted over the weekend used E-ZPass

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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