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DelDOT and DART offer Thanksgiving travel info

Thanksgiving week is here and that means higher traffic volume as people try to get where they are going for the holiday.

Thousands are expected to travel on and around Thanksgiving. And there’s some things you should know before heading out.


If you are headed out on Thanksgiving itself, you won’t be able to rely on DART to get around the First State.

“On Thanksgiving Day we do not have bus service. But we will resume our regular service on Black Friday,” said DART spokeswoman Julie Theyerl.

Theyerl notes there is some rail service. The SEPTA Wilmington/Newark line WILL operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day.

And if you are driving over the holiday weekend, expect more cars on the road with you, but DelDOT communications director C.R. McLeod says the agency will do its part to ease congestion.  

“With the Thanksgiving week upon us, we always go ahead and suspend the temporary work on our roads around the state to allow traffic to move as easily as possible,” McLeod said.

McLeod says roadwork will be suspended from 6 a.m. Wednesday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018.

“What we’ll be doing is, projects such as overnight work that we’ve had on Route 1 in Milford and we’ve had some weekend work up here on I-95; projects like that where we can take lanes for short-term work - we’ll be suspending that," said McLeod.

 But even with work zones out of the way he reminds motorists to travel safely and allow extra time to reach your destination.