Public transportation is bad folks. Must have a car to see Delaware. Cabs are pricy. Busses are limited. No sub-way, here a Sub Way is a place you get a sandwich.
I should have run up the street and picked up the trash, but we were freezing, and you have to get out before dark.........(just kidding). It was cold and windy!
If you are driving in Delaware, the Delaware Department of Transportation has a website that can be useful to you. The website has information about present traffic conditions around the state, weather conditions as they relate to driving, rates for toll roads, roadwork areas you might want to avoid, information on how to get tollroad passes, maps and route guides.
This website is well done and easy to follow. I usually use the SITEMAP option which puts all the features on one screen for quick access.
So use the website below before you travel in Delaware to get the best routes through the state or after you get into Delaware to get you what you need on the road.
When passing through Delaware via I-95 you will come across the Delaware Memorial Bridge. It costs $5 to pass over this bridge and the Delaware River.
The Delaware Memorial Bridge is a set of twin suspension bridges crossing the Delaware River. The toll bridges carry Interstate 295 and U.S. Route 40 between Delaware and New Jersey. The bridge was designed by the firm known today as HNTB with consulting help from famous engineer Othmar Ammann, whose other designs include the Walt Whitman Bridge (which is similar in appearance, except for the additional travel lanes and shorter center span) and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. It is also one of only two crossings of the Delaware River with both U.S. highway and Interstate highway designations, the other being the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
The bridges provide an important regional connection for long-distance travelers. While not a part of Interstate 95, they connect two parts of the highway: the Delaware Turnpike (Interstate 95 in Delaware) on the south side with the New Jersey Turnpike (later Interstate 95 in New Jersey) on the north side. They also connect Interstate 495, U.S. Route 13, and Route 9 in New Castle, Delaware with U.S. Route 130 in Pennsville Township, New Jersey (at the settlement of Deepwater, New Jersey).
The bridges are dedicated to those from both New Jersey and Delaware who died in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. On the Delaware side of the bridge is a War Memorial, visible from the northbound side lanes. The toll facility is operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority.
The airport is at 151 North Dupont Highway in New Castle township.
The facilities is used chiefly by private and business small to medium planes.
AerTaxi and Aero Ways are the two main commercial operations on the base.
They are local flights within the tri-state airspace.
The facilities has all aviation safety and operations equipment according to Class IV FCC standards, a small passenger terminal, a restaurant, minimal lodging and access to ground transportation (taxi and car rental).
Operations information and scheduling can be found at 302-325-9590.
Weather information is available through 1-800-697-0021.
This really isn't much of a tip.
When you're driving on I-95 through Delaware, you encounter the horrible Delaware Turnpike: a 20-yard stretch of road for which you have to pay $3. So a good route to drive around this (do this backwards if you're coming from the north) is:
Leave I-95 at exit 109 in Maryland and head north on Rte. 2. As soon as you enter Maryland, you'll reach Rte. 4. Turn right (east) and drive for a while until you reach Rte. 273, where you turn right and head back to I-95 and continue along your way. The entire detour only takes about 5 more minutes than driving I-95.
The Cape May-Lewes ferry is the preferred method. It's a pretty ride and you won't need your car when you are there. It's about $18 roundtrip. You catch it in Cape May, NJ and take it to Rehobeth, DE. Although Delaware is a small state, Rehobeth is all the way down the bottom on the coast so the ferry is a pleasant option and the only sane thing from the Jersey shore.
If you buy the excursion ticket, you get to use the free shuttle bus which brings you to all three outlets and Rehobeth proper. You can get on and off as you choose. It's best to do the outlets in order and not backtrack on the bus, the day will go by quicker than you think.
The bridge crossing of the Delaware River between New Castle, Delaware, and Pennsville, New Jersey is a graceful 440-foot-high span, which opened to traffic on August 15, 1951. In New Jersey, the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 130 and Interstate 295 lead into the Delaware-bound lanes. In Delaware Interstate 295 and Routes 9, 13 and 40 provide access to the Jersey-bound lanes. It is the world's longest twin suspension bridge.
One-way tolls went into effect on the Delaware Memorial Bridge in 1992. For passenger vehicles, the one-way fare is $3.00. Tolls are paid by vehicles traveling from New Jersey to Delaware.
The 1 billion vehicle mark was reached in the year 2000.
The largest single day of bridge traffic saw 72,249 private and commercial vehicles cross the bridge one-way on November 29, 1998.
The largest single weekend for traffic totals saw 194,199 vehicles cross the bridge one-way—July 24–26, 1998.
The Delaware Memorial Bridge is a self-supporting toll bridge operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state agency.
The bridge is a lasting memorial to those soldiers who gave their lives in World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. Each year on Veterans Day, a special ceremony is held at the Bridge War Memorial, which overlooks the Twin Span.
Best to drive. The nearest airports are either Philadelphia or Baltimore Washington International. Amtrak will take you to Wilmington.
I-95 goes east-west through northern DE, New Jersey to Maryland through Wilmington and Newark. The main north-south route is SR1, Rt 13, Rt113.
Your own car. Although there is public transportation, DART buses fo throughout the state.
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