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More Than 880,000 Motorists Travel Through Del. Toll Plazas Over Holiday Weekend

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DOVER, Del.– Over the holiday weekend, 882,655 motorists passed through Delaware’s three toll plaza locations on I-95 in Newark, Route 1 at Biddle’s Corner, and Route 1 in Dover, according to state transportation officials.

This number exceeds last year’s count with just 860,505 motorists that traveled through the state’s toll plazas from Thursday, July 4 to Sunday, July 7, the Delaware Department of Transportation said.

On Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6, the I-95 Newark Plaza served 397,829 vehicles; Route 1 Biddle’s Corner served 258,094 vehicles; and Dover’s Route 1 Plaza served 226,732 vehicles. It is estimated that $2.4 million was collected in tolls during the four-day period at Delaware’s toll plazas.

Over 59 percent of the counted trips utilized the convenience of E-ZPass, the electronic toll collection system.

2014 Independence Day Traffic Counts (Reflecting a 24-hour period count)

I-95 Newark Plaza

Thursday, July 3: 102,131

Friday, July 4: 84,963

Saturday, July 5: 88,010

Sunday, July 6: 122,725

Biddle’s Corner

Thursday, July 3: 78,378

Friday, July 4: 45,974

Saturday, July 5: 62,706

Sunday, July 6: 71,036

Dover Toll Plaza

Thursday, July 3: 65,118

Friday, July 4: 37,630

Saturday, July 5: 56,910

Sunday, July 6: 67,074

2013 Independence Day Traffic Counts (reflecting a 24-hour period count)

I-95 Newark Plaza

Thursday, July 4: 73,390

Friday, July 5: 88,055

Saturday, July 6: 100,497

Sunday, July 7: 121,152

Biddle’s Corner

Thursday, July 4: 45,506

Friday, July 5: 63,863

Saturday, July 6: 70,442

Sunday, July 7: 68,830

Dover Toll Plaza

Thursday, July 4: 39,670

Friday, July 5: 56,280

Saturday, July 6: 66,297

Sunday, July 7: 66,523

View video of “Live Traffic” conditions in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties at http://www.DelDOT.gov/information/travel_advisory

 

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