May 242012
 

 

Help us list the many things that make Bethany Beach and its surrounding towns (Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, etc.) a great place to be – from “A” to “Z”!

We would love to have as many entries as possible for each letter, so feel free to add to our list by leaving a reply under the post.

is for Memorial Day Weekend! Arguably the most popular weekend to be at the beach, the unofficial kickoff to the summer gives the Quiet Resorts a slight boost in population, all while maintaining its standing as a relaxing family getaway.

Memorial Day Weekend marks the full-time return of Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island’s boardwalk shops, as well as restaurants in surrounding areas such as Ocean View, Selbyville, Frankford , Millville and more.

It’s also one of America’s great cookout weekends, one of the most popular times for 5K runs, for baseball and softball tournaments and a great time to get together with family and enjoy the surf and sands of the Delaware beaches!

Of course, it’s also a time to remember and honor our fallen heroes and veterans who have served in our great military.

Let us know your favorite Memorial Day memories in the comments section below, or give us your picks for all things beach that begin with the letter M!

May 222012
 

 

As reported from the Coastal Point, The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has announced that several traffic pattern switches this week to allow for all lanes of traffic on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge to become active prior to Memorial Day weekend and to also allow for work on the new road under the bridge on the south side of the inlet to begin.

A connector road beneath the bridge has now opened, meaning northbound traffic heading from Bethany Beach will not be able to exit right into Delaware Seashore State Park. Instead drivers will have to proceed northbound over the bridge, make a U-turn at Savage’s Ditch Road, travel southbound back over the bridge, and then exit right to access the new connector road leading to the parking area, beach and bathhouse. This is expected to be in place until sometime in July, officials told the Coastal Point. 
 
Also, northbound travel lanes over the new bridge have opened and the second southbound lane will follow shortly.  This work is expected to take one or two days and is weather dependent. This lane opening marks the completion of the bridge portion of the Indian River Inlet Bridge project.

May 042012
 

The Indian River Inlet Bridge is set to open on Memorial Day Weekend, according to Coastal Point, ending years of construction and anticipation.

A dedication for the new bridge, which will also be named the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, will take place Sunday, May 6 with special guests Gov. Jack Markell, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and more expected to attend. The public is also encouraged to come out to take a look at the finished product before it becomes a four-lane functional roadway on the popular holiday weekend.

As for the expected Memorial Day reopening, the Coastal Point says:

“DelDOT officials said they hope to open all four lanes of traffic on the new bridge by Memorial Day, on a rapidly approaching deadline. Bridge lighting was also expected to be functional in May.

Bridge contractor Skanska Civil Southeast is very close to completing construction activities on the bridge and its environs, including reattaching the sand bypass system that aids the natural movement of sand and tides across the inlet. The sand bypass system must be attached to the new bridge before the old bridge is demolished.

As they finish the final work, from cleanup to light bulb replacement, crews will continue cleaning the construction site and leaving. Meanwhile, DelDOT will complete inspections and inventories, to make sure the State received what it ordered.”

This will come as great news to those incoming travelers from the North, who will see a much improved roadway and a less-cluttered journey as they head into North Bethany for their beach vacations.