Officials with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) are taking action to prohibit stopping, standing, and parking along a portion of Cape Henlopen Drive near the ferry terminal.
The agency investigated the issue after it received complaints about vehicles parking along the road, between the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal and Cape Henlopen State Park, during summer weekends and holidays.
DelDOT, state park, and City of Lewes officials believe the parking congestion was largely caused by the park’s reduced COVID-19 capacity limits and the inability of some motorists to enter with their car.
As a result, parking will be prohibited along Cape Henlopen Drive, in both directions, from a point approximately 160-feet east of the center of the intersection with the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal access to a point approximately 50-feet east of the center of the intersection with East Cape Shores Drive (See graphic, above, impacted area in blue).
DelDOT maintains the prohibition is needed for the safety of pedestrians using area crosswalks and bicyclists riding along the roadway.