Local news briefs for the week of July 30:



DSU names building for Bank of America
New director selected for Dover Public Library
Roadwork on Route 13 to start south of Camden

DSU names building for Bank of America

    Delaware State University and the Bank of America will celebrate their partnership by officially naming the university’s College of Business edifice (formerly the MBNA America Building) in honor of the company during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30.

    The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has donated $100,000 to fund DSU initiatives.

    The event will take place outside at the College of Business Building, weather permitting.

    Delaware State University President Dr. Allen L. Sessoms will be joined by David Turner, an executive in Bank of America’s Global Consumer and Small Business Banking division, for the ceremony. Local and state elected leaders and representatives of the business community are expected to attend.

New director selected for Dover Public Library

    A new library director for the Dover Public Library has been selected, according to city documents. Margery Cyr will begin working for the city Tuesday, Sept. 16, and she comes from Old Bridge Library, in Old Bridge, N.J., where she was the director.

    An open house meet and greet for Cyr will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, with the time and place to be announced.

Roadwork on Route 13 to start south of Camden

    The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is alerting motorists to expect lane closures on Route 13 northbound and southbound for road surface grinding and crack sealing. The work will begin at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, and end at 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, pending weather. To decrease impact on commuter traffic, all work will occur at night.

    The following lane restrictions will take place:

    • Route 13 northbound right lane closed between Lochmeath Way to Camden-Wyoming Avenue (traffic signal).

    • Route 13 southbound right lane closed between Camden-Wyoming Avenue (traffic signal) to Lochmeath Way.

    At a time when highway crews and funds are decreasing to support road maintenance, surface grinding and crack sealing is cost effective and extends the pavement life.

    Traffic alerts and traveler information are available at www.deldot.gov or by tuning to WTMC-AM 1380.