Special Events in September Will Require Lane Closures and Potential Delays


Dover-The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that motorists can expect lane closures and potential back-ups for the following planned special events in September.

Please use caution on and around these area roadways, and follow the instructions of law enforcement and DelDOT personnel on site.

Amish Country Bike Tour in Dover – Saturday, September 6 beginning at 7 a.m.

There will be several hundred cyclists leaving Legislative Mall in Dover and riding various roadways in Kent County with a return trip to Legislative Mall.

For additional information, http:/ www.amishcountrybiketour.com

Bottle & Cork 10 Miler and 5K at Dewey Beach – Saturday, September 6 beginning at 8 a.m.

Runners will leave Dewey Beach heading to Rehoboth, Henlopen Acres, the boardwalk, and returning to Dewey Beach for the 10 mile race. There will be a temporary right lane closure on Route 1 northbound from McKinley Street to Route 1A in Dewey for the race.

37th Annual Nanticoke Indian PowWow-Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7

The event will be take place from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The grounds are located off of Route 24/ John J. Williams Highway near Mt. Joy Road/Oak Orchard Road. Fire police will assist with traffic control at Mt. Joy Road and Piaffe Lane.

For further information, please contact http:/www.nanticokeindians.org

Tour de Sussex – Saturday, September 13 beginning at 7 a.m.

Cyclists will leave Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens Campus in Georgetown. Rest stops highlights will include: Dogfish Brewery, Irish Eyes, Papa Grande’s, and Trap Pond. For more information, please contact http:/www.dtcc.edu

Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Bike Race and Delaware Senior Olympics Road Race – Saturday, September 13 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Cyclists will leave from Eden Hill Medical Center in Dover. There will be lane restrictions and intermittent closures along the route which includes: Saulsbury Road from North Street to West Denneys Road; Route 8 from Chestnut Grove Road to Tuxward Road; Westville Road between Hazlettville Road and Allabands Mill Road. North Street from Mifflin Road to Banning Street (Eden Hill Medical Center).

For additional information, please contact http:/www.bikereg.com/pedal-away-prostate-cancer

Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon-Saturday, September 13 from 7:30 a.m. until noon

There will be a lane shift north of Fred Hudson Road on Route 1 northbound and southbound. Motorists should expect traffic delays for this event from Dewey Beach to Fred Hudson Road. Trailblazers and message signs will be placed to assist motorists.

For additional information, please contact http:/www.Deweybeachtriathlon.com

Magnolia Town Heritage Day-Saturday, September 20

The event will take place on Saturday, September 20 with a 5K race at 9 a.m. During the race, motorists will encounter delays on Clapham Road northbound and southbound. Sophers Row will be open to local traffic only. Irish Hill Road eastbound will be detoured using Andersen Road to Woodlytown Road and return to South State Street/Clapham Road.

The road closures for the parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. South Street Street northbound and southbound will be closed between Woodlytown Road and Sophers Row. Irish Hill Road eastbound will also be closed at Sophers Row. Barkers Landing Road westbound will be closed at Ponderosa Drive. The parade begins from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Detour trailblazers and message boards will be placed to assist traffic around the closures.

For additional information, please contact Debra Lawhead at http:/www.magnolialadiesaux@yahoo.com

Bike MS:Bike to the Bay 2014-Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21

Cyclists will begin the ride at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, from Delaware Technical and Community College, Scarborough Road in Dover to The Towers at Seashore State Park, Dewey Beach. At 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 21, cyclists will leave Seashore State Park and return to Scarborough Road in Dover.

No lane closures will occur on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. However, motorists should expect minimum delays with cyclists on Route 1 northbound shoulders in the area of Tower Road on Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bethany Beach Triathlon & Duathlon-Sunday, September 21 from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Multiple single lane closures will be in place on Route 1 northbound and southbound starting at 6 a.m. between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach.
Lane restrictions should be lifted by 11 a.m.
In addition, there will be various shoulder closures along Route 1 and the right-turn lane from Route 1 northbound to Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed for the duration of the event.

Cyclists will leave Garfield Parkway at Bethany Beach starting at 7:45 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 21 and continue on the shoulders of Route 1 northbound over the Indian River Inlet Bridge turning around at New Road near Dewey Beach.
Cyclists will continue southbound on Route 1 over the Indian River Inlet Bridge returning to Garfield Parkway. At Garfield Parkway, runners will be on the shoulders at South Ocean Drive.

For further information, please contact info@BethanyBeachTri.com

Delaware Mud Run-Sunday, September 21

At 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 21, motorists can expect lane closures and delays on Route 13 northbound and southbound at Frightland, 309 Port Penn Road near Middletown. The event is anticipated to be completed by 5 p.m.

For further information, please contact frightphil@aol.com

DelDOT advises all motorists to allow extra time to reach your destination, slow down, and obey traffic laws. DelDOT and the Delaware State Police will be on site to monitor traffic.

Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, and can be downloaded free at the Apple and Google Play stores or go to www.DelDOT.gov and click on the link to stores.

Motorists should check DelDOT online at www.DelDOT.gov and on your web enabled cell phone at http:/www.DelDOT.gov/mobile for updated travel-related information or tune to WTMC 1380 AM.