DelDOT suspends construction projects around July 4th holiday

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will suspend planned lane closures on construction-related projects in anticipation of heavy Independence Day traffic next week.

The lane closures will be suspended starting at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, and they will remain closed until 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 5. At any given time, there may be emergency lane and/or shoulder closures.

DelDOT said motorists should anticipate delays on U.S. 113 and Del. 24 in Millsboro for the Stars and Stripes fireworks display this Friday night. The event will take place from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Cupola Park at the end of North Morris Street. For additional information, contact https://www.millsborochamber.com/.

The city of Rehoboth Beach Fireworks will take place next Wednesday at around 9:15 p.m. Depending on the weather, the fireworks may launch any time after 8 p.m.

It is recommended that attendees use the DART Park and Ride transportation to travel into downtown Rehoboth.

Rehoboth Avenue eastbound and Church Street from Del. 1 will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 8:30 p.m. All vehicles will have to enter Rehoboth Beach via State Road or Bayard Avenue.

All traffic north of Rehoboth Avenue should exit Rehoboth Beach via Columbia Avenue and Rehoboth Avenue.

All traffic south of Rehoboth Avenue should exit Rehoboth Beach via Bayard Avenue southbound (Del. 1 southbound traffic only) or via Hickman Street and Munson Street westbound to State Road onto Del. 1 northbound and southbound.

For further information, visit https://www.cityofrehoboth.com.

The fireworks display that will take place over Legislative Hall in Dover will occur on Thursday around dusk. Motorists can expect to face delays in downtown Dover. For more information, contact http://www.dover4thofjuly.com/schedule.html.

The Go Fourth fireworks show in Lewes will also take place on Thursday night, which will cause bridges to Lewes Beach to be closed to inbound/eastbound motor vehicle traffic that night for safety and traffic control. The bridges will remain open for pedestrians and bicycles.

The Savannah Road Bridge will be close to vehicular traffic at 7 p.m. Thursday night The Freeman Highway bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic at 8 p.m.

All traffic will go directly out/westbound on Savannah Road after the fireworks. There will be no turns onto Gills Neck Road, Pilottown Road and King’s Highway to keep traffic moving.

Cape Henlopen Drive traffic will leave via the Freeman Highway.

For further information, visit https://gofourthlewes.org/.

Motorists can adjust their routes and/or travel times by using the DelDOT App, available for Apple and Android smart phones and tablets. The DelDOT App can be downloaded free at the Apple and Google Play stores or at https://www.deldot.gov/ and click on the link to stores.

Motorists are encouraged to call the following numbers to report any travel or traffic related issues: Dial #77 from any cell phone in Delaware; (302) 659-4600 or 1-800-324-8379. Any emergences, please dial 911.

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