Motorists alerted to Del. 1 congestion south of Dover for Saturday, other delays in Sussex

DOVER  — The Delaware Department of Transportation alerted motorists that between the hours of 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, they should anticipate traffic delays in the area of Little Heaven and outside of Milford for two funeral processions. Motorists are encouraged to use US 113 southbound.

A funeral procession will occur around noon for Milford Police Cpl. Sean Hudson at the Barratts Chapel Cemetery. Del. 1 northbound will be stopped for a period of time to allow the motorcade to enter the roadway to escort motorists to the Barratts Chapel Cemetery. The northbound lanes will reopen after the vehicles are parked.

At 1:30 p.m., there will be a funeral procession for the former South Bowers Beach Fire Chief David Bryan LeGates. There will also be multiple fire apparatus in the procession. The motorcade will enter Del. 1 southbound from Del. 14 eastbound and continue on Del. 1 southbound and make a u-turn at the crossover south of Argos Corner, Slaughter Beach Road. Del. 1 southbound will be stopped at Del. 14 to allow the motorcade to enter the highway. N orthbound lanes will be stopped to facilitate the u-turn south of Argos Corner. After the motorcade exits to Slaughter Beach Del. 1 will be reopened to motorists.

In addition to those events, the Delaware Turf Sports Complex will hold the NXT Blue Hen First State Class (Lacrosse Tournament), and c crossovers will be closed within this vicinity. The three crossovers to the north, between the Sports Complex and the North Frederica interchange, will be closed from noon until to 6 p.m. to safely facilitate traffic exiting the Sports Complex. Northbound traffic destined for points south will be detoured to Exit 86/North Frederica interchange where they can then access Del. 1 southbound. Traffic wishing to utilize one of the three closed crossovers north of the venue are encouraged to use Exit 79/Thompsonville Interchange. However, all crossovers from Tub Mill Pond Road/Milford Neck Road, and south should be open by noon.

The Running of the Bulls will take place on Saturday, June 24 around 2 p.m. in Dewey Beach. This event will stop DE 1 northbound and southbound traffic in Dewey Beach at approximately 2 p.m. for about five (5) minutes as runners leave Starboard restaurant. Traffic will be held and allow runners/walkers to cross during the pedestrian phase of the signals. Transportation Management Center (TMC) will be adjusting the signals in this area to assist with motorists traveling through Dewey Beach. Motorists can expect delays and an increased pedestrian activity.

All traffic signals along these routes will be monitored and adjusted by DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) along these routes to ensure the flow of traffic on DE 1 northbound and southbound.

Variable message boards will be posted for motorists.

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

Drivers are encouraged to call the following numbers at the Transportation Management Center (TMC) to report any travel or traffic related issues: Dial #77 from any cell phone in Delaware; (302) 659-4600 or 1-800-324-8379. Please dial 911 for emergencies.

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