Traffic to be monitored throughout Firefly Music Festival

The Delaware Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Dover Police and Delaware State Police, will monitor traffic in and around the festival to ensure safe travel for motorists. This year’s event is expected to attract about 90,000 festival-goers.

Leipsic Road and Persimmon Tree Lane in the vicinity of Dover International Speedway (DIS) will be closed to through traffic beginning at noon on Thursday until Sunday evening, June 19. At the conclusion of the festival, all roads will be reopened.

Camping/RV processing will be at DIS Lot 1 (the largest DIS parking lot) south of the speedway bordered by U.S. 13, Leipsic Road and Plaza Drive. Traffic from the south will enter Lot 1 from U.S. 13 through Jefferic Boulevard, and from the north using Leipsic Road.

Campers/RVs from the north will use Del. 1 to Exit 104 to U.S. 13 to a left turn at Leipsic Road. Should traffic conditions warrant, Exit 104 and Exit 98 from Del. 1 will be closed, and traffic will be directed to Exit 95 to Bay Road onto U.S. 13 North to Lot 1 via Jefferic Boulevard.

Traffic from the south will use northbound U.S. 13 to a right turn at Jefferic Boulevard into Lot 1 where separate camping/RV processing lanes will be established.

Once each vehicle is processed in Lot 1, they will exit at the east end of Lot 1 back to Leipsic Road to their assigned camping area.

Camping Check-in for Premier Tent and RV:

Wednesday: 8 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Thursday: Midnight until 6 a.m.

All other camping pass holders:

Thursday: 6 a.m. through 11:59 pm

Friday: Midnight through 9 p.m.

Saturday: 6 a.m. through 4 p.m.

Sunday: 6 a.m. through Noon

For festival patrons who are not camping on DIS property, daily parking is available in speedway parking lots. Daily parking lots are accessible from the main entrance to DIS from U.S. 13.

Will Call passes for Firefly will be processed at Delaware Technical Community College. Access to Delaware Tech will be via Scarborough Road. Firefly patrons are encouraged have their “will call” passes before being processed for camping.

Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s free app. WTMC 1380 AM will have up-to-the-minute traffic conditions and streams through the DelDOT app.

Real-time traffic information is also available at DelDOT.gov, DelDOT’s Facebook page and on Twitter.

More information is available at DIS’ website, www.doverspeedway.com, Firefly Music Festival’s website at www.fireflyfestival.com amd Delaware Tourism’s website at www.visitdelaware.com.

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