Upcoming events to interrupt area traffic

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation said motorists can expect road and lane restrictions with an interruption to traffic for the following special events in October.

• Dewey Goes Pink-Dewey Beach on Saturday, Oct. 6. Motorists can expect delays in traffic from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 on Del. 1 and Silver Lake Drive in Dewey Beach. For more information, contact www.races2run.com.

• 27th Anniversary Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13. Motorists can expect road closures and delays in traffic from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. the first day and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second. For additional information, contact www.applescrapple.com.

• Bike MS: Bike to the Bay-Saturday, Oct. 13. and Sunday, Oct. 14. Cyclists will begin the ride at 8 a.m. the first day from Delaware Technical Community College on Scarborough Road in Dover to the South Inlet Campground Area on the south side of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge. At 8 a.m. the second day, cyclists will leave the South Inlet Campground Area and return to Scarborough Road in Dover.

No lane closures will occur on Saturday and Sunday. However, motorists should expect minimum delays with cyclists on Del. 1 northbound shoulders from Old Landing Rd to the inlet. The right turn lane from Del. 1 southbound to the south campground will be closed for the duration of Saturday’s event. Southbound vehicles wishing to gain access to the campground, as well as spectators trying to access the South Inlet Day-Use Area, will need to make a u-turn at 3 R’s and head northbound on Del. 1 to the eastern entrance. For further information, contact 1-800-344-4867 or fundraisingsupport@nmss.org.

• The annual Milford Community Parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 on Seabury Avenue to Walnut Street and end at Northeast Front Street at the high school. During the parade, Walnut Street will be closed to traffic. Motorists should choose an alternate route in Milford. For further information, contact www.MilfordParade.com.

• The Special Olympics Truck Convoy will depart the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The convoy will be escorted by law enforcement officers on a 28-mile route through scenic Southern Delaware.

The route will be: Exit State Fair via Chambers Road, turn right on Tower Hill Road, turn right on Farmington Road, turn left on Del. 14/Vernon Road. Turn right on Whiteleysburg Road, turn right on Burnite Mill Road, turn right on U.S. 13/South DuPont Highway. Turn right onto Tower Hill Road, turn right on Chambers Road and return into the State Fairgrounds.

For additional information, contact www.sode.org or Lisa Smith at lismith@udel.edu or 831-3482.

• The Monster “Mash” Marathon and Half Marathon is in Dover on Saturday, Oct. 20. Motorists can expect an interruption in traffic from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and runners will be on U.S. 13 at Leipsic; U.S. 13 at Del. 8; downtown Dover; U.S. 9; and Little Creek. Motorists should expect delays on U.S. 13.

The marathon and half marathon will begin inside the Monster Mile race track at the Dover International Speedway in Dover. Runners will circle the Monster Mile before heading into the City of Dover. Runners will race through the City of Dover’s historical area passing “The Green” and “Legislative Hall.” After leaving the City, runners will travel east through the towns of Little Creek and Port Mahon completing the marathon in front of “Miles the Monster” at Dover International Speedway.

For additional information, please contact marathondirector@aol.com.

• The Delaware State University annual homecoming and parade will be on Saturday, Oct. 27. Motorists can expect possible lane restrictions and delays in traffic beginning at 10 a.m. for the parade on Loockerman Street in downtown Dover. After the parade, a football game will be held at the Delaware State University’s Alumni Stadium. The main entrance will be closed at DSU beginning at 6 a.m. All access to DSU will be from Gates 1 and 2 off of College Road.

For more information, contact DSU and www.desu.edu

• The University of Delaware homecoming is in Newark on Saturday, Oct. 27. Motorists can expect delays in traffic in downtown Newark surrounding UD beginning at 7 a.m. There will also be a lane closure on northbound Del. 896 to allow free flow traffic coming from U.S. 95 southbound. The lane closure will be in place starting at 7 a.m. and will be cleared by 1 p.m. The football game will be held at UD’s Delaware Stadium.

For additional information, contact UD at www.udel.edu.

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