DelDOT Suspends Road Projects 4th of July

June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017
Dover (Statewide) —

To accommodate heavy traffic during the 4th of July, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will suspend planned construction-related lane closures at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 3 until 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Ongoing sustained lane shifts and/or lane closures may still be in effect in certain areas. The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution as heavy holiday traffic is expected. Emergency lane closures may still occur at any time.

The E-ZPass Express Lanes are open at I-95 Newark Toll Plaza; Biddle’s Toll Plaza on SR 1; and Dover Plaza on SR 1, as well as most of the other cash toll booth lanes at the plazas. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching the toll plazas, to ensure the safety of our toll collectors.

Motorists can obtain an E-ZPass account online at and click on “Get E-ZPass.” Customers can also register for an E-ZPass account in person at any Toll Plaza Customer Service Center 24 hours a day or call 1-888-397-2773 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Travelers may stop at the I-95 Welcome Center located between Exits 1 and 3 along I-95 in Newark or at the Smyrna Rest Area/Exit 119 on SR 1.

Below is a brief list of Events for the 4th of July Celebration:

4th of July Celebration on the Wilmington Riverfront

Beginning around 8:30 p.m., traffic will not be permitted into the Wilmington Riverfront. At that time, traffic will only be able to exit as all lanes will be directed out of the Riverfront area. In addition, the Market Street Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. For further information, please contact

University of Delaware Athletic Complex

Free parking will be available at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex lots. Motorists can expect delays on SR 896 and SR 4 within the City of Newark beginning around 6 p.m. and after the fireworks. Please visit

Legislative Hall

Fireworks will take place over Legislative Hall around dusk. Motorists can expect delays in downtown Dover. Please contact

City of Rehoboth Fireworks

The City of Rehoboth Fireworks will take place on Sunday, July 2, approximately 9:15 p.m. Depending on the weather, the fireworks may launch any time after 8 p.m.

It’s recommended to use the DART Park & Ride transportation to travel into downtown. Visit or call (302) 226-2001 for route information. Rehoboth Avenue eastbound and Church Street from SR 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 (SR 1 southbound traffic only) or via Hickman Street and Munson Street westbound to State Road onto SR 1 northbound and southbound.

For further information, visit

For further information regarding 4th of July fireworks, please contact your local town/city halls or Chambers of Commerce.

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 and click on the link to stores.

Drivers are encouraged to call the following numbers at DelDOT’s 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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