October events mean temporary road and lane restrictions


The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that motorists can expect road and lane restrictions with an interruption to traffic for a number of special events in October.

• Dewey Goes Pink — Dewey Beach on Saturday, Oct. 6 — Motorists can expect delays in traffic from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 6, Route 1 and Silver Lake Drive in Dewey Beach. For more information, visit www.races2run.com.

• 27th Anniversary Apple Scrapple Festival — Bridgeville on Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13 — Motorists can expect road closures and delays in traffic from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Bridgeville. For additional information, visit 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. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 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 (Indian River Inlet) Bridge. At 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 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 minimal delays, with cyclists on Route 1 northbound shoulders from Old Landing Road to the inlet. The right turn lane from Route 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 3Rs and head northbound on Route 1, to the eastern entrance.

For further information, call 1-800-344-4867 or email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org.

• Milford Community Parade — Milford on Saturday, Oct. 17 — 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, visit www.MilfordParade.com.

• Special Olympics Truck Convoy — Saturday, Oct. 20 — The truck convoy will depart the Delaware State Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The convoy will be escorted by law-enforcement officers on a 28-mile route through 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 SR 14/Vernon Road. Turn right on Whiteleysburg Road, turn right on Burnite Mill Road, turn right on US 13/South DuPont Highway. Turn right onto Tower Hill Road, turn right on Chambers Road and return into the State Fairgrounds.

For additional information, visit www.sode.org or contact Lisa Smith at lismith@udel.edu or (302) 831-3482.

• Monster “Mash” Marathon and Half-Marathon — Dover on Saturday, Oct. 20 — Motorists can expect an interruption in traffic from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. and should watch out for runners on US 13 at Leipsic; US 13 at SR 8; downtown Dover; US 9; and Little Creek. Motorists should expect delays on US 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, email marathondirector@aol.com.

• Delaware State University Annual Homecoming with Parade — Dover on Saturday, Oct. 27. Motorists can expect possible lane restrictions and delays in traffic beginning at 10 a.m. for the Annual Homecoming 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 Delaware State University beginning at 6 a.m. All access to Delaware State University will be from Gates 1 and 2 off of College Road. For more information, contact Delaware State University at www.desu.edu.