September’s Special Events Will Impact Traffic

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that motorists can expect lane closures and potential back-ups for the following planned special events in September.

Truckers should exercise extra caution and share the road with bikes. Please follow the instructions of law enforcement officers and DelDOT personnel on site.

Amish Country Bike Tour in Dover – Saturday, September 9 beginning at 7 a.m.

There will be several hundred cyclists leaving Legislative Mall in Dover and riding various roadways in Kent County with a return trip to Legislative Mall.

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Bottle & Cork 10 Miler and 5K at Dewey Beach – Saturday, September 9 beginning at 8 a.m.

Runners will leave Dewey Beach heading to Rehoboth, Henlopen Acres, the boardwalk, and returning to Dewey Beach for the 10 mile race. There will be a temporary right lane closure on Route 1 northbound from McKinley Street to SR 1A in Dewey for the race.

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Annual Nanticoke Indian PowWow-Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10

The event will be take place from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The grounds are located off of Route 24/ John J. Williams Highway near Mt. Joy Road/Oak Orchard Road. Fire police will assist with traffic control at Mt. Joy Road and Piaffe Lane.

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Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon-Saturday, September 16 from 7:30 a.m. until noon

There will be a lane shift north of Fred Hudson Road on SR 1 northbound, a right lane closure on northbound SR 1 from north of Fred Hudson Rd through Dewey Beach, and a left lane closure southbound from Pelicans Pouch to Fred Hudson Road. Motorists should expect traffic delays for this event from Dewey Beach to Fred Hudson Road. Trailblazers and message signs will be placed to assist motorists.

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Delaware Mud Run-Sunday, September 17

At 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, motorists can expect delays on US 13 northbound and southbound at Frightland, 309 Port Penn Road near Middletown. The event is anticipated to be completed by 5 p.m.

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Tour de Sussex – Saturday, September 23 beginning at 8 a.m.

Several hundred cyclists will leave Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens Campus in Georgetown. Rest stops highlights will include: Dogfish Brewery, Irish Eyes, Papa Grande’s, and Trap Pond. For more information, please contact

Magnolia Town Heritage Day-Saturday, September 23

The event will take place on Saturday, September 23 with a 5K race at 9 a.m. During the race, motorists will encounter delays on Clapham Road northbound and southbound. Sophers Row will be open to local traffic only. Irish Hill Road eastbound will be detoured using Andersen Road to Woodlytown Road and return to South State Street/Clapham Road.

The road closures for the parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. South Street northbound and southbound will be closed between Woodlytown Road and Sophers Row. Irish Hill Road eastbound will also be closed at Sophers Row. Barkers Landing Road westbound will be closed at Ponderosa Drive. The parade begins from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Detour trailblazers and message boards will be placed to assist traffic around the closures.

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Bethany Beach Triathlon & Duathlon-Sunday, September 24 from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Multiple single lane closures will be in place on SR 1 northbound and southbound starting at 6 a.m. between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. Lane restrictions should be lifted by 11 a.m. In addition, there will be various shoulder closures along SR 1 northbound and the right-turn lane from Route 1 northbound to Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed for the duration of the event.

Cyclists will leave Garfield Parkway at Bethany Beach starting at 7:45 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 17 and continue on the shoulders of SR 1 northbound over the Indian River Inlet Bridge turning around at New Road near Dewey Beach. Cyclists will continue southbound on Route 1 over the Indian River Inlet Bridge returning to Bethany Beach via Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Dogfish Dash – Sunday, September 24 at 9 a.m.

The 12th annual Dogfish Dash takes place on Sunday, September 24. Over 2,000 runners/walkers and volunteers will be in downtown Milton at the Dogfish Brewery, 6 Village Center Boulevard, Milton.

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DelDOT advises all motorists to allow extra time to reach your destination, slow down, and obey traffic laws. DelDOT and police officers will be on site to monitor traffic.

Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, and can be downloaded free at the Apple and Google Play stores or go to and click on the link to stores.

Motorists should check DelDOT online at and on your web enabled cell phone at for updated travel-related information or tune to WTMC 1380 AM.