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Traffic Alert for Firefly Music Festival in DE; I-495 Alternate Routes

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Edit June 19, 2014
When you’re getting close to Dover, from either the north or south, make sure to take Bay Road exit 95 as opposed to another exit your GPS or maps may tell you.

Edit June 17, 2014–check out contest for 2015 Firefly Tickets: https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/win-firefly-music-festival-swag-and-2015-firefly-festival-tickets/

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Many of you may not have caught the news, but I-495, the alternate route around Wilmington De has a large section that will be closed for the summer. This may impact concert goers traveling to Delaware from the north. Wondering which is the best way to get to Firefly? Due to the closure of the I-495 bridge, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recommends the following routes.

From Pennsylvania using I-95
Because of the emergency closure of I495 DelDOT recommends timing your trip to avoid the morning (7:00-9:00AM) and evening (4:00 to 7:00PM) peak travel times. Also consider the following alternate routes to avoid the I-495 closure area:

North and West of Philadelphia:
Consider using I-76 to the Walt Whitman Bridge, continue on i-76 to I-295 or the New Jersey Turnpike south to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, continue on I-295 to I-95 southbound to DE1 south to Dover.

New Jersey and North:
Use I-295 or the New Jersey Turnpike southbound to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, continue on I295 in Delaware to I95 south to DE1 south to Dover.
Routes to Firefly 2014:

From the North:
Campers and RVs: DE1 southbound to Exit 104 Dover to a left turn at US13 southbound to a left turn at Leipsic Rd (DE88) to the Check-in point (Lot 1)

Daily Festival (Day trippers):
DE1 southbound to Exit 104 Dover to a left turn at US13 southbound to a left turn at Dover International Speedway (Dover Downs) main entrance.

NOTE: Should delays become excessive for southbound US13 traffic DelDOT may elect to close Exit 104 southbound ramp and direct vehicles south to Exit 95 to come north on US13.

From the South:
Campers and RVs: DE1 north to Exit 95 DE10, to Bay Road, to US13 north, to a right turn at Jefferic Blvd to Check-in point (Lot1).

Daily Festival (Day trippers):
DE1 north to Exit 95 Dover, to Bay Road, to US13 north, to a right turn at Dover International Speedway Main Entrance.

From the West:
Campers and RVs: DE8 eastbound to left turn to US13 North, to a right turn at Jefferic Blvd to Check-in point (Lot1).

Daily Festival (Day trippers): DE8 eastbound to left turn to US13 North, to a right turn at Dover International Speedway Main Entrance.

Real Time Traffic and Parking Information:

Real time traffic conditions and travel times will be available on WTMC 1380 AM, web at http://www.map.deldot.gov, and on the DelDOT Smartphone App, free for download at Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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