TRAFFIC ALERT – Inauguration Ceremony for Governor-Elect John Carney & Lt. Governor-Elect Bethany Hall-Long Will Require Road Closures
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in conjunction with the City of Dover Police, Delaware State Police, and the Capitol Police Departments are announcing road closures on Tuesday, January 17, for the Inauguration Ceremony for Governor-Elect John Carney and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Bethany Hall-Long.
The City of Dover Police Department will enact a parking restriction on Monday, January 16 evening – no vehicles will be allowed to park on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North and South, Legislative Avenue, and Water Street from Federal Street to Legislative Avenue in Dover.
On Tuesday, January 17, beginning at 6 a.m. the following roads will be closed to traffic:
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound closed beginning at Capitol Drive (across from Family Court, 400 Court Street), and extending to Federal Street
Legislative Avenue closed between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North and South.
Federal Street will remain open to northbound and southbound traffic from Water Street to Loockerman Street.
Bus Shuttle Service for Inauguration
Due to the road closures and parking restrictions in place, guests who wish to witness the Inauguration should utilize the Park and Ride option at the Blue Hen Corporate Center. A shuttle service will transport guests to and from the Inauguration Ceremony at the Blue Hen Corporate Center.
Shuttle service for guests will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Blue Hen Corporate Center.
Road closures and parking restrictions are anticipated to be open to traffic after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17.
In anticipation of possible delays in this area, DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) will be monitoring traffic via radio and cameras along the route. DelDOT will have personnel positioned throughout the area to ensure traffic flow.
Motorists may 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, search for “DelDOT” at the Apple and Google Play stores. With the DelDOT App you can view real time traffic cameras, travel times, delays, advisories, and also listen to WTMC 1380 AM.
Motorists can contact the TMC 24/7 to report any travel or traffic related issues at the following numbers: Dial #77 from any cell phone; (302) 659-4600; or 1-800-324-8379.