DOVER — The Department of Transportation is prepared to welcome fans to the Firefly Music Festival, beginning Thursday, Sept. 23.
During the event, motorists may find traffic delays on Del. 1 and U.S. 13 in Dover.
DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center, in coordination with the Dover Police Department and the Delaware State Police, will monitor traffic in and around the Dover vicinity to ensure safe travel.
With the expected large number of festival patrons, the intersection of Leipsic and Persimmon Tree roads will be closed to through traffic from noon Thursday until 2 a.m. Sept. 27.
Local residents will not have access through that area until the conclusion of Firefly, at which time all roads will be reopened.
The majority of camping check-in will be done at Dover International Speedway’s Lot 1 (the largest DIS parking lot), south of the speedway and bordered by U.S. 13, Leipsic Road and Plaza Drive.
Traffic from the south will enter Lot 1 from north U.S. 13 through Jefferic Boulevard.
Traffic from the north will use Del. 1 south to Exit 104 to U.S. 13 south, then turn left onto Leipsic Road. Should traffic conditions warrant, Exit 104 and Exit 98 from Del. 1 will be closed, and traffic will be directed to Exit 95 to Bay Road to U.S. 13 north to Lot 1 via Jefferic Boulevard.
Once each vehicle is processed in Lot 1, it will exit at the east end of the lot back to Leipsic Road and to its assigned camping area.
Day parking for Firefly is available for $10 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at DIS.
Overnight parking is also available, starting at $40. For additional information for overnight parking, visit fireflyfestival.com.
All times are subject to change.
Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s app. WTMC 1380 AM is also available through the app.