DelDOT Suspends Road Projects 4th of July


Staff Report

To accommodate heavy traffic during the 4th of July, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will suspend planned construction-related lane closures at 12:01 am on Monday, July 3 until 12:01 am on Thursday, July 6. Ongoing sustained lane shifts and/or lane closures may still be in effect in certain areas. The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution as heavy holiday traffic is expected. Emergency lane closures may still occur at any time.

The E-ZPass Express Lanes are open at I-95 Newark Toll Plaza; Biddle’s Toll Plaza on SR 1; and Dover Plaza on SR 1, as well as most of the other cash toll booth lanes at the plazas. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching the toll plazas, to ensure the safety of our toll collectors.

Motorists can obtain an E-ZPass account online at and click on “Get E-ZPass.” Customers can also register for an E-ZPass account in person at any Toll Plaza Customer Service Center 24 hours a day or call 1-888-397-2773 from 7 am to 7 pm weekdays, and on Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm. Travelers may stop at the I-95 Welcome Center located between Exits 1 and 3 along I-95 in Newark or at the Smyrna Rest Area/Exit 119 on SR 1.

Below is a brief list of Events for the 4th of July Celebration:

4th of July Celebration on the Wilmington Riverfront
Beginning around 8:30 pm, traffic will not be permitted into the Wilmington Riverfront. At that time, traffic will only be able to exit as all lanes will be directed out of the Riverfront area. In addition, the Market Street Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic at 5 pm. For further information, please contact

University of Delaware Athletic Complex
Free parking will be available at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex lots. Motorists can expect delays on SR 896 and SR 4 within the City of Newark beginning around 6 pm and after the fireworks. Please visit

Legislative Hall in Dover
Fireworks will take place over Legislative Hall around dusk. Motorists can expect delays in downtown Dover. Please contact

City of Rehoboth Fireworks