City and state military could tighten down roads around a Dover International Speedway this weekend as concert-goers deplane on a Big Barrel Country Music Festival.
Leipsic Road and Persimmon Tree Lane, nearby a speedway, could tighten to by trade late in a dusk Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as attendees leave a grounds.
“We gotta get that swell out after a concert,” pronounced Gene Donaldson, an operations manager during a Delaware Department of Transportation. “We wish people to know that if there’s lot of cars or pedestrians, afterwards we competence have to reason we up.”
Authorities will guard trade from DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center, nearby Smyrna.
Festival-goers nearing in Dover from a north on Del. 1 should should use Exit 104, and bond to U.S. 13. southbound, according to DelDOT. They should afterwards spin left onto Leipsic Road, and follow a festival signs for daily parking, or to a campground.
Attendees that arrive from a south on Del. 1 should take Exit 95 to Bay Road, and bond to U.S. 13 northbound. They can afterwards spin right onto Leipsic Road, only south of a speedway, and follow a festival signs.
Exit 104 off of Del 1. could tighten if there is a backup on that highway, pronounced Donaldson, yet that closure is unlikely. In that case, southbound trade should continue to Exit 95, and ensue to a festival alongside northbound Del. 1 traffic.
Campers and RVs, with reservations, can check in as early as noon Thursday.
There will be about 35 thousand attendees during Big Barrel, Donaldson said, or about one-third of a series that attended final week’s Firefly Music Festival. Forty percent to 50 percent of those will be camping or staying in RVs during a festival.
“It’s a opposite animal than NASCAR or Firefly,” Donaldson said.
Attendees can find some-more information about a festival from Big Barrel Music Festival’s website during www.bigbarrel.com.
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