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Get ready for Sunfest traffic.

From Thursday through Sunday on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is to be heavier than normal.

The Maryland Transportation Authority has issued an advisory and it says it will open up an extra lane on the west bound span for those going to Ocean City weather permitting.

WBOC reports that the state agency says that the best times to travel is before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

On Saturday state officials say its best to leave before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m

The shovels will be hitting the dirt for an estimate $208 million in road construction in Kent County over the next five to six years.

The money from the state and federal governments will go to provide the infrastructure for the increasing number of residents in the county.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that among the projects is one that would provide a director route to West Dover along U.S. Route 13 near Camden.

Developers of the Middletown Sports Complex acceded to worries by local residents who were concerned about night time lights and traffic congestion.

The new plan will not include lights for the fields for traveling teams and tournament play.

In addition, the developer eliminated a third entrance directly across from the housing development known as The Estates at Saint Anne’s.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the changes in the 170-acre facility were done in response to the concerns expressed by local residents.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The organizers of Delaware's Firefly Music Festival are expecting up to 90,000 attendees at this year's event.

The festival, scheduled from June 18-21, has 119 announced bands, including headliners Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon and The Killers. Last year about 80,000 people attended.

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Developers of the Overbrook Town Center project told the Sussex County Council that it could cost $15 million for an important highway interchange.

That’s double what the company says it is willing to put toward the cost.

Yesterday was the first time the council had a chance to get testimony on what would be the largest shopping center in the county.

TD Rehoboth LLC is asking that the county rezone the 114 acres for commercial use.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Transportation officials in Maryland are warning of higher than normal volume on the Bay Bridge because of Springfest in Ocean City, a celebration that includes food, arts and craft displays and free entertainment.

Officials say motorists should expect higher than normal traffic from Thursday through Sunday. Officials say that they will monitor traffic conditions throughout the weekend and, weather permitting, open an additional lane to eastbound traffic to help ease congestion.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say two lanes have reopened on southbound Interstate 95 after a crash involving a tractor trailer closed the highway for several hours.

Police say the tractor trailer overturned on I-95 at Delaware Route 141 just after 4 a.m. on Friday.

State troopers closed southbound I-95 until just before 9 a.m. Traffic was being diverted onto Route 141. Police say the closure caused long delays and urged motorists to avoid the area.

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The traffic in Dover as the Firefly Music Festival gets underway was not as bad as it was last year.

The Delaware Department of Transportation and festival organizers made a number changes from last year including a longer festival to spread out the arrival times of attendees.

Greg Bostrom, director of the festival told WBOC that for the most part the festival kept traffic off of U.S. Route 13.

Nonetheless even though Thursday went well Delaware officials expect the worst to come on today.

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The northbound Delaware Route 1 and I-95 flyover near Christiana has been reopened avoiding morning rush hour congestion.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the northbound lanes and the I-95 flyover were closed for around seven hours yesterday after equipment being hauled by a tractor-trailer hit the underside of the interstate’s overpasses.

The truck was carrying a large modular power substation.

The falling debris hit a Wolkwagen.

Expect Delays,

If you plan on driving through the Dover and Newark areas expect some congestion with road and lane restrictions on Saturday.

From 7:30 am through noon on US Route 13 there will be the Monster Mash Marathon and Half Marathon which is expected to disrupt traffic in Downtown Dover and Little Creek.

Meanwhile, the homecoming parade on Loockerman Street could produce lane restrictions and delays beginning as early at 10 am for Delaware State University.