Return Day Traffic Alert

TRAFFIC ALERT - The Circle in Georgetown Will Be Closed on Wednesday Evening and Thursday for Sussex County Return Day

Georgetown --The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists that The Circle in downtown Georgetown will be closed to traffic around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7th for Sussex County Return Day. Motorists should plan their routes accordingly that day, since the closure of The Circle will affect through traffic for DE Routes 9, 404, and 18.

There will also be a brief closure of Arrow Safety Road and West Market Street at U.S. Route 113 for the parade starting around 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 8th, and it will reopen at the conclusion of the parade.

Traffic is expected to be heavy in the early morning hours as parade participants and attendees make their way to The Circle in Georgetown. All roads should reopen to traffic by 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th.

If motorists must visit Georgetown during these two days, they are advised to follow the posted detour routes as follows:

  • The eastbound detour is U.S Route 113 south to Speedway Road to Zoar Road to DE Route 30/Gravel Hill Road back to DE Routes 9, 404, and 18.
  • The westbound detour is Truck DE Route 9/Park Avenue to Wood Branch Road to Speedway Road to U.S. Route 113 north back to DE Routes 9, 404, and 18.

For further information, please check Sussex County Return Day online at

Motorists should check DelDOT online at and on your web enabled cell phone at for updated travel-related information or tune to WTMC 1380 AM for up-to-the-minute traffic conditions.

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