UPDATED: Markell Inauguration Moved Indoors Due To Rainy Weather

Jan 13, 2013 -- 4:50am

UPDATED JANUARY 14 BY ANDREW KOCH: The rainy forecast for tomorrow has prompted Governor Jack Markell’s office to move his inauguration indoors.

The inauguration ceremony for Markell and Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn has been moved into the auditorium of Central Middle School. Streets around Legislative Hall in Dover will now be open. The shuttle from the Blue Hen Corporate Center will still run to the school, as well as from Legislative Mall for guests. That shuttle will start running at 9:45 a.m.

The general public will be able to park on the streets around Central Middle. Residents are asked to arrive by 10:30 because they’ll have to go through security screenings.


The Inauguration Ceremony for Delaware Governor Jack Markell will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the Legislative Mall in Dover. And due to the ceremony, many roads will be closed leading up to the event.

Dover Police have put out a list of streets that will be affected by the Inauguration. You’ll find that list below.

Meantime, if you plan on attending the event, there will be a free park and ride shuttle bus service at the Blue Hen Corporate Center on Tuesday. The two shuttle busses will operate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shuttle buses will run every 15 minutes from the Blue Hen Corporate Center to the Legislative Mall area. 

On Monday, January 14, 2013 (No Parking after 0600, 01-15-13) signs will be posted on the following streets:   

  • Water St. from State St. to River Rd.  
  • Duke of York from Federal St. to River Rd.
  • William Penn from Federal St. to River Rd.
  • Legislative Ave. from Water St. to Loockerman St.
  • Federal St. from Water to Loockerman St.
  • Kerbin St. from Elm Terrace to Water St.

The following streets will be shut down during the Governor's Inauguration Ceremony (10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.):

  • Water St. will be blocked at State St.
  • North St. will be blocked at State St.,
  • Federal St. will be blocked at Loockerman St., Court St will be blocked at River Rd
  • Kerbin St. will be blocked at Elm Terrace.   

The following streets will be closed at 6:00a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013:   
Loockerman St. right turn lane at Legislative Ave. eastbound.  
Loockerman St. left turn lane at Legislative Ave westbound.
Duke of York at Legislative Ave. traffic will be diverted northbound on Legislative Ave.  
Federal St. at North St. traffic will be diverted northbound on Federal St.  
Legislative Ave. at Water St.  
Both entrances to the Tatnall Building parking lot.  
Both entrances to the Townsend Building.  
Entrances to the Visitor's Center Biggs Museum on Federal St. side.  
Parking Lot of Del-One Bank (north side).  
Both entrances to the parking lot of the Hazlet and Jesse Cooper Buildings.  
Both entrances to the Archives Building.    


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