Delaware State Route Log


The first state routes in Delaware were assigned by 1935 with even routes assigned from north to south and odd numbers from east to west.

Several multi state routes were established by 1935, including SR 52, SR 273, SR 404 and SR 796. SR 52 extended south from Chester County, Pennsylvania to Wilmington.

There are 49 primary state routes, four suffixed routes and nine bannered routes posted within the state of Delaware. Delaware 1 is by far the longest at over 100 miles while Delaware 202 constitutes the shortest route at 1.01 miles. Highway guides listed here include background information, photographs, map scans and traffic counts for each state route.

Route Number Starts Ends Mileage
1 Maryland State line Christiana 103.02
1A Dewey Beach Rehoboth Beach 2.92
1B Rehoboth Beach Rehoboth Beach 1.11
1D near Midway Five Points 3.18
1 Business southeast of Milford north Milford 3.90
2 Maryland state line Wilmington 10.81
3 Edgemoor near Arden 5.87
4 Newark Wilmington 14.08
5 Oak Orchard near Waples Pond 19.48
5 Alternate Milton northwest of Milton 2.4*
6 Maryland state line Woodland Beach 17.31
7 Wrangle Hill Pennsylvania state line 16.87
8 Maryland state line Little Creek 17.15
9 south of Dover AFB Wilmington 58.18
9A south Wilmington Wilmington 2.1*
10 Maryland state line Dover AFB 16.12
10 Alternate Willow Grove Lebanon 9.23
11 Maryland state line near Kenton 6.95
12 Maryland state line Frederica 16.19
14 Maryland state line Milford 19.12
14 Truck Harrington Harrington 3.9*
15 Church Hill Village Summit Bridge 57.05
16 Maryland state line Milford 30.31
17 Selbyville Millville 8.30
18 Maryland state line Georgetown 19.38
20 Maryland state line Fenwick Island 42.75
23 Masseys Landing Five Points 14.76
24 Maryland state line Midway 40.61
26 Maryland state line Bethany Beach 23.15
30 Near Bacon Near Milford 44.94
34 near Marshallton Elsmere 3.30
36 Scotts Corner Slaughter Beach 23.28
37 near Christiana near Newport 3.11
41 Prices Corner Pennsylvania state line 6.19
42 Blackiston Leipsic 12.72
44 Everetts Corner Pearsons Corner 6.67
48 Hockessin Wilmington 7.09
52 Wilmington Pennsylvania state line 8.88
54 Maryland state line Fenwick Island 38.59
54 Alternate Bunting Bethany Beach 8.6*
58 Delaware Park near Hares Corner 3.86
62 Prices Corner Banning Park 2.65#
71 near Townsend Tybouts Corner 21.99
72 Delaware City near Hockessin 17.35
82 Montchanin Pennsylvania state line 5.51
92 Winterthur Claymont 8.83
100 Richardson Park Pennsylvania state line 8.97
141 New Castle Blue Ball 11.34
202 Wilmington north Wilmington 1.01
261 Blue Ball Pennsylvania state line 4.62
273 Maryland state line New Castle 12.67
279 Maryland state line west Newark 1.05
286 Maryland state line near Summit Bridge 1.73
299 Maryland state line Mathews Corners 9.77
300 Maryland state line Smyrna 11.83
404 Maryland state line Five Points 35.23
404 Business northwest of Bridgeville south of Bridgeville 3.34
491 Pennsylvania state line Claymont 0.36
896 Boyds Corner Maryland state line 21.05
896 Business south of Glasgow north of Glasgow 1.78
Source: DelDOT
* - estimate, # - does not include mileage between SR 2 and Old Capitol Trail

Decommisioned Delaware State Routes

Only a handful of state routes were renumbered or decommissioned. Delaware 796 represented a southern extension of Pennsylvania 796, prior to its renumbering to Pennsylvania 896 in 1936.

Route Number Starts Ends Mileage
2 Business west Newark east Newark 2.72
14A west of Rehoboth Beach Dewey Beach 2.4
24 Alternate near Georgetown Midway 17.7*
28 Laurel Georgetown 13.4
30 Alternate east if Lincoln northwest of Argos Corner 0.74*
32 Maryland state line Fenwick Island 38.4
404 Alternate near Dublin Hill south of Bridgeville 4.74
796 Pennsylvania state line Newark 3


Delaware State Reference Roads

In addition to the Interstate, U.S. and State Route numbers signed on Delaware highways, many roads in the Diamond State are also numbered within the state reference number system. These designations are often displayed on placards or street signs at an intersection of a local road or neighborhood surface street, where signs display "Road NNN", where the N's represent the reference number. Designations are generally used for maintenance purposes by DelDOT on internal documents, similar to hidden state route designates in other states. However in rural portions of the state, the reference numbers may act as the default road name as well.

Every segment of the state maintained system is assigned a reference number. Additionally, old segments or spurs/loops of these roads are often signed as a branch reference road with lettered suffixes as well. For example, SR 896 between I-95 and SR 71 is assigned reference number 387. The original SR 896 route through Glasgow (SR 896 Business) is assigned reference number 387A. These numbers can be useful if coincided with a good highway map.


Page Updated January 21, 2017.

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