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Delaware 17


Delaware 17 ventures northeast from Delaware 54 (Main Street) in Selbyville along a rural course to Roxana and Clarksville. No signs are posted in the southbound direction of the route as of January 2017.

Delaware 17 was designated by 1936 to connect U.S. 113 and Selbyville with the Delaware coastline at Bethany Beach via the connection with Delaware 26 east. The state route dog legged east from U.S. 113 (Dupont Boulevard) along Church Street east and Main Street south to Bethany Road until at least 1968, when Delaware 32 was created east from Gumboro to Fenwick Island. Delaware 32 became Delaware 54 a year later, and sometime after wards the Church Street alignment of Delaware 17 was decommissioned.

Delaware 17 - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

  • 3,076 - SR 54 to northeast Selbyville limits
  • 3,270 - northeast Selbyville limits to Zion Church Road (Road 382)
  • 3,466 - Zion Church Road to Daisey Road (Road 370)
  • 4,500 - Daisey Road to SR 26
Delaware 17 north
A confirming marker for Delaware 17 stands just north of Delaware 54 (Main Street) on Bethel Road in Shelbyville. This is the lone shield posted on the SR 17 mainline in either direction. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 17 south
Delaware 17 (Roxana Road) begins and heads south along Roxana Road along the west side of the Millview town limits. The route is unmarked southbound. Photo taken 01/16/17.
A set of flashers at Burbage Road was upgraded to a fully signalized intersection in 2016. Burbage Road leads west through agricultural areas toward Omar and east to an array of subdivisions in Millville. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Roxana Road continues through rural areas of southwest Millville through to Peppers Corner Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 17 enters the community of Roxana midway between Millville and Selbyville. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 20 crosses paths with Delaware 17 at Roxana. The state route travels northwest along Pyle Center Road to Dagsboro. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Southeast from SR 17 and Roxana, SR 20 follows Zion Church Road to Johnson and SR 54. The state route ends at Fenwick Island to the east and at Reliance, Maryland to the west. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 17 (Roxana Road) south resumes through farm land to the northern limits of Selbyville. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Roxana Road becomes Bethany Road south of Polly Branch Road as it enters central Selbyville. The Victoria Forest subdivision and a middle school follow along Delaware 17 south. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Speed limits reduce to 25 miles per hour as SR 17 (Bethel Road) continues through Selbyville by Phillip C. Showell Elementary School. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 17 (Bethel Road) concludes at Delaware 54 (Main Street) within the Shelbyville street grid. The state route used to turn north along Main Street to Church Street west through the Shelbyville business district. Photo taken 01/16/17.



Photo Credits:

2017-01-16 by AARoads

Connect with:
Delaware 20
Delaware 26
Multi State Route 54

Page Updated 01-31-2017.

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