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U.S. 13 South - Sussex County


U.S. 13 south
1.61 miles south of the Kent County line, U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) south enters the town of Greenwood. Photo taken 01/15/17.
A wide median separates the carriageways of U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) through to Delaware 16 & 36 (Market Street) in Greenwood. The two state routes overlap for 1.98 miles from west of Greenwood to nearby St. Johnstown. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 36 goes for 23.28 miles overall from Scotts Corner, southwest of Greenwood, northeast to Milford and Cedar Beach. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Traveling 30.31 miles, SR 16 originates at Broadkill Beach off Delaware Bay along a mostly rural route west to Milton, Ellendale, Greenwood and Adamsville. The state route becomes Maryland 16 west from Hickman into rural Caroline County. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Several businesses reside between the split carriageways of U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) south from SR 16 & 36 (Market Street). Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 13 resumes through agricultural areas after Greenwood to next meet Delaware 404 (Newton Road). Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 404 follows Newton Road west as part of its bypass of Bridgeville. The multi state route brings traffic from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (U.S. 50 & 301) east toward the Delaware beaches via Denton, Maryland. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 13 south & Delaware 404 east
SR 404 east combines with U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) south for 2.5 miles along the east side of Bridgeville. The forthcoming split with U.S. 13 Business (Main Street) provides the most direct route to Federalsburg Road west to SR 18. Trucks however are restricted from Downtown Bridgeville and instead directed south to SR 18 (Cannon Road) directly. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 Business separates from U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) south to follow Main Street through Bridgeville. The business route returns to Sussex Highway in 2.6 miles. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Main Street branches west to combine with SR 404 Business at Market Street in the Bridgeville historic district. Incorporated in 1870, originals of the town date back to the 1680s.1 Photo taken 01/15/17.
Confirming markers for U.S. 13 south & SR 404 east appear after Main Street. SR 404 was realigned from Market and Main Streets through Bridgeville onto U.S. 13 by 1999. Photo taken 01/16/17.
A pair of reassurance markers for U.S. 13 & SR 404 line Sussex County south after Fawn Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Redden Road provides an alternate route to Georgetown by way of Kings Crossroads and U.S. 113 south at the succeeding traffic light. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Redden Road ends just west of U.S. 13 & Delaware 404 at nearby U.S. 13 Business (Main Street). Photo taken 01/16/17.
Southbound motorists along U.S. 13 & Delaware 404 formally enter the Bridgeville town limits after Redden Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Running along the east side of Bridgeville, U.S. 13 & Delaware 404 (Sussex Highway) advance south from Rifle Range Road to split at Seashore Highway. Photos taken 01/16/17.
A series of signs attempts to separate beach bound motorists to use SR 404 east for Lewes, Rehoboth and north Delaware beaches and U.S. 13 south to SR 20 for Fenwick Island and Ocean City, Maryland. Photos taken 01/16/17.
The old alignment of SR 404 through Bridgeville was designated as SR 404 Business by 1999. It runs north along side U.S. 13 Business (Main Street) 1.6 miles to Market Street west. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 404 rejoins Seashore Highway east from Bridgeville to Georgetown. Delaware 18 accompanies the route to U.S. 9. Photo taken 01/15/17.
The south end of U.S. 13 Business is not signed from either direction of Sussex Highway at Main Street. SR 404 Business follows Seashore Highway west from Bridgeville to SR 404 at Newton Road. Through trucks are prohibited from the route. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 south
U.S. 13 advances south from SR 404 (Seashore Highway) 4.8 miles to combine with SR 20 at Seaford. U.S. 13 and SR 20 share a 0.83-mile overlap to Blades. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Beyond Seaford, U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) reaches Laurel in 11 miles and Delmar in 18 miles. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 13 progresses 1.6 miles south from SR 404 to intersect SR 18 (Cannon Road). SR 18 takes a rural course west to Clarksons Crossroads and Atlanta to become Maryland 318 en route to Federalsburg. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 18 (Cannon Road) east combines with SR 404 (Seashore Highway) in 1.50 miles. The pair overlap east through Coverdale Crossroads and Georgetown. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 18 runs 19.38 miles between Maryland 318 near Federalsburg and U.S. 9 (Market Street) in Downtown Georgetown. Until the 1974 extension of U.S. 9 into Sussex County, Delaware 18 continued east to Five Points and Lewes. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Leaving the southern extent of Bridgeville, U.S. 13 comprises a commercial arterial between the subdivisions of Clearbrooke Estates and Bryan Park. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Bridgeville Highway branches west from U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) to the community of Hearns Mill and Delaware 20 (Stein Highway) in Seaford. The roadway was historically a part of U.S. 13 Alternate south to Blades, Laurel and Delmar. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Speed limits reduce to 45 miles per hour as U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) travels through the commercial north side of Seaford. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Herring Run Road east and Tharp Road west come together at U.S. 13 by Sussex Plaza and Seaford Village shopping centers. Herring Run Road arcs west along the city line to Pine Street Extension. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 remains a commercial arterial south to Williams Pond. This sign references the city line, but the boundary of Seaford extends north along U.S. 13 to Old Furnace Road. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Trucks headed for points west of Seaford are advised to use SR 20 through the city. The route is sometimes marked as Truck SR 20 instead of mainline SR 20. Photo taken 01/15/17.
A cross county route from Reliance west of Seaford to Fenwick Island, Delaware 20 intersects U.S. 13 from Norman Eskridge Highway, a commercial arterial built by 1970 to link Sussex Highway with Stein Highway at Front Street. Photo taken 01/15/17.
The intersection with Normal Eskridge Highway is unmarked as Delaware 20 west. The state route transitions to Maryland 392 west in 6.3 miles. MD 392 joins Seaford with Hurlock in 15 miles. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 south & Delaware 20 east
A trailblazer only references U.S. 13 south after the merge with SR 20 east. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 south & SR 20 (Sussex Highway) east next cross a 1952-built bridge across Williams Pond. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Middleford Road heads northeast from High Street and Downtown Seaford to cross paths with U.S. 13 & SR 20 on The Island. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Continuing south across the Nanticoke River, an array of signs precedes the eastbound split of SR 20 from U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) south for the Delaware beaches. Photos taken 01/15/17.
Delaware 20 travels another 35.57 miles from U.S. 13 at Blades to Delaware 1 and 54 at Fenwick Island. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Road 20 extends west from U.S. 13 as the former alignment of Delaware 20 on Concord Road and High Street to Market Street in the town of Blades. Photo taken 01/15/17.
East from U.S. 13, SR 20 travels through residential areas along Deep Creek to Concord. The state route becomes rural from there southeast to Jones Crossroads and U.S. 113 outside Millsboro. U.S. 13 otherwise passes through eastern reaches of Laurel on the ensuing stretch. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 south
The town of Laurel lies six miles south of Blades via U.S. 13. Salisbury, Maryland is 13 miles further. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Camp Road west to Bethel Road connects U.S. 13 at north Laurel with the rural town of Bethel. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Reassurance marker posted for U.S. 13 south ahead of the intersection with Discount Land Road. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Another shield for U.S. 13 south stands after Discount Land Road. Discount Land Road angles southwest from Sussex Highway to Seaford Road ahead of Downtown Seaford. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Southbound Motorists on U.S. 13 next approach U.S. 9 (County Seat Highway) east and Georgetown Road (old SR 28) west. U.S. 9 joins the county seat of Georgetown with Laurel to the west and Lewes to the east as part of a 30.89-mile route in Delaware. Photo taken 01/16/17.
A lone shield represents the western terminus of U.S. 9 along U.S. 13 south. U.S. 9 crosses Delaware Bay on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to South Jersey. The northern terminus is located at Interstate 87 by the Canadian border in Champlain, New York. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 9 (County Seat Highway) constitutes a rural highway northeast to Whaleys Corners and U.S. 113 at Georgetown. Georgetown Road extends south from the U.S. route to Central Avenue (historic U.S. 13 Alternate) in central Laurel. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Advancing south from U.S. 9, U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) bisects a tract of vacant land through to Delaware Avenue. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Sycamore Road ties into U.S. 13 across from Delaware Avenue from the rural community of Sycamore to the northeast. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Exiting the Laurel town limits, U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) passes between the Lakeside Manor and Shady Acres subdivisions ahead of Records Pond. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 24 (Fourth Street) heads east from Laurel to meet U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) just south of Records Pond. The state route provides the main route between Laurel and Millsboro. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Laurel Road carries Delaware 24 east from U.S. 13 to Sandy Fork, Whaleys Crossroads and Delaware 30. The state route arcs southwest from Laurel to become Maryland 348 near Sharptown. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) bee lines south from Laurel through agricultural areas to a J-turn intersection with Delaware 30. The state route follows rural Whitesville Road east to Smith Hill, Ward and Delaware 26 & 54 near Gumboro. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Dorothy Road leads SR 30 west for 0.54 miles to its terminus at Bi-State Boulevard and Meadow Lane into the Country Grove neighborhood. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 13 through Delaware culminates at MSR 54 (State Street / Line Road) at Delmar. Signed here as Delaware 54, the state route straddles the state line west to Downtown Delmar as MD 54 east toward Whitesville as SR 54. MDSHA maintains State Street to the west while DelDOT is responsible for Line Road east 4.2 miles to Brittingham Road. Photo taken 09/04/01.

Sources:

  1. About the Town of Bridgeville. Town of Bridgeville web site.


Photo Credits:

  • 2001-09-04 by JP Nasiatka.
  • 2017-01-15 by AARoads.
  • 2017-01-16 by AARoads.

Connect with:
U.S. Highway 9
U.S. 13 Business - Bridgeville
Delaware 16
Delaware 20
Delaware 24
Delaware 30
Delaware 36
Multi State Route 54
Delaware 404

Page Updated 02-06-2017.

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