State Route 1 North - Milford to Smyrna

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Construction from February 2015 to early 2017 added a new folded diamond interchange (Exit 79) along SR 1 at Thompsonville Road. The project extended Thompsonville Road west to a new service road and the intersection of Tub Mill Pond Road at Church Hill Road. 01/16/17
SR 1 confirming marker posted after the merge with U.S. 113 at Swan Creek. U.S. 113 overlapped with SR 1 north to Dover A.F.B. prior to 2004. 01/16/17
A number of car dealerships and homes line SR 1 (Bay Road) north from U.S. 113 to the Thompsonville Road off-ramp (Exit 79). Forthcoming Thompsonville Road branches northeast from SR 1 to South Bowers Road at Thompsonville. 01/16/17
Exit 79 departs from SR 1 (Bay Road) for Thompsonville Road north toward South Bowers along Delaware Bay and Church Hill Road west to north Milford. The exit opened to traffic in November 2016. 01/16/17
SR 1 (Bay Road) continues north from Exit 79 with four overall lanes through a mixture of open farmland and clusters of businesses. 01/16/17
Frederica Road loops west from SR 1 into the town of Frederica, providing a direct route to SR 12 west to Felton. 06/18/12
Road work started in Fall 2016 replaced at-grade intersections with Tub Mill Pond Road west, Milford Neck Road east and Frederica Road north with a folded diamond interchange (Exit 83) and new access road. 06/18/12
Frederica Road represents the old alignment of U.S. 113 through Frederica. SR 12 ties into Frederica Road in Downtown via a couplet of Front and David Streets. 06/18/12
SR 1 stays east of Frederica along a bluff east of the Murderkill River. 06/18/12
A folded diamond interchange (Exit 86) ties the east end of SR 12 (Frederica Road) with SR 1 in one mile. 06/18/12
SR 1 (Bay Road) crosses the Murderkill River a half mile south of SR 12. SR 12 runs 16.19 miles west to the Maryland state line at Whiteleysburg by way of Felton and Hollandsville. 06/18/12
The grade separated intersection at SR 12 fully opened to traffic on June 28, 2011. The southbound off-ramp opened a week prior.4 06/18/12
Dover is now 11 miles away, followed by Wilmington in 56 miles (via U.S. 13). 06/18/12
Advancing north from Frederica, SR 1 (Bay Road) approaches Barretts Chapel Road. A future project will add an overpass for Barretts Chapel Road above Bay Road. 06/18/12
SR 1 (Bay Road) continues north by tracts of farm land to the rural community of Little Heaven. 06/18/12
Approaching the signalized intersection with Bowers Beach Road at Little Heaven. Bowers Beach Road spurs east from SR 1 (Bay Road) to Bowers Beach along Delaware Bay. Construction underway from 2014 onward removed the intersection with Bowers Beach Road and replaced it with an overpass. 08/05/07
Additional intersections with Clapham Road and other area roads were also removed during the grade separated intersection project for SR 1 at Little Heaven. Frontage roads connect ramps at Exit 88 in both directions. 06/18/12
Reassurance marker for SR 1 north posted after Bowers Beach Road east. 06/18/12
Clapham Road branches northwest from SR 1 next, opposite Skeeter Neck Road east to Bowers Beach Road. 06/18/12
Clapham Road used to carry U.S. 113 Alternate northwest to Main Street in Magnolia. State Street continued old U.S. 113 Alternate northward from Main Street to Rising Sun and south Dover.
U.S. 113 Alternate was eliminated with the February 2004 truncation of U.S. 113 southward to Milford. 06/18/12
SR 1 shield posted after the former wye intersection with Clapham Road. 06/18/12
Mileage sign posted previously along SR 1 northbound at Mulberrie Point Road. Mulberrie Point Road connected with Bay Road east to Old Bowers Road and Bowers Beach Road. 06/18/12
A folded diamond interchange joins SR 1 with Trap Shooters Road along the south banks of the St. Jones River. Trap Shooters Road ties in with Barkers Landing Road southwest to the town of Magnolia. 06/18/12
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SR 1 (Bay Road) spans the St. Jones River and associated marshlands north of Barkers Landing. The St. Jones flows southeast from Dover to Delaware Bay at Bowers Beach. 06/18/12
Construction replaced the at-grade intersection between SR 1 and the south end of SR 9 on September 30, 2009, when a new diamond interchange (Exit 91) opened to traffic. 06/18/12
SR 1 (Bay Road) transitions to a limited access highway along the west side of Dover Air Force Base. Three off-ramps serve the base over the course of four miles. 06/18/12
SR 9 (Bayside Drive) circles around the east side of Dover A.F.B. to Little Creek and Leipsic north of Dover. The state route winds 58.18 miles north from Dover along a coastal route to New Castle and a north end in Wilmington. 06/18/12
Exit 92 leaves SR 1 as the freeway turns northwest into the city of Dover. Kitts Hummock Road stems east from SR 9 nearby to Kitts Hummock along Delaware Bay. Points of Interest to the east include the Air Mobility Museum and John Dickinson Plantation. 06/18/12
The SR 1 toll road begins in two miles at the split with Bay Road (old U.S. 113) and SR 10 (Exit 95). The expressway provides a seamless link between south Dover and Interstate 95 at Churchmans Crossing. 06/18/12
One half mile south of the commercial gate (Exit 92) to Dover A.F.B. on SR 1 (Bay Road) north. Accessible only from SR 1 northbound, the gate opened to traffic in March 2007. Southbound commercial trucks are directed to make a U-turn via the ramps with SR 9. 06/18/12
A reassurance marker appears across from a materials plant, which is accessible from a RIRO intersection along southbound. Speed limits on this stretch of SR 1 increased to 60 miles per hour in January 2017. 06/18/12
Bay Road extends northwest from the SR 1 toll road toward Downtown Dover in two miles. Wilmington is 50 miles away via SR 1 north to U.S. 13 north. 06/18/12
A second sign advises motorists of the forthcoming transition of SR 1 to a toll road. The turnpike opened between south Dover and Smyrna on December 21, 1993. 06/18/12
Exit 92 consists of a short set of ramps linking the northbound side of SR 1 with the commercial gate opposite Arnold Drive and 26th Street within Dover A.F.B. A diamond interchange (Exit 93) serves the Dover A.F.B. main gate (13th Street) one half mile to the north. 06/18/12
Construction of the Dover A.F.B. main gate interchange was completed in 1998. Exit 93 replaced a signalized at-grade intersection linking SR 1 with Old Lebanon Road, the military housing area to the south and 13th Street to the north. 06/18/12
Northbound SR 1 expands to three lanes to the split with Bay Road (former U.S. 113) at SR 10 (Lebanon Road) west (Exit 95). 06/18/12
An auxiliary lane accompanies SR 1 north from the Main Gate on-ramp to Exit 95. SR 10 travels 16.12-miles west from Bay Road to Wyoming, Camden and the Maryland state line west of Sandtown. 06/18/12
Motorists bound for U.S. 13 are directed to use Exit 95 for the continuation of Bay Road north to the Puncheon Run Connector west for U.S. 13 south or remain along former U.S. 113 north directly to U.S. 13 north. 06/18/12
A two lane off-ramp departs SR 1 for Bay Road north, SR 10 (Lebanon Road) west and the North Gate to Dover A.F.B. Bay Road extends another 2.3 miles to U.S. 13 east of Downtown Dover. The arterial was a part of U.S. 113 until 2004. 06/18/12
SR 1 winds northeast to bypass Dover on the 15-mile drive to Smyrna. Wilmington is again referenced as 50 miles away. 06/18/12
A ramp stub remains at the former on-ramp from U.S. 113 (Bay Road) south onto SR 1 north. 06/18/12
The SR 1 expressway is formally named the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway. The tolled portion of SR 1 runs from the Bay Road underpass north to the William Roth Bridge at South St. Georges. 06/18/12
The Puncheon Run Connector, a toll-free spur of the SR 1 Turnpike to U.S. 13, ties into SR 1 north at a wye interchange (Exit 97 along southbound) ahead of this shield assembly. 06/18/12
There are no exits along SR 1 northbound between SR 10 (Lebanon Road) and Exit 104 (Scarborough Road), a distance of 6.3 miles. The Dover main line plaza lies along this stretch. 06/18/12
Construction to add high speed E-ZPass lanes was completed along SR 1 at the Dover toll plaza on Memorial Day of 2004. The addition of open road tolling allows E-ZPass holders to pay tolls electronically via two inside lanes. 06/18/12
A half diamond interchange joins SR 1 with SR 8 (Little Creek Road) on the east side of Dover. A reassurance marker follows the northbound on-ramp. 06/18/12
White Oak Road spans SR 1 a half mile south of the Dover main line toll plaza. All drivers paying with cash must depart the mainline to the right. 06/18/12
Toll rates for SR 1 vary. As of August 1, 2014, passenger vehicles are levied $1.00 at each main line plaza during weekdays and $3.00 on weekends. 06/18/12
The Dover main line toll plaza lies just east of Dover International Speedway. Motorists with E-ZPass can maintain highway speeds while cash paying drivers diverge to conventional tool booths along the outside lanes. 06/18/12
Passing through the toll plaza along the AET (All Electronic Tolling) lanes. 06/18/12
Next in line for northbound travelers is the trumpet interchange (Exit 104) to U.S. 13 at Scarborough Road. Scarborough Road arcs southwest from Exit 104 to link SR 1 with SR 15 (McKee Road) south to SR 8 (Forrest Avenue) west of Downtown Dover. 06/18/12
A pair of SR 1 reassurance markers stand along the northbound lanes beyond the Dover main line toll plaza. 06/18/12
Forthcoming Exit 104 serves Delaware State University, which lies across from Dover International Speedway along U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway). 06/18/12
Exit 104 leaves SR 1 north for U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) at Scarborough Road west. Points of interest for the capital city at Exit 104 include the Delaware State Troopers Museum and State Police Troop, the Delaware Agricultural Museum, the Biggs Museum of American Art, Museum Square, the Public Archives and the State House Museum. 06/18/12
U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) remains parallel to the west of SR 1 from Dover north through Bishops Corner and Smyrna. 12/30/17
Lewis Drive appears alongside SR 1 ahead of the Dyke Branch Road underpass. Numerous suburban neighborhoods front the toll road over the next several miles. 06/18/12
SR 1 continues another nine miles north to Smyrna from Exit 104. The Smyrna bypass of the Turnpike opened December 18, 1993, three days before the Dover bypass section opened to traffic. 06/18/12
Crossing the Leipsic River along SR 1 northbound. U.S. 13 spans the river just to the west by Garrisons Lake. 06/18/12
Like Exit 104, Exit 114 consists of a trumpet interchange and access road west to parallel U.S. 13 (DuPont Highway). The upcoming exchange serves the city of Smyrna and the neighboring town of Clayton. U.S. 13 travels north into central Smyrna where it intersects SR 300 south and SR 6, two state routes that join Smyrna with Clayton and the state of Maryland. 06/18/12
SR 1 passes over Big Oak Road one half mile south of Exit 114 to U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway). Points of interest referenced for Exit 114 include the Smyrna Opera House and Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, located to the east along SR 9. 06/18/12
Exit 114 leaves SR 1 north for South Smyrna. U.S. 13 constitutes the main commercial strip through Smyrna and a growing residential corridor southward to Dover. SR 6 continues east from Smyrna to SR 9 and Woodland Beach on Delaware Bay. SR 300 joins Smyrna with MD 300 and U.S. 301 west of Sudlersville. 06/18/12
SR 1 encircles the east side of Smyrna from Exit 114 north to Duck Creek. 06/18/12
Mileage sign posted ahead of the Smyrna-Leipsic Road overpass along SR 1 northbound. The Delaware Memorial Bridge and Wilmington are consistently referenced on distance signs from Smyrna northward. 06/18/12
Duck Creek represents the New Castle County line across SR 1 and through north Smyrna. The county boundary overlays the Smyrna River eastward to Delaware Bay south of Delaware Point. 06/18/12
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) crosses paths with SR 1 for the first time at a parclo interchange (Exit 119) north of Smyrna. U.S. 13 remains rural northward from the county line toward Townsend. 06/18/12
A rest area and tourist information center lies along the northbound side of U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) adjacent to Exit 119. There are no rest or service areas located directly along the SR 1 toll road. 06/18/12
SR 1 passes over Paddock Road one half mile south of the loop ramp (Exit 119) for U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway). U.S. 13 north to SR 71 (Summit Bridge Road) leads motorists to the small town of Townsend. 06/18/12
Exit 119 departs SR 1 north to U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway). U.S. 13 parallels SR 1 closely along the ensuing stretch north to Odessa. 06/18/12


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08/05/07, 06/18/12, 01/16/17, 12/30/17 by AARoads

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Page Updated 02-01-2017.

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