State Route 10 Alternate

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Coinciding with the opening of the Smyrna-Dover Bypass portion of the SR 1 toll road, SR 10 Alternate was created in 1993. Expansion of SR 10 (Lebanon Road) was also underway around the same time between U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) and Bay Road (former U.S. 113) at the new toll road. SR 10 Alternate was established along rural Henry Cowgill Road west from Main Street through Woodside. Northeast from the small town, Walnut Shade Road leads SR 10 Alt to Rising Sun and Sorghum Mill Road. The state route continues northward along South State Street (former U.S. 113 Alt) to conclude at SR 10, midway between Camden and Dover AFB.

Delaware State Route 10 Alternate - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

  • 1,375 - SR 10 to west Woodside limits
  • 7,390 - west Woodside limits to U.S. 13 Alt
  • 4,344 - U.S. 13 Alt to east Woodside Limits
  • 5,303 - U.S. 13 to Peachtree Run Road
  • 6,511 - Rising Sun Road to South State Street
  • 11,684 - Sorgum Mill Road to SR 10
Delaware State Route 10 Alternate East
SR 10 (Willow Grove) ventures northeast to Willow Grove and Camden while SR 10 Alternate (Henry Cowgill Road) curves eastward toward Woodside. Pictured here is the first confirming marker for the bannered route. Photo taken 01/16/17.
A forested area surrounds Cow Heron Drain as SR 10 Alt (Henry Cowgill Road) straightens out ahead of Berrytown Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Farm Lane stems south from SR 10 (Willow Grove) to intersect SR 10 Alt en route to Friedel Road near the town of Viola. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Main Street takes SR 10 Alt through the small town of Woodside. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware State Route 10 Alternate East Delaware State Route 15 South
Neither route is acknowledged at the start of the 0.51 mile overlap for SR 10 Alt and SR 15 on Main Street east through Woodside. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Turkey Point Road bee lines south from Main Street in Woodside to Main Street through the rural town of Viola. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 10 Alternate & 15 partition at U.S. 13 Alternate (Upper King Road) in east Woodside. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 13 Alternate leads SR 15 south 1.76 miles to U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) near Canterbury. Upper King Road takes the US route north to Main Street through Camden. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 10 Alt arcs northeast from SR 15 (Upper King Road) and U.S. 13 Alt along Walnut Shade Road to Browns Corner. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Continuing east from U.S. 13 Alt and SR 15 (Upper King Road), SR 10 follows Walnut Shade Road from Woodside to U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway). Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware State Route 10 Alternate East
U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) stays east of Woodside to meet SR 10 Alternate along a semi rural stretch. Photo taken 01/16/17.
North from Walnut Shade Road, U.S. 13 travels north along an increasingly developed arterial to Camden and Dover. Southward, Dupont Highway meets SR 12 at Felton. Photo taken 01/16/17.
A confirming marker for SR 10 Alt stands at the southeast corner of the intersection with U.S. 13. The state route continues a short distance by Polytech High School. Photo taken 01/16/17.
1.08 miles east of U.S. 13, SR 10 Alt (Walnut Shade Road) sees a four-way stop sign at Peachtree Run. Peachtree Run south to Millchop Lane leads drivers east toward the rural town of Magnolia. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 10 Alternate (Walnut Shade Run) curves more northerly from Autumn Moon Lane to traverse a remaining tract of farm land. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Approaching the five point intersection in Rising Sun on SR 10 Alternate (Walnut Shade Road) east. Rising Sun Road angles northwest through the community from nearby State Street to SR 10 (Lebanon Road) in Camden. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Voshells Mill Star Hill Road ties into the signalized intersection from the west, opposite Sorghum Mill Road east to Lebanon. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Rising Sun Road leads motorists south to Magnolia via State Street (old U.S. 113 Alt) as SR 10 Alt joins Sorghum Mill Road east. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 10 Alt overtakes South State Street north from Sorghum Mill Road toward Dover. The north-south street was a part of U.S. 113 Alternate until it was decommissioned in 2004. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Tidbury Creek separates suburban areas along South State Street (SR 10 Alt). Photo taken 01/15/17.
State Street expands to include turn lanes ahead of the SR 10 Alt end at SR 10 (Lebanon Road). Photo taken 01/15/17.
Lebanon Road constitutes an arterial route east to Dover Air Force Base and west to Camden. State Street extends north to Downtown Dover. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 10 arcs east from State Street another 1.73 miles to end at SR 1, Bay Road and Dover Air Force Base. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Delaware State Route 10 Alternate West
There are no reassurance markers for SR 10 Alt posted west of the split with SR 15 (Dundee Road). This scene looks at Henry Cowgill Road west of Woodside. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Open farm land gives way to forest stands along Henry Cowgill Road west at Farm Lane. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Approaching Berrytown Road on SR 10 Alternate (Henry Cowgill Road) west. Berrytown Road heads south to Norm G. Wilder State Wildlife Area. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Henry Cowgill Road makes a sweeping curve west from Cow Heron Drain to end at SR 10. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 10 Alternate concludes at a rural intersection with SR 10 (Willow Grove Road), 6.2 miles from the transition to Maryland 287 near Sandtown. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 10 meanders northeast one mile to the settlement of Willow Grove and southwest one mile to Petersburg. Photo taken 01/16/17.

Photo Credits:

01/15/17, 01/16/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 13
U.S. 13 Alternate - Woodside to Camden
State Route 10
State Route 15

Page Updated 02-09-2017.

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