Delaware 15 north
The initial stretch of Delaware 15 (Canterbury Road) was relocated slightly west to begin opposite from Holly Hill Road at Delaware 14 (Milford Harrington Highway) during a $1.57-million project from March to October 2005.1 A short segment of Old Canterbury Road remains in place as the state route curves northward by the first confirming marker. Photo taken 08/05/07.
A second shield follows nearby after the intersection with Airport Road. Airport Road heads east by an industrial park to U.S. 113 (Dupont Boulevard) at NW 10th Street in Milford. The road was named after the long gone Milford Air Park. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Leaving the city limits of Milford, Delaware 15 (Canterbury Road) meanders northwest across agricultural areas to McCauley Pond. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Delaware 15 intersects Carpenter Bridge Road at a four-way stop sign a short distance north of McCauley Pond. The rural road angles northeast from U.S. 13 near Harrington to Delaware 12 at Frederica. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Corn fields give way to subdivisions as Delaware 15 (Canterbury Road) advances north from Carpenter Bridge Road to the Murderkill River. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Delaware 12 branches west from Johnnycake Landing Road and the village of Frederica to cross paths with Delaware 15, three miles southwest of Canterbury. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Delaware 12 (Midstate Road) continues west 2.5 miles to U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) at the town of Felton. The state route becomes Maryland 314 west ahead of Greensboro. Photo taken 08/05/07.
A set of flashers accompany the all-way stop signs at the rural junction of Delaware 15 (Canterbury Road) and 12 (Midstate Road). Delaware 12 ends a short distance to the east at Delaware 1 outside of Frederica. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Brenford Road heads north by the Rolling Meadows subdivision from Seven Hickories to Lynnbury Woods Road east. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Brenford Road winds northeast to suburban areas of Smyrna while Delaware 15 branches northwest along Friendship Road. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Friendship Road shifts Delaware 15 west across the Leipsic River near Masseys Millpond. Photo taken 12/28/16.
No signs are posted for SR 300 along the SR 15 dog leg east from Friendship Road to Alley Corner Road north. SR 300 (Wheatleys Pond Road) connects Kenton with Clayton otherwise. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Delaware 15 (West Duck Creek Road) partitions with Delaware 6 (Millington Road) east to run along the Clayton street grid north. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Clayton Avenue links Delaware 6 (Main Street) with Delaware 15 just ahead of the West Duck Creek Road northward turn toward New Castle County. Photo taken 12/28/16.
North from Providence Creek, Delaware 15 lines Clayton Greenspring Road to Vandyke Greenspring Road west. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Vandyke Greenspring Road traverses agricultural areas west from Greenspring to Prices Corners. A SR 15 north reassurance marker stands after the intersection with Blackbird Forest Road. Photo taken 12/28/16.
SR 15 turns north from Vandyke Greenspring Road at Dexter Corners. Vandyke Greenspring Road continues west through tracts of Blackbird State Forest to Coldwell Corners on the Maryland state line. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Reassurance marker posted as Dexter Corner Road leads SR 15 north from Vandyke Greenspring Road. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Farm and forest land line SR 15 north in this scene preceding Oliver Guessford Road east. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Blackbird Station Road takes Delaware 15 northwest toward Middletown while Dexter Corner Road remains northward toward Townsend. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Blackbird Station Road arcs west along a forested route from the Ash Spring subdivision. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Delaware 15 (Blackbird Station Road) overtakes the end of Ebenezer Church Road at this turn. Photo taken 12/26/16.
A number of homes line Blackbird Station North from Ebenezer Church Road to the Green Knoll subdivision. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Dogtown Road continues Delaware 15 north from Caldwell Corner Road across agricultural areas to Levels Road. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Green Giant Road stems east from Maryland Line Road to intersect Delaware 15 (Dogtown Road) en route to southern reaches of Middletown and Delaware 71. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Edgar Price Road east from MD 299 becomes Levels Road across the state line to SR 15 (Dogtown Road). Photo taken 12/26/16.
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Delaware 15 (Levels Road) advances northeast to Strawberry Lane and the rural outskirts of Middletown. Photos taken 12/26/16.
Entering Middletown, agricultural land gives way to development as SR 15 (Levels Road) approaches the Estates at St. Annes golf course community. Photo taken 12/26/16.
A reassurance marker for SR 15 precedes St. Annes Boulevard on Levels Road. Photo taken 12/26/16.
SR 15 (Levels Road) meets St. Annes Church Road west at the ensuing junction. St. Annes Church Road lines the south side of the Preserve at Deep Creek east to connect with SR 71 north toward Downtown Middletown. Photo taken 12/26/16.
A roundabout joins the turn of SR 15 along Levels Road with St. Annes Church Road east and Wallasey Drive north. Construction of the roundabout realigned both Levels and St. Annes Church Roads from their intersection to the south. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Levels Road runs along side Charles E. Price Memorial Park to Levels Business Park. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Approaching Delaware 299 and Middletown Warwick Road (old U.S. 301) along Delaware 15 (Levels Road) north by Westown Business Park. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Delaware 15 turns north along side Delaware 299 toward Downtown Middletown. U.S. 301 shifted away from Middletown Warwick Road onto a toll road bypassing Middletown in January 2019. Photo taken 12/26/16.
U.S. 301 leads southwest from Middletown to Queenstown, where it combines with U.S. 50 west to Annapolis and Bowie, Maryland. Delaware 299 (Warwick Road) was realigned in 2017 to connect with Delaware 15 at Levels Road and a diamond interchange with the U.S. 301 toll road. Photo taken 12/26/16.
Delaware 15 north & 299 east
Delaware 15 merges with Delaware 299 along Warwick Middletown Road (old U.S. 301) from Levels Road by the Middletown Levels Business Park. The intersection with Levels Road was relocated 850 feet to the west in 2007 to eliminate the acute angle of the intersection. Photo taken 12/26/16.
The ensuing signal along Middletown Warwick Road operates at Merrimac Avenue. Merrimac Avenue arcs north from Industrial Drive by the Amazon Fulfillment Center to SR 15 & 299, adjacent retail areas, the Arbor at South Ridge community and the continuation of SR 15 along Bunker Hill Road. Photo taken 12/26/16.
SR 15/299 (Middletown Warwick Road) advance eastward along a commercialized stretch to their split at Bunker Hill Road west and Main Street east. Photo taken 12/16/16.
Diamond State Boulevard west and South Ridge Avenue east come together at the succeeding traffic light along SR 15/299 north. The local roads connect Middletown Warwick Road with adjacent big box retail and the Parkway at South Ridge town home community. Photo taken 12/16/16.
Delaware 15 and 299 partition for Bunker Hill Road west and Main Street east respectively. Bunker Hill Road leads Delaware 15 west between the Bunker Hill Center business park and the South Ridge communities to Appoquinimink High School and Choptank Road. Photo taken 12/16/16.
SR 299 follows Main Street through Downtown Middletown on the eastward continuation to Odessa. A formerly rural drive, the SR 299 corridor comprises a suburban arterial beyond the Middletown street grid. Photo taken 12/16/16.
Middletown Warwick Road continues northward with four lanes to Peterson Road, the alignment of U.S. 301 until 1994. Photo taken 12/16/16.
Delaware 15 north
SR 15 (Choptank Road) meets the east end of SR 286 (Bethel Church Road) at a roundabout in a semi rural areas southwest of Summit Bridge. Photo taken 12/26/17.
Forming a multi state route with MD 286 to Chesapeake City, SR 286 comprises a minor collector measuring 1.73 miles west from SR 15 along Bethel Church Road. Photo taken 12/26/17.
The roundabout at SR 15 and SR 286 (Bethel Church Road) was constructed during a three-year, $11.3 million project to reconstruct Choptank Road. 4.9 miles of Choptank Road were expanded with two 11-foot wide travel lanes and five-foot shoulders. Work wrapped up on May 30, 2010.2 Photo taken 12/26/17.
The final 0.84 mile segment of Delaware 15 follows Bethel Church Road east. Photo taken 12/26/17.
Delaware 15 concludes at Delaware 71/896 at the south end of Summit Bridge. U.S. 301 was realigned from Summit Bridge Road by January 2019 to the toll road bypassing Middletown. Photo taken 12/26/17.
An end SR 15 shield precedes the intersection with SR 71 & 896 at Summit Bridge. Photo taken 12/26/17.
The original end sign for Delaware 15 on Bethel Church Road. Prior to January 2, 2003, the signals at Bethel Church and Summit Bridge Roads were set to flash only.3 The eastern extent of the state route was also expanded to four lanes to accommodate increased traffic. Photo taken 12/10/99.
Future work to construct the U.S. 301 Spur from the toll road at Middletown to Summit Bridge includes plans to build a wye interchange linking SR 15 with SR 71/896 north. Photo taken 12/26/17.

Sources:

  1. "Apparent Low Bidder Announced For Route 15 Project." Delaware Department of Transportation, press release. December 3, 2004.
  2. "Three-year-long Choptank Road project completed." Newark Post (DE), May 31, 2010.
  3. "New Traffic Signal To Be Activated South of Summit Bridge at Route 896 & Bethel Church Road." Delaware Department of Transportation, press release. December 24, 2002.


Photo Credits:

12/10/99, 08/05/07, 12/16/16, 12/26/16, 12/28/16, 12/26/17 by AARoads

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Delaware 286
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