State Route 18

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Traveling east from Maryland 318, SR 18 follows rural Federalsburg Road to Atlanta and Cannon Road along a bypass of Bridgeville to the south. The eastern 10.32 miles overlap with SR 404 to the county seat of Georgetown.

SR 18 was a primary route across Sussex County in 1936 as it extended east from near Federalsburg, Maryland to Lewes and Lewes Beach. It was replaced by U.S. 9 between Georgetown and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in 1974. SR 404 was signed along side SR 18 from Cannon Road to U.S. 9 (Market Street) in Georgetown by 1987.

SR 18 - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

  • 4,090 - Maryland state line to Road 17
  • 2,095 - U.S. 13 to SR 404
  • 11,135 - merge with SR 404 to Chaplins Chapel Road
  • 19,951 - west Georgetown limits to U.S. 113
  • 15,182 - Bedford Street to U.S. 9
Delaware State Route 18 East
SR 18 (Cannon Road) heads away from U.S. 13 and southern reaches of Bridgeville to rural areas east of Camp Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Georgetown is a 13 mile drive to the east via SR 18 and SR 404. Lewes, the original eastern terminus of SR 18, is 27 miles away. Photo taken 01/16/17.
1.50 miles east of U.S. 13, SR 18 merges with SR 404 (Seashore Highway). SR 404 west leads back to Bridgeville. Photo taken 01/16/17.
The remaining 10.32 miles of SR 18 to Georgetown runs in tandem with SR 404. The overlap was made in the mid 1980s to benefit beach bound traffic. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 18 & 404 west
SR 18 begins as SR 404 partitions with U.S. 9 (Market Street) west. The two state routes follow Bedford Street north to Bridgeville Road through the Georgetown street grid. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware State Route 18 West
SR 18 splits with SR 404 (Seashore Highway) just west of the Nanticoke River. Following Cannon Road, the state route travels across open farm land initially. Missing from this stretch is a confirming marker. Photo taken 01/15/17.
A number of homes line Cannon Road as SR 18 approaches U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway). Development increases both to the west along SR 18 and north along U.S. 13. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 heads north to Bridgeville and Harrington and south along a commercial strip to Hearns Mill and Seaford. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 18 (Cannon Road) arcs southwest to the community of Cannon along the south boundary of Bridgeville. The shield pictured here was removed by 2012, while open farm land to the south was developed with the Clearbrooke Estates neighborhood. Photo taken 04/13/04.
Wilson Farm Road south and Conrail Road north come together at SR 18 and the settlement of Cannon. Both roads parallel a Norfolk Southern Railroad as they head south to Seaford and Bridgeville north respectively. Photo taken 04/13/04.
SR 18 (Cannon Road) advances across agricultural areas northwest from Cannon to intersect Wesley Church Road. Wesley Church Road heads north to Bridgeville and south to Atlanta Road. Photo taken 04/13/04.
Cannon Road ends at the SR 18 turn onto Federalsburg Road. Federalsburg Road stems west from SR 404 Business in Bridgeville to become SR 18 west to the Maryland state line. Photo taken 04/13/04.
The subsequent reassurance marker for SR 18 west does not appear until after the Federalsburg Road intersection with Atlanta Road. The rural highway meanders west through Clarksons Crossroads and Atlanta. Photo taken 04/13/04.
An end sign was posted at the state line for SR 18. However in a years time the assembly was removed. Photo taken 03/23/03.
Federalsburg Road extends west into Caroline County as Maryland 318. Maryland 318 travels 3.08 miles to Maryland 313 at the town of Federalsburg. Photo taken 04/13/04.

Photo Credits:

  • 03/23/03 by Adam Froehlig.
  • 04/13/04 by AARoads.
  • 01/15/17 by AARoads.
  • 01/16/17 by AARoads.

Connect with:
U.S. 9
U.S. 13
State Route 404

Page Updated 02-02-2017.