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Maryland 392 (Finchville Reliance Road) east transitions to Delaware 20 (Stein Highway) at Line Road and the state border. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Delaware 20 (Stein Highway) passes through Reliance as Woodland Ferry Road branches southeast from the rural community to the Woodland Ferry across the Nanticoke River. Photo taken 01/15/17.
A welcome sign greets eastbound motorists originating from Federalsburg, Hurlock and other points within the Maryland Eastern Shore. Photo taken 01/15/17.
The first confirming shield for Delaware 20 stands after Woodlane Ferry Road in Reliance. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Continuing east to within three miles of Seaford, Delaware 20 intersects Oak Grove Road south from the Oak Grove community. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Rural scenery along Delaware 20 (Stein Highway) east from Branchview and Shufelt Road. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Woodpecker Road angles northeast from the Maryland state line and Woodland Ferry Road to end at Stein Highway by a Mountaire Farms plant. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Delaware 20 east to U.S. 13 doubles as the primary truck route through Seaford. Signs alternate, referring to SR 20 as both the mainline and with Truck banners. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Delaware 20 (Stein Highway) veers northeast and crosses Chapel Branch into the city limits of Seaford. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Stein Highway expands into a five-lane commercial arterial from Sussex Avenue and Nylon Capital Shopping Center east to the Norfolk Southern Railroad underpass. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Atlanta Road meanders southeast from SR 18 (Federalsburg) and Atlanta to end at SR 20 (Stein Highway) by Kiwanis Park. Photo taken 01/15/17.
The second reassurance marker posted for Delaware 20 appears after the signalized intersection with Atlanta Road. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Nylon Boulevard extends south from residential areas north of Delaware 20 to Harrington Street.
Nylon Boulevard is named after the DuPont plant built along the Nanticoke River. With DuPont selecting Seaford for a new plant for full-scale production of nylon, it selected a 609 acre site along the Nanticoke River in 1939. A second plant was added to the facility soon there after, upping the site wide production of nylon yard to 8 million pounds per year. The operation later produced nylon for parachutes and B-29 bomber tires during World War II. Work shifted to nylon production for the carpet industry in 1958.1 Photo taken 01/15/17.
Fast food franchises and other retail line Delaware 20 (Stein Highway) east to Porter Street. A truck route trailblazer precedes the traffic light with Shipley Street. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Shipley Street bisects the Seaford street grid south to Harrington Street. Ivy Drive ties into the signal with SR 20 from the Woodside Manor neighborhood. Photo taken 01/15/17.
A turn-off joins Bradford Street south ahead of the Norfolk Southern Railroad underpass above Cedar Avenue. Photo taken 01/15/17.
The eastbound span across the NS Railroad dates back to 1940. It was reconstructed in 1996.2 Photo taken 01/15/17.
Lowering from the NS Railroad bridge, Delaware 20 (Stein Highway) intersects Pine Street south and otherwise resumes as a five-lane arterial. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Market Street leads south from Seaford High School to cross paths with Delaware 20 (Stein Highway) at Old Fellows Cemetery. The street continues to the Seaford business district and a bridge across the Nanticoke River into Blades. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Delaware 20 (Stein Highway) passes south of Seaford Middle School and north of Old Fellows Cemetery with four lanes. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Front Street stems north from Market Street and Downtown Seaford to become Bridgeville Highway at Delaware 20 (Stein Highway). Collectively the two north-south roads were U.S. 13 Alternate until 1957. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Another truck shield references the SR 20 eastbound mainline as the route passes by Nutter Park along Norman Eskridge Highway east. This alignment replaced an L-shaped route to the south via Front and High Streets through Blades. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Chandler Street angles northeast from 3rd Street through residential areas to meet Delaware 20 (Norman Eskridge Highway) by Chandler Heights apartments. Photo taken 01/15/17.
A subsequent traffic light on SR 20 east operates at an older shopping center and service road north of Williams Pond Park. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Delaware 20 turns south along side U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) for a 0.83-mile overlap to bypass Blades to the east. U.S. 13 constitutes a commercial arterial north toward Hearns Mill. 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Delaware 20 east
Delaware 20 (Hardscrabble Road) travels a mostly rural route east from U.S. 13 outside Blades to U.S. 113 (Dupont Boulevard). The state route enters incorporated areas of Millsboro at Governor Stockley Road, 2.3 miles ahead of U.S. 113. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 113 travels a rural route north from Millsboro to the Sussex County seat of Georgetown. South from the town of around 4,000, U.S. 113 continues to Selbyville and Delaware 54 east to Fenwick Island. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 113 south & SR 20 east share a 3.2 mile concurrency south through Millsboro. Betts Pond Road ties into the north end of the overlap from Betts Pond and State Street near Downtown Millsboro. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 113 south & Delaware 20 east
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U.S. 113 south & Delaware 20 east cross Betts Pond just south of their merge at Betts Pond Road. Photos taken 12/30/17.
U.S. 113 south & SR 20 (Dupont Boulevard) east navigate through a commercial trip to SR 24 & 30 (Washington Street) southwest of Downtown Millsboro. Photo taken 12/30/17.
West from SR 30, SR 24 continues to Lowes Crossroads, Trap Pond State Park and Laurel. The state route travels across the width of Sussex County to Maryland 348 near Sharptown. Photo taken 12/30/17.
U.S. 113 south & Delaware 20 (Dupont Boulevard) south continue another 1.6 miles south along the commercialized stretch through Millsboro. Photo taken 12/30/17.
The town of Dagsboro lies three miles to the southeast along Delaware 20. U.S. 113 reaches Selbyville in ten miles. Photo taken 12/30/17.
Lying 13 miles to the east, Delaware 20 provides a cut off to Delaware 26 east for Bethany Beach. The two state routes combine along Main Street in Dagsboro, 2.25 miles to the southeast. Photo taken 12/30/17.
Leaving the town of Millsboro, U.S. 113 south and Delaware 20 eastbound split at Dagsboro Road. Photo taken 12/30/17.
Delaware 20 east
Passing through the heart of Dagsboro, Delaware 20 (Main Street) meets Delaware 26 (Clayton Street) west. SR 26 ventures west to SR 30 at Shaft Ox Corner while combining with SR 20 east for a half mile en route to Bethany Beach. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Delaware 20 advances east from the rural community of Johnson to intersect Delaware 54 amid heavy development. The approach to Lighthouse Road was reealigned to both intersect SR 54 at a 90 degree angle and tie into Americana Parkway south. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 54 runs across southernmost Sussex County east to Fenwick Island and west to Selbyville, Gumboro and Delmar. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Although not acknowledged on shield assemblies, SR 20 continues east along side SR 54 for route continuity between the U.S. 113 corridor and SR 1 at Fenwick Island. Americana Parkway otherwise extends south to the Americana Bayside development. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 20 & 54 east
Delaware 20 was extended east in 1991 to provide a second route to Fenwick Island from U.S. 113 and points west. It overlaps with Delaware 54 for the final four miles of both routes. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Fenwick Boulevard intersects SR 20 & 54 (Lighthouse Road) at the succeeding eastbound traffic light. The signal serves adjacent retail and the Swann Cove subdivision. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Suburban development lines both sides of SR 20 & 54 east to Laws Point Road, the main access road to the Shady Park and Swann Keys manufactured home communities off Dirickson Creek. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Reassurance markers for SR 20 & 54 stand along Lighthouse Road east after Laws Point Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
The three-lane arterial of SR 20 & 54 (Lighthouse Road) curves southeast from Dirickson Neck through Bayville. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Keenwick Road stems south from the succeeding traffic light of SR 20 & 54 east to the canal-lined development of Keenwick off Roy Creek and Montego Bay. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 20 & 54 shift onto the 2001-03 rebuilt section of Lighthouse Road from Mallard Lakes Road east to Fenwick Island. Photo taken 01/16/17.
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The $15.76-million project completed in August 2003 elevated SR 54 onto two viaducts. The bridges bypass flood proned stretches of Lighthouse Road along the south side. Photos taken 01/16/17.
A signalized intersection connects SR 20 & 54 with Wilson Avenue to the Cape Windsor community. A portion of Old Lighthouse Road remains as an adjacent service road to Windsor North as well. Photo taken 01/16/17.
An 800 foot long viaduct carries motorists along SR 20 & 54 just north of Cape Windsor. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Delaware 20 & 54 east cross The Ditch onto Fenwick Island. The 1957 bridge spans the channel connecting the ways of Assawoman Bay in Maryland with Little Assawoman Bay in Delaware. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Dukes Avenue angles southwest from Lighthouse Road to North Surf Park in Ocean City, Maryland. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Lighthouse Road parallels the Maryland state line to the conclusion of Delaware 20 & 54 at Delaware 1 (Coastal Highway). Delaware 1 south becomes Maryland 528 in one block at 146th Street. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Coastal Highway south expands into a six-lane arterial along Fenwick Island south through Ocean City, Maryland. Delaware 1 north bisects the town of Fenwick Island street grid with four lanes to Fenwick Island State Park. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Lighthouse Road extends one block further from SR 1 to Bunting Avenue and a beach access point. Photo taken 01/16/17.

Sources:

  1. 1939 Seaford, Delaware - DuPont Heritage Timeline. Du Pont corporate web site.
  2. STEIN HWY/SR20 over NORFOLK SOUTHERN, Sussex County, Delaware. BridgeReports.com.


Photo Credits:

06/18/12, 01/15/17, 01/16/17, 12/30/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 9
U.S. 13
Delaware 1
Delaware 17
Delaware 26
Multi State Route 54

Page Updated 11-30-2018.