State Route 20 West

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Delaware State Route 20 West
The first confirming marker for SR 54 appears just west of SR 1 (Coastal Highway) in the town of Fenwick Island. Subsequent shield assemblies include SR 20, which overlaps with SR 54 for 4.0 miles west. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Continuing northwest from SR 54 Alt (Bayard Road), motorists pass by this confirming marker for SR 20 on Zoar Church Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Motorists along SR 20 (Zoar Church Road) enter the rural community of Roxana and intersect SR 17 (Roxana Road). A lone shield recognizes the north-south route linking Selbyville with Millville. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Westbound at the traffic light with SR 17 (Roxana Road). SR 20 takes Pyle Center Road north from here. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Speed limits increase again as SR 20 (Pyle Center Road) resumes a rural course northwest to Dagsboro. Photo taken 01/16/17.
An S-curve shifts SR 20 west across Deep Hole Branch between Hickman Road and Omar. Photo taken 01/16/17.
A four-way stop sign governs movements between SR 20 and Omar Road within the settlement of Omar. Omar Road heads west to Frankford and east to Clarksville. Photo taken 01/16/17.
A mileage sign references Dagsboro at two miles ahead as SR 20 (Armory Road) crosses Vines Creek at Omar. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Approaching SR 26 (Vines Creek Road) on SR 20 (Armory Road) west. Armory Road is named after the Delaware Army National Guard complex located just south of Dagsboro. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Drivers along SR 20 (Armory Road) cross the Dagsboro town line by Indian River High School and ahead of the Prince George Acres neighborhood. Founded in 1747, Dagsboro was home to 800 residents as of 2010. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 26 stems west from SR 1 (Coastal Highway) in Bethany Beach to Ocean View, Millview, Clarksville. SR 20 joins the state route for a 0.53-mile overlap west through Dagsboro. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 20 & 26 west
SR 20 & 26 curve northward from Vines Creek Road onto Main Street toward the Dagsboro town center. Main Street south becomes Clayton Avenue through the town of Frankford. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Main Street (SR 20 & 26) crosses Pepper Creek just north of Vines Creek Road. Photo taken 06/18/12.
A short distance further, SR 26 splits with SR 20 west for Clayton Street and U.S. 113 while SR 20 continues north to eventually overlap with U.S. 113 through Millsboro. Photo taken 06/18/12.
SR 26 extends west from Dagsboro to SR 30 at Shaft Ox Corner. Interests to Laurel are directed to follow SR 30 east to SR 24 west from there.
Travelers headed to long distance points north and west are directed to remain on SR 20 west to U.S. 113. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Delaware State Route 20 West
A trailblazer directs motorists to stay on SR 20 west directly to its merge with U.S. 113 north into Millsboro. The state route was designated along this stretch in July 1991. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Speed limits remain at 35 miles per hour or lower as SR 20 follows Main Street north through Dagsboro for another three quarters of a mile. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 20 lines Dagsboro Road northwest by a mix of agricultural and forest toward U.S. 113. The state route makes a 90 degree turn to intersect U.S. 113 (Dupont Boulevard) across from Handy Road. Photo taken 06/18/12.
U.S. 113 north & SR 20 west combine in an industrial area just south of the Millsboro town limits. U.S. 113 south leads back to Dagsboro and Frankford while the route north combines with SR 20 by several big box stores and other retail along a 3.12 mile overlap. Photo taken 06/18/12.
A confirming marker for SR 20 west stands to the immediate west of U.S. 113 (Dupont Boulevard) along Hardscrabble Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 20 quickly becomes rural west of Sheep Pen Road. The state route parallels Sheep Pen Ditch to the south. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Arcing north of the Meadow Drive subdivision, SR 20 (Hardscrabble Road) passes through northern reaches of the Millsboro town limits to Cross Keys Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
A reassurance marker appears after SR 20 intersects Governor Stockley Road north and Cross Keys Road south. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Hardscrabble Road curves southwest through Workmans Corners and north of Midlands Wildlife Area before turning back to the northwest at Shiloh Church Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Ashketum Branch Road meanders west from Governor Stockley Road and the settlement of Shortly to end at SR 20 near Jones Crossroads. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Trap Pond Road crosses paths with SR 20 (Hardscrabble Road) at Jones Crossroads. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Ten miles separate Jones Crossroads from Seaford along SR 20 west. Photo taken 01/16/17.
The state route bee lines northwest by the settlement of Hardscrabble through a mix of farm and forest land. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Hardscrabble Road leads SR 20 west to U.S. 9 (County Seat Highway) at Concord Road. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 9 (County Seat Highway) ends 5.5 miles to the southwest at U.S. 13 in Laurel. Traveling northeast, U.S. 9 reaches Georgetown and U.S. 113 in 6.4 miles. Photo taken 01/16/17.
No additional shields are posted for U.S. 9 along SR 20 at the traffic light with County Seat Highway. U.S. 9 was established in the First State in 1974 in place of SR 28 west from Georgetown and SR 18 north from there to Lewes. Photo taken 01/16/17.
The next confirming marker for SR 20 does not appear along Concord Road until after the intersection with Fleetwood Pond Road north. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 20 (Concord Road) makes a sweeping curve to Concord. A number of homes line the state route north of the Cool Branch subdivision. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Church Road loops north from SR 20 as westbound drivers enter the community of Concord. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Concord Road turns west and parallels Deep Creek to U.S. 13. U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) runs along the east side of both Blades and adjacent Seaford south to Laurel and north to Bridgeville. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 20 uses U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) north and Norman Eskridge Highway west to bypass Blades and Downtown Seaford. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Concord Road extends west from U.S. 13 as the historic alignment of SR 20 to High Street and Market Street in the town of Blades. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 20 transitions from Norman Eskridge Highway onto Stein Highway at the angled intersection with Bridgeville Highway (old U.S. 13 Alternate) north and Front Street south in Seaford. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 Alternate followed Market Street north through the town of Blades to cross the Nanticoke River. It joined Front Street from there, with Market Street turning northwest to intersect SR 20 (Stein Highway) south of Seaford High School. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Signs for SR 20 occasionally reference it as a truck route through Seaford. One such assembly precedes the Norfolk Southern Railroad underpass at Pine Street. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Separate bridges carry the two directions f SR 20 (Stein Highway) over the NS Railroad in Seaford. Westbound traffic uses a more modern span built in 1985, while motorists on eastbound travel 2.6 feet lower on a 1940-span.1 Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 20 expands into a five-lane commercial arterial west from the NS Railroad bridge. Ivy Drive connects Stein Highway from the Woodside Manor community to the north opposite Shipley Street south into the Seaford street grid at the ensuing signal. Photo taken 01/15/17.
The succeeding westbound signal operates at Nylon Boulevard. Nylon Boulevard comprises a tree lined boulevard south to Hooper's Landing Golf Course. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Atlanta Road stems northwest from SR 20 (Stein Highway) to rural areas outside Seaford and the community of Atlanta at SR 18 (Federalsburg Road). Photo taken 01/15/17.
Drivers along SR 20 (Stein Highway) continue past Nylon Capital Shopping Center to intersect Sussex Avenue at the last traffic light in Seaford. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Beyond Sussex Avenue, SR 20 reduces to two lanes for the four-mile drive to Reliance. Federalsburg, Maryland lies ten miles ahead via Maryland 392. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Leaving the Seaford city limits, SR 20 (Stein Highway) crosses Chapel Branch and intersects Chapel Branch Road ahead of this reassurance marker. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Woodpecker Road branches southwest from Stein Highway in an industrial area just outside Seaford. Connections with Woodland Ferry Road lead motorists southeast through Nanticoke Wildlife Area and the Woodland Ferry across the Nanticoke River. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Woodpecker Road south to Line Road connects Seaford with Galestown, Maryland. Photo taken 01/15/17.
A reassurance shield assembly for SR 20 stands between Woodpecker Road south and Neals School Road along Stein Highway west. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 20 plies across open farm land from Neals School Road to the Branchview and Woodland Station communities. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Westbound SR 20 (Stein Highway) at Brookside Drive south to Branchview and Shufelt Road north. The rural highway crosses Horse Pen Branch ahead. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Stein Highway parallels Green Briar Branch west through more open farm land. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Oak Grove Road ventures north from SR 20 to the settlement of Oak Grove and along the Maryland state line to Neals School Road. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 20 west culminates at the community of Reliance on the Maryland state line. Woodland Ferry Road ties into the state route from the southeast. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Maryland 392 (Finchville Reliance Road) takes over for the ending SR 20 at Reliance. Drivers quickly encounter Maryland 577 (Reliance Road) north as it runs along the Caroline and Dorchester County line to Maryland 313 at Allens Corner. Photo taken 01/15/17.

Sources:
  1. STEIN HWY/SR20 [west] over NORFOLK SOUTHERN and STEIN HWY/SR20 [east] over NORFOLK SOUTHERN. BridgeReports.com.


Photo Credits:

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

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

Page Updated 02-03-2017.