Delaware 24 travels 40.61 miles from Maryland 348, east of Sharptown, to Delaware 1 at Midway. The state route follows a rural course east along Sharptown Road to Laurel Airport (N06) and West Street into the town of Laurel. Narrowing through Downtown Laurel, SR 24 shifts to Market and 4th Streets before intersecting U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) just south of Records Pond.
East from Laurel, SR 24 (Laurel Road) passes through the settlements of Lone Pines, Sandy Fork and Lowe ahead of agricultural areas to Whaleys Crossroads and SR 30 (Millsboro Highway). SR 24 & 30 overlap north to Mission and the suburban outskirts of Millsboro. Laurel Road takes the pair east to U.S. 113 (Dupont Boulevard), where they angle northeast through Downtown Millsboro along the one-way couplet of Main and Washington Streets.
Beyond the Indian River, SR 24 splits with SR 30 (Gravel Hill Road) and joins John J. Williams Highway east to the Mountaire Farms poultry plant at Longwood Pond. The state route gradually becomes more suburban from Warwick east to SR 5 (Oak Orchard Road), and north to SR 23 (Long Neck Road) and Angola. SR 24 concludes at the commercialized stretch of SR 1 (Coastal Highway) through Midway.
Delaware 24 essentially follows the same alignment that it did in 1936. One change was the realignment from Jersey Road, between Indian River and Hollyville Road, onto John J. Williams Highway.
Delaware 24 Highway Guides
Delaware 24 - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
- 1,786 - Maryland line to Columbia Road (Road 76)
- 3,228 - southwest Laurel limits to Central Avenue
- 8,197 - Central Avenue to east Laurel limits
- 7,090 - U.S. 13 to Shiloh Church Road
- 2,184 - Lowes Crossing Road to SR 30
- 23,021 - U.S. 113 to South Washington Street
- 33,494 - Millsboro limits to split with SR 30
- 19,008 - Warrington Road to SR 1
|Delaware 24 scenes|
|Robbinsville Road south at Delaware 24 (John J. Williams Highway). Photo taken 12/17/17.|
12/17/17 by AARoads
Page Updated 11-30-2018.