Beginning in northwestern Sussex County, SR 36 links the SR 404 / MD 404 corridor with SR 16 near Greenwood. The state route follows Scotts Store Road 3.6 miles northeast from SR 404 (Seashore Highway) to SR 16 (Hickman Road). There the two routes combine for a 1.98-mile overlap through the town of Greenwood via Hickman Road, Market Street and Beach Highway. The two partition a short distance east of U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) at St. Johnstown.
SR 36 angles northeast from St. Johnstown via Shawnee Road to Milford. The ten-mile drive traverses wetlands and agricultural areas northeast to Staytonville and Shawnee. Within the Milford city limits, SR 36 crosses U.S. 113 (Dupont Boulevard) and follows Lakeview Avenue to Silver Lake and Causey Avenue into Downtown. The state route dog legs on Walnut Street to parallel the Mispillion River along SE Front Street and Cedar Beach Road to a diamond interchange with the Milford Bypass (SR 1). SR 36 concludes 4.7 miles east of SR 1 at the Cedar Creek Bridge, just outside the town of Slaughter Beach.
SR 36 was designated by 1938 between SR 16 at St. Johnstown and a point along Cedar Beach Road east of Milford. The remainder of Cedar Beach Road east to Fort Saulsbury and Cedar Beach was paved by 1939.
The western extension through Greenwood, and along Scotts Store Road to SR 404 at Scotts Corner, was posted by the 1994 edition of the Official Delaware Highway map. The route provides continuity for beach bound traffic via SR 16 to SR 1.
Delaware State Route 36 Guides
Delaware State Route 36 - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
- 3,502 - SR 404 to SR 16
- 6,277 - Railroad Avenue to U.S. 13
- 3,865 - Old Shawnee Road to U.S. 113
- 5,697 - U.S. 113 to SR 1 Business
- 2,112 - east Milford limits to Cedar Creek
Page Updated 02-02-2017.