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U.S. 9 East
Georgetown Road heads east from the five point intersection of Central Avenue, Seaford Road, Poplar Street and Woodland Road to the western terminus of U.S. 9 at U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) in the town of Laurel. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) heads north from U.S. 9 and Georgetown Road 5.2 miles to combine with SR 20 by Blades and Seaford. Georgetown Road was formerly a part of SR 28 east from then U.S. 13 Alternate (Central Avenue). SR 28 continued to SR 18 at Georgetown. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 9 commences a 30.89 mile route to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry from Georgetown Road east at U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway). Photo taken 01/15/17.
County Seat Highway travels a rural route east 12 miles to Georgetown. Lewes follows along U.S. 9 east in 28 miles. Photo taken 01/16/17.
The first confirming marker for the 523-mile route of U.S. 9 to Champlain, New York stands just east of U.S. 13 by the Laurel Junction flea market. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 9 Delaware Route 404 East
U.S. 9 & SR 404 (Lewes Georgetown Highway) advance east 1.5 miles from U.S. 9 Truck to Gravel Hill. A sand pit occupies the southwest corner of the forthcoming cross road with SR 30. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 30 (Gravel Hill Road) travels north-south between Millsboro and Milford as part of a 45-mile route southwest at Bacons. Photo taken 01/16/17.
The Sussex County Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) underway from March 2014 to November 2015 redesigned three intersections along U.S. 9. Included was the junction with SR 30, where turn lanes were added in all directions and minor geometric improvements were made.1 Photo taken 01/16/17.
Lewes Georgetown Highway retains two lanes through increasingly suburban areas east from Gravel Hill to Harbeson. The Hawthorne subdivision broke ground in 2015 along the north side of U.S. 9 & SR 404 just east of SR 30. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Motorists along U.S. 9 & SR 404 next approach the community of Harbeson, where SR 5 (Harbeson Road) meets Lewes Georgetown Highway. Photo taken 01/16/17.
SR 5 constitutes a 19.48 mile route from Oak Orchard off Indian River Bay north to SR 1 beyond of Milton. Photo taken 01/16/17.
Work in spring 2017 associated with the HSIP Project will add turn lanes in all directions of U.S. 9-SR 404 at SR 5 and make geometric shifts to both accommodate truck traffic and improve safety. Harbeson is home to a poultry plant just south of Georgetown Lewes Highway off SR 5. Photo taken 01/16/17.
U.S. 9 & SR 404 east leave the intersection with SR 5 at Harbeson. Photo taken 06/18/12.
A railroad line angles across U.S. 9 & SR 404 (Seashore Highway) at-grade within the intersection with Cool Spring Road. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Advancing east from Cool Spring, drivers pass by these reassurance markers at Joseph Road. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Dairy Farm Road north and Sweet Briar Road south come together at this traffic light along U.S. 9 & SR 404. Construction started in March 2014 expanded this intersection to include left turn lanes. Photo taken 06/18/12.
U.S. 9 & SR 404 (Seashore Highway) continue east to Belltown, an unincorporated community ahead of Five Points. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Entering the Five Points area, U.S. 9 & SR 404 intersect both SR 1 (Coastal Highway) and U.S. 9 Business (Savannah Road). Photo taken 06/18/12.
Belltown Road links U.S. 9 & SR 404 with adjacent SR 1D while doubling as the north end of SR 23. SR 1D follows Plantation Road southeast to SR 24 and Midway while SR 23 runs south 14.76 miles to Masseys Landing. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Left turns at the forthcoming intersection with SR 1 are prohibited. Motorists bound for SR 1 north instead should continue across Coastal Highway to a jughandle to make the connection. U.S. 9 south otherwise combines with SR 1 for a 1.1-mile overlap to Kings Highway. Photo taken 06/18/12.
An end shield for SR 404 concludes the nearly 60-mile course of the multi-state route from Wye Mills to Five Points. Photo taken 06/18/12.
U.S. 9 Business stems northeast from U.S. 9 and SR 1 at Five Points along Savannah Road into Lewes. Photo taken 06/18/12.
U.S. 9 East
U.S. 9 expands to four lanes along Cape Henlopen Drive as the route approaches the Cape May Lewes Ferry. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Historical look at the original sign bridge for the Cape May Lewes Ferry on U.S. 9 east. Similar structures were found at one time along U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) in New Castle County as well. Photo taken April 2000.
Cape Henlopen Drive extends east from the ferry access road to Cape Henlopen State Park. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Motorists headed to Cape May, New Jersey turn left from Cape Henlopen Drive to the fee booths for the ferry. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Entering the Lewes Terminal of U.S. 9 for the ferry. Photo taken 06/18/12.
A second left turn connects Cape Henlopen Drive with the foot passenger parking area for the ferry. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Cape Henlopen Drive reaches the state park entrance 0.8 miles east of the U.S. 9 turn to the ferry. Photo taken 06/18/12.

Photo Credits:

  • April 2000 by Rahul.
  • 06/18/12 by AARoads.
  • 01/15/17 by AARoads.
  • 01/16/17 by AARoads.

Connect with:
U.S. 113
U.S. 9 Business
State Route 1
State Route 5
State Route 18
State Route 20
State Route 30
State Route 404

Page Updated 02-06-2017.