Delaware Transportation

Delaware Transportation

Transportation of Delaware

Interstate Highway System and Interstate 95 are the major branches that the state crosses across New Castle County running from southwest to northwest.

The state of Delaware is served by six highways namely US Route 9, US Route 13, US Route 40, US Route 113, US Route 301 and US Route 202 in addition; the state is interlinked by several state highways like Delaware Route 1, Delaware Route 9 etc.

Wilmington and Pennsylvania are connected with Maryland via US 13 and the main route DE Rt1 whereas Delaware Bay is connected with Wilmington and Dover through DE Rt 9. Both of them are north-south highways. Along with these, US 40 and DE Rt 404 are the two primary east-west route joining Maryland with New Jersy and Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland with Delaware beaches.

Delaware Turnpike and Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway are the two toll highways at Interstate 95 and DE Rt 1 running between Maryland and New Castle and Wilmington and Dover respectively.

Bicycle Route 1 of Delaware widens at the north-south portion of the state and it includes the places from Fenwick Island’s The Maryland border to the north Montchanin’s the Pennsylvania border.

The National Bridge Inventory involves fewer portion of the 1,450 bridges, say for sixty percent. And in this statistics, 30% were found to be developed prior to the year 1950. Moreover, De1Dot supervises around 95 percent.

Ferries

Delaware is operated by three ferries:

  • The Delaware Bay between Lewes, Delaware and Cape May. New Jersey is crossed by Cape May-Lewes Ferry
  • Nanticoke River southwest of Seaford is crossed by Woodland Ferry.
  • Delaware City along with Fort Delaware and Fort Mott at New Jersey is connected through Three Forts Ferry Crossing.

Delaware Rails and Bus Transportation

The two stations in Delaware along with Northeast Corridor where Amtrak runs, is in Newark and is named the Newark Rail station. More busier than it is the Wilmington Rail Station at Wilmington.

Claymount, Wilmington, Churchmans and Newark are also served by the SEPTA's R2 Regional Rail line. Norfolk Southern is the major freight railroad that connects Delaware Coast Line Railway and Maryland & Delaware Railroad, the two short lines that serves in Sussex County.

CSX is another railroad passing through New Castle County running parallel to Amtrak. The "Most Outstanding Public Transportation System" recognized by the American Public Transportation Association was DART.

For the elderly people, door-to-door service is provided by the subsidized taxi and paratransit modes of transportation.

Delaware Air Transportation

There isn't a commercial air service in the state and initially, the commercial airlines in Wilmington were served by New Castle Airport. Until its bankruptcy, Columbus, Ohio, Greensbro, and North Carolina were provided service through Skybus airlines.

Philadelphia International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport are usually used by the passengers for domestic and international

The airports within a short distance from Delaware border are Newark Liberty International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. A few more airports includes-

Summit Airport
Middletown Airport
Delaware Airpark

Sussex County Airport.

Delaware Department of Transportation

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)
Preceding agency Delaware Highway Department
Jurisdiction Delaware
Agency executive Carolann Wicks, Secretary of Transportation
Parent agency State of Delaware
Website
http://www.deldot.gov/

List of Numbered Routes in Delaware

Delaware State Routes

Route Starting point Ending point Length
(mi)
Length
(km)
Delaware Route 1  MD 528 at Fenwick Island DE 7 / DE 58 at Christiana A10103.02 !103.02 A10,165.8} !165.8
Delaware Route 1A  DE 1 at Dewey Beach DE 1 at Rehoboth Beach A10002.92 !2.92 A10,004.7} !4.7
Delaware Route 1B  DE 1 at Rehoboth Beach DE 1A at Rehoboth Beach A10001.11 !1.11 A10,001.8} !1.8
Delaware Route 1D  DE 1 / DE 24 at Midway US 9 / DE 23 / DE 404 at Five Points    
Delaware Route 1 Business  DE 1 near Milford US 113 / DE 1 near Milford A10003.9 !3.90 A10,006.3} !6.3
Delaware Route 2  MD 279 near Newark DE 52 at Wilmington A10016.13 !16.13 A10,026.0} !26.0
Delaware Route 2 Business  DE 2 / DE 4 / DE 896 at Newark DE 2 / DE 72 / DE 273 at Newark A10002.91 !2.91 A10,004.7} !4.7
Delaware Route 3  I-495 at Edgemoor DE 92 at Brandywine Hundred A10005.87 !5.87 A10,009.4} !9.4
Delaware Route 4  DE 2 / DE 896 at Newark DE 48 at Wilmington A10014.31 !14.31 A10,023.0} !23.0
Delaware Route 5  Road end at Oak Orchard DE 1 near Milton A10019.48 !19.48 A10,031.4} !31.4
Delaware Route 5 Alternate  DE 5 near Milton DE 5 / DE 16 near Milton    
Delaware Route 6  MD 291 near Blackiston Road end at Woodland Beach A10017.33 !17.33 A10,027.9} !27.9
Delaware Route 7  US 13 / DE 72 near Delaware City Pennsylvania state line at Pike Creek A10016.94 !16.94 A10,027.3} !27.3
Delaware Route 8  MD 454 at Marydel DE 9 near Little Creek A10017.16 !17.16 A10,027.6} !27.6
Delaware Route 9  DE 1 near Dover Air Force Base DE 2 at Wilmington A10058.21 !58.21 A10,093.7} !93.7
Delaware Route 9A  DE 9 at Wilmington US 13 / DE 9 at Wilmington A10000.78 !0.78 A10,001.3} !1.3
0Delaware Route 9 Truck  DE 9 near Tybouts Corner DE 9 / DE 141 / DE 273 at New Castle    
Delaware Route 10  MD 287 at Sandtown DE 1 at Dover Air Force Base A10016.12 !16.12 A10,025.9} !25.9
Delaware Route 10 Alternate  DE 10 at Willow Grove DE 10 at Lebanon A10009.23 !9.23 A10,014.9} !14.9
Delaware Route 11  MD 302 near Templeville, MD DE 300 near Kenton A10006.95 !6.95 A10,011.2} !11.2
Delaware Route 12  MD 314 near Whiteleysburg, MD DE 1 near Frederica A10016.19 !16.19 A10,026.1} !26.1
Delaware Route 14  MD 317 near Burrsville, MD DE 1 near Milford A10019.12 !19.12 A10,030.8} !30.8
Delaware Route 14A  DE 14 at Dewey Beach DE 14 at Rehoboth Beach A10002.92 !2.92 A10,004.7} !4.7
Delaware Route 14 Truck  DE 14 at Harrington US 13 / DE 14 at Harrington    
Delaware Route 15  DE 14 near Milford US 301 / DE 71 / DE 896 at Summit A10057.04 !57.04 A10,091.8} !91.8
Delaware Route 16  MD 16 near Hickman Road end at Broadkill Beach A10030.47 !30.47 A10,049.0} !49.0
Delaware Route 17  DE 54 at Selbyville DE 26 near Millville A10008.3 !8.30 A10,013.4} !13.4
Delaware Route 18  MD 318 near Federalsburg, MD US 9 / DE 404 at Georgetown A10019.49 !19.49 A10,031.4} !31.4
Delaware Route 20  MD 392 at Reliance DE 54 near Fenwick Island A10039 !39.00 A10,062.8} !62.8
Delaware Route 23  Road end at Long Neck US 9 / DE 404 / DE 1D at Five Points A10014.86 !14.86 A10,023.9} !23.9
Delaware Route 24  MD 348 near Sharptown, MD DE 1 at Midway A10040.61 !40.61 A10,065.4} !65.4
Delaware Route 24 Alternate  US 113 at Stockley DE 24 at Midway    
Delaware Route 26  DE 54 / MD 54 / MD 353 near Gumboro Road end at Bethany Beach A10023.15 !23.15 A10,037.3} !37.3
Delaware Route 28  US 13 at Laurel DE 18 at Georgetown A10012.79 !12.79 A10,020.6} !20.6
Delaware Route 30  US 13 near Laurel and Delmar DE 1 Bus. near Milford A10044.45 !44.45 A10,071.5} !71.5
Delaware Route 30 Alternate  DE 30 at Cedar Creek DE 1 at Cedar Creek A10000.74 !0.74 A10,001.2} !1.2
Delaware Route 32  MD 467 near Delmar DE 14 at Fenwick Island A10038.59 !38.59 A10,062.1} !62.1
Delaware Route 34  Duncan Road near Prices Corner DE 100 near Elsmere A10003.3 !3.30 A10,005.3} !5.3
Delaware Route 36  DE 404 at Scotts Corner Bay Avenue in Slaughter Beach A10023.28 !23.28 A10,037.5} !37.5
Delaware Route 37  DE 273 near Christiana US 202 / DE 141 near New Castle Airport A10003.11 !3.11 A10,005.0} !5.0
Delaware Route 41  DE 2 / DE 141 at Prices Corner PA 41 near Hockessin A10007.05 !7.05 A10,011.3} !11.3
Delaware Route 42  DE 6 at Blackiston DE 9 at Leipsic A10012.69 !12.69 A10,020.4} !20.4
Delaware Route 44  DE 300 at Everetts Corner DE 8 at Pearsons Corner A10006.67 !6.67 A10,010.7} !10.7
Delaware Route 48  DE 41 at Hockessin US 13 Bus. at Wilmington A10007.11 !7.11 A10,011.4} !11.4
Delaware Route 52  US 13 Bus. at Wilmington PA 52 near Centerville A10008.88 !8.88 A10,014.3} !14.3
Delaware Route 54  MD 54 near Delmar DE 1 at Fenwick Island A10038.59 !38.59 A10,062.1} !62.1
Delaware Route 54 Alternate  DE 54 at Bunting DE 26 at Bethany Beach    
Delaware Route 58  DE 4 at Christiana DE 273 near Hares Corner A10003.86 !3.86 A10,006.2} !6.2
Delaware Route 62  DE 2 / DE 41 at Prices Corner Dead end at Newport A10002.65 !2.65 A10,004.3} !4.3
Delaware Route 71  US 13 near Townsend US 13 / DE 1 at Tybouts Corner A10021.99 !21.99 A10,035.4} !35.4
Delaware Route 72  DE 9 near Delaware City DE 7 at Pike Creek A10017.45 !17.45 A10,028.1} !28.1
Delaware Route 82  DE 52 near Greenville PA 82 near Yorklyn A10005.51 !5.51 A10,008.9} !8.9
Delaware Route 92  DE 100 near Montchanin US 13 at Claymont A10008.83 !8.83 A10,014.2} !14.2
Delaware Route 100  DE 4 near Elsmere Chadds Ford Road near Montchanin A10008.97 !8.97 A10,014.4} !14.4
Delaware Route 141  DE 9 / DE 273 at New Castle US 202 / DE 261 near Fairfax A10011.34 !11.34 A10,018.2} !18.2
Delaware Route 202  US 13 Bus. at Wilmington I-95 / US 202 at Wilmington A10001.01 !1.01 A10,001.6} !1.6
Delaware Route 261  US 202 / DE 141 near Fairfax PA 261 at Brandywine Hundred A10004.62 !4.62 A10,007.4} !7.4
Delaware Route 273  MD 273 at Newark DE 9 at New Castle A10012.56 !12.56 A10,020.2} !20.2
Delaware Route 286  MD 286 near Chesapeake City, MD DE 15 near Summit A10001.73 !1.73 A10,002.8} !2.8
Delaware Route 299  MD 282 near Warwick, MD DE 9 at Mathews Corner A10009.77 !9.77 A10,015.7} !15.7
Delaware Route 300  MD 300 near Everetts Corner US 13 / DE 6 at Smyrna A10011.83 !11.83 A10,019.0} !19.0
Delaware Route 404  MD 404 near Adams Crossroads US 9 / DE 1 / US 9 Bus. at Five Points A10035.18 !35.18 A10,056.6} !56.6
Delaware Route 404 Alternate  DE 404 near Bridgeville US 13 / DE 404 near Bridgeville A10004.65 !4.65 A10,007.5} !7.5
Delaware Route 404 Business  DE 404 near Bridgeville US 13 / DE 404 near Bridgeville A10003.34 !3.34 A10,005.4} !5.4
491.3 Delaware Route 491  DE 92 near Claymont PA 491 near Claymont A10000.36 !0.36 A10,000.6} !0.6
896.3 Delaware Route 896  DE 1 at Boyds Corner MD 896 near Newark A10021.09 !21.09 A10,033.9} !33.9
Delaware Route 896 Alternate  US 13 / DE 896 at Boyds Corner US 40 / US 301 / DE 896 at Glasgow    
Delaware Route 896 Business  US 301 / DE 896 near Glasgow DE 896 near Glasgow A10001.78 !1.78 A10,002.9} !2.9

U.S. Routes in Delaware

Route Starting point Ending point Length
(mi)
Length
(km)
U.S. Route 9  US 13 at Laurel Cape May-Lewes Ferry at Lewes A10030.92 !30.92 A10,049.8} !49.8
U.S. Route 9 Business  US 9 / DE 1 / DE 404 at Five Points US 9 at Lewes A10004.26 !4.26 A10,006.9} !6.9
U.S. Route 9 Truck  US 9 / US 113 at Georgetown US 9 / DE 404 near Georgetown A10004.19 !4.19 A10,006.7} !6.7
U.S. Route 13  US 13 at Maryland border at Delmar US 13 at Pennsylvania border near Claymont A10103.33 !103.33 A10,166.3} !166.3
U.S. Route 13 Alternate  DE 54 / MD 54 / MD 675 at Delmar US 13 near Seaford A10016.67 !16.67 A10,026.8} !26.8
U.S. Route 13 Alternate  US 13 / DE 15 near Canterbury US 13 at Camden A10005.69 !5.69 A10,009.2} !9.2
U.S. Route 13 Alternate  US 13 at Rodney Village US 13 at Dover A10003.86 !3.86 A10,006.2} !6.2
U.S. Route 13 Alternate  US 13 at Wilmington US 13 at Claymont A10008.7 !8.70 A10,014.0} !14.0
U.S. Route 13 Business  US 13 / DE 404 / DE 404 Bus. at Bridgeville US 13 at Bridgeville A10002.46 !2.46 A10,004.0} !4.0
U.S. Route 13 Business  US 13 at Wilmington US 13 at Claymont A10008.19 !8.19 A10,013.2} !13.2
U.S. Route 13 Bypass  US 13 near Claymont US 13 Byp. at Pennsylvania border near Claymont    
U.S. Route 40  US 40 at Maryland border near Glasgow I-295 / US 40 at New Jersey border near Wilmington Manor A10017.18 !17.18 A10,027.6} !27.6
U.S. Route 113  US 113 at Maryland border at Selbyville DE 1 near Milford A10037.26 !37.26 A10,060.0} !60.0
U.S. Route 113 Alternate  US 113 / DE 1 at Little Heaven US 13 / US 113 at Dover A10009.1 !9.10 A10,014.6} !14.6
U.S. Route 122  US 13 at Wilmington US 122 at Pennsylvania border in Brandywine Hundred    
U.S. Route 202  US 13 / US 40 / DE 141 near New Castle Airport US 202 at Pennsylvania border in Brandywine Hundred A10013.06 !13.06 A10,021.0} !21.0
U.S. Route 301  US 301 at Maryland border near v US 40 / DE 896 at Glasgow A10014.93 !14.93 A10,024.0} !24.0
U.S. Route 301 Truck  US 301 / DE 71 / DE 896 at Mount Pleasant US 13 / US 40 / US 301 at State Road A10009.1 !9.10 A10,014.6} !14.6

Interstate Highways in Delaware

Route Starting point Ending point Length
(mi)
Length
(km)
Interstate 95  I-95 at Maryland border near Newark I-95 at Pennsylvania border near Claymont A10023.43 !23.43 A10,037.7} !37.7
Interstate 295  I-95 / I-495 / US 202 at Newport I-295 / US 40 at New Jersey border near Wilmington Manor A10005.71 !5.71 A10,009.2} !9.2
Interstate 495  I-95 / I-295 / US 202 at Newport I-95 / DE 92 at Claymont A10011.47 !11.47 A10,018.5} !18.5
Interstate 895  I-95 at Newport I-95 at Claymont A10010.78 !10.78 A10,017.3} !17.3