U.S. Route 113
The U.S. Highway runs 74. 75 miles from US 13 in Pocomoke City, Maryland, north to Delaware Route 1 in Milford, Delaware. US 113 is a four-lane divided highway for its whole length except for between Snow Hill and Berlin, where it is a two-lane undivided road. The highway was the Selbyville–Dover portion of the DuPont Highway, a roadway whose construction was a grand philanthropic measure of Thomas Coleman DuPont.
About U.S. Route 113 in brief
The U. S. Highway runs 74. 75 miles from US 13 in Pocomoke City, Maryland, north to Delaware Route 1 in Milford, Delaware. US 113 is a four-lane divided highway for its whole length except for between Snow Hill and Berlin, where it is a two-lane undivided road. The highway was the Selbyville–Dover portion of the DuPont Highway, a roadway whose construction was a grand philanthropic measure of Thomas Coleman DuPont. The U.S. Highway is part of the National Highway System. It is also a part of a hurricane evacuation route from the beach areas to inland communities to the north. In 2016, the route had an annual average traffic count ranging from a high of 38,505 vehicles at the US 9 intersection in Georgetown to a low of 6,070 vehicles between the southern terminus of US113 Business and Snow Hill in Snow Hill. The route has a length of 37 miles in Maryland, where the route is named Worcester Highway. It also serves as a primary route toward northern Delaware toward Ocean City; toward northern Ocean City, US 50 and DE 54 are also on the route. The road was improved as an all-weather road in the 1910s. It was widened in the early 1930s and again in the late 1940s. Bypasses were built in the mid-1930s; the bypassed section of highway in Dover became US 113 Alternate. The Berlin bypass became the first section of US 113 in Maryland to be expanded to a divided highway in theMid-1950s.
In the early 1970s, the Snow Hill bypass was constructed, replacing what would become US 113 Business. Much of the remainder of the U. S. Highway in Delaware was expanded in the 1960s. The final section of two- lane US 113 in Delaware in that state was expanded in themid-1990s. US 113’s northern terminus was moved to Milford in 2004 after the U S Highway was superseded by DE 1 from Milford to Dover. It serves as an important route carrying local and through traffic along with tourist traffic bound for the Delaware Beaches and Ocean City to the east. It intersects several highways that serve the Atlantic seaboard resorts, including US 50, Maryland Route 90, US 9, and DE 1. In Maryland, the post road was designated one of the original state roads established by the Maryland State Roads Commission in 1909. In Delaware, the highway was designated as a roadway that connected Wilmington and Philadelphia in the 18th century. It’s one of three major north–south highways in Sussex County, Delaware,. where it connects Selbyvile and Georgetown with Milford. It follows the corridor of a post road established in theLate 18th century to connect the aforementioned towns on the Delmarva Peninsula with Wilmington.