US 301/DE 15/DE 299 Multiplexes
US 301(N-S)/DE 299(E-W) Duplex
United States Route 301 and Delaware Route 299 join for 2.61 miles near Middletown in New Castle County. DE 15 joins the eastern 0.99 miles of the duplex for the US 301/DE 15/DE 299 triplex.
Westbound on US 301/DE 299 heading toward Maryland.
The US 301/DE 299 duplex lasts a mile and a half to the west of the triplex with DE 15. Then DE 299 turns to the west.
DE 299 heads west into Maryland. The number 299 was picked to match MD 299 at the state line, but today, that portion of MD 299 has become MD 282.
Now facing eastward, DE 299 east makes a left to join US 301 north on Middletown - Warwick Road.
The same, western split as seen from US 301 north.
Reassurance shields eastbound.
US 301(N-S)/DE 15(N-S)/DE 299(E-W) Triplex
Delaware Route 15 joins the US 301/DE 299 duplex for 0.99 miles near Middletown in New Castle County.
DE 15 joins the US 301/DE 299 multiplex near its middle. DE 15 is a hodgepodge of back road segments connected together by a single route number and several multiplexes.
DE 15 signs at the western split of the triplex.
Reassurance shields northeastbound, but only DE 15 is signed.
A mile to the east, just outside Middletown, both DE 15 and DE 299 split. DE 299 east turns right, and DE 15 north turns left, leaving the main roadway to US 301 alone.
The eastern three-way split as seen from DE 299 west. DE 15 north is straight ahead, and the triplex is to the left.
Next, the view from US 301 south.
A left turn puts you onj DE 299 east heading toward Middletown.
A right turn puts you on DE 15 north, which leads to the Summit Bridge over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.
Finally, a DE 15 sign along DE 15 south, which makes a right turn to join the triplex.
All three routes are signed in the southwestbound direction.
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