Delaware: State leaders say US 301 bypass will reduce congestion, help economy

State and federal leaders lauded the opening of the new U.S. Route 301 bypass in the Middletown area Thursday. The 14-mile toll road will improve safety and reduce congestion with the bypassing of 29 intersections, 18 of which are signalized, and numerous driveways with direct access to the existing U.S. 301, according to a Delaware Department of Transportation press release. The road starts from the existing U.S. Route 301 at the Maryland line and travels northwest to Route 1 at the Roth Bridge near St. Georges…