Infrastructure & Access

Our Setting:

  • Smyrna is the fifth largest and fastest growing municipality in the state of Delaware

Our Access:

  • Smyrna:
    o is 12 miles north of Dover,
    o is 30 miles south of the major business centers of Newark and Wilmington,
    o has direct connections to all the major infrastructure and transportation systems of the Atlantic seaboard
    o is within 80 miles or less of four international airports (Philadelphia International, BWI, Dulles and Reagan National), and 60 miles or less from the Port of Wilmington, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority the second largest container shipping company in the world and an expert in specialized cargo transportation—and the Baltimore Harbor—the third largest seaport in the United States.
  • Interstates 95 and 295 are just 3 minutes away from Smyrna,
  • Route 300 and 13 are within five miles
  • Commuter rail stations located in Wilmington are 35 miles to the north, offering daily service to Amtrak’s entire Metro network, including Washington, D.C., New York and Boston.

Our Services and Reinvestment:

  • Most of Smyrna’s residents and businesses are served by the municipal water and sewer department
  • Water and Sewer improvements continue to provide and expand quality utility services
    o Along the Route 13 Corridor – 2015-16 to in the northern part of Smyrna north of Duck Creek.
    o In the Downtown – 2015-16 updated water and sewer utilities along Commerce Street downtown, as well as repaving

  • The Town’s electric company has a new substation to meet current and future demands. Many future projects are underway, including the construction of a new sanitary pumping station with force mains, gravity sewer lines, water mains, and an elevated water tank.
  • A new 25,000 square foot library will be erected downtown in 2016-17
  • A new police station will open in late 2015
  • In 2015 new LED lights replaced the old fixtures throughout downtown Smyrna, improving visibility and safety.