Originally Posted by denverh
<snip> A little more scenic trip that I like, and there are no tunnels, is to head over to RT 301 and follow it North up through the MD, you go thru Annapolis and over the Bay Bridge tunnel, and up 13 thru Delaware and will connect with 95 just south of Wilmington,DE. You pass some great farm markets in Delaware where you can get fresh fruits and veggies.
That's a good suggestion - in fact, to avoid the whole mess between Richmond and Wilmington, DE, the OP can branch off to 301 at a couple of spots both north and south of Richmond proper, and take that up through the western VA area, through Fort AP Hill, etc. It connects with US 50 between Balto and Annapolis, and 301/50 crosses at the Bay Bridge (NOT the 'Bay Bridge tunnel' or CBBT). 301 then splits off from 50, and heads north-east through the DelMarVa and up to I-95 just a bit west of Wilmington. US-50 continues east and hooks up with US-13 near Ocean City, MD. 13 then goes straight up to Wilmington as well, hitting I-95 near the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Some travelers get mixed up between US-301 using the Annapolis BAY BRIDGE, and US-13 using the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT).
Both are excellent alternate routes avoiding the DC area.