0

Delaware 34


Delaware 34 (Faulkland Road) connects areas of northwest Wilmington and the town of Elsmere with the Delledonne Corporate Center as a minor arterial west from Delaware 100 (South Dupont Road) by the Oak Hill and Willow Run communities to Delaware 141 (Centre Road). West of Ferris School to Centre Road, Faukland Road travels through the residential areas of Woodland Park, Brookland Terrace and Faulkand Heights before descending into a steep valley fed by Red Clay Creek. The winding and scenic stretch passes through Brandywine Springs County Park between the Wilmington & Western Railroad and SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike). The state route concludes with a dangling end at Duncan Road by the Hyde Park subdivision. Duncan Road leads south to SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) and north to Decastle County Park.

Delaware 34 (Faulkland Road) and 41 (Newport Gap Pike) intersect by Historic Brandywine Springs Park. Photo taken 06/05/12.

Delaware 34 was commissioned by 1981. The state route provides an alternate to Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway) east from Milltown Road and Delaware 41 (Newport Gap Pike) to the city of Wilmington.

Delaware 34 - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

  • 3,464 - Duncan Road to SR 41
  • 6,001 - SR 41 to Centerville Road
  • 9,093 - Centerville Road to SR 100
Delaware 34 east
Duncan Road north links Milltown Road with the eastbound beginning of Delaware 34 (Faulkland Road). The state route is not acknowledged in this direction however. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Duncan Road branches southeast from McKennan Church Road to intersect Delaware 34 (Faulkland Road) east midway between Delcastle County Park and Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway). Photo taken 07/08/10.
Faulkland Road lowers by the Hyde Park subdivision to cross Hyde Run on the initial stretch east from Duncan Road. Photo taken 06/23/12.
0.23 miles east from Duncan Road, SR 34 (Faulkland Road) intersects SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike). SR 41 originates 1.01 miles to the south at SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) and SR 62. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Econolite traffic lights in use at SR 34 (Faulkland Road) and SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike) and the northwest corner of Brandywine Springs County Park. SR 41 forms a multi state route with PA 41 north from Prices Corner to Gap, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Reassurance marker for SR 34 east posted between SR 41 and the parking lot for Brandywine Springs Park. The park was once the site of a spa and hotel from 1827-53. Park amenities include baseball fields, a basketball court, a playground, picnic pavilions and hiking trails to the historic sites along Red Clay Creek. Photo taken 06/05/12.
Delaware 34 (Faulkland Road) descends over 100 feet in elevation along Brandywine Springs Park. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Faulkland Road crosses Red Clay Creek and the Wilmington & Western Railroad at the base of the valley between the Brandywine Springs Manor and Faulkland Heights subdivisions. Photo taken 06/23/12.
SR 34 emerges from the Red Clay Creek valley ahead of the signalized intersection with Centerville Road by the Tybrook and Brookland Terrace communities. Centerville Road leads south to Prices Corner and north to SR 48 (Lancaster Pike) by the Little Falls Centre business park. Photo taken 06/23/12.
SR 34 is a concrete road east of Centerville Road. A trailblazer appears at Woodland Park, just ahead of Little Mill Creek. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Kendall Road north and Wagoner Drive south tie into Faulkland Road from the Woodland Heights subdivision at succeeding eastbound signal. The driveway to the Delaware Youth and Family Center connects from the north. Photo taken 06/23/12.
SR 34 (Faulkland Road) widens to four lanes through the intersection with SR 141 (Centre Road) by Chestnut Run Shopping Center. SR 141 angles southwest to SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) and Prices Corner. The surface boulevard south to the Newport Freeway beginning was expanded to include a raised median and wider travel lanes by November 2010. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Delaware 141 (Centre Road) continues north from Delaware 34 by Delledonne Corporate Center as a controlled access arterial to Barley Mill Plaza, and a short freeway from there to Greenville. The belt route around Wilmington was previously proposed as a full freeway, with an interchange planned at Faulkland Road. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Faulkland Road continues east from Delaware 141 by Delledonne Corporate Center and the Willow Run neighborhood. Expansion of SR 34 in 2010 extends to just beyond Willow Run Drive. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Reassurance marker posted after the signalized entrance to Willow Run at Montgomery Road. Faulkland Road crosses Chestnut Run nearby. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Oak Hill Road north and the east access road to the Deledonne Corporate Center come together at this traffic light in the Oak Hill community. Photo taken 03/20/04.
SR 34 (Faulkland Road) expands to four lanes on the approach to SR 100 (South Dupont Road) between Beth Emeth Memorial Park and Silverbrook Cemetery. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Faulkland Road curves southward to end at Delaware 100 (South Dupont Road). Delaware 100 travels 0.68 miles south to intersect Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway) in the town of Elsmere. South Dupont Road leads the route east 0.23 miles to Delaware 48 (Lancaster Avenue) by the Greenhill neighborhood of Wilmington. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Delaware 34 west
SR 34 (Faulkland Road) branches west from SR 100 (South Dupont Road) at Lancaster Village and Silverbrook Cemetery. Photo taken 12/20/16.
This confirming marker for SR 34 west was removed during expansion of Faulkland Road ahead and after SR 141 (Centre Road) in 2010. Photo taken 03/20/04.
The ensuing westbound signal operates at the entrance to the Delaware Youth and Family Center and Wagoner Drive south into the Woodland Heights subdivision. Faulkland Road reverts to a concrete roadway from this point west to Centerville Road. Photo taken 06/05/12.
Centerville Road heads northward from SR 62 (Boxwood Road) and SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) at Prices Corner to intersect SR 34 en route to SR 82 (Campbell Road) at Hoopes Reservoir. Frontage streets accompany Faulkland Road west for the Tybrook and Faulkland Heights neighborhoods. Photo taken 06/05/12.
Delaware 34 (Faulkland Road) drops around 100 feet in elevation from Marlyn Drive into a valley fed by Red Clay Creek. Photos taken 06/05/12.
Delaware 34 crosses both the Wilmington and Western Railroad and Red Clay Creek at the base of the valley. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Faulkland Road climbs westward to Brandywine Springs County Park ahead of SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike). The junction shield for SR 41 was taken down by 2012. Photo taken 08/05/07.
SR 34 and SR 41 come together northwest of Brandywine Springs Park. Following Newport Gap Pike, SR 41 travels south to SR 2 and SR 62 at Prices Corner and north to Hockessin and Chester County, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 06/05/12.
An end SR 34 shield appears at the intersection of Faulkland Road and Duncan Road. Duncan Road connects the state route with Milltown Road to the south and McKennans Church Road to the north. Photo taken 06/05/12.
Delaware 34 Archive - east
The concrete roadway for SR 34 formerly extended east to SR 141 (Centre Road). Reconstruction of SR 141 completed in 2010 expanded Centre Road into a divided boulevard south from Faulkland Road to the interchange with SR 2. Photo taken 03/20/04.
The SR 141 project through 2010 expanded SR 34 to four lanes through the intersection with Centre Road. Photo taken 03/20/04.



Photo Credits:

2004-03-20, 2007-08-05, 2010-07-08, 2012-06-05, 2012-06-23, 2016-12-20 by AARoads

Connect with:
Delaware 41
Delaware 100
Delaware 141

Page Updated 03-01-2017.

© AARoads