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Delaware 37


SR 37 angles northeast from SR 273 (Christiana Road) along Airport Road between the Whitehall, Stratford and Coventry subdivisions to intersect SR 58 (Churchmans Road). Airport Road expands into a four-lane arterial from there along the northwest side of New Castle County Airport (ILG) to Commons Boulevard. Airport Road branches north as a local road to SR 141 (Newport Freeway), while Commons Boulevard winds east through the New Castle Corporate Commons business park. SR 37 concludes at SR 141 (Basin Road) across from Basin Road Industrial Park.

SR 37 was commissioned in 1985, following the completion of Commons Boulevard from Airport Road east to Basin Road. The state route was designated around the same time as SR 58 to the west of then Greater Wilmington Airport (ILG).

Delaware 37 - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

  • 8,174 - SR 273 to SR 58
  • 9,990 - SR 58 to Airport Road
  • 21,344 - Airport Road to SR 141
Delaware 37 north
The first confirming marker for SR 37 stands along Airport Road just north of SR 273 (Christiana Road) by the Stratford and Coventry subdivisions. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Edinburgh Drive loops north through the Stratford and Pleasantville communities and west across SR 37 (Airport Road) at this traffic light to Coventry. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 58 (Churchmans Road) and SR 37 (Airport Road) come together just west of New Castle County Airport (ILG) near the DuRoss Heights community. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 58 (Churchmans Road) angles southeast to SR 273 (Christiana Road) at Churchmans Industrial Center. Churchmans Road leads the road west across I-95 to SR 1 and SR 7 at Churchmans Crossing, and SR 4 at Christiana Hospital and Delaware Park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A look at SR 37 north at SR 58 (Churchmans Road) before expansion of the intersection and widening of Airport Road north to four lanes. Photo taken 05/01/05.
Continuing northeast, Delaware 37 (Airport Road) runs along the western periphery of ILG Airport by an industrial park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Old Churchmans Road spurs northwest to the DuRoss Heights street grid from the ensuing traffic light. The current iteration of Churchmans Road was in place by 1948. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Mast arm signals were installed at Airport and Old Churchmans Road in 2004. These were replaced during expansion of SR 37 from May 2005 to June 2006.1 Photo taken 05/01/05.
Airport Road branches north to parallel I-95 through to Delaware 141 (Newport Freeway) as Delaware 37 transitions onto Commons Boulevard east. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Commons Boulevard winds east through New Castle Corporate Commons business park. Penns Way loops south to various offices and aviation facilities of New Castle County Airport (ILG) from this signal. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Reads Way follows at the succeeding signal as a loop north to additional office buildings and the New Castle County Government Center. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Spruance Drive spurs east from the north side of New Castle Count Airport (ILG) to the Delaware Air National Guard Base. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Construction of Spruance Drive to the National Guard base in 2007-08 removed the junction shield for upcoming Delaware 141 from Delaware 37 (Commons Boulevard) north. Photo taken 12/18/04.
Delaware 37 (Commons Boulevard) north concludes one mile north of U.S. 13 & 40 (Dupont Highway). Photo taken 12/30/16.
An end shield accompanies this assembly directing motorists onto SR 141 (Basin Road) south toward New Castle and north to Newport. SR 141 doubles as U.S. 202 between Dupont Highway and the adjacent interchange with Interstates 95, 295 and 495. The US route is sparsely signed along Basin Road. Photo taken 12/30/16.
The previous shield assembly for SR 37 north at SR 141. Commons Boulevard extends east across Basin Road into Basin Road Industrial Park. Photo taken 12/18/04.
Delaware 37 south
Delaware 37 (Commons Boulevard) winds west from Delaware 141 (Basin Road) through New Castle Corporate Commons. Back to back traffic lights operate at Reads Way north and Penns Way south for the business park. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Penn Way loops south to aviation services of New Castle County Airport (ILG). Reads Way returns at the ensuing intersection by the New Castle County Government Center. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Delaware 37 overtakes Airport Road from Commons Boulevard and continues southwest to intersect Old Churchmans Road at the DuRoss Heights community. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Airport Road lowers from Old Churchmans Road to intersect Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) by the northwest corner of New Castle County Airport (ILG). Photo taken 06/23/12.
Delaware 58 follows Churchmans Road southeast to Delaware 273 near Hares Corner and northwest to Churchmans Crossing and Delaware 4 (Stanton Ogletown Road). Photo taken 06/23/12.
An $8.6 million construction project, underway between May 2005 to June 2006, expanded Delaware 37 to four lanes from Commons Boulevard to Delaware 58.1 Dual left-turn lanes were added for Churchmans Road in both directions of Airport Road as well. Photo taken 09/25/04.
A linear stretch of Airport Road leads SR 37 southwest between the Coventry and Stratford subdivisions to SR 273 (Christiana Road). Photo taken 12/22/12.
Delaware 37 concludes with an end shield preceding Delaware 273 (Christiana Road). Delaware 273 constitutes a multi state route traveling east to New Castle and west to Christiana, Ogletown and Newark, and Fair Hill and Rising Sun in Maryland. Photo taken 12/22/12.
Airport Road intersects Delaware 273 (Christiana Road) across from Community Plaza shopping center. Delaware 273 forms a busy arterial route east to U.S. 13 & 40 (Dupont Highway) at Hares Corner and west to the nearby Delaware 1 freeway. Photo taken 12/22/12.

Sources:

  1. "Airport and Churchman's road Delays Expected Beginning May 2." Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), press release. April 29, 2005.


Photo Credits:

2004-09-25, 2004-12-18, 2005-05-01, 2012-06-23, 2012-12-22, 2016-12-30 by AARoads

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Delaware 58
Delaware 141
Delaware 273

Page Updated 03-17-2017.

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