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Delaware 58


Delaware 58 constitutes a nearly four mile route from Delaware 4 (Stanton Ogletown Road) and Delaware Park Boulevard southeast to Delaware 273 (Christiana Road) near Hares Corner. The western third forms a busy arterial linking Christiana Hospital, Christina Executive Campus, the Stanton campus of Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC) with both Delaware 1 and Interstate 95. South of I-95, Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) reduces to two lanes by The Woods and DuRoss Heights communities to meet Delaware 37 (Airport Road) at the west end of New Castle County Airport (ILG). Churchmans Road serves industrial parks west of the airport through to its end at Delaware 273 and Churchmans Industrial Center.

SR 58 was designated along with SR 37 in 1985 along preexisting roads. The Churchmans Road off-ramp from I-95 south serves movements from the JFK Memorial Highway to SR 7 (Stanton Christiana Road) north to Churchmans Crossing. Construction underway in 1996 upgraded the congested intersection at SR 7 and SR 58 into a partial cloverleaf interchange. The $25 million project required land acquisition from the DTCC campus, the adjacent Christiana Hilton Hotel and the Stafford Metro Center retail area. The bulk of work was completed in 1999, and by 2000 SR 1 was extended north to the new Exit 166. A ramp omitted from the project requires motorists to use the SR 58 off-ramp from SR 7 south and cross the signalized intersection to reach Interstate 95 south. The ramp was cut from the project to save costs.

Preliminary work for the 2007-08 widening of Interstate 95 to ten overall lanes from SR 1 & 7 to the Interstate 295 split replaced the SR 58 (Churchmans Road) overpass. Started in March 2004, the $17 million bridge replacement project expanded Churchmans Road to include full shoulders and a multi use path. Construction was completed in fall 2006. Long range plans may add a collector distributor roadway system for I-95 below the overpass, and add a new northbound on-ramp to I-95 from SR 58.

The New Castle County 2010 Transportation Plan issued in 1990 outlined an extension of Churchmans Road north through Delaware Park to SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) at Delaware Park Drive. The four-lane extension was also cited in the early 1990s plans for Metroform, a new town envisioned both along the SR 7 corridor between I-95 and Stanton and along SR 4 west to Harmony Road. Metroform was eventually renamed to Churchmans Crossing, but the development failed to be realized.

Delaware 58 - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

  • 21,261 - SR 4 to Christiana Hospital
  • 23,666 - Christiana Hospital to SR 1 & 7
  • 26,291 - SR 1 & 7 to I-95
  • 19,451 - I-95 to SR 37
  • 10,149 - SR 37 to SR 273
Delaware 58 east
Churchmans Road curves southeast from Delaware 4 (Stanton Ogletown Road) and Delaware Park Drive by Christiana Hospital as Delaware 58 begins. Photo taken 12/23/16.
The east entrance to Christiana Hospital ties into Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) at Center Point Plaza shopping center. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) expands to three lanes ahead of Continental Drive south and Churchmans Place north ahead of the parclo interchange with Delaware 1 south and Delaware 7 (Stanton Christiana Road). Photo taken 12/23/16.
Continental Drive spurs south from Churchmans Road into Christiana Executive Campus. Churchmans Place north links Delaware 58 with Old Churchmans Road and adjacent Churchmans Place shopping center. Photo taken 12/23/16.
A left-hand turn takes motorists onto SR 7 (Stanton Christiana Road) north to Stanton and the Pike Creek Valley. Replacing a congested intersection, the interchange at SR 1, SR 7 and SR 58 was constructed between 1996 and 1999. Photo taken 12/23/16.
A dual turn lane forms a southbound collector distributor roadway for SR 1 & 7 through the adjacent interchange with Interstate 95. The SR 1 freeway starts here and travels south to Bear and St. Georges. SR 7 overlaps with the route to Christiana. Photo taken 12/23/16.
SR 7 extends north from SR 1 and SR 58 another 8.7 miles to the state line near Hockessin and Kaolin, Pennsylvania. The state route intersects the east side frontage road from the adjacent Stanton Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC) at the freeway end. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Confirming marker for SR 58 posted along Churchmans Road east of SR 1 and SR 7. Retail occupies the southeast quadrant of the exchange. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Geoffrey Drive provides the egress point from the adjacent commercial area opposite the Stanton Christiana Road service road north to DTCC. Geoffrey Drive is named after the mascot of Toys "R" Us. Toys "R" Us was the first business established east of SR 7 at Churchmans Road. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Continuing east from Geoffrey Drive, SR 58 passes over Interstate 95. Completed in December 2005, the forthcoming bridge over the JFK Memorial Highway was rebuilt to accommodate widening of Interstate 95. The new span slightly extended the four lane section of SR 58 eastward while adding a pedestrian / bicycle path. Photo taken 12/23/16.
The subsequent eastbound traffic light serves the southbound off-ramp from I-95 to SR 58 (Churchmans Road). A northbound on-ramp from SR 58 to I-95 was proposed in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but never constructed. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Cavaliers Country Club Drive stems south from SR 58 (Churchmans Road) to an adjacent apartment complex. A portion of the nearby golf course was sold in 2013 for new residential and commercial development. Photo taken 12/23/16.
A reassurance marker for SR 58 east stands between Cavaliers Country Club Drive and Addison Drive. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Churchmans Road arcs southward by The Woods subdivision on the ensuing stretch. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Delaware 58 east next crosses the Christina River on a 1972-built bridge. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Road work between May 2005 and June 2006 expanded the intersection of SR 58 (Churchmans Road) and SR 37 (Airport Road). The $8.6 million project widened both routes to four lanes and added dual turn lanes in three of the four directions. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Delaware 37 comprises a short north-south route from Delaware 273 (Christiana Road) near Christiana to New Castle Corporate Commons and Delaware 141 (Basin Road). Photo taken 12/22/16.
Churchmans Road continues south from Delaware 37 (Airport Road) through an industrial area on the west side of New Castle County Airport (ILG). Photo taken 12/23/16.
SR 58 (Churchmans Road) veers southward to end at SR 273 (Christiana Road) by Churchmans Corporate Center (the former New Castle Square Mall). Photo taken 12/23/16.
SR 273 (Christiana Road) constitutes a suburban arterial west to SR 1 and SR 7 at Christiana and east to U.S. 13 & 40 (Dupont Highway) at Hares Corner. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Delaware 58 west
SR 58 (Churchmans Road) angles northwest from SR 273 (Christiana Road) along the west side of New Castle County Airport (ILG) to meet SR 37 (Airport Road). SR 37 travels 3.11 miles southwest to SR 273 and northeast to New Castle Corporate Commons business park and SR 141 (Basin Road). Photo taken 06/16/12.
Confirming marker for SR 58 posted as Churchmans Road makes an S-curve ahead of the Christina River. Photo taken 12/22/12.
Churchmans Road rises from the Christina River to intersect Gooding Drive at The Woods subdivision. Photo taken 06/16/12.
The succeeding westbound signal connects Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) with Cavaliers Country Club Drive south. The adjacent apartment complex abuts the east side of the Interstate 95 right of way. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Delaware 58 expands to a four lane arterial from the bridge across I-95 to the parclo interchange with Delaware 1 south and Delaware 7 (Stanton Christiana Road). Photo taken 06/16/12.
The on-ramp from I-95 south adds a third westbound lane for SR 58 (Churchmans Road) through to Christiana Hospital. The ensuing traffic light operates at Geoffrey Drive north and the SR 7 frontage road to the Stanton campus of Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC). Photo taken 06/06/12.
The northbound ramp to SR 7 (Stanton Christiana Road) follows from SR 58 west. SR 7 combines with SR 4 east in one half mile. The two split at Stanton, with SR 7 continuing north along Limestone Road to the Pike Creek Valley. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Geoffrey Drive forms a one-way road south from SR 58 and the northbound off-ramp of SR 1 & 7 to the retail area sandwiched between Churchmans Road and Interstate 95. Photo taken 06/06/12.
The grade separation of SR 7 and 58 was completed in 1999. Included in the work was the separation of traffic south for SR 1 & 7. Drivers turning onto the freeway from SR 58 (Churchmans Road) form a collector distributor roadway through the adjacent interchange with Interstate 95. The SR 7 mainline passes above and bypasses all ramps with I-95 through to Christiana Mall. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Initially planned for fall 2013, construction slated to run from spring to fall 2017 reconfigures SR 58 westbound from SR 7 to Continental Drive. The project extends the third westbound lane through to Center Pointe Plaza shopping center and lengthens the dual left-hand turn lanes for Continental Drive south east to the SR 7 off-ramp. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Continental Drive forms the lone entrance to the Christiana Executive Campus spreading south of SR 58 and north of I-95. Churchmans Place ties in from the north, linking SR 58 with Old Churchmans Road north to SR 4. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Delaware 58 curves northward and intersects access roads west to Christiana Hospital and east to Center Pointe Plaza shopping center. Photo taken 06/06/12.
Approaching Delaware 4 (Stanton Ogletown Road) and Delaware Park Boulevard on Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) west. Delaware Park Boulevard extends north to Fairplay Station with service to SEPTA Regional Rail, and across White Clay Creek to Delaware Park. Photo taken 06/06/12.
End Delaware 58 shield assembly. Delaware 4 constitutes a well traveled suburban route west to Ogletown and south Newark and east to Delaware 7 in Churchmans Crossing. Photo taken 06/06/12.
Delaware 58 Archive - east
These overheads for the forthcoming interchange with Delaware 1 and 7 were carbon copied after 2007. Photo taken 05/01/05.
All remaining signs for SR 1 south and SR 7 on SR 58 (Churchmans Road) were replaced after 2007. The ground level sign for SR 7 north advises motorists to turn for the adjacent campus of Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC). A more direct route to DTCC is to remain on SR 58 east to the south entrance. Photo taken 05/01/05.
The northbound off-ramp from SR 7 to SR 58 (Churchmans Road) doubles as the movement required for motorists headed to Interstate 95. A concrete barrier separates traffic joining SR 1 & 7 south from SR 58 with the southbound mainline until beyond the ramps with I-95. Photo taken 05/01/05.
Stanton is an unincorporated community at the cross roads of Delaware 4 and 7 (Limestone Road), 1.75 miles north of Delaware 58. Photo taken 05/01/05.
Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) east at Delaware 37 (Airport Road) at the onset of construction to expand their intersection. Photos taken 05/01/05.
Churchmans Road reduces back into a rural style two lane highway on the 1.25 mile drive south to Delaware 273 (Christiana Road). Photo taken 05/01/05.
An end sign for Delaware 58 east was formerly posted at Delaware 273. It was removed by 2012. Photo taken 05/01/05.
Delaware 58 Archive - west
Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) west at Delaware 37 (Airport Road) ahead of construction to expand their intersection near DuRoss Heights. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Delaware 58 carries four lanes west from Delaware 37 for a short distance now. This scene looks at the previous two lane section. Photo taken 03/20/04.
An on-ramp from Interstate 95 southbound joins Delaware 58 just ahead of Geoffrey Drive and the frontage road to the Stanton campus of Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC). All signs for the upcoming interchange with Delaware 1 & 7 were replaced by 2012. Photo taken 05/06/05.
Churchmans Crossing is the name for an area bound by SR 7 to the east, SR 58 and I-95 to the south and SR 4 to the north. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Dual turn lane take motorists onto a c/d roadway for I-95, SR 1 south to Dover and SR 7 south to Christiana. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Churchmans Road west prior to the third lane addition beyond Churchmans Place and completion of Center Pointe Plaza shopping center. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Nearing the west end of Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) at Delaware 4 (Stanton Ogletown Road). Photo taken 03/20/04.
Delaware 58 scenes
SR 58 shield assembly at Geoffrey Drive and Churchmans Road, across from the Stanton Campus of DTCC. Photo taken 12/27/12.

Sources:

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


Photo Credits:

2004-03-20, 2005-05-01, 2005-05-06, 2012-06-06, 2012-06-16, 2012-12-22, 2012-12-27, 2014-09-26, 2016-12-22, 2016-12-23 by AARoads

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Delaware 1
Delaware 4
Delaware 7
Delaware 37
Delaware 273

Page Updated 03-17-2017.

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