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Delaware 62


Delaware 62 overlays a portion of former Delaware 41 along Newport Gap Pike between Prices Corner and Belvedere. The state route was created in 1979, when both the Newport Freeway for Delaware 141 was completed to the east, and Delaware 41 was truncated northward from New Castle to Delaware 2. The east leg of Delaware 62 follows Boxwood Road from ramps with the Newport Freeway by the closed GM plant to Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) at Richardson Park. An unsigned extension lines Middleboro Road east from Maryland Avenue along Banning Park to Boxwood Industrial Park.

The truncation of SR 41 west from the Kirkwood Highway interchange with SR 141 (Newport Freeway) in 2015 included an array of sign changes in Newport, Belvedere and Prices Corner. The previous west end of SR 62 at Old Capitol Trail was moved northward to the new end of SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike) south at SR 2.

Delaware 62 - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

  • 23,625 - Old Capitol Trail - Boxwood Road
  • 13,149 - Newport Gap Pike to SR 141
  • 13,463 - SR 141 to SR 4
  • 2,585 - SR 4 to South Dupont Road (SR 100)
  • 281 - South Dupont Road to road end
Delaware 62 east
The fall 2015 truncation of SR 41 west from SR 141 to Newport Gap Pike resulted in the signing of SR 62 on the previously unmarked stretch from SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) and Old Capitol Trail. Leading southeast, SR 62 travels between the Cranston Heights community and Prices Corner Shopping Center. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Old Capitol Trail branches south from Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway) through Marshallton to Centerville Road at Prices Corner. The signalized intersection with Newport Gap Pike was once the west end of Delaware 62. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Continuing south from Prices Corner, Delaware 62 splits with Newport Gap Pike at Belvedere and the Newport Freeway (Delaware 141). Photo taken 12/21/16.
Newport Gap Pike becomes one-way south as the west frontage road for Delaware 141 south to James Street in Newport. Delaware 62 turns east onto Boxwood Road en route to Richardson Park and Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue). Photo taken 12/21/16.
Boxwood Road crosses over the Newport Freeway ahead of Centerville Road and the closed GM Boxwood Road plant. Centerville Road provides access to Delaware 141 north to Greenville and Fairfax. Photo taken 05/01/04.
The General Motors auto-assembly plant on Boxwood Road permanently closed in July 2009 after 62 years in operation. Mast-arm based traffic lights replaced this span wire array at SR 62 and Centerville Road in 2015. Photo taken 05/01/04.
Reassurance marker for SR 62 east posted after Centerville Road north. Back to back signalized entrances to the shuttered GM plant follow over the next 0.4 miles. Photo taken 04/24/04.
The signed portion of SR 62 ends at SR 4 by Banning Park. SR 4 follows Newport Pike west to the town of Newport and Maryland Avenue east to Richardson Park and the city of Wilmington. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Middleboro Road east from SR 4 (Maryland Avenue / Newport Pike) represents the unsigned branch of SR 62. The state route extends 0.73 miles to the entrance of Banning Park, Middleboro Manor, Lewis Commercial Center, Middleboro Manor and Boxwood Industrial Park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 62 west
The first confirming marker for SR 62 west appears as Boxwood Road leads away from SR 4 (Maryland Avenue) by the Hayden Park community. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Overland Avenue south and Birmingham Avenue north come together at SR 62 (Boxwood Road) to the immediate west of SR 4. Overland Avenue connects Boxwood Road with the Bellemoor and Elmhurst communites west of Richardson Park. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A short distance further west along the Woodcrest community, SR 62 intersects Jackson Avenue south to Concord Middle School and Boxwood Avenue north. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Continuing west, SR 62 (Boxwood Road) reaches the shuttered GM Boxwood Road assembly plant. The east entrance was located across from Augustine Street and the Bestfield subdivision. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Opened in 1947, the General Motors auto-assembly plant on Boxwood Road closed in July 2009. Traffic lights remain in operation at the second entrance to the site across from Copa Lane and the Woodcrest Court community. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Shields for SR 141 precede the split diamond interchange joining SR 62 with the Newport Freeway. The ramps with SR 141 north tie into Centerville Road as it extends north from Newport to Prices Corner. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Delaware 141 travels below grade from Delaware 62 (Boxwood Road) south through the town of Newport. The freeway ends at Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway) one mile to the north. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Delaware 62 turns north onto Newport Gap Pike, the historic alignment of Delaware 41, from Newport north to Prices Corner. Newport Gap Pike becomes one-way southbound beyond Boxwood Road to both an on-ramp for Delaware 141 south and James Street into Newport. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The southbound off-ramp from SR 141 (Newport Freeway) connects with SR 62 (Newport Gap Pike) directly by the Belvedere community. The freeway was completed in 1979, the same year that SR 41 was truncated north to Prices Corner. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Advancing north, SR 62 (Newport Gap Pike) passes by Delcastle Technical High School ahead of at-grade crossings with the CSX and Wilmington and Western Railroad lines. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Old Capitol Trail angles southwest from Centerville Road and Prices Corner Shopping Center to intersect Delaware 62 (Newport Gap Pike) ahead of Marshallton. Completed in 1941, Kirkwood Highway (Delaware 2) replaced Old Capitol Trail as the main route between Elsmere and Newark. An end shield was posted here for Delaware 62 until 2001. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A new Delaware 62 end sign assembly was added in conjunction with the fall 2015 project to drop Delaware 41 from its concurrency with Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway) west from the Newport Freeway. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway) represents the main surface route linking Newark with Wilmington. The commercial arterial expands to six lanes east through Prices Corner and west to Delaware 7 (Limestone Road) and the Pike Creek Valley. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Delaware 41 begins and lines Newport Gap Pike northwest from Prices Corner to Delaware 48 (Lancaster Pike) at Hockessin. The multi state route stretches 28.4 miles from Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway) to U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) at Gap, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Delaware 62 Archive - west
Approaching Centerville Road on Delaware 62 (Boxwood Road) west. The shield for Delaware 41 here alluded to the former overlap with Delaware 141 north from Newport to Prices Corner. It was finally taken down with the 2015 truncation of the route west to Newport Gap Pike. Photo taken 04/24/04.
Former shield assembly at Boxwood and Centerville Roads. An on-ramp connects Centerville Road with the Newport Freeway north from the west entrance to the former GM plant. Until 2015, Delaware 41 began at the nearby interchange of Delaware 141 and 2 (Kirkwood Highway). Photo taken 04/24/04.
Shields for SR 41, SR 62 and SR 141 were replaced at Centerville Road by 2010. SR 41 remained posted here until 2015. Photo taken 07/08/10.
Boxwood Road crosses over Delaware 141 ahead of Newport Gape Pike. A freeway style guide sign previously directed motorists onto Newport Gap Pike north for the continuation of Delaware 62 west and the frontage road south to Newport. Photo taken 04/23/04.
Shields at the traffic light where Delaware 62 turns north from Boxwood Road were replaced by 2012. Photo taken 04/23/04.
A TO banner for Delaware 141 south was added to the assembly at Boxwood Road and Newport Gap Pike prior to their removal in 2016. Photo taken 06/15/12.
What was left of an end shield assembly for Delaware 62 west at Old Capitol Trail. Old Capitol Trail was historically Delaware 2, which might explain why Delaware 62 concluded here. Photo taken 12/19/01.
Delaware 62 scenes
Boxwood Avenue south at Delaware 62 (Boxwood Road) and Jackson Avenue. Truss-arm based signals once operated here, serving adjacent Conrad Middle School. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Centerville Road forms an east side frontage road for Delaware 141 north from James Street in Newport to Delaware 62 (Boxwood Road). An off-ramp from the Newport Freeway connects with the one-way road ahead of Boxwood Road. Photo taken 06/15/12.
Centerville Road carries two-way traffic south from Prices Corner to Delaware 62 (Boxwood Road). Photo taken 04/24/04.
Delaware 62 spans the adjacent Newport Freeway west to Newport Gap Pike. Together with Centerville Road north, Newport Gap Pike south comprises the frontage road system for Delaware 141 between Belvedere and Newport. Photo taken 04/24/04.
Old Capitol Trail heads east from Marshallton to meet Delaware 62 (Newport Gap Pike) at Prices Corner. Old Capitol Trail ends a short distance beyond Delaware 62 at Centerville, but historically continued into Elsmere. Photo taken 05/01/04.
A remnant Delaware 62 shield alludes to the former signed west end of the state route at Capitol Trail. Signs were added for Delaware 62 to the north on Kirkwood Highway in 1999, and along Newport Gap Pike in 2015. Photo taken 09/01/05.



Photo Credits:

2001-12-19, 2004-04-23, 2004-04-24, 2004-05-01, 2005-09-01, 2010-07-08, 2012-06-15, 2016-12-20, 2016-12-21, 2016-12-30 by AARoads

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Delaware 41
Delaware 141

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