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Delaware 202


Delaware 202 comprises a short urban route through northeast Wilmington. Concord Avenue leads Delaware 202 north with two lanes from U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) and Vandever Avenue in the Brandywine Village community to Baynard Boulevard. North from Baynard Boulevard, a historic alignment of U.S. 202, Concord Avenue expands into a four lane boulevard through to Concord Pike and the cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 95 and U.S. 202. The one mile long alignment is poorly signed in the city, with no acknowledgment on U.S. 13 Business.

Delaware 202 was commissioned in 1984 in place of the vacated U.S. 202 through the Triangle and Southeast 9th Ward neighborhoods in north Wilmington. U.S. 202 previously followed Concord Avenue south to end at U.S. 13 Business (Market Street). The US route was then extended west along I-95 to Delaware 141 (Basin Road), and south along Basin Road to end at U.S. 13 & 40 (Dupont Highway).

The Blue Ball projects along U.S. 202 between Interstate 95 and SR 261 (Foulk Road) included the redesign of the interchange with Concord Pike north and Concord Avenue (SR 202) south. The loop ramp from I-95 south to SR 202 south was removed to accommodate a new wider on-ramp from U.S. 202 south to I-95 south. The existing off-ramp from I-95 south to U.S. 202 north was expanded to include a left-hand turn for Concord Avenue. Construction on the $33 million project wrapped up on August 7, 2015.

Delaware 202 - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

  • 7,167 - U.S. 13 Business to Washington Street
  • 6,833 - Washington Street to Baynard Boulevard
  • 9,942 - Baynard Boulevard to Broom Street
  • 25,331 - Broom Street to north Wilmington limits
Delaware 202 north
Vandever Avenue angles northwest from U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) to Brandywine Village in Wilmington. Forming a minor collector route, Vandever Avenue ties into the south end of Delaware 202 (Concord Avenue) at U.S. 13 Business (Market Street). Neither route is marked from the avenue westbound. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Concord Avenue cuts a northern swath across the Southeast 9th and 9th Ward street grid through to the Wilmington city line. The state route intersects Tatnall Street one block removed from U.S. 13 Business (Market Street). Photo taken 08/07/04.
The lone confirming marker posted for SR 202 north stands just beyond Tatnall Street in the Brandywine Village neighborhood. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Concord Avenue expands to four lanes from Baynard Boulevard (old U.S. 202) north to Broom Street. Broom Street parallels the city line southwest to 18th Street and Brandywine Park and northeast to Haynes Park and Miller Road. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Delaware 202 gains 100 feet in elevation from the CSX Railroad overpass through the adjacent cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 95 and U.S. 202. Departing next is the northbound on-ramp to Arden, Claymon, Chester and Philadelphia. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The previous set of signs above Concord Avenue north of Broom Street were carbon copied after 2007. The pull through panel is the lone sign referencing Talleyville anywhere for U.S. 202 (Concord Pike). Photo taken 08/07/04.
A signalized intersection was created in 2004 for the northbound off-ramp to SR 202 (Concord Avenue) south. A channelized turn lane leads south to Broom Street east while northbound traffic on the transition to Concord Pike continues uninterrupted. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A new overhead for I-95 was posted at the loop ramp for southbound to the Delaware Memorial Bridge (via I-295) and Baltimore. It was replaced during reconstruction of the U.S. 202 and I-95 interchange in 2004. Photo taken 05/19/07.
Delaware 202 south
Delaware 202 overtakes the south end of Concord Pike as U.S. 202 departs to combine with Interstate 95 south toward Newport. A loop ramp follows for Interstate 95 north to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 12/21/16.
The former overhead for I-95 north from SR 202 (Concord Avenue) south. An expanded overpass carries the U.S. 202 northbound mainline to Concord Pike in the background now. Photo taken 04/07/04.
An end U.S. 202 and begin SR 202 shield array was erected along Concord Pike south at the exchange with I-95 in 2001. The assembly is not entirely accurate in that the official southern terminus of U.S. 202 remains located at the junction of SR 141 (Basin Road) with U.S. 13 & 40 (Dupont Highway) at Basins Corner. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A traffic light governs the southbound turn of traffic from I-95 & U.S. 202 north into a channelized turn lane for forthcoming Broom Street east. Broom Street constitutes a busy commuter street east to Miller Road during peak hours. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Broom Street connects SR 202 (Concord Avenue) with Baynard Stadium and Brandywine Park to the southwest and Miller Road north to the Brandywine Hills community of northeast Wilmington. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Concord Avenue enters a six point intersection with Baynard Boulevard, Harrison Street and 25th Street between the Triangle and 9th Ward Area communities. Baynard Boulevard represents the former alignment of U.S. 202 leading south to Washington Street and Midtown Brandywine. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Madison Street flows southwest from the 9th Ward Area to intersect Concord Avenue three blocks from its end at 21st Street. A separate section of Madison Street lies south of Brandywine Creek. Photo taken 08/07/04.
SR 202 (Concord Avenue) cuts across the Southeast 9th Ward street grid, resulting in angled intersections with side streets such as Jefferson and 23rd Streets here. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Washington Street branches northeast from Baynard Boulevard as an old alignment for Delaware 4 through to Harlan and Brandywine Hills. Washington Street constitutes a through and truck route north to Delaware 3 (Marsh Road) and U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) near Bellefonte. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Southbound Delaware 202 reaches its final block at the intersection with Tatnall Street. Tatnall Street flows northbound only from West 18th Street to West 31st Street at Riverview Cemetery, and again from West 33rd Street to Lea Boulevard at Harlan. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Concord Avenue and SR 202 end at U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) across from Vandever Avenue in the Brandywine Village community. The lone shield for U.S. 13 Business disappeared by 2004 and remains missing through 2016. Market Street leads the US route northeast to Prices Run and Eastlawn and south across Brandywine Creek to King Street and Downtown. Photo taken 08/07/04.



Photo Credits:

2004-04-07, 2004-08-07, 2007-05-19, 2016-12-20, 2016-12-21 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 13 Business - Wilmington to Claymont
U.S. Highway 202

Page Updated 03-06-2017.

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