Photos taken from our travels across the United States. Albums cover a variety of highway imagery including signs, bridges, interchanges, traffic control devices and other infrastructure. Archived albums cover photos taken during the early years of the site, or photos showing stretches of highway before widening or major reconstruction, or an old alignment.
SR 7 southbound approaching the transition into the SR 1 freeway at AAA Boulevard in Churchmans Crossing. AAA Boulevard forms a frontage road connecting SR 7 with Delaware Technical and Community College and SR 58 (Churchmans Road). A second frontage road lines the west side of SR 7 serving local businesses along the original state route. 05/20/07.
SR 7 travels as a six-lane controlled access arterial between Stanton and the partial cloverleaf interchange (Exit 166) with SR 58 (Churchmans Road). All guide signs for Exit 166 along SR 7 were replaced by 2010. 05/20/07.
A pair of lanes depart Delaware 1 & 7 southbound for Exit 166 both to Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road) and Interstate 95. 05/20/07.
Replaced overheads posted above the off-ramp to SR 58 and the c/d roadway for I-95 south. When SR 7 and 58 intersected at-grade, the ramp for I-95 south departed just to the south. That movement was moved to the adjacent ramp upon completion of the interchange in 1998. 05/20/07.
A "Begin Delaware 1" sign was installed in the median of the Delaware 1 & 7 mainline above Delaware 58 in June 2000. The sign replaced an older begin shield posted between Interstate 95 and the Mall Road overpass. However as of 2004, neither begin sign remained in place. 07/01/00.
Beyond the traffic light at Delaware 58 (Churchmans Road), drivers ascended along the c/d roadway to I-95 and Delaware 1 & 7 south. The right-hand lane defaulted onto Exit 165A for I-95 south to Baltimore. 05/20/07.
Exit 165A departed the SR1 & 7 c/d roadway. A direct ramp from SR 1 to Interstate 95 southbound was planned for this location. A wide shoulder on the freeway mainline above alludes to the unbuilt connection. 05/20/07.
One lane of Delaware 1 & 7 southbound carries mainline traffic to the left while the right-hand lane continues as the c/d roadway for the I-95 ramps. The concrete barrier was added in 1998 to eliminate some of the weaving traffic concerns associated with the original cloverleaf interchange. 05/20/07.
One lane of Delaware 1 & 7 southbound carries mainline traffic to the left while the right-hand lane continues as the c/d roadway for the I-95 ramps. The concrete barrier was added in 1998 to eliminate some of the weaving traffic concerns associated with the original cloverleaf interchange. 06/26/10.
These scenes show constructed progress to build the new flyovers linking Interstate 95 and SR 1. The two main flyovers were opened in August and October 2013 respectively. 06/02/12.
These scenes show constructed progress to build the new flyovers linking Interstate 95 and SR 1. The two main flyovers were opened in August and October 2013 respectively. 12/27/12.
This photograph shows the original Delaware 7 southbound guide sign for Interstate 95 north. The assembly was the last 1960s-era sign of the Delaware Turnpike to remain in place until 2002. Two holes remained in place above the I-95 shield from where a "TOLL" banner was affixed. Tolls at the Delaware Turnpike interchanges with Delaware 896, Delaware 273, and Delaware 7 were removed by 1978. 12/17/01.
The street level guide sign for Interstate 95 northbound was retained even though a sign bridge was also posted. DelDOT carbon copied the 1960s Delaware Turnpike guide sign with a new sign conforming to the same specifications. The sign was later removed during construction to upgrade the interchange. 05/20/07.
Traffic entering SR 1 & 7 south from I-95 north provided a third auxiliary lane through to Exits 164A/B. Pictured here was the 2002 replacement for the former "Godzilla" sign, an oversized diagrammatic sign outlining the ramps for both Mall Road and SR 7 south to Christiana. 03/24/04.
The number three lane was later converted to default onto the continuation of Delaware 7 south to Christiana Stanton Road. Note also that the original Mall Road overpass was demolished in 2011 and replaced with a new structure just to the south. 06/18/12.
A sharp loop ramp (Exit 164A) expanded two lanes to join the Mall Road overpass to adjacent Christiana Mall. 08/05/07.
Guide signs posted at the former departure point for Exit 164A were replaced by 2010 and then removed by 2012 as the Mall Road off-ramp shifted locations. 06/26/10.
The new Mall Road off-ramp (Exit 164A) and overpass just 24 days before the flyover from I-95 south to SR 1 opened to traffic. 08/03/13.
SR 7 southbound departed SR 1 at Exit 164B for connector roadway west to Stanton Christiana Road south into Christiana. The mainline of SR 1 reduces to a single lane here with the advent of traffic from the 2013-opened flyover from I-95 south. 08/05/07.
The Exit 164B overhead at the split with SR 7 was replaced by 2010 and still in place in 2014. 06/26/10.
Spanning the Christina River, drivers from the SR 7 on-ramp formed a third southbound lane through to Exit 162 with SR 273. This overhead was replaced after 2007. 08/05/07.
Southbound Delaware 1 at Exit 162. This overhead was replaced by 2007. 03/27/04.
When Delaware 1 first opened to traffic through here in 1991, a large portion of the existing homes and businesses had yet to be built. The upcoming partial cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) represents the commercial hub of Bear now. All original Exit 160 signs were replaced with carbon copies in the mid 2000s. 03/22/04.
Suburban development fronts the Delaware 1 freeway southward from Exit 162 (Delaware 273) to Tybouts Corner and the merge with U.S. 13. The explosive growth of Bear, where U.S. 40 and Delaware 7 come together, is a testament to the expansion of the Wilmington metropolitan area. 06/17/12.
One-half mile guide sign, and its 2007 replacement, for U.S. 40 (Exit 160) on Delaware 1 southbound. Until 2013, the control points of U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) featured State Road and Elkton, Maryland. 03/27/04.
One-half mile guide sign, and its 2007 replacement, for U.S. 40 (Exit 160) on Delaware 1 southbound. Until 2013, the control points of U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) featured State Road and Elkton, Maryland. 06/17/12.
Delaware 1 ascends to pass above Pulaski Highway at Exit 160. Departing to the right is the U.S. 40 off-ramp to Bear. U.S. 40 west from State Road was once touted as the "Delaware Dragstrip" for its straight stretches along side open farm land to Glasgow. 03/24/04.
Delaware 1 ascends to pass above Pulaski Highway at Exit 160. Departing to the right is the U.S. 40 off-ramp to Bear. U.S. 40 west from State Road was once touted as the "Delaware Dragstrip" for its straight stretches along side open farm land to Glasgow. 06/17/12.
Guide signs accompanied the ramp to U.S. 40 in either direction. Elkton, west of Glasgow, is the seat of Cecil County, Maryland. 03/27/04.
A lone guide sign along Exit 160 now references U.S. 40 west to Glasgow. The sign for U.S. 40 east to State Road was removed with the control point changes in 2013. 06/17/12.
This set of signs posted at the SR 1 southbound on-ramp on U.S. 40 east was carbon copied after 2008. 03/27/04.
Replaced overhead on U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway0 west for SR 1 south at Bear. 03/27/04.
A new sign installed in 1998 within the median of SR 1 above U.S. 40 advised traffic of the then-new ramp for SR 71. A previous sign dating from 1991 indicated "SR 1 south - Seashore Points straight ahead". 03/24/04.
Taking Exit 156, traffic partitioned for SR 71 and U.S. 13 north below these replaced guide signs. A short connector ramp descends from the roadway to SR 71 by its end at Dupont Highway. 05/15/05.
U.S. 13 & Delaware 1 southbound after their merge at Tybouts Corner. The two highways share a six lane freeway between Exits 156 and 152. Pictured here is the Red Lion Creek crossing of the turnpike. 03/24/04.
Governor Lea Road and School House Road were severed with the completion of the SR 1 Turnpike. A new overpass was built to link the two roads by way of Lower Twin Lane Road and the original Dupont Highway. The overpass follows the one-mile guide sign for Exit 152 (U.S. 13 south & SR 72). 08/05/07.
U.S. 13 & SR 1 southbound one half mile north of their split near St. Georges. 08/05/07.
U.S. 13 southbound leaves SR 1 at Exit 152. The business district banner was added at the urging of local business owners in St. Georges bypassed by construction of the SR 1 C & D Canal Bridge. This sign was replaced by 2007. 04/17/04.
Taking the off-ramp (Exit 152) to SR 72 (Wrangle Hill Road from SR 1 south. 04/17/04.
Construction in 2016 converted the diamond interchange joining SR 72 (Wrangle Hill Road), U.S. 13 and SR 1 into a DDI. 06/18/12.