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Delaware 48 West


Delaware 48 west
The first confirming marker for Delaware 48 was posted between French Street and U.S. 13 Business (King Street) south along Second Street in the LOMA district of Wilmington. The addition of a fence around the adjacent parking lot removed the assembly by fall 2016. Photo taken 04/30/04.
Market Street intersects Delaware 48 west (2nd Street) one block west of U.S. 13 Business south. U.S. 13 Business overtakes Market Street south across the Christina River on the following block at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
Redesign of this intersection in 2007 with brick sidewalks included the replacement of these pedestal and span wire signals with new mast arm assemblies. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Lowering from the Quaker Hill area, 2nd Street intersects Madison Street at West Center City. Madison Street heads north from Frawley Stadium and the Riverfront to Justison Landing. SR 4 overlays the street for one block between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (SR 48 east) to end at SR 48 west. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Delaware 4 west begins at Delaware 48 (2nd Street) and Monroe Street. Monroe Street leads the westbound component of the route south to Maryland Avenue. Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) forms the main surface route west from Wilmington to Richardson Park and Newport. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A detour shield for I-95 north directed motorists onto forthcoming Adams Street by 2004. By 2007, the north assembly remained without an arrow. The left-hand lane otherwise defaults onto Jackson Street west in one block. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A flyover ramp shuttles motorists from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard west onto I-95 north above the intersection of 2nd and Adams Streets. Adams and Jackson Streets form frontage streets for both the Wilmington Viaduct and the below grade section of I-95 east to Happy Valley. Photo taken 12/30/16.
On-ramps from 2nd Street west and Lancaster Avenue east combine along the Wilmington Viaduct as Interstate 95 south leads toward I-295 and SR 141 near Newport. The ramps represented a temporary beginning of I-95 south from when the freeway initially opened between the Delaware Turnpike and Wilmington. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Jackson Street flows south from Delaware 48 (2nd Street) west through the Hedgeville community to Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue). Photo taken 12/30/16.
2nd Street gains elevation through the Hilltop community. An array of street level signals operate at Van Buren Street north. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A one-way street south to Hedgeville and Browntown, Harrison Street represents the last of the Presidential street series along 2nd Street west. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 48 (2nd Street) north at Franklin Street. Franklin Street runs north from Kosciuszko Park to Cool Spring. Photo taken 12/30/16.
2nd Street levels out at Broom Street. Broom Street heads south from Delaware 48 to the St. Elizabeth Area and Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) just outside the Wilmington city limits. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Rodney Street carries two-way traffic from Bayard Square and SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue) north to West Hill and Delaware Avenue. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 48 (2nd Street) west at Clayton Street. Clayton Street travels one way north to Trolley Square and Brandywine Park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A trailblazer for SR 2 appears along SR 48 (2nd Street) by Judy Johnson Park. SR 2 is located three blocks ahead. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Dupont Street leads south from 2nd Street to Oak Street and Canby Park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Approaching the Flats neighborhood on 2nd Street (SR 48) west at Scott Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A weather worn shield precedes the couplet of Delaware 2 along Lincoln Street east and Union Street west on Delaware 48 (2nd Street) west. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Lincoln Street takes Delaware 2 east from Canby Park to Little Italy and Delaware 52 (Pennsylvania Avenue). Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 48 west dog legs along side Delaware 2 (Union Street) west to connect with Lancaster Avenue north. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 2 (Union Street) connects Wilmington with Elsmere and Kirkwood Highway west to Prices Corner and Newark. Lancaster Avenue carries two-way traffic along the remainder of SR 48 through northwest Wilmington. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Lancaster Avenue expands to four lanes beyond Greenhill Avenue. A reassurance marker for SR 48 was formerly posted north of Greenhill Avenue until 2012. Photo taken 03/29/04.
Delaware 48 west & 100 north
SR 48 west & 100 north combine for 0.92 miles from the Wilmington city line to SR 141 at Barley Mill Plaza. Prior to 1989, SR 100 turned onto North Dupont Road through Westover Hills to SR 52. A truck restriction was enacted along Dupont Road at that time, resulting in the SR 100 overlaps with SR 48 and 141. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Delaware 48 west
SR 48 (Lancaster Pike) west at Centerville Road. Centerville Road heads south through Little Falls Centre business park to Prices Corner and north between the high end Stonewold and Sedgely Farms subdivisions to Hoopes Reservoir. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Lancaster Pike continues with four lanes and a grassy median west from Centerville Road. Photo taken 12/22/12.
Delaware 48 makes a sweeping curve west ahead of the Wilmington & Western Railroad grade crossing and a bridge across Red Clay Creek. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Dual turn lanes coincide with a lane drop for Lancaster Pike westbound at Hercules Road. Named after the former Hercules Country Club, Hercules Road connects SR 48 with SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike) and Millcreek Road to the west. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Lancaster Pike merges with Delaware 41 (Newport Gap Pike) at a wye intersection built in the 1950s. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Delaware 41 overtakes Lancaster Pike north from Delaware 48 and the Church Hill subdivision to Hockessin and the Pennsylvania state line. The multi state route leads northwest to Avondale, Cochranville, Christiana and U.S. 30 at Gap. Photo taken 12/20/16.



Photo Credits:

  • 2004-03-29 by AARoads.
  • 2004-03-30 by AARoads.
  • 2004-04-30 by AARoads.
  • 2007-08-05 by AARoads.
  • 2012-12-22 by AARoads.
  • 2013-07-31 by AARoads and I.C. Ligget.
  • 2016-12-20 by AARoads.
  • 2016-12-30 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 13 Business - Wilmington to Claymont
Delaware 2
Delaware 41
Delaware 100
Delaware 141

Page Updated 03-03-2017.

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