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Delaware State Route 2 East Delaware State Route 72 North
SR 2 east & 72 north lower from the intersection with SR 273 (Ogletown Road / East Main Street) to pass under a CSX Railroad bridge. The span acts as a colorful gateway to Newark for points east along Capitol Trail. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Drivers emerge from below the CSX Railroad bridge at the busy intersection with Cleveland and Woodlawn Avenues. Cleveland Avenue provides a third east-west route across Newark. Woodlawn Avenue travels eastward into a residential area to the right.
This intersection was reconfigured from late 2014 to mid 2015. Crosswalks were added and the turn lanes from Cleveland Avenue east to Capitol Trail were restriped. Mast-arm supported signals replaced span wire assemblies as well. Photo taken 06/18/12.
Due to the tight turning radius from Cleveland Avenue to Capitol Trail west, truckers are directed east along SR 2 to Anna Way. An adjacent turnaround on Anna Way completes a U-turn for SR 2 west.
Considering that SR 2 now ends just south of Cleveland Avenue, this assembly should display SR 72 south instead. Photo taken 09/26/14.
The first confirming marker for SR 2 east appears along side SR 72 north after Anna Way. Advancing east, Capitol Trail crosses White Clay Creek and leaves the Newark city limits. Photo taken 09/26/14.
SR 72 north partitions with SR 2 east at Possum Park Road and Liberty Plaza Shopping Center. Possum Park Road climbs over 200 feet in elevation on the 2.9 mile course to Milford Crossroads and Paper Mill Road. Photo taken 12/21/12.
SR 72 forms an L-shaped route north and east to the Middle Run Natural Area of White Clay Creek State Park and the suburban areas of Upper Pike Creek Valley. The state route concludes at SR 7. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Delaware State Route 2 East
SR 2 travels solo for the remainder of its route east from SR 72 to Wilmington. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Traffic lights operate at Delaplane Avenue just east of Possum Park Road for the Delaplane Manor subdivision and a pair of apartment complexes. Photo taken 06/04/12.
Red Mill Road north and Polly Drummond Hill Road south come together at the succeeding eastbound signal of SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway). Red Mill Road connects with the SR 273 bypass of Ogletown. Photo taken 06/04/12.
Brewster Drive circles southwest around Shue Middle School into the Sycamore Gardens subdivision from this signal on Kirkwood Highway. Mast-arm signal assemblies were added here in 2015. Photo taken 06/04/12.
Drivers on Kirkwood Highway next meet the north end of Harmony Road. Harmony Road connects SR 2 with SR 4 (Ogletown Stanton Road) near Christiana Hospital and SR 273 by its interchange with Interstate 95. Photo taken 06/04/12.
SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) rises from a crossing of Pike Creek to intersect Green Valley Circle, the lone tie in with the Green Valley subdivision. Photo taken 06/02/12.
A pedestrian bridge spans Kirkwood Highway adjacent to the intersection with Meadowood Drive. Meadowood Drive passes between adjacent shopping centers as the main road into the adjacent Meadowood subdivisions. Photo taken 06/05/12.
Pike Creek Road arcs northwest from SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) around Meadowood to the split intersection with Upper Pike Creek Road. Old Coach Road extends the road west to Drummond Hill. Photo taken 06/05/12.
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Old Capitol Trail branches away from SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) as a local road just east of Pike Creek Road. Delaware Park Drive links the two roads at the north entrance to Delaware Park Racetrack and Casino, as Old Capitol Trail continues east to Telegraph Road near Stanton. Photos taken 12/17/17.
Milltown Road loops northeast from SR 2 to SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike) near Prices Corner. A two-lane concrete road with full shoulders, Milltown Road is a busy commuter route in and around the confluence of SR 7 (Limestone Road) and McKennans Church Road at Milltown. Photo taken 06/23/12.
Kirkwood Highway expands to six overall lanes east from St. James Church Road as nearly solid commercial development lines SR 2 to Prices Corner. St. James Church Road provides a popular short cut with Telegraph Road south to SR 4 & 7 at Stanton. Photo taken 06/05/12.
Passing south of Midway Shopping Center, SR 2 nears the junction with SR 7 (Limestone Road). Limestone Road forms the primary north-south arterial through Pike Creek Valley. The roadway saw expansion from rural two-lane standards to a four-lane arterial northward from Milltown Road to Valley Road near Hockessin in stages between 1980 and 2000. Photo taken 12/27/16.
SR 7 north ends at the Pennsylvania state line, just south of Kaolin and PA 41. Limestone Road leads the route south to Stanton, where it combines with SR 4 west to Churchmans Crossing and SR 1. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The commercialized intersection with SR 7 (Limestone Road) lies between separate segments of Old Capitol Trail. The cross roads are routinely congested during peak hour traffic. Photo taken 12/20/16.
T-signals for the left turn to Kirkwood Plaza Shopping Center adjacent to the turnoff for Capitol Trail east to Marshallton. The three signals above Kirkwood Highway eastbound are continuously green. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Farrand Drive provides access from Old Capitol Trail and Marshallton west to Kirkwood Highway and from SR 2 west to Old Capitol Trail east. The signal at Farrand Drive also serves additional retail and fast food franchises. Photo taken 12/27/16.
Just the third reassurance marker posted along SR 2 east, this assembly stands between Farrand and Evelyn Drives. Photo taken 12/27/16.
Duncan Road stems north from Greenbank Road and Newport Roads at Marshallton to intersect SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) at the subsequent eastbound signal. North of Kirkwood Highway, Duncan Road continues 0.9 miles to the west end of SR 34 (Faulkland Road) and 1.6 miles to McKennans Church Road at Delcastle Park. Photo taken 12/27/16.
SR 2 ascends to Prices Corner over Red Clay Creek. This crossing was expanded to six lanes in 1988. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Kirkwood Highway ascends from Red Clay Creek to intersect the joint termini of SR 41 south and SR 62 west at Newport Gap Pike. Photo taken 12/27/16.
Forming a multi-state route with Pennsylvania 41 to Avondale and U.S. 30 at Gap, SR 41 follows Newport Gap Pike northwest to Hockessin. The state route formerly extended east along side SR 2 for a half mile to the Newport Freeway. Photo taken 12/27/16.
Sign changes made during 2015 removed references to SR 41 south along SR 2 east. However, an addition along SR 2 east at Newport Gap Pike in 2017 erroneously referenced the former overlap of SR 2 east & 41 south to Prices Corner. Photo taken 12/20/17.
The removal of SR 41 from SR 2 east included added better signage for SR 62 along Newport Gap Pike south, which the state route follows to Boxwood Road at Belvedere and SR 141. Photo taken 12/27/16.
SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) advances east from SR 41 and 62 by Prices Corner Shopping Center. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Albertson Boulevard ties into the main exit from Prices Corner Shopping Center as a connector between Kirkwood Highway and Greenbank Road. The forthcoming interchange with SR 141 was never completed, as the movement from SR 141 south to SR 2 east uses Greenbank Road and Albertson Boulevard. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The main entrance to Prices Corner Shopping Center follows at an eastbound only traffic light. The retail plaza dates back to around 1960. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A lane drop for SR 2 east occurs just beyond the Centerville Road underpass at the directional cloverleaf interchange with the Newport Freeway. SR 141 constitutes an 11.3 mile loop encircling Wilmington between New Castle and Fairfax. Photo taken 12/27/16.
SR 141 upgrades to a limited access highway southward from SR 2 to Newport and the expansive interchange with Interstates 95 and 295. The Newport Freeway was completed in 1979 to bypass a congested stretch of Newport Gap Pike (old SR 41). The route today comprises a busy commuter route between Kirkwood Highway and I-95. Photo taken 12/27/16.
The right lane departs from Kirkwood Highway east for SR 141 north to Greenville and Fairfax. Centre Road extends the state route northeast to SR 34 (Faulkland Road) along a four-lane arterial rebuilt 2007-10. Cancelled plans for SR 141 called for the freeway portion to extend north to Fairfax with a return to I-95 via U.S. 202. Photo taken 06/05/12.
Wide shoulders allude to incomplete plans for ramp connections to Kirkwood Highway on the east side of the exchange with SR 141. A confirming marker appears as SR 2 narrows to four lanes by the Roselle neighborhood. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Clifton Avenue connects Kirkwood Highway with the Brack Ex street grid to the south and the Roselle neighborhood to the north. Photo taken 06/05/12.
The ensuing signal occurs at the entrance to Elsmere Shopping Center. This is the last full sized shopping center along SR 2 east. Photo taken 12/22/16.
A series of five traffic lights line SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) east over a 0.4 mile stretch starting with Maple Avenue at the Forest Park community. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Hazel Avenue ties into Kirkwood Highway across from the entrance to the Wilmington VA Medical Center. SR 2 crosses Chestnut Run and the Elsmere town line next. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Poplar Avenue heads north from Kirkwood Highway through the Oak Grove community. Photo taken 12/22/16.
New mast arm traffic light assemblies were placed throughout Elsmere along Kirkwood Highway as part of a streetscaping project in the early 2000s. Pictured here is the intersection with Tamarack Avenue south to the Elmsere Manor and Gardens communities. Photo taken 12/22/16.
The state route proceeds east to Sanders Road north and the split with New Road. New Road parallels SR 2 eastward as a discontinuous alignment (due to the CSX Railroad) toward the Wilmington city line. Photo taken 12/22/16.
East SR 2 reassurance shield posted between Sanders Road and Birch Avenue. Bricks or faux bricks were added within the median, and at various crosswalks and intersections along Kirkwood Highway through Elsmere to enhance aesthetics. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Ohio Avenue crosses SR 2 south from New Road to Baltimore Avenue and Fairgrounds Park. Photo taken 12/22/16.
SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) intersects SR 100 (Dupont Road) at the foot of the CSX Railroad bridge. Dupont Road is the primary north-south route through the town of Elsmere. The arterial passes through the municipality between Richardson Park (SR 4) and Faulkland Road (SR 34). Photo taken 12/22/16.
The bridge between SR 100 (Dupont Road) and Prospect Road replaced New Road in 1949 as the new alignment for SR 2. Passing over the confluence of the CSX and Delaware Valley Railroads, the span was expanded to four lanes in 1985. Photo taken 03/29/04.
Crossing into the city of Wilmington, SR 2 (Union Street) intersects Prospect Road south to the Canby Park Estates neighborhood. A unique traffic pattern sees Prospect Road flow south from SR 2 to Rodman Road, and a south side frontage road (New Road) providing return access to Union Street. Mast arm signals were installed here by 2014. Photo taken 12/22/16.
SR 2 enters Canby Park and partitions between the one-way couplet of Union Street (westbound) and Lincoln Street (eastbound). The concrete roadway here was paved over with asphalt by 2014. Photo taken 03/29/04.
Lincoln Street splits with Beach Street south to the St. Elizabeth Area and Kosciuszko Park as SR 2 continues east with two lanes. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Entering the Canby Park neighborhood, SR 2 (Lincoln Street) intersects Sycamore Street. Sycamore Street travels south to Kosciuszko Park at Broom Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Linden Street leads north from Bayard Middle School, two blocks south of SR 2 (Lincoln Street) east, to the Union Park Gardens neighborhood. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Lincoln Street angles northeast by the Bayard Square neighborhood to meet SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue) east at an unmarked intersection. SR 48 travels east to I-95 at Hedgeville and U.S. 13 Business at LOMA (Lower Market). Photo taken 12/20/17.
Lincoln Street east at 2nd Street. SR 48 utilizes a couplet of Lancaster Avenue south and 2nd Street north from Interstate 95 to SR 2 (Union Street) west. Lancaster Avenue carries two-way traffic north from Union Street to exit the city as Lancaster Pike en route to SR 41 near Hockessin. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Two blocks further north, SR 2 (Lincoln Street) intersects SR 9 (Fourth Street). SR 9 follows Fourth Street southeast from Union Street (SR 2 west) to combine with U.S. 13 across the Christina River into Southbridge. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Fourth Street forms the main arterial east from the Flats and Hilltop neighborhoods to Interstate 95, West Center City and Downtown. SR 9 is inconsistently signed along the four-lane street. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Lincoln Street continues north through the Little Italy neighborhood. A city of Wilmington street scaping project in 2000 added decorative street light and mast arm signal fixtures, planters and brick sidewalks. Photo taken 12/20/17.
0.38 miles of SR 2 remain east of SR 9 (4th Street) along Lincoln Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
SR 2 eastbound intersects Sixth Street at the ensuing traffic light. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Seventh Street flows south from Ferris Street to cross Union Street two blocks ahead of St. Francis Hospital. The street formerly crossed the CSX Railroad five blocks northward. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Eight Street flows north from Downtown to West Hill and Little Italy to span the CSX Railroad into the Wawaset neighborhood. Photo taken 12/20/17.
SR 2 (Lincoln Street) east at Ninth Street and Father Tucker Park. Ninth Street leads southeast to Cool Spring, Interstate 95 and Trinity Vicinity. Photo taken 12/20/17.
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An end shield marks the terminus of SR 2 at SR 52 (Pennsylvania Avenue). Unmarked on Lincoln Street east, SR 52 comprises a well traveled commuter route north to Greenville and south to Downtown. Photo taken 12/22/16. Second photo taken 12/20/17.

Photo Credits:

03/29/04, 06/02/12, 06/04/12, 06/05/12, 06/18/12, 06/20/12, 06/23/12, 12/21/12, 09/26/14, 12/20/16, 12/22/16, 12/27/16, 12/17/17, 12/20/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
State Route 7
State Route 9
State Route 41
State Route 48
State Route 52
State Route 62
State Route 72
State Route 100
State Route 141

Page Updated 12-06-2018.