Delaware 4 east & 896 south
Delaware 4 (Christina Parkway) arcs southeast from Elkton Road and Suburban Drive to cross both the Christina River and AMTRAK's Northeast Corridor on bridges built in 1981. A confirming marker appears for SR 4 east on the ascent. The assembly included shields for SR 2 and 896 as well. The SR 2 shield was taken down in 2014, while the missing SR 896 shield was replaced with an Adopt a Highway sign. Photo taken 09/26/14.
A lane drop occurs along Christina Parkway just east of the AMTRAK bridge and ahead of the widening to four lanes with a median. Funding for the project to join the separate two lane sections was postponed from Fiscal Year 2015-210 State Capital Program. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Traffic lights once operated at the Christina Parkway intersection with the west entrance to the Newark Chrysler Plant. The plant was closed in 2008 and subsequently demolished. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Science Drive stems north from Delaware 4 & 896 (Christina Parkway) to the University of Delaware's Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) campus. The university purchased the Chrysler Plant site in 2009. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Delaware 896 turns south from Delaware 4 to rejoin College Avenue at the final traffic light of Christina Parkway eastbound. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Delaware 896 (South College Avenue) leads south to meet Interstate 95 (Delaware Turnpike) just east of the Newark Toll Plaza. I-95 skirts southern reaches of the Newark city limits east from Elkton to Christiana. Photo taken 09/26/14.
A trailblazer for Delaware 4 was added by 2014 for the continuation of the state route east along Chestnut Hill Road to Brookside and Ogletown. Photo taken 09/26/14.
South from Newark, Delaware 896 continues to Glasgow and across the C & D Canal via the Summit Bridge. The state route ends east of Mount Pleasant at U.S. 13 and Boyds Corner. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Delaware 4 east
Continuing east, Delaware 4 (Chestnut Hill Road) south of the Bob Carpenter Center by a DART bus ramp and Park and Ride located between College Avenue and the merge with Old Chestnut Hill Road. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Chestnut Hill Road eastbound at Robscott Turn, the main entrance to the Robscott Manor subdivision. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Reassurance marker for Delaware 4 east posted ahead of the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing. A diamond interchange was planned in this location as part of the 1970s Newark Beltway plan for both Robscott Manor and an access road leading north to the University of Delaware athletic facilities. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Prior to 2014, Delaware 2 & 4 east split at Delaware 72 (South Chapel Street) just outside the Newark city limits. Delaware 2 now begins at the intersection of Delaware 72 north and 273 west in east Newark. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Delaware 72 follows Chapel Street north through University of Delaware land before curving northeast along Library Avenue to span AMTRAK through to College Square Shopping Center and the junction with Delaware 273 (Delaware Avenue / Ogletown Road). Photo taken 09/26/14.
Southward from Delaware 4 (Chestnut Hill Road) and Newark, Delaware 72 arcs to Red Lion (Delaware 71), Wrangle Hill (U.S. 13) and Delaware City (Delaware 9). Photo taken 09/26/14.
Delaware 4 (Chestnut Hill Road) continues eastward to six miles to Stanton and eight miles to the town of Newport. The confirming marker posted after SR 72 was removed after 2012. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Signalized left-hand turns join Delaware 4 next with Kingston Road at the Brookside Park subdivision. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Marrows Road leads north from the subsequent traffic light on SR 4 east to SR 273 through the Brookside and Kimberton communities. Marrows Road Extension continues the road south by Chestnut Hill Plaza shopping center to the Scottfield subdivision. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Gender Road spurs south from Delaware 4 (Chestnut Hill Road) to the Breezewood subdivision and Gauger-Cobbs Elementary. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Delaware 4 reassurance marker posted east of Gender Road. Open fields spread to the south beside Holy Family Church. Photo taken 09/26/14.
A J-turn connects Old Newark Road south with Delaware 4 east at this traffic light. An adjacent left-hand turn connects with the residential through road north to Todd Estates and west to Brookside and Marrows Road. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Pearson Drive ties into Chestnut Hill Road at the south end of Todd Estates adjacent to Kirk Middle School. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Another reassurance marker for Delaware 4 east appear as Chestnut Hill Road enters unincorporated Ogletown. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Augusta Drive provides the lone entrance to Chestnut Hill Estates from Delaware 4 eastbound. The subdivision spreads north to Ogletown Road, the former alignment of Delaware 273. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Salem Church Road heads north from Old Baltimore Pike to end at Delaware 4 opposite ramps with Delaware 273. Construction completed in 2007 removed a short overlap where SR 273 made a dog leg between Ogletown Road west and Christiana Road east on the ensuing stretch. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Dual turn lanes open for the ramp to Delaware 273 leading back west to Newark. The expressway bypass for SR 273 severed the connection from SR 4 to Ogletown Road west and Red Mill Road north. Access roads connect both with SR 273 just to the north. Photo taken 09/26/14.
The SR 273 trailblazer posted at Salem Church Road references the eastbound on-ramp from SR 4 west. SR 4 east sees a separate ramp for Christiana and New Castle.
The SR 273 expressway bypassed a stretch of Ogletown Road that was notorious for flooding during heavy rains. Additionally the CSX Railroad bridge, nicknamed the "Avon Underpass" (because it was located next to the Avon building), claimed many over height trucks with its very low clearance. Photo taken 09/26/14.
SR 273 east meets Interstate 95 midway between Ogletown and Christiana. Note the erroneous TO above the SR 273 shield.
The Ogletown bypass for Delaware 273 directly overlaid a portion of Christiana Road east ahead of the Birchwood Park and Hillside Heights subdivisions. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Delaware 4 passes below Delaware 273 on overpasses built in 1989. Community opposition, wetlands mitigation and funding delayed construction on the Ogletown bypass until the mid 1990s. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Red Mill Road previously intersected Delaware 4 at the east split with Delaware 273. Formerly a through road north to Delaware 2 (Capitol Trail) and Polly Drummond Hill Road, the road now ends at Prides Crossing, a north side frontage road. Photo taken 09/26/14.
Progressing east, Delaware 4 (Ogletown Stanton Road) travels by the former headquarters of MBNA, an apartment complex and two subdivisions through to the intersection with Harmony Road. Harmony Road comprises a popular through route north to Kirkwood Highway (Delaware 2) and south through the Tanglewood subdivision to Delaware 273 at I-95. Photo taken 04/17/04.
Samoset Drive connects Delaware 4 with the Westgate Corporate Center and the south entrance to Christiana Hospital. Rolling Drive ties in from the Rutherford subdivision on the north side of Ogletown Stanton Road. Photo taken 12/23/16.
An adjacent signal along SR 4 east operates at the main entrance to Christiana Hospital opposite Hygeia Drive north to the Omega Professional Center. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Eastbound reassurance marker posted for Delaware 4 (Ogletown Stanton Road) after Hygeia Drive. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Drivers on SR 4 next approach the west end of SR 58 (Churchmans Road) and Delaware Park Boulevard north. Photo taken 12/23/16.
Traffic bound for Interstate 95 should use Delaware 58 east for three quarters of a mile to Delaware 1 & 7 south to the Delaware Turnpike. Photo taken 12/23/16.
SR 58 follows Churchmans Road east to Delaware 273 near Hares Corner. Delaware Park Boulevard spurs north to Churchmans Crossing Station (SEPTA Regional Rail) and Delaware Park Racetrack and Casino. Photo taken 12/27/12.
A traffic light was installed along SR 4 at Centurian Drive / Twin C Lane by 2015. The signal precedes the merge with SR 7 north in Churchmans Crossing. Photo taken 12/22/08.
Delaware 4 east & 7 north combine for 1.2 miles between Ogletown Stanton Road and Limestone Road at Stanton. Delaware 7 south directly upgrades to the Delaware 1 freeway ahead of Christiana Mall. Photo taken 12/22/08.
Delaware 4 & 7 north
Mileage sign posted after the merge of SR 4 east & 7 north for the Pike Creek Valley (four miles via SR 7) and Avondale, Pennsylvania (12 miles via SR 7 to PA 41 north). Photo taken 06/16/12.
Stanton Christiana Road emerges from SR 4 east & 7 north as the old alignment for the state route pair to the east. The local road serves Stanton Industrial Park. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Confirming markers for Delaware 4 & 7 appear ahead of the AMTRAK Northeastern bridge. The controlled access arterial carries six lanes as it curves east by Delaware Park. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Delaware Park Boulevard returns to Delaware 4 from Delaware Park Racetrack and Casino at Delaware 7 north of White Clay Creek. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Entering unincorporated Stanton, the state route pair transition to Main Street ahead of their separation at a wye intersection with Limestone Road. Telegraph Road intersects the six-lane arterial first. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Telegraph Road arcs northwest from Delaware 4 & 7 to St. James Church Road and Old Capitol Trail at the Albion and Bretton Woods communities. Old Capitol Trail provides part of a connection to Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway) west. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Delaware 4 partitions into the couplet of Mitch Road east and Main Street west beyond Telegraph Road. Delaware 7 turns north at the subsequent intersection to follow Limestone Road north from Stanton. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Two lanes continue east along Delaware 4 (Mitch Road) to Newport and two lanes join Limestone Road north to Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway) and the Pike Creek Valley. SR 7 ends at the state line south of Kaolin, Pennsylvania. SR 4 extends east to SR 48 in Wilmington Photo taken 06/16/12.
Delaware 4 east
Drivers from Limestone Road south turn onto Delaware 4 (Mitch Road) east at a signal with Mill Road south. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Mitch Road east and parallel Newport Pike / Main Street west retain a concrete surface. Both roadways were refurbished in 2005. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Stanton Road heads northeast from SR 4 (Mitch Road) to intersect Old Capitol Trail and Greenbank Road in Marshallton. Photo taken 12/22/16.
The split directions of Delaware 4 converge east of Red Clay Creek into a four-lane arterial (Newport Pike). The ensuing signal eastbound joins Newport Pike with First State Boulevard south to First State Industrial Park and Rothwell Drive north into Glen Bernie Estates. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Glen Bernie Drive meets Delaware 4 across from First State Plaza shopping center. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Delaware 4 (Newport Pike) east crosses Hershey Run ahead of the traffic light at MacArthur Drive south to Pleasant Hill Estates and Hershey Run Drive north. Photo taken 12/22/16.
A staggered intersection connects Newport Pike with State Street north to Tuxedo Park and Westmont Avenue south to Silview. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Delaware 4 again splits into a one-way couplet through the town of Newport. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Eastbound traffic along Delaware 4 follows Market Street through to Augustine Street. Westbound travels one block to the north along Justis Street to Richards Drive. Pictured here is the approach to Delaware 141 (Newport Freeway). Photo taken 12/22/16.
Delaware 141 elevates above the Downtown Newport street grid between James Street south and Marshall Street north. James Street forms a frontage road to the freeway southward across the Christina River to an industrial area and Old Airport Road. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Drivers along Delaware 4 (Market Street) east turn onto Delaware 141 south to Interstates 95 and 295. SR 141 follows Basin Road, a four-lane arterial, south from I-295 to end at SR 9 in New Castle. Photo taken 07/31/13.
The guide sign for the southbound on-ramp to SR 141 was knocked over in late 2016. This shield assembly was added in its place. Photo taken 12/22/16.
The northbound off-ramp from SR 141 to Newport forms the east side frontage road (Marshall Street) to the Newport Freeway. Photo taken 07/08/10.
Confirming marker posted after SR 141 and ahead of the SR 4 east split with Market Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 4 advances east as a four-lane boulevard (Newport Pike) toward older suburban areas between Newport and Wilmington. Latimer Street south and Larch Avenue north come together at the first in a series of signals. Photo taken 12/30/16.
This reassurance marker east of Latimer Avenue was removed due to sidewalk work. Photo taken 07/08/10.
Becker Avenue angles northwest from Delaware 4 (Newport Pike) into the Woodcrest subdivision. Forest Drive ties in from Forest Brook Glen to the south. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Serving the nearby Conrad Schools of Science, Troy Avenue follows from the succeeding eastbound signal to Jackson Avenue in Woodcrest. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Banning Park fronts the south side of Delaware 4 (Newport Pike) from ahead of Troy Avenue to Newport Pike. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Fallon Avenue stems west from Newport Pike at the last Woodcrest traffic light. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 62 lines Boxwood Road west from Delaware 4 (Newport Pike) to the shuttered GM Plant, the Newport Freeway and Newport Gap Pike at Belvedere. Middleboro Road extends the route east to Banning Park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 62 comprises a local route northwest to Prices Corner and SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) at SR 41. Photo taken 12/30/16.
The confirming marker for SR 4 east of Boxwood Road was replaced with a welcome sign for Hayden Park and Idela after 2007. Delaware 4 is known as Maryland Avenue eastward to Wilmington. Photo taken 05/01/04.
Grier Avenue is a residential street through the Idela subdivision east to Mary Ann Drive. The signal with SR 4 serves nearby Richardson Park Elementary. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Champlain Avenue intersects Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) at the second in a series of signals serving residential streets of Bellemoor, Elmhurst and Richardson Park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) intersects the Richardson Park street grid at sharp angles. A staggered intersection brings Elmhurst Place east and Summit Avenue west together by the Ashley community. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Lorewood and Winston Avenues converge at a signalized intersection with Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) from the north. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Eastbound reassurance shield posted ahead of the SR 4 intersection with SR 100 (Dupont Road) south. Dupont Road extends south through Elmhurst to Middleboro Road by Lewis Commercial Center. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) east and Delaware 100 (Dupont Road) south come together at Five Points. Delaware 100 follows an indirect route south from Montchanin to Richardson Park. The state route nips the northwest corner of Wilmington at Wawaset Heights. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Descending toward Little Mill Creek, Maryland Avenue intersects Delaware 100 (Race Street) north at an unmarked intersection. The one-way couplet of Delaware 100 combines to form a four-lane arterial (Dupont Road) from Richardson Park north to Elsmere and Delaware 2 (Kirkwood Highway). Photo taken 12/30/16.
Continuing from SR 100 (Race Street), SR 4 (Maryland Avenue) lowers to cross a tributary of the Christina River at Canby Park West. Several signals line this stretch, starting with Brookside Drive south to an industrial park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Germay Drive follows and spurs south from SR 4 (Maryland Avenue) to Germay Industrial Park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Robinson Drive spurs south from Maryland Avenue by Canby Park Shopping Center to a cluster of apartment complexes. The Cleland Heights street grid spreads to the north. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Albany Drive leads north from the aforementioned apartments to intersect Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) across from McGovern Terrace and Cleland Heights. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Motorists bound for Interstate 95 from Richardson Park are directed east along Delaware 4 into Wilmington. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Nearing the Wilmington city line, drivers on Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) east enter a five-way intersection with Broom Street, Latimer Place and Latimer Drive. Broom Street rises northward 12 blocks to Delaware 48 east (Lancaster Avenue) at the Hilltop neighborhood. Photo taken 12/30/16.
High rises from the central business district rise along the eastern horizon as Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) lowers from the city line toward the Christina Riverfront and Interstate 95. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A numbered street series angles southeast from Maryland Avenue through the Browntown community. Pictured here are the signals on Delaware 4 east at 7th Avenue. Photo taken 12/30/16.
5th Avenue west and Banning Street east from the St. Elizabeth Area come together at Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) by Franklin Street and Casimir Pulaski Elementary. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Coleman Street loops north as Stroud Street by Eddie Michaels Playground to end at Delaware 4 by Pulaski Triangle Park. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Beech Street links Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) with the Wilmington Riverfront and Daniel S. Frawley Stadium. Beech Street represents the southernmost through route below I-95 in Wilmington. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Jackson Street flows south from Hedgeville to end at Delaware 4 and Sycamore Street west. Further north, Jackson Street represents the west frontage street for I-95. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Nearing the Wilmington Viaduct (I-95), drivers pass by a trailblazer for SR 4 east ahead of Maple Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Maple Street flows west from Maryland Avenue through the Hedgeville community to Kosciuszko Park and SR 2 (Lincoln / Union Streets). Photo taken 12/30/16.
All traffic headed to Interstate 95 from SR 4 (Maryland Avenue) east should take Adams Street north to SR 48 (2nd Street) for nearby on-ramps to the Wilmington Viaduct. Photo taken 12/30/16.
The northbound off-ramp from Interstate 95 to SR 4 forms Adams Street north. Adams Street is the east side frontage street for I-95 through to Happy Valley. Photo taken 12/30/16.
The final confirming marker for SR 4 east, posted after I-95 and ahead of the separation with Monroe Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Maryland Avenue switches to one-way eastbound ahead of the five-way intersection with Delaware 48 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) south and Madison Street north. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Three turn lanes join Delaware 48 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) east from Delaware 4 (Maryland Avenue) to LOMA (Lower Market), U.S. 13 Business north to Downtown, and Front Street east to the Wilmington Train Station. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 4 joins Madison Street for one block to end at the unmarked intersection with Delaware 48 north at 2nd Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.

Photo Credits:

  • 04/17/04 by AARoads.
  • 05/01/04 by AARoads.
  • 12/22/08 by AARoads.
  • 07/08/10 by AARoads.
  • 06/16/12 by AARoads.
  • 12/21/12 by AARoads.
  • 12/27/12 by AARoads.
  • 07/31/13 by AARoads and I.C. Ligget.
  • 09/26/14 by AARoads.
  • 12/22/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/23/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/30/16 by AARoads.

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