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Delaware State Route 7 South
Limestone Road leads south from Kaolin Road and passes below PA 41 (Gap Newport Pike) to connect Chester County with the Upper Pike Creek Valley in Delaware. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Southwood Road stems west from Valley Road in Hockessin to meet Limestone Road just north of the Delaware state line. Photo taken 12/20/16.
SR 7 commences to the immediate south of Southwood Road. Limestone Road passes between the Southwood Estate and Stenning Woods subdivisions on the initial stretch through New Castle County. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Valley Road heads north from SR 7 (Limestone Road) at Tweeds Park to Hockessin and south to North Star Road. Photo taken 12/20/16.
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A concrete divider separates single lane traffic to the signalized entrance to Lantana Square Shopping Center. Photos taken 12/20/16.
Brackenville Road provides a second route east to Hockessin from SR 7 (Limestone Road) at Little Baltimore Road. Photo taken 12/20/16.
SR 7 (Limestone Road) carries four overall lanes south from Brackenville and Little Baltimore Roads. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Haileys Trail east from the Jarrell Farms subdivision and Village Dive west from Mendenhall Village come together at the next sign on SR 7 southbound. Photo taken 12/23/12.
Continuing south along the suburban arterial, SR 7 (Limestone Road) meets the north end of SR 72. SR 72 arcs southwest along Paper Mill Road to White Clay Creek State Park and Millford Crossroads. Paper Mill Road leads directly to Chapel Street and Downtown Newark. Photo taken 12/23/12.
Limestone Road turns easterly from SR 72 (Paper Mill Road) by the Limestone Hills community. SR 7 and SR 72 come together again at Wrangle Hill. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Commuter traffic steadily increases south from SR 72 and the Upper Pike Creek Valley. 2015 traffic counts showed an increase of 20,000 vehicles per day (vpd) southward to SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway). Photo taken 12/20/16.
Ochletree Lane joins SR 7 (Limestone Road) with adjacent retail, offices and town homes at the ensuing southbound signal. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Stoney Batter Road meanders east from SR 7 at Goldey-Beacom College to Mill Creek Road, forming part of a commuter route to SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike). Skyline Drive north links the state route from the west from adjacent Pike Creek Shopping Center and Pike Creek Golf Course. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Linden Hill Road winds south from SR 7 (Limestone Road) and Pike Creek Shopping Center to suburban areas west to Polly Drummond Hill Road. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Progressing east, Limestone Road makes a gradual descent, from 289 feet in elevation at Linden Hill Road to 100 feet at Mill Creek. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Greenwood Drive represents the lone entrance to the Wood Creek subdivision from SR 7 at this traffic light. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A series of S-curves takes SR 7 east by Carousel Park, and across Mill Creek, to the signalized intersection with Arundel Drive and the Arundel subdivision. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Approaching the busy confluence of Milltown Road and McKennans Church Road on SR 7 (Limestone Road) south at Milltown. McKennans Church Road branches northeast from Limestone Road to Delcastle Park and SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike) near Hockessin. The north-south road intersects Milltown Road next to SR 7. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Milltown Road parallels SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) west to near Delaware Park and east to SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike) near Prices Corner. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Pickwick Drive joins SR 7 (Limestone Road) with Limestone Acres to the west and Limestone Gardens to the east. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Motorists on SR 7 south next reach the commercialized junction with SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway). Photo taken 12/30/16.
A signalized left turn for Midway Shopping Center precedes SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) on SR 7 (Limestone Road) south. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 2 constitutes a well traveled arterial route west to the city of Newark and east to Prices Corner and Elsmere. The divided highway was completed by 1949. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Peak hour congestion is a regular occurrence at the cross roads of SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway) and SR 7 (Limestone Road). Shopping centers occupy all four corners of the intersection. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Limestone Road advances south from Kirkwood Highway between the Klair Estates subdivision and several apartment complexes. SR 7 is unmarked to Hendry Avenue. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 7 (Limestone Road) spans a CSX Railroad line ahead of back to back signals for Laura Drive west and Tarry Lane east. The residential roads connect with the Manette Heights and Rolling Hills subdivisions respectively. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 7 enters the unincorporated community of Stanton at SR 4 (Main Street / Mitch Road). Photo taken 12/30/16.
Dual turn lanes separate traffic for SR 4 (Mitch Road) east to Newport Pike and the 1.2-mile overlap of SR 4 west & SR 7 south to Churchmans Crossing. Photo taken 12/30/16.
The turn onto SR 4 (Mitch Road) east includes access to Mill Road, a short residential street. Photo taken 12/23/05.
The one-way couplet of SR 4 through Stanton extends to east of Red Clay Creek. The state route reaches the town of Newport in 1.75 miles and ends in Wilmington. Photo taken 07/31/13.
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A 2017-installed mileage sign for Christiana and Dover stands along Main Street after the merge of SR 4 west & 7 south. Photo taken 12/21/17.
Main Street west combines with Mitch Road east ahead of the SR 4 west & 7 south intersection with Telegraph Road. Telegraph Road comprises a local through route in conjunction with Old Capitol Trail or St. James Church Road north to SR 2 (Kirkwood Highway). Photo taken 12/21/17.
SR 4 & 7 expand into a six-lane, controlled access arterial south ahead of Delaware Park Boulevard. Photo taken 12/21/17.
Delaware Park Boulevard loops west through Delaware Park to SR 4 and SR 58 near Christiana Hospital. Delaware Park is home to thoroughbred racing, a casino with slot machine gambling and an 18 hole golf course. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A lone confirming marker for SR 4 stands at the bridge across White Clay Creek. The Stanton bypass was constructed in the 1980s to replace a narrow and flood prone stretch of Stanton Christiana Road to the east. Photo taken 09/27/14.
The first of two connectors linking SR 4 & 7 with their old alignment along Stanton Christiana Road ties into the six-lane bypass south of White Clay Creek. A concrete arch bridge remains in use for a multi use path along the old alignment nearby. Photo taken 12/21/17.
Shields for SR 7 south & 4 west stand ahead of the AMTRAK Northeast Corridor underpass. These were posted in 2017. Photo taken 12/21/17.
SR 7 continues south from the forthcoming split with SR 4 west to a parclo interchange with SR 58 (Churchmans Road). Exit 166 represents the north end of SR 1 leading south to Dover, Milford and the Delaware Beaches. Photo taken 12/21/17.
The Stanton Bypass directly overlaid the original SR 4 alignment along Ogletown Stanton Road to the west of its merge with SR 7. The six-lane arterial overtakes Stanton Christiana Road south from Stanton Industrial Park through Churchmans Crossing. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 4 west & 7 south split at the ensuing intersection with Stanton Ogletown Road west and the entrance to Morgan Christiana Center Photo taken 09/27/14.
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SR 4 resumes a westward course as a four-lane arterial to Christiana Hospital, Ogletown and south Newark. SR 7 combines with SR 1 in 0.4 miles ahead of the junction with Interstate 95 and Christiana. Photos taken 12/30/16.
Delaware State Route 7 South
A large confirming marker for SR 7 south stands beyond the partition with SR 4 west. The west side frontage represents the original two-lane alignment of Stanton Christiana Road. Photo taken 12/21/17.
One signalized intersection remains before the SR 7 separates with Exit 166 for SR 58 (Churchmans Road) and Interstate 95 (JFK Memorial Highway). Meeting the state route ahead are connectors to the adjacent frontage roads for nearby businesses, AAA Boulevard, and the Stanton Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC). Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 1 commences just south of the traffic light with the Stanton Christiana Road frontage road system. A begin shield was formerly posted at the upcoming overpass above SR 58. The state route overtook SR 7 south to Christiana when it was completed. Photo taken 12/21/17.
A two-lane off-ramp (Exit 166) follows for both SR 58 (Churchmans Road) and the collector distributor roadway for Interstate 95. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 7 continues south with two lanes to combine with SR 1 by Christiana Mall. SR 58 forms a busy arterial west to Christiana Hospital. The state route reduces to two lanes east en route to Hares Corner. Photo taken 12/21/17.
Motorists continuing south to I-95 must first contend with the traffic lights at Churchmans Road (SR 58). A direct on-ramp to the I-95 c/d roadway was designed but never implemented. Photo taken 12/21/17.
SR 7 rejoins Stanton Christiana Road south just west of SR 1. An apartment complex was constructed along the west side of the previously rural stretch in 2015. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 7 rises to cross a tributary of the Christiana River ahead of the Edgebrooke subdivision. Stanton Christiana Road becomes Old Baltimore Pike as the state route enters the unincorporated community of Christiana. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Old Baltimore Pike curves southwest through the heart of Christiana and intersects Main Street (old SR 273). SR 7 turns south on East Main Street while Old Baltimore Pike heads west along a suburban corridor between I-95 and U.S. 40. Photo taken 12/30/16.
East Main Street leads SR 7 south from Christiana toward Bear. The route is unmarked after Old Baltimore Pike. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 7 (East Main Street) makes an S-curve traveling out from Christiana to span the Christina River on a 1937-built bridge. Prior to the mid 1980s, East Main Street doubled as both SR 7 and 273. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 7 comes together with SR 273 (Christiana Bypass) just west of the diamond interchange with SR 1. Future work here will expand the adjacent exchange into a parclo interchange with a roundabout constructed at SR 7 (East Main Street) and the new SR 1 ramps. Photo taken 12/30/16.
The Christiana Bypass alignment of SR 273 encircles Christiana west to Old Baltimore Pike and north to Chapman Road and Interstate 95. SR 273 travels 12.7 miles overall from SR 9 and 141 at New Castle to MD 273 west of Newark. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 7 expands into a four-lane arterial south from SR 273 (Christiana Bypass) to U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) in Bear. SR 273 also follows an arterial route east to Hares Corner and west to Ogletown. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Continuing south from SR 273, SR 7 (Bear Christiana Road) passes west by a pair of apartment complexes and east of a DelDot facility. The state route was expanded from two to four lanes between SR 273 and Newtown Road by 2014. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Expansion of SR 7 added a traffic light for School Bell Road east. School Bell Road winds east to the Jamestowne, Whethersfield and Fairwoods subdivisions to connect SR 7 with U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) near State Road. Photo taken 12/28/16.
The subsequent signal on SR 7 (Bear Christiana Road) operates at Christiana Meadows and the DelDOT entrance. Photo taken 12/28/16.
A reassurance marker for SR 7 south stands after Christiana Meadows. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Rivers End Drive heads west from Bear Christiana Road between a number of subdivisions to Smalleys Dam Road. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Newtown Road links SR 7 with Smalleys Dam Road and the Brooksfield subdivision to the west. A proposed wye interchange with SR 1 will tie into this intersection from the east. Photo taken 12/28/16.
South from Newtown Road, SR 7 progresses into Bear, an unincorporated suburban area centered around the commercial cross roads with U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway). Photo taken 12/28/16.
Songsmith Drive circles south from Smalleys Dam Road to the Spring Mill subdivision and east by Governors Square shopping center to SR 7. An extension of the road loops east to adjacent big box retail. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Governors Square shopping center lines the north side of forthcoming U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway). U.S. 40 represents the main east-west route across Bear, joining the community with Glasgow to the west and U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) at State Road to the east. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Formerly a cross country route from San Francisco, California to Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Delaware portion of U.S. 40 generally serves local traffic west from the split with U.S. 13 to Elkton, Maryland. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Edens Square and Glendale Plaza add traffic to the intersection with U.S. 40 and SR 7 from the south side of Pulaski Highway. Long standing plans call for the addition of an overpass for SR 7 here to relieve congestion. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Narrowing to two lanes, SR 7 follows Bear Corbitt Road south from U.S. 40 to cross a Norfolk Southern Railroad line at-grade. Photo taken 12/28/16.
SR 71 (Red Lion Road) angles southwest from U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) at Tybouts Corner to cross paths with SR 7 at Red Lion. The state route ventures southwest to Williamsburg, Kirkwood and Lums Pond to connect with SR 896 south across the Summit Bridge. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Bear Corbitt Road leads SR 7 south from Red Lion toward Wrangle Hill. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Prior to the 1993-95 construction of SR 1 south from Tybouts Corner, SR 7 (Bear Corbitt Road) ended at U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway). The SR 1 freeway displaced a portion of Dupont Highway north across Red Lion Creek, with two sections of the former alignment repurposed as local roads. Photo taken 06/17/12.
SR 7 was extended south over Dupont Highway to connect with U.S. 13 and SR 72 at Wrangle Hill. The state route passes below U.S. 13 & SR 1 ahead of a Norfolk Southern Railroad spur. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Trailblazers direct motorists to U.S. 13 and SR 1 as Dupont Highway briefly expands to two southbound lanes. Photo taken 12/30/16.
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Forthcoming SR 72 links U.S. 13 and SR 7 with SR 9 south to Delaware City. The 17.4 mile long route arcs northwest to Newark and northeast to the Upper Pike Creek Valley. Photos taken 12/30/16.
SR 7 south concludes as U.S. 13 overtakes Dupont Highway south to North St. Georges and the St. Georges Bridge. Photo taken 12/30/16.
U.S. 13 north dog legs west from Dupont Highway to the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) joining SR 72 with the SR 1 freeway. Photo taken 12/30/16.

Photo Credits:

12/23/05, 06/17/12, 12/23/12, 07/31/13, 09/27/14, 12/20/16, 12/28/16, 12/30/16, 12/21/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 13
State Route 1
State Route 2
State Route 4
State Route 71
State Route 72
State Route 273

Page Updated 11-11-2018.