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Delaware State Route 48 East
SR 48 (Lancaster Pike) separates with SR 41 (Newport Gap Pike) at a wye intersection south of Hockessin. Photo taken 04/24/04.
The first confirming marker follows as SR 48 leaves the Church Hill community ahead of Loveville Road. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Loveville Road continues McKennans Church Road northward from SR 41 to Old Wilmington Road near Brackenville. Photo taken 12/20/16.
SR 48 reassurance shield posted after the intersection with Loveville Road on Lancaster Pike eastbound. Photo taken 04/24/04.
SR 48 (Lancaster Pike) expands from two to four lanes at Hercules Road. The four lane arterial continues eastward across both the Wilmington & Western Railroad crossing and Red Clay Creek. Photo taken 04/17/04.
Lancaster Pike east to Centerville Road was widened by 2000. The two roads come together at the Little Falls Centre business park. Photo taken 04/17/04.
SR 48 east & 100 south
Confirming markers for SR 48 east & 100 south at the start of their 0.92 mile overlap. This set of shields is no longer posted as of 2016. Photo taken 04/26/04.
Lancaster Pike leads both SR 48 east & 100 south one mile from SR 141 (Centre Road) to the city of Wilmington. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Traffic lights operate along Lancaster Pike at the entrances to both Barley Mill Plaza north and Delledonne Corporate Center south. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Advancing east, SR 48 & 100 (Lancaster Avenue) intersect A Street at Lancaster Pike Market. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Nearing the Wilmington city line and the southbound split of SR 100 from SR 48 (Lancaster Pike) east. Photo taken 12/20/16.
SR 48 follows Lancaster Avenue east through the Greenhill neighborhood of Wilmington toward Downtown while SR 100 joins South Dupont Road to Elsmere. Photo taken 12/20/16.
SR 100 (Dupont Road) concludes 1.64 miles to the south at SR 4 (Maryland Avenue) in Richardson Park. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Delaware State Route 48 East
Cleveland Avenue runs north to the Westmoreland neighborhood and Mack Park and south from SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue) to Colonial Park, Colonial Heights and SR 100 (South Dupont Road). Photo taken 12/20/16.
Greenhill Avenue comprises a through street north from SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue) to Wawaset Heights, Wawaset and Rockford Park in northwest Wilmington. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Advancing east from the CSX Railroad underpass, SR 48 travels by Cathedral Cemetery to the Union Park Gardens neighborhood. Photo taken 12/20/16.
SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue) east intersects the four block section of Woodlawn Avenue north to 4th Street and Woodlawn Park at this signal. Woodlawn Avenue resumes north from 7th Street to Forty Acres and Rockford Park. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Approaching SR 2 (Union and Lincoln Streets) on SR 48 east. Crossing Lancaster Avenue here is Bancroft Parkway. The parkway migrates northward from Canby Park through the Flats neighborhood to Eighth Street. Historically Bancroft Parkway was once considered as an alternative for the Interstate 95 corridor through the city. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The first in a series of Interstate 95 trailblazers along SR 48 east appears ahead of Union Street (SR 2 west). Lancaster Avenue provides the main route from the Flats and Hilltop communities to the north-south freeway. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The previous I-95 trailblazer at Lancaster Avenue and Union Street was a 1960s install dating from the original completion of the freeway. It was replaced by 2016. Photo taken 07/31/13.
SR 2 is unmarked along SR 48 east at both Union Street west and Lincoln Street east. SR 2 joins Wilmington with neighborhood Elsmere along a 10.81 mile route west from SR 52 to SR 273 in Newark. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Lancaster Avenue switches to one way traffic from Union Street (SR 2 west) south to I-95. SR 48 west follows adjacent 2nd Street to Union Street west. This confirming marker stands at Lincoln Street, which takes SR 2 eastbound to Little Italy and SR 52 (Pennsylvania Avenue). Photo taken 12/30/16.
A second I-95 trailblazer on SR 48 east precedes the intersection with Scott Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Scott Street heads south through the Bayard Square neighborhood to Canby Park and north to Little Italy. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 48 reassurance shield posted ahead of the intersection with Dupont Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Clayton Street flows north from the St. Elizabeth Area and Bayard Square to SR 48 at this stoplight. Northward, Clayton Street advances to St. Francis Hospital and West Hill. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Broom Street provides an urban collector south from SR 48 to SR 4 (Maryland Avenue) at the Browntown section of the city. Broom Street switches from one-way southbound to two-way traffic south of Lancaster Avenue. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 48 descends toward the Christina River beyond Broom Street. The ensuing traffic light operates at Franklin Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.
One block further east, SR 48 intersects Harrison Street at the Hedgeville community. Harrison Street is the first of the Presidential street name series from the west. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Interstate 95 on the Wilmington Viaduct comes into view on the two block approach of Lancaster Avenue east to Jackson Street and the southbound on-ramp. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Van Buren Street flows north from Hedgeville and SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue) to Cool Spring and Happy Valley. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 48 continues past the Wilmington Viaduct onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to LOMA (Lower Market Area). Photo taken 12/30/16.
Drivers headed to Interstate 95 north are directed to remain along SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue) east to Adams Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.
An overhead out of view to the right guides motorists onto the adjacent on-ramp for Interstate 95 south; this ramp will be removed during the 2021-24 Wilmington Viaduct replacement project. Otherwise I-95 ventures west toward I-295 and the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and the JFK Memorial Highway south to Baltimore. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue) expands to three lanes below the Wilmington Viaduct. SR 4 west begins in two blocks from SR 48 (2nd Street) west at Monroe Street. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A pair of flyovers were constructed in 1978 to shuttle motorists from Downtown Wilmington along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard west to Interstate 95. The ramps pass over SR 48 east at Adams Street, where Lancaster Avenue becomes MLK Boulevard. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Monroe Street leads SR 4 west by the DART (Delaware Area Regional Transit) maintenance and bus yard to Maryland Avenue. Maryland Avenue (SR 4) rises west to Browntown and the St. Elizabeth Area to connect Wilmington with Richardson Park and Newport. Photo taken 12/20/17.
SR 4 (Maryland Avenue) west converges with SR 48 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) east at Madison Street. SR 4 ends one block to the north at Madison and 2nd Streets. Photo taken 12/18/16.
Justison Street provides a second route south to the Christina Riverfront from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard east. A U-turn also grants access to the adjacent high speed ramps for Interstate 95 from MLK Boulevard west. Photo taken 12/22/12.
West Street arcs northeast from Justison Street to intersect MLK Boulevard north to Quaker Hill. Photo taken 12/18/16.
MLK Boulevard constitutes a six-lane, landscaped boulevard from West Street to Market Street. AMTRAK and SEPTA railroad tracks parallel the south side of SR 48 east at Tatnall Street. Photo taken 12/18/16.
U.S. 13 Business guide sign for the upcoming intersection of SR 48 east with South Market Street. U.S. 13 Business follows King Street south through Downtown and LOMA to South Market Street at SR 48 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). Photo taken 12/18/16.
Orange Street heads north from the Christina River to Quaker Street and western reaches of the central business district. Photo taken 12/18/16.
Missing a business banner, this U.S. 13 trailblazer directs motorists to remain along MLK Boulevard east to Walnut Street. Walnut Street carries the northbound direction of the US Route to the Upper East Side and 16th Street. Photo taken 12/18/16.
U.S. 13 Business southbound passes below the adjacent Wilmington Train Station to the South Market Street Bridge across the Christina River. U.S. 13 Business joins Downtown with Interstate 495 near Minquadale and Dupont Highway south. Photo taken 12/18/16.
King Street separates from U.S. 13 Business south to Wilmington Train Station and Tubman-Garrett Park along the Christina River. The last three blocks of SR 48 follow Front Street to Walnut Street. Photo taken 12/18/16.
Construction scheduled for Spring 2018 eliminates the sweeping curve SR 48 east makes from Front Street to Walnut Street (U.S. 13 Business) north. Work will expand Front Street east to include two left turn lanes for Walnut Street instead. The project is aimed at improving traffic flow on U.S. 13 Business north where the SR 48 curve merges with Walnut Street at 2nd Street. Photo taken 12/18/16.
A two block section of French Street connects 2nd Street (SR 48 west) with Wilmington Train Station. French Street historically was a part of the U.S. 13 alignment north through Downtown. Photo taken 12/18/16.

Photo Credits:

  • 04/17/04 by AARoads.
  • 04/24/04 by AARoads.
  • 04/26/04 by AARoads.
  • 12/22/12 by AARoads.
  • 07/31/13 by AARoads and I.C. Ligget.
  • 12/18/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/20/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/30/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/20/17 by AARoads.

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

Page Updated 12-04-2018.