State Route 52 North

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Delaware State Route 52 North
The northbound beginning of SR 52 is unmarked as 12th Street ascends from U.S. 13 Business (Walnut Street) north. Photo taken 12/20/16.
SR 52 (12th Street) north next intersects French Street, a historic alignment of U.S. 13. French Street comprises a local street through Downtown now, traveling between 8th and 16th Streets. Photo taken 12/20/16.
King Street carries U.S. 13 Business south from H. Fletcher Brown Park through Downtown and LOMA to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and South Market Street. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Market Street serves local traffic one block west of U.S. 13 Business through the Central Business District. South of 10th Street is the Market Street Mall. Photo taken 12/20/16.
12th Street advances northwest to Midtown Brandywine at Orange Street. Photo taken 12/20/16.
SR 52 (12th Street) north with four lanes at Tatnall Street. Tatnall Street extends north through two residential blocks. Photo taken 12/20/16.
West Street follows south from Park Drive and Brandywine Creek to Quaker Hill. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Washington Street represents the historic alignment of U.S. 202 and later an extension of SR 4 northeast from Maryland Avenue to the 9th Ward Area and Harlan. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Removed after 2012, the first shield for SR 52 north previously appeared between Washington and Jefferson Streets. North-south streets from West to Franklin Streets in Wilmington are named after the first nine U.S. Presidents. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Jefferson Street stems south from Wilmington Hospital to intersect 12th Street ahead of Trinity Vicinity. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Previously posted on a span wire, small guide signs prepare motorists for the upcoming ramps for Interstate 95 and the split of Delaware and Pennsylvania Avenues. 12th Street merges onto Delaware Avenue just ahead at Madison Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
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Sandwiched between high rise office buildings and Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery, Delaware Avenue constitutes an eight-lane boulevard to Adams and Jefferson Streets. The frontage streets connect SR 52 with Interstate 95 as it travels below grade through West Center City and Happy Valley. Photo taken 12/20/16. Second photo taken 12/20/17.
Downtown traffic headed to Interstate 95 north utilizes the adjacent Adams Street on-ramp to access the freeway. Adams Street north otherwise lowers to Lovering Avenue and Brandywine Park. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The Adams Street on-ramp forms a third northbound lane across the Brandywine Creek Bridge as I-95 leaves Wilmington and partitions with U.S. 202 (Concord Pike) north to Talleyville. Photo taken 12/20/16.
An I-95 trailblazer precedes Jackson Street on SR 52 (Delaware Avenue) north. Left turns are prohibited on the west side frontage street for I-95. Photo taken 03/30/04.
A guide sign directs traffic bound for I-95 south onto Van Buren Street north for Gilpin Avenue east. SR 52 otherwise splits with Delaware Avenue to follow Pennsylvania Avenue to the Wilmington city line. Photo taken 12/29/07.
A series of turns are required for drivers headed to Interstate 95 south from SR 52 (Delaware Avenue) north. The southbound on-ramp for Interstate 95 lies just south of Delaware Avenue from Jackson Street south. Photo taken 03/19/04.
Replaced state-named shield at Delaware Avenue north and Van Buren Street north. Additional trailblazers are found on Van Buren Street north, Gilpin Avenue east and Jackson Street south. Photo taken 01/13/00.
SR 52 reduces to two through lanes along Pennsylvania Avenue beyond the separation with Delaware Avenue at Fountain Plaza.
A new trailblazer for SR 52 was posted just ahead of Van Buren Street in place of this assembly by 2014. Photo taken 03/30/04.
An SR 52 confirming marker stands ahead of Harrison Street at Fountain Plaza. A replacement made here added a Brandywine Valley Byway placard. The byway takes SR 52 north to Montchanin Road and SR 100 near Greenville. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Pennsylvania Avenue lowers by several car dealerships and other businesses to intersect the one-way couplet of SR 2 (Lincoln Street east and Union Street west). Photo taken 04/01/04.
The CSX Railroad line breaks Union Street into two segments at Delaware Avenue. The south section flows westbound as SR 2 to the Flats and Union Park Gardens. SR 2 connects northwest Wilmington with Elsmere, Prices Corner and Newark. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Union Street carries two way traffic from Pennsylvania Avenue north to the Forty Acres community and Kentmere Parkway. Photo taken 12/22/16.
SR 52 (Pennsylvania Avenue) gains elevation northwest from Union Street toward the Highlands neighborhood. A reassurance marker stands beyond Grant Avenue. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Bancroft Parkway constitutes a tree-lined drive south to 8th Street near the Wawaset Heights community and north to Delaware avenue at Forty Acres. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Woodlawn Avenue parallels Bancroft Parkway one block to the north. The residential street leads south to Wawaset and north to Kentmere Parkway. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Greenhill Avenue connects Pennsylvania Avenue with Highlands and Rockford Park to the north. The through street runs along the city line south by the Ed Oliver Golf Course to 7th Street, reentering the city ahead of the Greenhill neighborhood and SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue). Photo taken 12/22/16.
Motorists along Pennsylvania Avenue next intersect the signalized entrance to the University of Delaware Wilmington campus. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Rising Sun Lane represents the northwestern extent of the Wilmington city limits from SR 52 (Pennsylvania Avenue) to Tower Hill School and Rockford Park. Rising Sun Lane also crosses Brandywine Creek along a 1928 truss bridge. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Pennsylvania Avenue becomes Kennett Pike as SR 52 northbound leaves Wilmington. A reassurance marker was posted after Rising Sun Lane. It was removed by 2007. Photo taken 03/19/04.
Hopeton Road intersects SR 52 (Kennett Pike) across from A.I. Dupont Middle School from Westover Hills. Photo taken 12/22/16.
A trailblazer for SR 100 was previously posted at a bridge across a tributary of Brandywine Creek preceding North Dupont Road. The 1919 span here was reconstructed in 2006. Photo taken 03/20/04.
Until 1989, SR 100 followed North Dupont Road south through the Westover Hills community to Westmoreland and SR 48 (Lancaster Avenue) in Wilmington. It was relocated at that time to remove truck traffic through the affluent residential areas. Photo taken 12/22/16.
A parclo interchange lies just north of the split with Montchanin Road with the SR 141 expressway. Prior to the 1989 relocation of SR 100 onto SR 141, SR 100 dog legged north from North Dupont Road to Montchanin Road along side SR 52. Photo taken 12/22/16.
Montchanin Road branches north from SR 52 (Kennett Pike) to connect with SR 100 north to Montchanin and Guyencourt and SR 141 (Barley Mill Road) east to the Tyler McConnell Bridge. Photo taken 12/22/16.
SR 100 formerly split with SR 52 north at Montchanin Road. This shield assembly alluded to the former SR 100 mainline. Photo taken 04/26/04.
Continuing north from Montchanin Road, SR 52 (Kennett Pike) passes by St. Josephs Cemetery ahead of the loop ramp for SR 100 & 141 south. Photo taken 03/20/04.
SR 100/141 south overlap for 1.45 miles to SR 48 (Lancaster Pike). SR 100 travels south from there to Elsmere and Richardson Park. Photo taken 03/20/04.
The SR 141 expressway arcs southwest to Barley Mill Plaza. The state route encircles Wilmington along a varying freeway, controlled access arterial, or surface boulevard between Fairfax and Newport. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Leaving the exchange with SR 100/141, SR 52 (Kennett Pike) enters the affluent community of Greenville. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Presidential Drive east and Briars Lane west come together at the first in a series of traffic lights along SR 52 through Greenville. The local streets connect Kennett Pike with the Greenville Place development and the Briars subdivision. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Buck Road links SR 52 (Kennett Pike) in Greenville with SR 100 (Montchanin Road) and the Centennial development to the east. Photo taken 12/23/18.
SR 52 / Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway shield assembly north of Buck Road and posted ahead of Delaware Valley Railroad. Photo taken 12/23/18.
The four lane section of Kennett Pike concludes north of Hillside Road, which stems west from Greenville Crossing shopping center to A.I. Dupont High School and Centerville Road near Hoopes Reservoir. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Kennett Pike advances north by the Stone Brook and West Farm subdivisions. A reassurance marker for SR 52 stands ahead of Sunnyside Road. Photo taken 12/23/18.
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Rising to 309 feet above sea level, SR 52 (Kennett Pike) converges with SR 82 (Campbell Road) south and Kirk Road west at the southwest corner of Wilmington Country Club golf course. Photos taken 12/23/18.
Delaware State Route 52 navigates along a winding and scenic course to Mt. Cuba, Ashland and Yorklyn, 5.64 miles from SR 52 to the Pennsylvania state line. PA 82 extends the route northward to Kennett Square. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Kirk Road ties into SR 52 (Kennett Pike) and SR 82 (Campbell Road) from SR 100 at Montchanin, 0.77 miles to the east. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Confirming marker for SR 52 north of SR 82. Wilmington Country Club lines the east side of Kennett Pike over the next half mile. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Traffic lights operate at the entrance to Wilmington Country Club. Signals here were activated in February 1995. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Continuing north to Winterthur and Centerville, 13,447 vehicles per day (vpd) were recorded along this stretch of SR 52 by DelDOT in 2017. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Winterthur Road ties into SR 52 at Old Kennett Road west from the Historic Winterthur Home and Botanical Gardens. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Old Kennett Road angles northwest from SR 52 (Kennett Pike) to Five Points, south of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Situated at 436 feet above sea level, SR 52 (Kennett Pike) proceeds north into Centerville, a National Historic District and community dating to 1750. Photo taken 12/23/18.
Owls Nest Road and Twaddell Mill Road come together at SR 52 within the Centerville business district. Photo taken 12/23/18.
The signalized entrance to Centreville Layton School precedes the state line along SR 52 (Kennett Pike) northbound. Photo taken 12/23/18.
SR 52 becomes PA 52 at the Chester County line. Kennett Pike continues north to U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) near Longwood. Photo taken 12/23/18.
A concrete monument marks the boundary between New Castle County, Delaware and Chester County, Pennsylvania along MSR 52. Photo taken 12/23/18.
The first confirming marker for PA 52 stands just beyond the Delaware line. PA 52 travels 11.78 miles overall to U.S. 322 Business in West Chester. Photo taken 12/23/18.

Photo Credits:

01/13/00, 03/19/04, 03/20/04, 03/30/04, 04/01/04, 04/26/04, 12/29/07, 12/20/16, 12/22/16, 12/20/17, 12/23/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 13 Business - Wilmington to Claymont
State Route 2
State Route 82
State Route 100
State Route 141

Page Updated 08-24-2019.