SR 896 Business follows the pre-1993 alignment of SR 896 through Glasgow while SR 896 bypasses the unincorporated community to the east. Following Glasgow Avenue, the two-lane road serves Hodgson Vocational Technical High School, Peoples Square Shopping Center, and several subdivisions to the southwest. The south end of SR 896 Business ties into the SR 896 intersection with Porter Road, where an interchange was once proposed. The north end of Glasgow Avenue is accessible from SR 896 southbound only, with the northbound lane ending at a turnaround ahead of Muddy Run.
A study funded in the WILMAPCO Fiscal Year 2014 recommended redesigning SR 896 Business into a "main street", with less emphasis on Glasgow Avenue as a through road. Outlined in the 2011 Hazard Elimination Program (HEP), construction expanded Glasgow Avenue north at the intersection with U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) east to provide an additional through lane and a bike lane. Additional work converted the signal from U.S. 40 west to Glasgow Avenue south to a protected turn, and restriped U.S. 40 east to include a dedicated left-hand turn lane. A channelized island was also added for the eastbound turn from SR 896 Business north to U.S. 40. Construction was completed in fall 2016.1
Delaware State Route 896 Business - 2015 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
- 16,760 - SR 896 to Old County Road
- 10,265 - Old County Road to Cann Road
- 13,595 - Cann Road to U.S. 40
- 11,520 - U.S. 40 to SR 896
|U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) separates into a one-way couplet through Glasgow. Businesses occupy the median space of U.S. 40 both east and west of Glasgow Avenue. Photo taken 12/26/16.|
|Continuing south from Peoples Plaza Shopping Center, Glasgow Avenue intersects the access road for Hodgson VoTech High School opposite Glasgow Medical Center. Photo taken 12/26/16.|
|The adjacent SR 896 expressway bypass comes into view as Glasgow Avenue curves west from Marlin Drive and the Marabou Meadows subdivision. Photo taken 12/26/16.|
|SR 896 Business ends across from Porter Road east. SR 896 continues south to the Summit Bridge while Porter Road heads east through suburban areas to SR 72 (Wrangle Hill Road). Photo taken 12/26/16.|
12/26/16 by AARoads
Page Updated 02-28-2017.