U.S. 40 West

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U.S. 40 West
Wilton Boulevard intersects U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) to the immediate west of U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway). Wilton Boulevard arcs northwest by a number of town home communities to Appleby Road. 01/15/17
Confirming marker for U.S. 40 posted west of Wilton Boulevard. The south side of Pulaski Highway remains undeveloped due to the adjacent Norfolk Southern Railroad. 01/15/17
School Bell Road provides a cut off from U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) west to SR 7 north near Christiana. The suburban road winds by several subdivisions to pass under the SR 1 freeway. 01/15/17
U.S. 40 west at Buckley Boulevard south. Built by the early 1990s, the adjacent Buckley subdivision is representative of early growth in the Bear area. Signals at Buckley Boulevard were added in 2000 as traffic counts increased due to the addition of several businesses. 01/15/17
Continuing west toward the commercial center of Bear, U.S. 40 quickly enters the parclo interchange with SR 1. The SR 273 reference for SR 1 northbound remains from when the freeway ended temporarily at Exit 162 (Christiana Road). 01/15/17
A left turn takes drivers onto SR 1 north to Christiana and I-95 at Churchmans Crossing. The freeway north to I-95 was completed in April 1993. 01/15/17
Signs for SR 1 on U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) reference U.S. 13 from the 1991 opening of the freeway south to Tybouts Corner. SR 1 overtook a portion of Dupont Highway south from there toward to St. Georges, Odessa, Smyrna and Dover when it was completed in December 1995. 01/15/17
Approaching both the entrance to Eden Square Shopping Center and the intersection SR 7 (Bear Corbitt Road) on U.S. 40 west at Bear. Preventing weaving traffic, the concrete divider separating he left turn lanes into Eden Square Shopping Center from the SR 1 entrance ramp was added in 2000. 06/17/12
Governors Square and Glendale Plaza shopping centers line the west side of the congested intersection at U.S. 40 and SR 7 (Bear Corbitt Road). SR 7 was the original route linking U.S. 13 north from Wrangle Hill to Interstate 95 north of Christiana. Still mostly a two-lane roadway today, the state route doubles as a commuter route to the parallel SR 1 freeway while serving numerous housing developments and apartments both south to Red Lion and north to SR 273. 03/27/04
Construction completed in 1997 widened U.S. 40 west from SR 1 to Walther Road. The expansion preceded the 1998-opening of Glendale Plaza on the south side of Pulaski Highway. 05/01/04
Passing by the Walther farm along U.S. 40 west. This reassurance marker was removed by 2012. 12/23/08
U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) west after Church Road south and Wellington Drive north. 12/23/08
Advancing west toward Glasgow, U.S. 40 intersects SR 72 at Fox Run Shopping Center. SR 72 arcs four miles southeast from U.S. 40 to Wrangle Hill at U.S. 13 and SR 7. Northward, SR 72 (Sunset Lake Road) provides a direct route to the city of Newark. 10/12/04
U.S. 40 leads 1.4 miles west from SR 72 to SR 896 at Glasgow by Glasgow Park. A traffic light was added on this stretch in 2001 at Lagrange Avenue south to a newly built State Police Troop and William B. Keene Elementary. 04/04/04
U.S. 40 continues a half mile west from the Glasgow Park entrance to SR 896 (Summit Bridge Road). Referencing U.S. 301's former alignment between Boyds Corner and Mt. Pleasant, this sign was eventually carbon copied. With the opening of the U.S. 301 toll road around Middletown, U.S. 301 was dropped from SR 896 south. 08/06/05
This shield was installed by 2004 when signage for the northern terminus of U.S. 301 at U.S. 40 in Glasgow was improved. 04/04/04
Replaced overheads posted on U.S. 40 west at SR 896 and U.S. 301 south. U.S. 301 previously overlapped with SR 896 for 7.5 miles between Glasgow and Mt. Pleasant. The southern terminus of the US route lies nearly 1,100 miles to the south in Sarasota, Florida at U.S. 41. 10/12/04
Turning onto SR 896 south from U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) west. SR 896 constitutes a four-lane divided highway leading south to Summit Bridge and north to Newark. The state route was widened from two to four lanes between 1991 and 1996. 04/04/04
U.S. 40 separates into a one-way couplet through Glasgow with businesses occupying space between the east and westbound roadways. A short distance west of SR 896 is the intersection with SR 896 Business (Glasgow Avenue). 12/26/16
SR 896 (Glasgow Avenue) represents the former SR 896 alignment south to Peoples Plaza Shopping Center and Porter Road and north to Muddy Run. 12/26/16
Crossing the Maryland state line on U.S. 40 westbound. Extending west to Baltimore, U.S. 40 remains along the Pulaski Highway across the Cecil County seat of Elkton. 04/24/04


Photo Credits:

03/27/04, 04/04/04, 04/24/04, 05/01/04, 10/12/04, 08/06/05, 12/23/08, 06/17/12, 12/26/16, 01/15/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 295
U.S. 13
U.S. 301
State Route 1
State Route 7
State Route 72
State Route 273

Page Updated 03-21-2017.

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