Delaware Route 202

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This article describes a Delaware state highway numbered 202. For the U.S. highway with the same number, see U.S. Route 202 in Delaware.

Delaware Route 202 marker

Delaware Route 202
Concord Avenue
Route information
Maintained by DelDOT
Length: 1.01 mi[1] (1.63 km)
Major junctions
South end:
US 13 Bus. in Wilmington
North end: I‑95 / US 202 in Wilmington
Location
Counties: New Castle
Highway system

Routes in Delaware

US 202 DE 261

Delaware Route 202 (DE 202), also known as Concord Avenue, is a short state highway in Wilmington, Delaware. It runs from U.S. Route 13 Business (US 13 Bus., Market Street) north to a modified cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 95 (I-95) and US 202 at the northern city limits. North of the interchange, the route becomes US 202 northbound, also known as the Concord Pike. The road is two lanes and undivided for most of its length except for the part just south of the I-95 interchange, which is four lanes and divided. DE 202 was a part of US 202 until that highway was truncated to the I-95 interchange in 1970. DE 202 was designated by 1981.

Route description[edit]

The beginning of southbound DE 202 at I-95/US 202, with an erroneous end sign for US 202

DE 202 begins at an intersection with US 13 Bus. (Market Street) in the city of Wilmington, heading north on two-lane undivided Concord Avenue. The road passes urban areas of homes and businesses in the northern part of the city. Concord Avenue crosses several streets including Washington Street and Baynard Boulevard. At the intersection with the latter, the road becomes four lanes and becomes a divided highway at the Franklin Street intersection. After passing under CSX’s Philadelphia Subdivision, DE 202 reaches an interchange with I-95 and US 202, where DE 202 ends and the road continues north as part of US 202 (Concord Pike).[2][3]

DE 202 has an annual average daily traffic count ranging from a high of 25,601 vehicles at the north end of Wilmington to a low of 8,387 vehicles at the Baynard Boulevard intersection.[1] None of DE 202 is part of the National Highway System.[4]

History[edit]

When the U.S. Highway System was created in 1926, what is now DE 202 was designated as the southernmost part of US 122, a U.S. highway that ran from US 13 in Wilmington north to New Jersey.[5][6] By the mid-1930s, the US 122 designation was replaced with US 202, and the route was shifted to head southwest from Concord Avenue and continue into downtown Wilmington on Washington Boulevard.[7] By 1959, US 202 was moved onto a one-way pair through downtown Wilmington, with the southbound direction splitting from Concord Avenue to follow Baynard Boulevard to Washington Street and the northbound direction turning onto Concord Avenue at Market Street (US 13).[8] In 1970, the southern terminus of US 202 was cut back to the I-95 interchange.[9][10] DE 202 was designated along Concord Avenue between US 13 Bus. and I-95/US 202 by 1981.[11]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Wilmington, New Castle County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00
US 13 Bus. (Market Street)
Southern terminus
1.01 1.63 I‑95 / US 202 south – Chester, Philadelphia, Delaware Memorial Bridge, Baltimore
US 202 north (Concord Pike) – Talleyville, West Chester
Interchange, northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Staff (2011). "Traffic Count and Mileage Report: Interstate, Delaware, and US Routes" (PDF). Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Delaware Department of Transportation (2008) (PDF). Delaware Official Transportation Map (Map) (2008 ed.). http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/historic_highway_maps/pdf/cd_083.pdf. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Delaware Route 202". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=market+street+and+concord+avenue+wilmington,+de&daddr=DE-202+N%2FConcord+Pike&hl=en&sll=39.763208,-75.541584&sspn=0.008346,0.021136&geocode=FTaSXgIdcFZ_-ymDcj5AOv3GiTENMRDSUxEWIA%3BFU7KXgIdfE5_-w&t=h&mra=ls&z=15. Retrieved March 17, 2010.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (2010) (PDF). National Highway System: Delaware (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/maps/de/de_delaware.pdf. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Bureau of Public Roads (1926). United States System of Highways (Map). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:1926us.jpg. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  6. ^ Delaware State Highway Department (1931) (PDF). Official Road Map of the State of Delaware (Map) (1931 ed.). http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/historic_highway_maps/pdf/cd_005.pdf. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  7. ^ Delaware State Highway Department (1936) (PDF). Official Road Map of the State of Delaware (Map). Cartography by The National Survey Co. (1936–37 ed.). http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/historic_highway_maps/pdf/cd_008.pdf. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  8. ^ Delaware State Highway Department (1959) (PDF). Official Highway Map of Delaware (Map) (1959–60 ed.). http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/historic_highway_maps/pdf/cd_032.pdf. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  9. ^ U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee (November 6, 1970) (PDF). U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee Agenda Showing Action Taken by the Executive Committee (Report). Houston, TX: American Association of State Highway Officials. p. 397. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AASHO_USRN_1970-11-06.pdf. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  10. ^ Delaware Department of Highways and Transportation (1971) (PDF). Delaware Highways Official Map (Map) (1971 ed.). http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/historic_highway_maps/pdf/cd_050.pdf. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  11. ^ Delaware Department of Transportation (1981) (PDF). Delaware Official State Highway Map (Map) (1981 ed.). http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/historic_highway_maps/pdf/cd_058.pdf. Retrieved March 22, 2012.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing