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Delaware Route 58

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Delaware Route 58 marker

Delaware Route 58
Churchmans Road
Route information
Maintained by DelDOT
Length: 3.86 mi[1] (6.21 km)
Major junctions
West end: DE 4 in Christiana
  DE 1 / DE 7 in Christiana
I‑95 in Christiana
DE 37 near New Castle
East end: DE 273 near Hares Corner
Location
Counties: New Castle
Highway system

Routes in Delaware

DE 54 DE 62

Delaware Route 58 (DE 58), also known as Churchmans Road, is a state highway in New Castle County, Delaware. The route runs from DE 4 adjacent to the Christiana Hospital in Christiana southeast to DE 273 near Hares Corner. The road passes through suburban areas between Wilmington and Newark, intersecting DE 1/DE 7 and Interstate 95 (I-95) in Christiana and DE 37 near the New Castle Airport. Churchmans Road was originally a county road that was paved in the 1930s and realigned twice in the 1950s. DE 58 was designated onto it in the 1980s.

Route description[edit]

DE 58 eastbound past DE 37

DE 58 begins at an intersection with DE 4 in Christiana, heading east on Churchmans Road, a four-lane divided highway. Past this intersection, the road continues northwest to provide access to Delaware Park Racetrack and the Churchmans Crossing station on SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Line. From DE 4, the route passes to the north of Christiana Hospital and runs through commercial development to an interchange with DE 1/DE 7. Just east of that interchange, DE 58 passes to the south of the Stanton Campus of Delaware Technical Community College. The route passes over I-95, where there is a ramp from I-95 southbound to DE 58 westbound. This is the only direct ramp between DE 58 and I-95, as all other access between the two routes must be made via DE 1/DE 7.[2][3]

Past I-95, DE 58 becomes a two-lane undivdied road and heads to the southeast through residential areas, crossing the Christina River. The route curves south and passes commercial development, widening back into a four-lane divided highway and intersecting DE 37. Past the intersection with DE 37, DE 58 heads to the southeast as a two-lane undivided road and skirts the southwestern edge of New Castle Airport. The route passes through light industrial development and continues to its terminus at DE 273 near Hares Corner.[2][3]

DE 58 has an annual average daily traffic count ranging from a high of 26,570 vehicles at the DE 1/DE 7 interchange to a low of 10,257 vehicles at the DE 37 intersection.[1] None of DE 58 is part of the National Highway System.[4]

History[edit]

What is now DE 58 existed as a county road by 1920.[5] The entire road was paved by 1936.[6] By 1952, the current alignment of Churchmans Road was constructed around New Castle Airport, with a portion of the original road being removed.[7] The current alignment of Churchmans Road west of DE 7 was built by 1954.[8] DE 58 was designated onto its current alignment in 1985.[9] In 1999, the intersection at DE 1/DE 7 was converted into an interchange.[10]

Major intersections[edit]

Mileposts run from east to west. The entire route is in New Castle County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Christiana 3.86 6.21 DE 4 (Stanton Road) Western terminus
3.03 4.88 DE 1 south / DE 7 to I‑95 – Stanton, Pike Creek, Christiana Interchange
2.53 4.07 I‑95 Ramp from I-95 south to DE 58 west
  1.14 1.83 DE 37 (Airport Road)
Hares Corner 0.00 0.00 DE 273 (Christiana Road) Eastern 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. ^ a b Delaware Department of Transportation (2008). Delaware Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2008 ed.). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Google (February 6, 2011). "overview of Delaware Route 58" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ National Highway System: Delaware (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ Delaware State Highway Department (1920). Official Road Map (PDF) (Map) (1920 ed.). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Delaware State Highway Department; The National Survey Co. (1936). Official Road Map of the State of Delaware (PDF) (Map) (1936–37 ed.). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ Delaware State Highway Department (1952). Official Highway Map of Delaware (PDF) (Map) (1952–53 ed.). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Delaware State Highway Department (1954). Official Highway Map of Delaware (PDF) (Map) (1954–55 ed.). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ Delaware Department of Transportation (1985). Official State Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1985 ed.). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ "I-95 Corridor Projects". Delaware Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing