Delaware Route 62
|Maintained by DelDOT|
|Length:||2.65 mi (4.26 km)|
|West end:||DE 2 / DE 41 in Prices Corner|
| DE 141 near Newport
DE 4 near Newport
|East end:||Dead end near Newport|
Delaware Route 62 (DE 62) is a state highway in New Castle County, Delaware in the United States. The route officially runs from DE 2 and DE 41 in Prices Corner east to a dead end near Newport; however, DE 62 signage ends at the DE 4 intersection. The road runs through suburban areas along Newport Gap Pike and Boxwood Road, interchanging with DE 141. The Newport Gap Pike portion of road was built as a state highway by 1925 and became part of DE 41 by 1936. DE 62 was assigned to its current alignment by 1981.
DE 62 heads southeast from DE 2 (Kirkwood Highway) on the Newport Gap Pike, a two-lane undivided road. At this intersection, DE 41 continues north on Newport Gap Pike and east on DE 2. DE 62 heads through suburban residential and commercial developments, crossing the Wilmington and Western Railroad and CSX's Philadelphia Subdivision. The road passes more development and comes to a ramp from southbound DE 141. At this point, the route turns east onto Boxwood Road, a four-lane divided highway, with Newport Gap Pike continuing south to provide access to southbound DE 141. DE 62 passes over the DE 141 freeway and intersects Centerville Road, which provides access to and from northbound DE 141. Past this intersection, the road becomes two lanes and undivided, passing to the south of the former Wilmington Assembly plant used by General Motors and to the north of residential subdivisions. DE 62 continues through more residential neighborhoods and reaches an intersection with DE 4, where DE 62 signage ends. The route officially continues east on Middleboro Road through more neighborhoods, intersecting Dupont Road before coming to a dead end. DE 62 has an annual average daily traffic count ranging from a high of 13,544 vehicles at the DE 141 interchange to a low of 262 vehicles at the eastern terminus. None of DE 62 is part of the National Highway System.
What is now the Newport Gap Pike portion of DE 62 was originally chartered as the Gap and Newport Turnpike in 1808, an extension of the 1807-chartered turnpike in Pennsylvania that was to run from Gap, Pennsylvania, southeast to Newport, Delaware. By 1920, what is now DE 62 existed as a county road. The Newport Gap Pike portion of the route became a state highway by 1925. This state highway became a part of DE 41 by 1936, when Delaware designated its state highways. By 1981, DE 62 was designated onto its current alignment, with the Newport Gap Pike section replacing a portion of DE 41.
The entire route is in New Castle County.
|Prices Corner||0.00||0.00||DE 2 / DE 41 (Kirkwood Highway/Newport Gap Pike) – Newark, Wilmington||Western terminus|
|1.92||3.09||DE 4 (Newport Pike/Maryland Avenue)||Eastern terminus of DE 62 signage|
|2.65||4.26||Dead end||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- Media related to Delaware Route 62 at Wikimedia Commons