Delaware Route 92
|Maintained by DelDOT|
|Length:||8.83 mi (14.21 km)|
|West end:||DE 100 near Montchanin|
| US 202 near Talleyville
DE 261 in Brandywine Hundred
DE 3 in Brandywine Hundred
I‑95 in Claymont
DE 491 in Claymont
|East end:||US 13 in Claymont|
Delaware Route 92 (DE 92) is a 8.83-mile-long (14.21 km) road in northern New Castle County, Delaware that runs a short distance to the south of the Pennsylvania/Delaware state line for most of its length. The route runs from DE 100 near Montchanin east to U.S. Route 13 (US 13) in Claymont. The road is a two-lane rural road between the western terminus and US 202, passing through Brandywine Creek State Park. East of US 202, DE 92 is a four-lane divided highway called Naamans Road that passes through suburban areas to the north of Wilmington, interchanging with Interstate 95 (I-95) in Claymont. DE 92 was first built as a state highway east of US 202 during the 1920s and 1930s. By 1968, the route was designated onto its current alignment. In the 1990s, DE 92 east of US 202 was widened into a divided highway.
DE 92 begins at the intersection with DE 100 and Adams Dam Road near Montchanin. The route runs northeast on a two-lane undivided road called Thompson Bridge Road, passing through farmland to the north of Brandywine Creek State Park. The road continues into forested areas of the state park, crossing the Brandywine Creek. After the state park, DE 92 heads into areas of fields within First State National Historical Park, continuing northeast along Ramsey Road before curving to the north. The route turns east onto Beaver Valley Road, widening into a four-lane divided highway as it passes south of business parks and intersects US 202.
Past the US 202 intersection, DE 92 becomes Naamans Road and passes to the south of Brandywine Town Center as it continues into residential and commercial areas and intersects Shipley Road. Past the Brandywine Town Center, the route heads through neighborhoods in Brandywine Hundred and intersects Ebright Road, which goes north to the highest point in Delaware (Ebright Azimuth) and into Pennsylvania. After this, the road comes to an intersection with DE 261.
Farther east, DE 92 reaches a junction with the northern terminus of DE 3. From here, the road crosses over CSX's Philadelphia Subdivision and turns to the east-southeast. The route heads into business areas in Claymont and comes to an interchange with I-95 at the northern terminus of I-495. After the I-95 interchange, DE 92 passes the Tri-State Mall and has an intersection with the southern terminus of DE 491. Past this intersection, the route turns southeast and crosses a railroad spur before ending at US 13.
DE 92 has an annual average daily traffic count ranging from a high of 28,720 vehicles at the Shipley Road intersection to a low of 8,065 vehicles at the Creek Road intersection. The portion of DE 92 east of US 202 is part of the National Highway System.
By 1920, what is now DE 92 originally existed as a county road, with the portion east of Foulk Road proposed to become a state highway. The state highway between Foulk Road and Philadelphia Pike was completed four years later. By 1931, the portion of road between Grubb Road and Foulk Road was upgraded to a state highway. The state highway portion was extended west to Concord Pike by 1936.
By 1968, DE 92 was designated onto its current alignment between DE 100 and US 13, with the easternmost portion replacing what had been designated a part of US 13 Bypass. DE 92 was widened into a divided highway by 1997 between US 202 and DE 261 and between DE 3 and DE 491. Two years later, the road was upgraded to a divided highway between DE 261 and DE 3.
The entire route is in New Castle County.
|Montchanin||0.00||0.00||DE 100 (Montchanin Road)|
|Brandywine Hundred||3.18||5.12||US 202 (Concord Pike)|
|5.51||8.87||DE 261 (Foulk Road)|
|6.25||10.06||DE 3 south (Marsh Road)|
|Claymont||8.12||13.07||I‑95 – Chester, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore||I-95 exit 11 northbound, I-495 exit 6 southbound|
|DE 491 north (Hickman Road)|
|8.83||14.21||US 13 (Philadelphia Pike) – Claymont|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- Delaware Department of Transportation (2008). Delaware Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2008 ed.). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
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- National Highway System: Delaware (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
- Delaware State Highway Department (1920). Official Road Map (PDF) (Map) (1920 ed.). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- Delaware State Highway Department (1924). Official Road Map (PDF) (Map) (1924 ed.). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- Delaware State Highway Department (1931). Official Road Map of the State of Delaware (PDF) (Map) (1931 ed.). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- 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.
- Delaware State Highway Department (1968). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1968 ed.). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- Delaware Department of Transportation (1997). Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1997 ed.). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- Delaware Department of Transportation (1999). Delaware Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1999 ed.). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
Route map: Bing
- Media related to Delaware Route 92 at Wikimedia Commons