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Business DE 2(E-W)/DE 896(N-S) Duplex


BUSINESS
2
896

Delaware Business Route 2 and Route 896 join for 2.02 miles through Newark in New Castle County.


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

DE 896 leaves the DE 2/DE 4/DE 896 triplex southwest of Newark. Here the Christiana Parkway meets Elkton Road. DE 4 ends, while Business DE 2 begins, taking DE 896 with it into Newark.

 


Alex Nitzman 3/04

Northbound on DE 2 at the beginnings of DE 4, DE 896, and its business route, Business DE 2. DE 2 joins DE 4/DE 896 to bypass Newark to the south, while Business DE 2/DE 896 begins a duplex into the town.

 


Alex Nitzman 3/04

Northbound on Elkton Road/Business DE 2/DE 896. Before several of the Newark state routes were moved to bypass the town, this road was DE 2.

 

Business DE 2(E-W)/DE 273(E-W)/DE 896(N) Triplex
Business DE 2(W)/DE 273(E)/DE 896(S) Triplex


BUSINESS
2
273
896

Eastbound Delaware Routes 273 joins Business DE 2/DE 896 for 0.13 miles as a three-way duplex and 0.3 miles as a perpendicular triplex through Newark in New Castle County.


Alex Nitzman 3/04

Business DE 2/DE 896 meets up with DE 273 in western Newark. All three routes follow different paths depending on the direction of travel. The separation of north- and southbound traffic on DE 896 and east- and westbound traffic on Business DE 2/DE 273 leads to three parts of the Business DE 2/DE 273/DE 896 triplex distinguished by their directions. This photo shows one segment, Business DE 2 east/DE 273 east/DE 896 north at the eastern split. DE 896 turns left onto College Avenue to travel one block north to the next piece of the triplex. Business DE 2/DE 273 eastward continues through Newark.

 


Alex Nitzman 3/04

After a block, DE 896 north meets Business DE 2/DE 273 east from the left at this intersection. The routes combine straight ahead to form another piece of the duplex, Business DE 2 west/DE 273 west/DE 896 north on Main Street.


Alex Nitzman 3/04

Westbound on Main Street where the triplex splits in three and forms yet another piece. DE 896 turns northwestward toward the northeasternmost piece of Maryland. DE 273 heads east toward truck route duplexes in Maryland. Business DE 2 turns southwestward, but picks up the other directions of DE 273 and DE 896 to create the third piece of the triplex, Business DE 2 west/DE 273 east/DE 896 south, a three-way triplex.

 


Timothy Reichard 5/18/03

An unusual sign assembly along Business DE 2 west/DE 273 east/DE 896 south, which is the block of Elkton Road between Main Street and Delaware Avenue. Business DE 2 used to be simply DE 2, but when the change was made, the Business sign was placed below DE 273 instead of above DE 2 where it belongs. The Business DE 2/DE 273 signs are pointing to Delaware Avenue, while Business DE 2/DE 896 head southwestward on Elkton Road. Putting these route markers on the same sign post as a speed limit sign is not common practice. A left turn leads to the first piece of this triplex which forms most of a complete loop.

 

Business DE 2(E-W)/DE 273(E-W) Duplex


BUSINESS
2
273


Delaware Business Route 2 and Route 273 join for 1.18 miles through Newark in New Castle County. The western 0.4 miles of the duplex are joined by DE 896.


Timothy Reichard 5/18/03

Westbound on Business DE 2/DE 273 in Newark. Here only Business DE 2 is signed, but DE 273, too, is typically signed along the duplex.

 


Alex Nitzman 3/04

Eastbound on Business DE 2/DE 273 at DE 2/DE 72 on the east side of Newark. Business DE 2 ends here as it reconnects to DE 2, and DE 273 makes a left to make a DE 2/DE 72/DE 273 triplex.

 


Alex Nitzman 3/04

Both routes are signed along Main Street.

 

DE 273(E-W)/DE 896(S) Triplex


273
896

Eastbound Delaware Routes 273 joins Business DE 2/DE 896 for 0.13 miles through Newark in New Castle County.


Timothy Reichard 5/18/03

DE 896 south follows Hillside Avenue to Main Street instead of following New London Road as DE 896 north does. Thus a short duplex is formed in the southeastbound lane of DE 273/DE 896. The duplex meets Business DE 2 in a few blocks.

 

Local Names

East
273

Library Avenue


Duplex
BUSINESS
2
273


Main Street (WB)
Delaware Avenue (EB)

South
896

College Avenue
Elkton Road


Triplex
BUSINESS
2
273
896


Elkton Road
Main Street (WB)
Delaware Avenue (EB)

West
273

Main Street

North
896

New London Road


Duplex
BUSINESS
2
896


Elkton Road

South
896

Christiana Parkway

 

Terraserver Imagery

  • 1998 Topo. · Business DE 2/DE 273 duplex and Business DE 2/DE 273/DE 896 triplex
  • 1992 Aerial · Business DE 2/DE 273 eastern end
  • 1992 Aerial · Business DE 2/DE 273/DE 896 triplex
  • 1998 Topo. · Business DE 2/DE 896 duplex
  • 1992 Aerial · Business DE 2/DE 896 southern end

 

Adjacent Multiplexes

2
72
273

East to Newark


273


West to Rising Sun, MD

372
896

North to Green Tree, PA

2
4
896

South to Newark

 

 

 
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