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DE 2(E-W)/DE 4(E-W) Duplex

2 4

Delaware Routes 2 and 4 join for a 2-mile, same-way, unnecessary duplex south of Newark in New Castle County. The western mile of DE 2/DE 4 is joined by DE 896 in the DE 2/DE 4/DE 896 triplex.


Alex Nitzman 3/04

Eastbound on DE 2/DE 4 at the eastern split, southeast of Newark. DE 72 runs north-to-south here, and DE 2 east turns left to join DE 72 in its bypass of Newark.

 


Alex Nitzman 3/04

A closer view of the eastern split from DE 2/DE 4 eastbound.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

Westbound on DE 4 at the junction of DE 2/DE 72. DE 2 east follows DE 72 to the north, and DE 2 west follows DE 4 west ahead, bypassing Newark either way.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

Reassurance shields westbound as the duplex skirts the southern part of Newark.

 

 

DE 2(E-W)/DE 4(E-W)/DE 896(S-N) Triplex

2 4 896

Delaware Route 896 joins the DE 2/DE 4 duplex for a mile south of Newark in New Castle County.


Alex Nitzman 4/04

Northbound on DE 896, south of Newark. DE 896 meets DE 2/DE 4 ahead, even though only DE 4 is mentioned on the green guide sign.

 


Alex Nitzman 4/04

DE 896 north turns left onto DE 2/DE 4 west. DE 896 used to continued straight ahead into Newark before the route was relocated to bypass the center of town.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

The same intersection as seen from DE 2/DE 4 westbound. DE 896 joins straight ahead.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

Reassurance shields heading west on the triplex, which follows the Christiana Parkway built in the 1980s. The Parkway was originally DE 4, but DE 2 and DE 896 were rerouted to here by the early 1990s to bypass downtown Newark.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

DE 2/DE 4/DE 896 meets the original alignment of DE 2 here, southwest of Newark and near the Mason-Dixon Line separating Delaware from Maryland. DE 4 ends, DE 2 returns to its former alignment, and DE 896 turns north on Business DE 2.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

Even with DE 4 ending, the two options (left and right) still involve three routes: DE 2, which shortly becomes MD 279 in Maryland, and Business DE 2/DE 896, which leads to Newark.

 


Alex Nitzman 3/04

Eastbound on DE 2 at the junction with DE 896 and the beginnings of Business DE 2 and DE 4. The DE 2/DE 4/DE 896 triplex begins with a right turn, and the Business DE 2/DE 896 duplex begins straight ahead on DE 2's old alignment. The directions are swapped in the first column of the signs at the right. Business DE 2 east/DE 896 north is straight ahead.

 

 

Local Names

East
2

Chapel Street

East
4

Chestnut Hill Road

Duplex
2
4

Christiana Parkway
Chestnut Hill Road

South
896
College Avenue
Triplex
2
4
896
Christina Parkway
West
2
Elkton Road
North
896
Elkton Road

 

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Adjacent Multiplexes

2
72

East to Newark

4
7

East to Stanton


2
896

North to Newark

301
896

South to Summit Bridge

 

 

 

 
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