Delaware Route 92
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, with an interchange at 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.
|Maintained by DelDOT|
|Length||8.83 mi (14.21 km)|
|West end||DE 100 near Montchanin|
| US 202 in Brandywine|
DE 261 in Ways Corner
DE 3 in Hanbys Corner
I-95 in Claymont
DE 491 in Claymont
|East end||US 13 in Claymont|
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 the Beaver Valley section of 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 north of the Brandywine Campus of Wilmington University before it intersects US 202 in Brandywine.
Past the US 202 intersection, DE 92 becomes Naamans Road and passes to the south of Brandywine Town Center shopping center, where a park and ride lot is located, 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 passes to the south of Concord High School before intersecting 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 in Ways Corner.
Farther east, DE 92 reaches a junction with the northern terminus of DE 3 in Hanbys Corner. Past the Darley Road intersection, the route passes north of a church that is home to a park and ride lot. From here, the road intersects Carpenter Station Road in Carpenter, where there is a park and ride lot on the southeast corner, before it crosses over CSX's Philadelphia Subdivision railroad line 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 to the south of the Tri-State Mall and crosses Naamans Creek before it has a westbound right-in/right-out intersection with the southern terminus of DE 491. Past this intersection, the route turns southeast before ending at US 13 south of the Robinson House.
DE 92 has an annual average daily traffic count ranging from a high of 30,848 vehicles at the Harvey Road intersection to a low of 6,643 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)||Western terminus|
|Brandywine||3.18||5.12||US 202 (Concord Pike)|
|Ways Corner||5.51||8.87||DE 261 (Foulk Road)|
|Hanbys Corner||6.25||10.06||DE 3 south (Marsh Road)||Northern terminus of DE 3|
|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)||Right-in/right-out intersection westbound; southern terminus of DE 491|
|8.83||14.21||US 13 (Philadelphia Pike) – Claymont||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Delaware State Highway Department (1968). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
- Staff (2016). "Traffic Count and Mileage Report: Interstate, Delaware, and US Routes" (PDF). Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- Delaware Department of Transportation (2017). Official Travel & Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
- Google (February 5, 2011). "overview of Delaware Route 92" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
- National Highway System: Delaware (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
- Delaware State Highway Department (1920). Official Road Map (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
- Delaware State Highway Department (1924). Official Road Map (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
- Delaware State Highway Department (1931). Official Road Map of the State of Delaware (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
- Delaware State Highway Department; The National Survey Co. (1936). Official Road Map of the State of Delaware (PDF) (Map) (1936–1937 ed.). Dover: Delaware State Highway Department. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
- Delaware Department of Transportation (1997). Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
- Delaware Department of Transportation (1999). Delaware Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
- Media related to Delaware Route 92 at Wikimedia Commons