US 202 is a US Highway in the US state of Delaware. The road forms a north-south route in the north of the state, through the Wilmington metro area, a subcenter in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The road is partially double-numbered with Interstate 95 and is 13 miles long.
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US 202 in Wilmington.
The road begins at the intersection with US 13, which is double-numbered with US 40, near the suburb of New Castle. The road then runs past Greater Wilmington Airport, then merges with Interstate 95, which comes from Washington and Baltimore. The US 202 is then double-numbered with the I-95. Straight ahead is SR-141, a short highway to the western suburbs of Wilmington. This is followed by a double junction with Interstate 295 and Interstate 495. The I-295 goes almost immediately out of the state towards New York, and I-495 runs through the east side of Wilmington, while I-95/US 202 runs through the west side. At the north end of Wilmington, the road turns off and forms a 6-lane main road through Wilmington’s northern suburbs. The road crosses the Pennsylvania border at a large shopping mall, after which US 202 continues in Pennsylvania towards West Chester.
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US 202 was added to the US Highway network in 1934, and has had its southern terminus at New Castle ever since. Although Interstate Highways have been built in the region, US 202 has never been directly replaced by an Interstate, especially north of Wilmington.
Every day, 42,000 vehicles travel between New Castle and I-95. North of Wilmington, 30,000 to 51,000 vehicles drove daily. This makes US 202 one of the busiest US Highways in Delaware.