State Route 141 in Delaware


Get started New Castle
End Fairfax
Length 11 mi
Length 18 km
New CastleWilmington Manor

→ Baltimore / Philadelphia

Downtown Newport

North Newport




State Route 141 or SR-141 is a state route in the U.S. state of Delaware. The route forms a western bypass through the suburbs of Wilmington, which is in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The route is 18 kilometers long.

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Travel directions

The road begins as a main road in New Castle, just off the coast of the Delaware Estuary. At Wilmington Manor a cloverleaf road follows with the US 13. The road then has 4 lanes, and you pass New Castle Airport. This is followed by a double junction with Interstate 295, which runs towards New York, and Interstate 95, the highway from Baltimore to Philadelphia. The road then becomes a grade separated expressway through Newport, a suburb of Wilmington. This section, however, only lasts a few kilometers, after which the road becomes a main street again through the various suburbs. The road ends in the suburb of Fairfax on US 202.

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In 1965, the Delaware State Highway Department announced that a new highway over SR-141 would be built between the Delaware Turnpike and Newport, which would connect to the proposed US 202 freeway to West Chester, creating a greater bypass west and north. of Philadelphia creating. Construction of the highway section began in 1971 and was completed in 1979.

Not built

Since the 1960s, there have been proposals to extend the freeway portion of SR-141 to US 202, north of downtown Wilmington. However, the highway was never built, but the road was improved on a small scale.

State Route 141 in Delaware