The US Route 202 (US 202) corridor stretches from New Castle, DE to Bangor, ME. The proposed study area is a six mile stretch of this corridor – from the City of Wilmington line to the Delaware/Pennsylvania State Line. The study area also includes the area at the southwest edge of US 202 that borders the City of Wilmington and the Brandywine Creek. This is a highly valuable and heavily commercialized stretch of roadway that mixes retail, restaurants, residential areas, office complexes and recreational and institutional uses.
The objective of the US 202 corridor Master Plan is to follow up on the results of the US 202 Market Assessment performed in 2017. The assessment proposed the development of a corridor master plan to recommend physical improvements and governmental policies regarding transportation and land use. The end result is to provide an environment to redevelop as a high-quality and attractive multi-modal corridor with provisions for future mixed-use land development with walkability, bikeability and place-making.
The Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) will be responsible for administering the Master Plan development project starting in Spring 2018. The Project Management Committee (PMC) will collaborate on developing the US 202 Corridor Master Plan, and will include WILMAPCO, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), and the New Castle County Department of Land Use.
View our US 202 Analysis to learn more about the many opportunities and challenges associated with this project.