A scene from last Thursday’s fall snowstorm on Kirkwood Highway in suburban Wilmington. Kirkwood Highway was built between 1938 and 1941, and was originally a four-lane bypass around Marshallton with a grass median between directions. The highway was needed to provide access to the popular Delaware Park horsetrack from Wilmington.
When completed, the road was designated Delaware Route 2. Today, Delaware Route 2 is the main surface road between Wilmington and Newark. This section of Kirkwood Highway, between St. James Church Road and Milltown Road, is the last remaining section of the highway in its original condition, with two lanes each way separated by a grass median. Photo by xzmattzx.