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U.S. 13 North - Kent County


U.S. 13 north
Nine Foot Road leads back to the southwest to Delaware 16 (Hickman Road) from U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway). Delaware 16 previously intersected U.S. 13 at Greenwood. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) remains rural northward from Greenwood to Harrington. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Dupont Highway bypasses Farmington just to the east. Following School Street, Main Street here provides the second of two roads from U.S. 13 into the rural town. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Traffic counts range between 20,000 to 25,000 vehicles per day along U.S. 13 through southern Kent County. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Continuing north from Farmington, U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) reaches the city of Harrington in four miles and Dover in 12 miles. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Williamsville Road meanders east from U.S. 13 and Hammondtown Road to the community of Williamsville and SR 14 at Milford. There is a second Williamsville in southeastern Sussex County along SR 54. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Tower Hill Road west to Farmington Road provides part of a truck route for Delaware 14 around Harrington. Delaware 14 Truck east overlaps with U.S. 13 north to Milford Harrington Highway. Delaware 14 travels west from the city to Burrsville and Maryland 317 and east toward Houston and Milford. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Delaware Avenue ties into U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) from Downtown Harrington to the southwest ahead of this mileage sign five miles south of Felton. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Carpenter Bridge Road angles northeast from U.S. 13 at the ensuing northbound signal. The rural highway comprises a through route northeast to SR 12 at Frederica. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Departing from the Harrington area, U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) transitions back through agricultural areas. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Reassurance marker posted north of Paradise Alley Road. U.S. 13 lowers to cross the Murderkill River on the succeeding stretch. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Killens Pond Road arcs east and south from U.S. 13 at Reeves Crossing Road to Killens Pond State Park. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Advancing north from Killens Pond Road, U.S. 13 approaches the town of Felton. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) runs along the east side of the Felton by service stations and Lake Forest Elementary. Speed limits reduce to 45 miles per hour. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Forthcoming Delaware 12 bisects Felton along Main Street through the town center. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Delaware 12 connects Felton with Greensboro, Maryland to the west via Maryland 314. Midstate Road leads the state route east 4.4 miles to the Frederica town line. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 12 goes for 16.2 miles overall from Whiteleysburg on the Maryland state line to SR 1 (Bay Road) outside Frederica. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Speed limits increase back to 55 miles per hour beyond Memorial Drive. Several subdivisions abut the four lane highway nearby. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Progressing north from Felton, U.S. 13 reaches the town of Camden in eight miles and capital city of Dover in 11 miles. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Dupont Highway northbound after the community of Plymouth and the crossing of Hudson Branch. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Evens Drive east from the town of Viola and Irish Hill Road west from the town of Magnolia come together with U.S. 13 at the upcoming traffic light. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Irish Hill Road provides a cutoff to Delaware 15 south from Canterbury. The state route joins Woodside with Milford in southern Kent County. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 steadily increases with traffic from Canterbury northward into Dover. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Delaware 15 (Canterbury Road) meets U.S. 13 directly at the succeeding intersection of Dupont Highway northbound. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 15 originates from SR 14 (Milford Harrington Highway) just west of U.S. 113 in Milford. The state route north briefly overlaps with U.S. 13 to connect with Upper King Road (U.S. 13 Alternate) north into Woodside. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 15 branches west from U.S. 13 after a tenth of a mile overlap to combine with U.S. 13 Alternate north through Woodside. U.S. 13 Alternate follows the pre-Dupont Highway alignment of U.S. 13 through to Camden. Photo taken 01/15/17.
An unsignalized left-hand turn extends SR 15 north onto Upper King Road. U.S. 13 Alternate and SR 15 run concurrently for 1.76 miles to Main Street (SR 10 Alt) in Woodside. U.S. 13 Alt returns to U.S. 13 in 5.69 miles. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Wilmington appears at 53 miles out on the ensuing mileage sign after SR 15 and U.S. 13 Alternate near Canterbury. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 10 Alt (Walnut Shade Road) heads east from an overlap with SR 15 (Main Street) through Woodside to intersect U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) near Polytech High School. Photo taken 01/15/17.
SR 10 Alt arcs northeast along Walnut Shade Road east to the community of Rising Sun. West through Woodside, SR 10 Alt provides a direct route to SR 10 west ahead of Petersburg and Sandtown. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) continues north from SR 10 Alt (Walnut Shade Road) one mile to Camden and six miles to Dover. SR 10 Alt concludes 4.53 miles to the northeast at SR 10 (Lebanon Road), midway between Camden and Dover AFB. Photo taken 01/15/17.
U.S. 13 leaves the town of Camden and approaches the Puncheon Run Connector east. In conjunction with the SR 1 Turnpike north toward Smyrna, the unnumbered freeway provides part of a bypass for Dover. The Puncheon Run Connector also provides access to Bay Road (former U.S. 113) for Dover Air Force Base and the Blue Hen Corporate Center. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Continuing northward through south Dover on DuPont Highway, drivers pass by a reassurance marker for U.S. 13. The Dover Downs trailblazer posted here was removed by 2015. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Approaching the traffic light with State Street on U.S. 13 north. State Street represents the original alignment of U.S. 113 Alternate north from Magnolia. The designation was eliminated along with U.S. 113 north of Milford in February 2004. Photo taken 08/05/07.
State Street runs north from U.S. 13 (DuPont Highway) through to historic Downtown Dover and south to Rising Sun. Photo taken 08/05/07.
A short distance to the northeast, U.S. 13 (DuPont Highway) intersects Roosevelt Avenue. Roosevelt Avenue forms a short connector street leading west to State Street and Wyoming Avenue. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Nearing the four-lane bridge over the St. Jones River on U.S. 13 (DuPont Highway) northbound. The St. Jones River flows south from Silver Lake in Dover to Delaware Bay at Kitts Hummock. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Vintage guard rail and light posts line the sides of the U.S. 13 span across the St. Jones River. Built in 1951, the bridge is named after Douglas L. Harris. Photo taken 08/05/07.
The ensuing northbound intersection along U.S. 13 joins Dupont Highway with River Road north and Public Safety Boulevard south. Public Safety Boulevard serves a bevy of government service buildings, including the Delaware Department of Transportation Danner Campus. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Next for northbound U.S. 13 motorists is the signalized intersection with Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. MLK Boulevard provides access to adjacent Bay Road (former U.S. 113) south and South Little Creek Road east to SR 9 at Little Creek. MLK Boulevard west crosses the St. Jones River to Legislative Hall and the Capitol Complex. Dover City Council approved the resigning of Court Street as MLK Boulevard on January 21, 2013.1 Photo taken 08/05/07.
U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) northbound merges with Bay Road. Until February 2004, the wye intersection represented the north end of both U.S. 113 and U.S. 113 Alternate. U.S. 113 Alternate overlapped with U.S. 13 north from State Street to Bay Road. Photo taken 08/05/07.
Beyond the merge with Bay Road, U.S. 13 expands to six lanes and quickly approaches Delaware 8 (Division Street). Photo taken 08/05/07.
This sign for SR 8 was removed after 2008. The state route lines Division Street west toward Downtown Dover and east through the Dover Heights community. Photo taken 04/13/04.
Delaware 8 stretches 17.15 miles across Kent County as it links Dover with Pearsons Corner and Marydel to the west and Little Creek to the east. Photo taken 08/05/07.
U.S. 13 advances north as a six-lane commercial arterial through north Dover. Intersecting Dupont Highway here is Townsend Boulevard west by the Capitol Commons shopping center. Photo taken 12/28/16.
A pair of J-turns connect U.S. 13 with Lepore Road west to U.S. 13 Alternate (State Street) south across Silver Lake and Jefferic Boulevard east. Photo taken 12/28/16.
The 3.86 mile route of U.S. 13 Alternate through Dover ends at U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) across from Leipsic Road. Left hand turns onto State Street south are prohibited from Dupont Highway north due to the angle at which the two US routes meet. Photo taken 12/28/16.
U.S. 13 maintains six overall lanes from the merge with U.S. 13 Alternate north by the North Dover Center retail area and adjacent Dover International Speedway. Photo taken 12/28/16.
College Avenue winds west from Dupont Highway at the succeeding northbound signal by Delaware State University and SR 15 (McKee Road). Photo taken 12/28/16.
The subsequent signal governs movements to Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Dover Downs occupies the west side of the stock car and harness racing tracks at Dover International Speedway. Photo taken 12/28/16.
The main entrance to Delaware State University (DSU) ties into U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) across from Farley Plaza and adjacent big box retail. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Back to back access roads join U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) with Dover Mall. Opened in 1982, Dover Mall is the only enclosed mall in the capital city. Photo taken 12/28/16.
A lane drop occurs one mile north of Dover Mall at Scarborough Road and the access road to Delaware 1 (Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway). Photo taken 12/28/16.
With 50,000 vpd, U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) remains a busy six-lane commercial arterial through to the Delaware 1 ramps. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Additional big box retail lines U.S. 13 north at Rustic Lane and Dover Town Center. Photo taken 12/28/16.
The right lane turns onto the ramps for SR 1 south to Sussex County and north to Wilmington at the third traffic light north from Maxwell Street. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Traffic departs U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) north for the SR 1 Turnpike by the Dover campus of Wilmington University. The Dover-Smyrna portion of the toll road opened to traffic on December 21, 1993. Photo taken 12/28/16.
The right-hand turn for SR 1 expands to two lanes as U.S. 13 approaches Scarborough Road. Scarborough Road constitutes a connector leading southwest from SR 1 and Dupont Highway to SR 15 (McKee Road). Photo taken 12/28/16.
SR 1 stays east of U.S. 13 from Dover north to Smyrna. The two routes intertwine several times northward through New Castle County to Tybouts Corner. The next link between the two otherwise is located 6.2 miles ahead in south Smyrna. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Denneys Road leads west through northern reaches of Dover to become a part of SR 15 between McKee and Kenton Roads. Denneys Road east extends to SR 42 near Leipsic, albeit it in a convoluted route made by the construction of the SR 1 Turnpike. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Dyke Branch Road meanders west from SR 9 (Bayside Drive) to end at U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) opposite Fork Branch Road at this traffic light. Photo taken 12/28/16.
The signal at Jerome Drive serves an adjacent Wal-Mart as U.S. 13 reaches the town of Cheswold. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Forthcoming Delaware 42 crosses paths with U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) from Main Street east through the Cheswold town center. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Overall SR 42 totals 12.72 miles in an arc from Cheswold west to SR 6 at Blackiston and east to SR 9 in Leipsic. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Delaware 42 follows Fast Landing Road east across Delaware 1 along a mostly rural course to 2nd Street in the town of Leipsic. Photo taken 12/28/16.
U.S. 13 north generally stays east of Cheswold, with annexations adding newer subdivisions off of SR 42 or west of Dupont Highway. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Confirming marker for U.S. 13 posted north of SR 42 (Main Street). The adjacent SR 1 Turnpike curves westward to its closet point to Dupont Highway nearby. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Messina Hill Road loops west from U.S. 13 through the community of Bethel just south of the Dupont Highway crossing of Garrison Lake and the Leipsic River. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Hickory Ridge Road constitutes a suburban road northwest to Brenford Road on the outskirts of Smyrna. It intersects U.S. 13 across from the Spring Meadow subdivision. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Brenford Road arcs northeast from SR 42 (Seven Hickories Road) and Hickory Ridge Road to intersect U.S. 13 opposite Big Oak Road. Big Oak Road provides a cutoff to Smyrna Leipsic Road (old SR 9) beyond Big Oak County Park. New mast arm signals were installed at this location between December 5 and 8, 2016. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Nearing the Smyrna town line, a series of signs advise truckers to remain along U.S. 13 north to SR 300 west directly for Smyrna Business Park. Upcoming Carter Road leads to SR 300 directly near the industrial park otherwise. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Entering the Smyrna corporate limits along U.S. 13 north. U.S. 13 is named Dupont Boulevard through the Kent County portion of the town. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Carter Road angles northwest from U.S. 13 at Pharmacy Drive and Gateway North shopping center by a number of subdivisions through to SR 300 (Wheatleys Pond Road). Photo taken 12/28/16.
Traveler services line both sides of U.S. 13 through to the ensuing access road linking Dupont Boulevard with Delaware 1 (Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway). Photo taken 12/28/16.
Delaware 1 bypasses the east and north sides of Smyrna from U.S. 13 across Duck and Mill Creeks. U.S. 13 represents the main commercial arterial through the growing town of 10,000 plus. Photo taken 12/28/16.
The South Smyrna interchange of SR 1 provides part of the connection from the toll road to SR 6 and SR 300 west via U.S. 13 north. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Smyrna Leipsic Road meanders east from U.S. 13 (Dupont Boulevard) to become SR 9 south of Whitehall Crossroads into Leipsic. Prior to 1959, the rural highway represented the northern extent of the state route. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Smyrna Leipsic Road ends just west of Dupont Boulevard at Sunnyside Road and the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Continuing north into central Smyrna, U.S. 13 (Dupont Boulevard) splits with South Main Street ahead of Mill Creek. Photo taken 12/28/16.
A commercialized stretch precedes the junction of U.S. 13 (Dupont Boulevard) north with Delaware 6 at Commerce Street. Photo taken 12/28/16.
East from U.S. 13, Delaware 6 (Commerce Street) spans Delaware 1 to become Woodland Beach Road en route to Carrolltown, Serverson Neck and Woodland Beach on Delaware Bay. Commerce Street west to Smyrna Clayton Boulevard through the town center was formerly a part of the state route. Photo taken 12/28/16.
U.S. 13 north & Delaware 6 west
Delaware 6 west combines with U.S. 13 (Dupont Boulevard) north for 0.29 miles. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Delaware 6 resumes a westward course along side Delaware 300 along Glenwood Avenue to Smyrna Clayton Boulevard and Main Street through Clayton. Photo taken 12/28/16.
Delaware 300 forms a 25-mile long multi state route with Maryland 300 southwest from Smyrna to Kenton, Sudlersville and Church Hill. Delaware 6 connects Smyrna with Millington, Maryland via MD 291. Photo taken 06/17/12.


 


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2004-04-13, 2007-08-05, 2012-06-17, 2016-12-28, 2017-01-15 by AARoads

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