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U.S. 13 North - Smyrna to State Road


U.S. 13 north
Advancing north from the southbound on-ramp to Delaware 1 and Duck Creek Road, U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) passes through a wide parclo interchange with the toll road. Photo taken 06/17/12.
A left-hand turn takes motorists from U.S. 13 north onto Delaware 1 north at Exit 119. The two parallel one another north through to Odessa without direct access. Photo taken 06/17/12.
U.S. 13 remains more or less unaffected from suburban expansion through southern New Castle County. The rural highway sees two reassurance markers posted north of the ramps with SR 1 north. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Black Diamond Road angles northwest from Walker to intersect U.S. 13 just beyond this shield assembly. Photo taken 06/17/12.
A north side weigh station operates along U.S. 13 north of Anchor Inn Road. Anchor Inn Road is a former alignment of the US highway. Photo taken 06/17/12.
The weigh station precedes a cross over of the SR 1 Turnpike. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Swinging west of Delaware 1 through Blackbird, U.S. 13 spans the Barlow Branch of Blackbird Creek ahead of Delaware 71 (Summit Bridge Road). Photo taken 06/17/12.
Delaware 71 angles northwest toward the town of Townsend. Staying to the east of the rural community, SR 71 continues north to become Broad Street through Downtown Middletown. Photo taken 06/17/12.
A protected left-hand turn operates at the south end of Delaware 71. SR 71 runs for 22 miles in a loop west from U.S. 13 through Middletown and across the Summit Bridge before returning to U.S. 13 via Kirkwood at Tybouts Corner. Photo taken 06/17/12.
U.S. 13 and Delaware 1 again switch sides as Dupont Parkway leaves SR 71 and H & H Corner. A mileage sign posted here references connections with Delaware 72 and U.S. 40 for Baltimore and Newark respectively. Photo taken 06/17/12.
U.S. 13 north intersects Blackbird Landing Road west and Pine Tree Road east at Pine Tree Corners. Pine Tree Road leads west to Townsend while Blackbird Landing Road extends the road southeast to Naylors Corner. Photo taken 06/17/12.
North from Pine Tree Corners, U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) becomes more suburban with numerous subdivisions built to the east. Photo taken 06/17/12.
U.S. 13 (DuPont Highway) shifted east of its original alignment at Fieldsboro to accommodate the alignment of the SR 1 Turnpike. The two four-lane roadways parallel each other closely within the vicinity of the Old State Road intersection. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Delaware 1 peels away from U.S. 13 to bypass Odessa to the west while Dupont Parkway curves northeast toward the town center. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Just north of the Appoquinimink River, U.S. 13 separates into a couplet through to Delaware 299 (Main Street). The forthcoming state route joins Odessa with Downtown Middletown along a suburban boulevard. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Delaware 299 travels 3.7 miles west to combine with U.S. 301 south in Middletown. The state route formerly connected with MD 299 at Warwick, before Maryland renumbered that route to MD 282. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Delaware 299 (Main Street) links Odessa with Delaware 1 (Exit 136) just beyond the town line to the west. Delaware 299 east ends in 1.7 miles at Delaware 9 and Mathews Corner. Photo taken 06/17/12.
The separate carriageways (5th Street north / 6th Street south) of U.S. 13 recombine as Dupont Highway leaves Odessa and again passes below the SR 1 Turnpike. Photo taken 06/17/12.
New Jersey, referenced via the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and Wilmington are equidistant from U.S. 13 and Delaware 1 north from Odessa. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Mechanic Street west originally became Marl Pit Road west from Odessa. Construction of the SR 1 Turnpike severed the road, with Marl Pit Road realigned to tie into U.S. 13 just north of the toll road overpasses. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Bayview Road west and Greylag Road east come together at U.S. 13 (DuPont Highway) south of Boyds Corner. Bayview Road travels east by a number of suburban developments through to Delaware 9 (Silver Run Road) at Augustine State Wildlife Management Area. Vance Neck Road ties into Bayview Road just east of the turnpike as well. The local road was realigned by the construction of Delaware 1, and like Bayview Road, is equally suburbanized. Photo taken 05/15/05.
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) north next approaches the busy intersection with Delaware 896 (Boyds Corner Road) north and Pole Bridge Road east at Boyds Corner. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Delaware 896 begins here and travels west to Mount Pleasant, where it combines with U.S. 301 & Delaware 71 north to Summit Bridge. The alignment along Boyds Corner Road was a part of U.S. 301 until 1993. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Pole Bridge Road continues Boyds Corner Road east to Port Penn Road, with Port Penn Road overtaking the road east to Thorntown and Delaware 9 at Port Penn. Delaware 896 north forms a multi-state route with Pennsylvania 896 stretching north from Glasgow and Newark to Lancaster. Photo taken 06/17/12.
A diamond interchange (Exit 142) joins Pole Bridge Road with the adjacent SR 1 Turnpike east of U.S. 13. The short segment between the two routes is not a part of Delaware 896. Photo taken 06/17/12.
U.S. 13 northbound reassurance shield and mileage sign listing the distances to both Wilmington and the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Prior to 1993, U.S. 13 & 301 shared pavement north from Boyds Corner to Farnhurst (junction Interstate 295). Photo taken 06/17/12.
Nearing the northbound on-ramp to the SR 1 Turnpike at South St. Georges. U.S. 13 overlapped with Delaware 1 across the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal between 1995 and 1998. However when it was decided to keep the St. Georges Bridge open, U.S. 13 returned to its Dupont Parkway alignment through St. Georges. Guide signs for the upcoming ramp still referred to the U.S. 13 overlap with the turnpike through 2004. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Reassurance marker posted for U.S. 13 north as Dupont Parkway leads away from Port Penn Road. The divided highway parallels Delaware 1 closely across forthcoming Scott Run. Photo taken 06/17/12.
The northbound on-ramp to SR 1 from U.S. 13 and the southbound off-ramp from SR 1 to Lorewood Grove Road allows the cable-stayed bridge across the C & D Canal to remain toll free as mandated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Photo taken 06/10/12.
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) serves local traffic beyond the upcoming on-ramp to Delaware 1 for both St. Georges and Cox Neck Road east to Delaware City. Photo taken 06/10/12.
Delaware 1 increases with commuter traffic as development continues in the Middletown and Odessa areas south of the canal. Thus the on-ramp from South St. Georges onto the turnpike northbound provides a pivotal movement. Photo taken 06/10/12.
Traffic lights govern the left-hand turn from U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) north to Delaware 1 north for the canal bridge. The "T" shaped signals allow permissive turns during flash mode, but will stop southbound traffic after a period of time. Photo taken 06/17/12.
U.S. 13 progress north to the St. Georges Bridge. An off-ramp at the bridge approach connects Dupont Parkway with South Main Street into the unincorporated village of South St. Georges. Photo taken 06/17/12.
U.S. 13 quickly rises onto the 1942-built St. Georges Bridge beyond the South Main Street and Lorewood Grove Road ramps. What was previously a four-lane span was restriped to accommodate a north and southbound bike lane. Photo taken 06/17/12.
A tied arch bridge, the St. Georges Bridge underwent a repainting and redecking in 2001. Discussion in 1997 and 1998 involved permanently closing and eventually dismantling the bridge, with all U.S. 13 traffic shifted to the adjacent SR 1 bridge. efforts from area residents of North and South St. Georges helped keep the bridge in service. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Passing under the steel arch of the St. Georges Bridge on U.S. 13 north. The span crests at 136 feet above the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal with a 50 foot wide deck.1 Photo taken 05/15/05.
Lowering toward North St. Georges on U.S. 13 north. St. Georges Bridge totals 4,209 feet in length.1 Photo taken 05/15/05.
Continuing beyond North St. Georges, U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) crosses Dragon Creek and approaches Wrangle Hill and the junction with Delaware 7 north and Delaware 72. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Until 1995 U.S. 13 remained along Dupont Parkway northward to Tybouts Corner. Construction of the Delaware 1 freeway however overtook a portion of the original alignment, leading to shared alignment with U.S. 13 across Red Lion Creek. A segment of old Dupont Parkway was recommissioned as a southward extension of Delaware 7. Photo taken 06/17/12.
Delaware 72 (Wrangle Hill Road) originates 1.5 miles to the east at Delaware 9 by the Delaware City oil refineries. The state route arcs northwest nine miles to the city of Newark.
Delaware 7 commences a 16.87-mile route from Wrangle Hill north to the Pennsylvania state line near Hockessin. Photo taken 06/17/12.
U.S. 13 & Delaware 72 north
U.S. 13 north joins Delaware 72 (Wrangle Hill Road) for 0.22 miles to make the connection with Delaware 1 north. Photo taken 12/20/16.
U.S. 13 north combines with SR 1 north for 2.19 miles to Tybouts Corner and the resumption of Dupont Highway north. The diamond interchange between SR 72 and SR 1 was converted into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) by November 2016. Photo taken 12/30/16.
U.S. 13 & Delaware 1 north
Attached to the Lower Twin Lane overpass is a diagrammatic sign for the upcoming split (Exit 156) of U.S. 13 north from Delaware 1. Drivers headed to Interstate 295 and the Delaware Memorial Bridge are directed to take U.S. 13 north to the Farnhurst interchange instead of Delaware 1 north to I-95. Photo taken 12/30/16.
U.S. 13 remains along Dupont Highway from Tybouts Corner (Exit 156) to Wilmington as Delaware 1 veers northward to Bear and Churchmans Crossing. Photo taken 12/30/16.
U.S. 13 north
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) transitions back into an at-grade roadway within the wide trumpet interchange at Delaware 1. A traffic light operates within the exchange at the north end of unmarked Delaware 71 (Red Lion Road). Photo taken 09/27/14.
Delaware 71 concludes a 22-mile route that originated at U.S. 13 south of Townsend at Tybouts Corner. The state route leads southwest by Bear to Red Lion and Kirkwood as the historic route of U.S. 301 South. Photo taken 09/27/14.
Bear Road east and Hamburg Road west come together at a traffic light just north of the Delaware 1 overpasses. Hamburg Road links U.S. 13 with Delaware 9 (River Road) as the route leads northeast to New Castle. Photo taken 09/27/14.
Bear Road west links U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) with a northbound on-ramp for Delaware 1 while providing a local route west to Delaware 7 at Bear. Photo taken 09/27/14.
Mallard Road and Saienni Boulevard joins U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) with adjacent subdivisions, apartment complexes and Beaver Brook Plaza shopping center. Photo taken 05/15/05.
Llangollen Boulevard travels west from Delaware 9 (River Road) to adjacent Old State Road across U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway). This set of signals was replaced by 2012 and a new shopping center added at the northwest corner. Photo taken 05/15/05.
U.S. 13 (DuPont Highway) passes under the Norfolk Southern Railroad ahead of the merge with U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) east at State Road. The two routes overlap through to the Farnhurst Interchange with Interstate 295. Photo taken 05/15/05.


 

Sources:

  1. Saint Georges Bridge, John A. Weeks III web site.


Photo Credits:

  • 2005-05-15 by AARoads and Lou Corsaro.
  • 2012-06-10 by AARoads and I.C. Ligget.
  • 2012-06-17 by AARoads.
  • 2014-09-27 by AARoads.
  • 2016-12-20 by AARoads.
  • 2016-12-30 by AARoads.

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Delaware 1
Delaware 7
Delaware 71
Delaware 72
Delaware 299
Delaware 896

Page Updated 02-27-2017.

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