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U.S. 13 North - State Road to Claymont


U.S. 13 north & 40 east
A pair of J turns line the stretch of U.S. 13 & 40 between their merge and Delaware 273 at Hares Corner. The signalized turns allow motorists to access businesses on either side in place of a common crossover. Photo taken 06/10/12.
Continuing north on Dupont Parkway to the J turn for U.S. 13 south & 40 west. Photo taken 06/10/12.
Dupont Parkway northbound at the second J turn near Hares Corner. Photo taken 06/10/12.
U.S. 13 & 40 undulate through a valley between State Road and the intersection with Delaware 273 (Christiana Road west / Frenchtown Road east) at Hares Corner. Photo taken 06/26/10.
Trucks bound for New Castle by way of Delaware 9 are routed away from the coastal route along Hamburg Road west, U.S. 13 north and Delaware 273 (Frenchtown Road) east. Photo taken 05/15/05.
Runway lights from the adjacent New Castle County Airport (ILG) span the U.S. 13 & 40 (DuPont Highway) intersection with Delaware 273 at Hares Corner. SR 273 represents a busy four-lane arterial leading west all the way into Downtown Newark. Frenchtown Road carries the state route a short distance to its end at SR 9 in New Castle. Photo taken 06/26/10.
U.S. 13 north & 40 east reassurance markers posted after Delaware 273 at Hares Corner. The eight-lane arterial passes between New Castle County Airport (ILG) and New County Farmers Market on this stretch. Photo taken 06/23/12.
A lane drop occurs along Dupont Highway north at the forthcoming three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with Delaware 141 (Basin Road) and U.S. 202 north. U.S. 202 begins a seven state route to Bangor, Maine here. Photo taken 12/23/16.
The next northbound signal governs the movements between School Lane west and an entrance to New Castle County Airport (ILG). Several big box stores line the east side of U.S. 13 & 40 preceding the intersection. Photo taken 12/20/16.
U.S. 202 and Delaware 141 overlap 1.5 miles north along Basin Road to Interstates 95, 295 and 495 at the south end of the Newport Freeway. Delaware 141 south ends in 1.2 miles at Delaware 9 and 273.
This shield assembly was taken down by 2016. Photo taken 06/02/12.
A collector distributor lane branches away from the U.S. 13 north & 40 east mainline for Delaware 141 south to New Castle and north to Newport. Photo taken 12/23/16.
The cloverleaf interchange between U.S. 13 & 40 and U.S. 202 & SR 141 includes businesses within the three loop ramps. Departing here is the southbound ramp for SR 141 to Wilmington Manor gardens and the city of New Castle. Photo taken 12/23/16.
A loop follows for U.S. 202 & Delaware 141 (Basin Road) north. Prior to 1970, U.S. 202 ended at State Road where U.S. 13 & 40 combine. The route was truncated north to Wilmington until December 1984, when AASHTO approved a southwest extension along both I-95 and SR 141 to Dupont Highway here. Photo taken 12/30/16.
Delaware 141 totals 11.34 miles in an arc from New Castle north and east to Fairfax and Blue Ball. The state route between I-95 near Newport and Delaware 2 at Prices Corner, and a segment at Delaware 52 and Greenville, constitute full freeways. Photo taken 12/30/16.
A pedestrian overpass spans U.S. 13 & 40 (Dupont Parkway) as the arterial expands back to eight lanes from SR 141 to I-295. Lincoln Avenue intersects the highway by Wilmington University. Photo taken 12/20/16.
J turns connect U.S. 13 & 40 with side streets between Wilmington Manor and Penn Acres along the busy stretch of Dupont Highway leading toward the Farnhurst Interchange. Pictured here is the signalized turn of southbound to Stahl Avenue east. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Roosevelt Avenue heads west through Wilmington Manor and east through Penn Acres from U.S. 13 & 40 but is discontinuous at this J turn intersection. Photo taken 06/02/12.
Entering the busy intersection with Boulden Boulevard east and Bacon Avenue west on U.S. 13 north & 40 east. Boulden Boulevard connects Dupont Parkway with adjacent Southgate Industrial Park and Moores Lane south leading back to New Castle. Photo taken 07/31/13.
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) reduces to two through lanes at the split with U.S. 40 east at the Farnhurst Interchange. Construction between February 2016 and December 2018 will expand the route to three through lanes below I-295. Photo taken 06/02/12.
New sign bridges were installed for Interstate 295 along Dupont Highway north during work to modernize their interchange between 2001 and 2003. U.S. 40 east combines with Interstate 295 north through to the Delaware Memorial Bridge and Deepwater, New Jersey. I-295 south ends just to the west at Interstates 95 and 495. Photo taken 06/02/12.
Until February 2016, all traffic for I-295 departs in unison. Closing at that time permanently is the horse shoe shaped ramp taking motorists onto the left-hand side of I-295 south. A new loop ramp will open by fall 2016 from U.S. 13 north to I-295 south.
Interstate 295 south provides full access to I-95 north to Wilmington, I-495 north to Philadelphia, I-95 south to Baltimore, and SR 141 north to Newport. Photo taken 06/02/12.
U.S. 13 north
A U-turn ramp was built for U.S. 13 south as part of the movement from I-295 north to Dupont Highway south. A second U-turn provides return access to U.S. 13 north from U.S. 13 south. Both ramps were constructed in place of the former left-hand ramp linking Dupont Highway south with I-295 north during the 2001-03 interchange reconstruction project. Photo taken 05/15/05.
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) advances north from Farnhurst through unincorporated Minquadale, a post World War II residential area, through to a directional cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 495. Photo taken 07/31/13.
U.S. 13 drops from a hill at Wilden Avenue into a wide valley spreading to the south of Wilmington. Photo taken 07/08/10.
Hazeldell Avenue intersects U.S. 13 at an acute angle just ahead of Memorial Drive. Signals used here are for Minquadale Fire Company, Station 22, located just to the south. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Memorial Drive stems southeast from Dupont Parkway as an urban boulevard linking U.S. 13 with Delaware 9 at Garfield Park. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Another lane drop occurs along U.S. 13 beyond the intersection with Hessler Boulevard west for Interstate 495 north. There is no access to I-495 south from Dupont Parkway north. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Interstate 495 north leads motorists around Wilmington to Edgemoor and Claymont. U.S. 13 intersects the freeway at three of the six interchanges.
The adjacent traffic signal allows southbound motorists on U.S. 13 access to I-495 north and I-495 southbound drivers access to U.S. 13 north. This connection was built in 2000 to improve access to Wilimington during the six-month closure of I-95 north of the city. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Dupont Highway ends as U.S. 13 separates with U.S. 13 Business. U.S. 13 Business extends the route north onto Market Street toward Downtown Wilmington. Photo taken 05/19/07.
U.S. 13 shifts eastward along Heald Street toward Southbridge in Wilmington. The route is poorly signed through Wilmington and generally serves local traffic through to Delaware 3 at Edgemoor.
Prior to 1970, U.S. 13 ran through Downtown Wilmington on the business route while the easterly course along Governor Printz Boulevard was designated as U.S. 13 Alternate. Photo taken 07/31/13.
U.S. 13 (Heald Street) northbound enters the city limits of Wilmington at Garashes Lane. Garashes Lane forms a local connector leading west to Market Street (U.S. 13 Business) through industrial areas of south Wilmington. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Advancing north, U.S. 13 (Heald Street) ascends across the Paul Livingston Bridge over a ramp to SR 9 and a Norfolk Southern Railroad line. The railroad line below was originally the Shellpot Branch freight secondary of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Lowering from the Paul Livingston Bridge, U.S. 13 reaches the residential street grid of Southbridge, Wilmington. The US route separates into a one-way couplet here, with northbound turning east onto D Street to combine with SR 9 north along New Castle Avenue. Heald Street carries southbound U.S. 13 between Lobdell Street and D Street. Photo taken 07/31/13.
D Street moves U.S. 13 northbound one block eastward to Delaware 9 (New Castle Avenue). New Castle Avenue carries two-way traffic south from here to Interstate 295 and the city of New Castle. North of D Street, New Castle Avenue flows northbound only carrying both U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 to Heald Street. Photo taken 07/31/13.
U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 north
U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 (New Castle Avenue) north at C Street spurring east to a church and west to a public housing complex. Photo taken 07/31/13.
One block further north on New Castle Avenue at B Street. The alphabet series of streets in Wilmington exist south of the Christina River in Southbridge. E, F, and G Streets were planned but never built. Photo taken 07/31/13.
A Street provides the lone east-west through street at Southbridge. A Street connects U.S. 13 & SR 9 with Market Street (U.S. 13 Business) and Christina Avenue (SR 9A). Photo taken 07/31/13.
New Castle Avenue merges onto Heald Street at the intersection with Lobdell Street. U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 (Heald Street) continue north with four lanes from Southbridge to the Christina River and into the East Side neighborhood. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Delaware 9A (Christina Avenue) angles northwest from the Port of Wilmington to end at U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 (Heald Street) at Southbridge.
The SR 9A shield pictured here fell off by 2007. Photo taken 05/15/05.
Delaware 9A forms a two-mile loop from Delaware 9 along Terminal Avenue east to I-495 and the port, and Christina Avenue northwest back to SR 9.
Historically Christina Avenue was once part of a route linking Wilmington with Penns Grove, New Jersey via a ferry crossing. Ferries operated between the two states until 1951, when the Delaware Memorial Bridge opened to traffic. Christina Avenue formerly carried SR 48 eastward from Lancaster Avenue to the ferry until that time. Photo taken 07/31/13.
U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 north curve west from Heald Street across the Christina River onto 4th Street. Photo taken 07/31/13.
A double leaf bascule bridge carries U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 from Southbridge to Eastside in Wilmington. Photo taken 05/15/05.
A second set of reassurance markers for U.S. 13 & SR 9 appear just ahead of their split at Church Street. Photo taken 07/31/13.
The turn of U.S. 13 north onto Church Street from Delaware 9 is unmarked. SR 9 remains west along 4th Street to Quaker Hill, West Center City and Hilltop through to the terminus at SR 2 (Union Street) west. Photo taken 07/31/13.
U.S. 13 north
Church Street takes U.S. 13 northbound through East Side while Spruce Street, two blocks to the west, carries southbound. Pictured here is Church Street north at 7th Street. 7th Street flows east from Downtown onto the 7th Street Peninsula between Brandywine Creek and the Christina River. The peninsula is home to Fort Christina Park and the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Museum. Photo taken 07/31/13.
8th Street provides return access from the 7th Street Peninsula as it flows west across U.S. 13 (Church Street) north to Downtown. Photo taken 07/31/13.
The couplet of U.S. 13 along Church and Spruce Streets comes back together at 11th Street and Kirkwood Park. The US route proceeds northeast along Northeast Boulevard. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Designated the State Representative Dr. Al O. Plant, Sr. Bridge, U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) crosses Brandywine Creek along a former bascule bridge. Photo taken 05/15/05.
Approaching 12th Street on U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) north at the 11th Street Bridge community. The movable portion of the Brandywine Creek bridge was fused shut permanently once the creek was no longer used for boats. Photo taken 05/15/05.
What was the oldest trailblazer for Interstate 495 posted within the state of Delaware (it was replaced in 2014), directed motorists along 12th Street east from Northeast Boulevard. 12th Street was extended east to meet Interstate 495 at a diamond interchange by 1979. Photo taken 07/31/13.
U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) and Vandever Avenue come together at an angled intersection by the Eastlake neighborhood. Vandever Avenue provides a through street northwest to U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) and SR 202 (Concord Avenue) at Brandywine Village. It is not a part of State Route 202 however. Photo taken 07/31/13.
26th Street provides two-way traffic from U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) at Riverside to Price's Run and U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) near the 9th Ward Area. Parallel streets from Vandever Avenue to 30th Street are one-way. Photo taken 07/31/13.
30th Street leads west from Northeast Boulevard to Brown Burton / Winchester Park, the Eastlawn neighborhood and U.S. 13 Business (Market Street). Photo taken 07/31/13.
U.S. 13 exits Wilmington just beyond 35th Street. Northeast Boulevard becomes Governor Printz Boulevard after the city line. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Lea Boulevard meanders southward from Miller Road and North Market Street to end at U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) by Merchants Square shopping center. Paladin Drive ties into the intersection from a condominium community to the north. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Governor Printz Boulevard expands into a four-lane divided highway as it parallels Interstate 495 north from Edgemoor to Claymont. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Delaware 3 (Edgemoor Road) crosses paths with U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) west from Interstate 495 at Edgemoor. The state route runs north to U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) around Bellefonte, I-95 at Exit 9 and Brandywine Hundred. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Delaware 3 south spans the adjacent AMTRAK Northeast Corridor through to a parclo interchange with Interstate 495. The interchange opened to traffic by 1989. Photo taken 07/31/13.
A wye interchange connects U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) directly with Interstate 495 north opposite Stuyvesant Drive. Photo taken 07/08/10. Second photo taken 12/21/16.
The exchange joining I-495 with SR 3 and U.S. 13 at Edgemoor opened to traffic in June 1989. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) runs along the west side of Interstate 495 through to Claymont with four lanes and long straight aways. Photo taken 12/21/16.
A reassurance marker precedes Prospect Drive west to the Village at Fox Point Apartments community along Governor Printz Boulevard northbound. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 northbound at Cauffiel Parkway. Cauffiel Parkway opened in 2000 to provide access between Governor Printz Boulevard and Philadelphia Pike (U.S. 13 Business). The two-lane road winds through a tract of Bellevue State Park between the two arterials, allowing through traffic an alternative to the many residential streets that connect the two routes otherwise. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Reassurance marker for U.S. 13 north posted after Cauffiel Parkway at Stoney Creek. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) north enters the Claymont community after Delaware Avenue. Photo taken 12/21/16.
An emergency signal connects U.S. 13 with an access road to adjacent Interstate 495 by Yale Avenue. Photo taken 05/15/05.
U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) veers northward at Forrest Avenue to approach U.S. 13 Business at Philadelphia Pike. Photos taken 12/21/16.
Governor Printz Boulevard concludes as U.S. 13 overtakes the ending U.S. 13 Business along Philadelphia Pike. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Philadelphia Pike leads U.S. 13 northeast through Claymont to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania Photo taken 12/21/16.
Seminole Avenue and Wiltshire Road come together at this traffic light north of Governor Printz Boulevard. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 north at Manor Avenue east to Archmere Academy and west to the Darley Green development. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Philadelphia Pike northbound at the intersection of Darley Road and Myrtle Avenue. Darley Avenue provides a through route between U.S. 13 and Delaware 92 (Naamans Road) to the west. Myrtle Avenue serves the SEPTA (Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority) Claymont Station. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 enters a parclo interchange with Interstate 495 just beyond Darley Road. I-495 leads motorists back south to Edgemoor, Wilmington and New Castle. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Interstate 495 north ends one half mile to the northwest of U.S. 13 (Philadelphia Pike). Traffic defaults onto Interstate 95 north toward Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Motorists joining I-495 north will reach Interstate 476 in eight miles and the city of Philadelphia in 17 miles. Photo taken 04/10/04.
Alcott Avenue serves an adjacent apartment complex just to the north of I-495 while Philadelphia Pike narrows underneath an abandoned railroad bridge by the site of the Citisteel and later Evraz Claymont Steel plant. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 north next intersects the east end of Delaware 92 (Naamans Road). Naamans Road constitutes a busy arterial route encircling northern reaches of Brandywine Hundred between Claymont and U.S. 202 (Concord Pike) by Brandywine Town Center mall. Photo taken 12/21/16.
SR 92 travels 8.8 miles west from U.S. 13 (Philadelphia Pike) to SR 100 at Brandywine Creek State Park near Montchanin. Naamans Road was expanded to four and six lanes during an often delayed project between 1985 and 1999. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 crosses into Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania just beyond the AMTRAK Northeast Corridor overpass. Photo taken 12/21/16.



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  • 2004-04-10 by AARoads.
  • 2005-05-15 by AARoads and Lou Corsaro.
  • 2007-05-19 by AARoads.
  • 2010-06-26 by AARoads.
  • 2010-07-08 by AARoads.
  • 2012-06-02 by AARoads.
  • 2012-06-10 by AARoads.
  • 2012-06-23 by AARoads.
  • 2013-07-31 by AARoads and I.C. Ligget.
  • 2016-12-20 by AARoads.
  • 2016-12-21 by AARoads.
  • 2016-12-23 by AARoads.
  • 2016-12-30 by AARoads.

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Interstate 295
Interstate 495
U.S. 13 Business - Wilmington to Claymont
U.S. Highway 40
U.S. Highway 202
Delaware 3
Delaware 9
Delaware 9A
Delaware 92
Delaware 141
Delaware 273

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