U.S. 13 North - State Road to Claymont

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U.S. 13 North U.S. 40 East
A pair of J turns line the stretch of U.S. 13/40 between their merge and SR 273 at Hares Corner. The signalized turns allow motorists to access businesses on either side in place of a common crossover. 06/10/12
Continuing north on Dupont Parkway to the J turn for U.S. 13 south / U.S. 40 west. 06/10/12
Dupont Parkway northbound at the second J turn near Hares Corner. 06/10/12
U.S. 13/40 undulate through a valley between State Road and SR 273 (Christiana Road west / Frenchtown Road east) at Hares Corner. 06/26/10
Trucks bound for New Castle by way of SR 9 are routed away from the coastal route along Hamburg Road west, U.S. 13 north and SR 273 (Frenchtown Road) east. 05/15/05
Runway lights from the adjacent New Castle County Airport (ILG) span the U.S. 13/40 (DuPont Highway) intersection with SR 273 at Hares Corner. SR 273 is a well traveled four-lane arterial leading west toward Downtown Newark. Frenchtown Road carries the state route 1.3 miles east to SR 9 (Washington Street) and SR 141 (Basin Road) at New Castle. 06/26/10
U.S. 13/40 confirming markers posted after SR 273 at Hares Corner. The eight lane arterial passes between New Castle County Airport (ILG) and New County Farmers Market on this stretch. 06/23/12
A lane drop occurs along Dupont Highway north at the forthcoming three quarter cloverleaf interchange with SR 141 (Basin Road) and U.S. 202 north. U.S. 202 commences a seven state route to Bangor, Maine here. 12/23/16
The succeeding northbound signal is with 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. 12/20/16
U.S. 202 and SR 141 overlap 1.5 miles north along Basin Road to I-95, I-295 and I-495 and the Newport Freeway. SR 141 south ends at SR 9/273 in 1.2 miles.
This shield assembly was taken down by 2016. 06/02/12
A collector distributor lane partitiions from the U.S. 13/40 mainline for SR 141 south to New Castle and north to Newport. 12/23/16
The exchange at 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. 12/23/16
A loop ramp follows for U.S. 202/SR 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. 01/01/19
SR 141 measures 11.34 miles in length along an arc from New Castle north and east to Greenville and Blue Ball. The state route between I-95 near Newport and SR 2 at Prices Corner constitutes a full freeway. 01/01/19
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. 01/01/19
J turns connect U.S. 13/40 with side streets between Wilmington Manor and Penn Acres along the congested stretch of Dupont Highway leading toward the Farnhurst Interchange. Pictured here is the signalized turn of southbound to Stahl Avenue east. 01/01/19
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. 01/01/19
The U.S. 13/40 intersection with Boulden Boulevard east and Bacon Avenue west is often congested. Boulden Boulevard connects Dupont Parkway with adjacent Southgate Industrial Park and Moores Lane south leading back to New Castle. 01/01/19
Construction between February 2016 and April 2019 extended the third northbound lane along U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) to a loop ramp for I-295 south at the Farnhurst Interchange. The new ramp opened in Fall 2016. 01/01/19
U.S. 40 east combines with I-295 north to the Delaware Memorial Bridge and New Jersey Turnpike at Deepwater. The Turnpike leads northeast to the New York metropolitan area. 01/01/19
Interstate 295 travels northward from I-95 near Newport to Camden and Trenton, New Jersey and west back to I-95 at the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 01/01/19
U.S. 13 North
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. 01/01/19
Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) construction at the Farnhurst Interchange in 2001-03 removed a left exit ramp from U.S. 13 south to I-295 north. Adjacent U-turn ramps along U.S. 13 were built in its place. 01/01/19
A U-turn ramp connects with U.S. 13 south for the northbound off-ramp from I-295 south. A second U-turn provides return access to U.S. 13 north from U.S. 13 south. 01/01/19
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) advances north from Farnhurst through unincorporated Minquadale, a post World War II-built housing development, to a directional cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 495. 01/01/19
U.S. 13 drops from a hill at Wilden Avenue into a wide valley spreading to the south of Wilmington. 01/01/19
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. 01/01/19
Memorial Drive stems southeast from Dupont Parkway as an urban boulevard linking U.S. 13 with SR 9 at Garfield Park. 01/01/19
Interstate 495 north leads motorists around Wilmington to Edgemoor and Claymont. U.S. 13 intersects the freeway at three of the six interchanges. 01/01/19
Another lane drop occurs along U.S. 13 beyond the intersection with Hessler Boulevard west for Interstate 495 north. 01/01/19
Entering the exchange with I-495, the northbound entrance ramp departs for Philadelphia. There is no access to I-495 south. A connection from U.S. 13 south to I-495 north was built in 2000 to improve access to Wilimington during the six-month closure of I-95 beyond the city. 01/01/19
Dupont Highway ends as U.S. 13 separates with U.S. 13 Business. U.S. 13 Business extends the highway north onto Market Street toward Downtown Wilmington. 01/01/19
U.S. 13 shifts eastward along Heald Street toward Southbridge in Wilmington. Generally serving local traffic to SR 3 at Edgemoor, U.S. 13 is poorly signed through Wilmington.
Prior to 1970, U.S. 13 ran through Downtown Wilmington along the business route while the easterly course along Governor Printz Boulevard was designated as U.S. 13 Alternate. 01/01/19
Rogers Road angles across U.S. 13 (Heald Street) just beyond the separation with U.S. 13 Business (Market Street). Rogers Road south leads to Cornell Park commerce center, the Dunleith and Oakmont subdivisions and SR 9 at Rogers Corners. 01/01/19
Heald Street (U.S. 13) traverses wetland areas ahead of industrial businesses and the Wilmington city line. 12/20/17
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. 12/20/17
Advancing north, U.S. 13 (Heald Street) ascends onto the Paul Livingston Bridge over a ramp to SR 9 and a Norfolk Southern Railroad line. The railroad line was historically the Shellpot Branch freight secondary of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 12/20/17
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. 12/20/17
Northbound U.S. 13 dog legs eastward along D Street to connect with SR 9 (New Castle Avenue). New Castle Avenue carries two-way traffic south from here to Interstate 295 and the city of New Castle. 07/31/13
U.S. 13 Delaware Route 9 North
Beyond D Street, New Castle Avenue (U.S. 13/SR 9) flows northbound with two lanes to Heald Street. The ensuing intersection is with C Street spurring east to a church and west to a public housing complex. 12/20/17
New Castle Avenue north at B Street. The alphabet series of streets in Wilmington spread south of the Christina River in Southbridge. E, F, and G Streets were planned but never built. 12/20/17
Connecting U.S. 13/SR 9 with Market Street (U.S. 13 Business) and Christina Avenue (SR 9A), A Street provides the lone east-west through route at Southbridge. 12/20/17
New Castle Avenue merges with Heald Street at the intersection with Lobdell Street. U.S. 13/SR 9 (Heald Street) continue north with four lanes from Southbridge to the Christina River and the East Side neighborhood. 12/20/17
SR 9A (Christina Avenue) angles southeast from U.S. 13/SR 9 (Heald Street) at Southbridge to the Port of Wilmington and Terminal Avenue. 12/20/17
SR 9A forms a two mile loop from SR 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. 12/20/17
U.S. 13/SR 9 north curve west from Heald Street across the Christina River onto 4th Street. 12/18/17
A double leaf bascule bridge carries U.S. 13/SR 9 from Southbridge to East Side in Wilmington. 12/18/17
A second set of reassurance markers for U.S. 13/SR 9 appear just ahead of their split at Church Street. 12/18/17
The turn of U.S. 13 north onto Church Street from SR 9 is unmarked. SR 9 remains west along 4th Street to Quaker Hill, West Center City and Hilltop to SR 2 (Union Street) west. 12/18/17
U.S. 13 North
Church Street takes U.S. 13 northbound through East Side while Spruce Street, two blocks to the west, carries southbound. The US highway is not acknowledged along this eight block section. 12/18/17
A remaining trailblazer for the Christina River Trail precedes E 7th Street on U.S. 13 (Church Street) northbound. 7th Street flows east from Church Street 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. 12/18/17
7th Street extends east from Downtown Wilmington to U.S. 13 (Church Street). 12/18/17
8th Street provides return access from the 7th Street Peninsula as it flows west across U.S. 13 (Church Street) north to the central business district. 12/18/17
The couplet of U.S. 13 along Church and Spruce Streets converges at 11th Street and Kirkwood Park. The US route proceeds across Brandywine Creek on Northeast Boulevard. 12/18/17
Designated the State Representative Dr. Al O. Plant, Sr. Bridge, U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) crosses Brandywine Creek along a former bascule bridge. 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. 05/15/05
12th Street provides a direct route from U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) to Interstate 495. 12th Street was extended east to meet the freeway at a diamond interchange by 1979. 12/18/17
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. 12/18/17
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. 12/18/17
30th Street leads west from Northeast Boulevard to Brown Burton / Winchester Park, the Eastlawn neighborhood and U.S. 13 Business (Market Street). 12/18/17
U.S. 13 vacates Wilmington just beyond 35th Street. Northeast Boulevard becomes Governor Printz Boulevard after the city line. 12/18/17
Lea Boulevard weaves 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. 07/31/13
Paralleling Interstate 495 north from Edgemoor to Claymont, Governor Printz Boulevard expands into a four-lane divided highway. 12/18/17
SR 3 (Edgemoor Road) crosses paths with U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) west from Interstate 495 at Edgemoor. The state route runs north around Bellefonte to U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike), I-95 at Exit 9 and Brandywine Hundred. 12/18/17
SR 3 south spans the adjacent AMTRAK Northeast Corridor to a parclo interchange with Interstate 495. 12/18/17
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A wye interchange connects U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) directly with Interstate 495 north opposite Stuyvesant Drive. 07/08/10, 12/21/16
The exchange joining I-495 with SR 3 and U.S. 13 at Edgemoor opened to traffic in June 1989. 12/21/16
U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) runs along the west side of Interstate 495 to Claymont with four lanes and long straight aways. 12/21/16
A reassurance marker precedes Prospect Drive west to the Village at Fox Point Apartments community along Governor Printz Boulevard northbound. 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. 12/21/16
Reassurance marker for U.S. 13 north posted after Cauffiel Parkway at Stoney Creek. 12/18/17
U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) north enters the Claymont community after Delaware Avenue. 12/18/17
An emergency signal connects U.S. 13 with an access road to adjacent Interstate 495 by Yale Avenue. 05/15/05
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U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) turns northward at Governor Printz Boulevard Extension and Forrest Avenue toward U.S. 13 Business at Philadelphia Pike. 12/21/16, 12/18/17
Governor Printz Boulevard concludes as U.S. 13 overtakes the ending U.S. 13 Business along Philadelphia Pike. 12/18/17
Philadelphia Pike leads U.S. 13 northeast through Claymont to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania 12/21/16
Seminole Avenue and Wiltshire Road come together at this traffic light north of Governor Printz Boulevard. 12/18/17
U.S. 13 north at Manor Avenue east to Archmere Academy and west to the Darley Green development. 12/21/16
Philadelphia Pike northbound at the intersection of Darley Road and Myrtle Avenue. Darley Avenue provides a through route west from U.S. 13 to SR 92 (Naamans Road). Myrtle Avenue serves the SEPTA (Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority) Claymont Station. 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. 12/18/17
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. 12/21/16
Motorists joining I-495 north will reach Interstate 476 in eight miles and the city of Philadelphia in 17 miles. 12/18/17
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. 12/18/17
U.S. 13 north next intersects the east end of SR 92 (Naamans Road). Naamans Road constitutes an arterial route encircling northern reaches of Brandywine Hundred between Claymont and U.S. 202 (Concord Pike) by Brandywine Town Center mall. 12/18/17
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. 12/18/17
U.S. 13 crosses into Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania just beyond the AMTRAK Northeast Corridor overpass. 12/21/16



Photo Credits:

  • 05/15/05 by AARoads and Lou Corsaro.
  • 06/26/10 by AARoads.
  • 07/08/10 by AARoads.
  • 06/02/12 by AARoads.
  • 06/10/12 by AARoads.
  • 06/23/12 by AARoads.
  • 07/31/13 by AARoads and I.C. Ligget.
  • 12/20/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/21/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/23/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/18/17 by AARoads.
  • 12/20/17 by AARoads.
  • 01/01/19 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 295
Interstate 495
U.S. 13 Business - Wilmington to Claymont
U.S. 40
U.S. 202
State Route 3
State Route 9
State Route 9A
State Route 92
State Route 141
State Route 273

Page Updated 12-03-2018.

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