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. 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 SR 273 (Christiana Road west / Frenchtown Road east) at Hares Corner. Photo taken 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. 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 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. Photo taken 06/26/10.
U.S. 13 north & 40 east reassurance 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 12/20/16.
U.S. 202 and SR 141 overlap 1.5 miles north along Basin Road to Interstates 95, 295 and 495 and the Newport Freeway. SR 141 south ends at SR 9 and 273 in 1.2 miles.
This shield assembly was taken down by 2016. Photo taken 06/02/12.
A collector distributor lane partitiions from the U.S. 13 north & 40 east mainline for SR 141 south to New Castle and north to Newport. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 12/30/16.
SR 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 SR 2 at Prices Corner, and a segment at SR 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 congested 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 ofter overcrowded 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 April 2019 expanded the route to three through lanes below I-295. Photo taken 06/02/12.
New sign bridges were installed along Dupont Highway north during the first phase of work to reconstruct I-295 between 2001 and 2003. U.S. 40 east combines with the freeway north 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 departed in unison. Closing at that time permanently was the horse shoe shaped ramp taking motorists onto the left side of I-295 south. Opened in Fall 2016, a new loop ramp connects 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 side 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, 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 SR 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 highway north onto Market Street toward Downtown Wilmington. Photo taken 12/20/17.
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. Photo taken 12/20/17.
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. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Heald Street (U.S. 13) traverses wetland areas ahead of industrial businesses and the Wilmington city line. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 & SR 9 north curve west from Heald Street across the Christina River onto 4th Street. Photo taken 12/18/17.
A double leaf bascule bridge carries U.S. 13 & SR 9 from Southbridge to East Side in Wilmington. Photo taken 12/18/17.
A second set of reassurance markers for U.S. 13 & SR 9 appear just ahead of their split at Church Street. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 12/18/17.
A remaining trailblazer for the Christina River Trail precedes East 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. Photo taken 12/18/17.
7th Street extends east from Downtown Wilmington to U.S. 13 (Church Street). Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. 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.
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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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). Photo taken 12/18/17.
U.S. 13 vacates Wilmington just beyond 35th Street. Northeast Boulevard becomes Governor Printz Boulevard after the city line. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 07/31/13.
Paralleling Interstate 495 north from Edgemoor to Claymont, Governor Printz Boulevard expands into a four-lane divided highway. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 12/18/17.
SR 3 south spans the adjacent AMTRAK Northeast Corridor to a parclo interchange with Interstate 495. Photo taken 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. 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 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 12/18/17.
U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) north enters the Claymont community after Delaware Avenue. Photo taken 12/18/17.
An emergency signal connects U.S. 13 with an access road to adjacent Interstate 495 by Yale Avenue. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 12/21/16. Second photo taken 12/18/17.
Governor Printz Boulevard concludes as U.S. 13 overtakes the ending U.S. 13 Business along Philadelphia Pike. Photo taken 12/18/17.
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 12/18/17.
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 west from U.S. 13 to SR 92 (Naamans Road). 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 12/18/17.
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. 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 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 12/18/17.
U.S. 13 crosses into Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania just beyond the AMTRAK Northeast Corridor overpass. Photo taken 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.
  • 12/30/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/18/17 by AARoads.
  • 12/20/17 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.