U.S. 13 South - State Road to Smyrna

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U.S. 13 South
Mileage sign posted for U.S. 13 south at State Road. Smyrna and Dover lie 28 and 39 miles to the south along U.S. 13 respectively. Middletown (21 miles) remains referenced from when U.S. 301 overlapped with U.S. 13 to Boyds Corner. 12/20/16
U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) passes under a Norfolk Southern Railroad line just beyond the separation with U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway). 12/20/16
Llangollen Boulevard intersects U.S. 13 south from nearby Old State Road. East of Dupont Highway, the boulevard comprises the main route into the Llangollen Estates street grid. 12/20/16
Mallard Road and Saienni Boulevard come together at the ensuing southbound signal on U.S. 13. Mallard Point subdivision lies to the west while Saienni Boulevard winds through the Castlebrook Apartment community and adjacent neighborhoods to SR 9 (River Road). 12/20/16
U.S. 13 passes between the Buena Vista State Conference Center and a quarry leading south from Federal School Lane. 12/20/16
Approaching the trumpet interchange with SR 1, U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) intersects Bear Road west and Hamburg Road east. The northbound on-ramp to SR 1 departs from Bear Road nearby, as the local road becomes Springfields Boulevard and winds northwest to SR 7 at Bear. 12/20/16
Reassurance marker for U.S. 13 posted ahead of the SR 1 overpasses and intersection with SR 71 (Red Lion Road). 12/20/16
SR 71 branches southwest from U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) to Red Lion, Kirkwood and Lums Pond State Park. The state route combines with SR 896 across the Summit Bridge and returns to U.S. 13 toward Smyrna. 12/20/16
U.S. 13 Delaware Route 1 South
U.S. 13 and SR 1 overlap for 2.18 miles east of Red Lion and west of the Delaware City refinery complex. 06/18/12
Visible to the west of the U.S. 13/SR 1 southbound mainline is the abandoned northbound roadway of old U.S. 13 and the two-way southbound roadway now used for local access. Still named Dupont Highway, the adjacent roadway parallels the freeway between Governor Lea Road and Lower Twin Lane Road. A second segment of abandoned U.S. 13 lies south of Lower Twin Lane Road. 06/18/12
Entering the diverging diamond interchange (Exit 152) with U.S. 13 south and SR 72 (Wrangle Hill Road) on SR 1 south. U.S. 13 Bypass, signed from 1995 to 1998, began here and ran alongside SR 1 south to South St. Georges. 12/30/18
U.S. 13 Delaware Route 72 South
U.S. 13 south merges with SR 72 (Wrangle Hill Road) south ahead of the northbound on-ramp to SR 1 for Tybouts Corner, New Castle and Christiana. 12/20/16
Work completed in December 2016 reconfigured the diamond interchange between U.S. 13, SR 1 and SR 72 into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). 12/20/16
U.S. 13/SR 72 (Wrangle Hill Road) combine for 0.22 miles east from SR 1 to SR 7 and Dupont Parkway at Wrangle Hill. 12/20/16
U.S. 13 rejoins Dupont Highway south at Wrangle Hill. SR 72 (Wrangle Hill Road) continues eastward another 1.5 miles from U.S. 13 and SR 7 to its terminus at SR 9 (River Road) outside of Delaware City.
An erroneous SR 7 south shield was added here by late 2016. 12/20/16
SR 7 begins and runs along the parkway north to Bear-Corbitt Road, Red Lion and Bear. The state route ended one mile to the north prior to 1995, but was extended southward when U.S. 13 shifted onto the SR 1 freeway. 04/07/04
U.S. 13 South
Dupont Parkway takes U.S. 13 south from Wrangle Hill to North St. Georges. A Division of Motor Vehicle complex was constructed along the west side of U.S. 13 along this stretch by 2012. 01/15/17
The driveway (Mid County Drive) for the DMV complex and DART facility was signalized in 2014. 01/15/17
Both the William Roth Bridge (SR 1) and St. Georges Bridge come into view as U.S. 13 advances south from Cox Neck Road. 01/15/17
A pair of ramps connect U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) with Broad Street and the unincorporated community of North St. Georges. 01/15/17
The Broad Street ramp to North St. Georges departs as U.S. 13 reduces to two lanes and elevates onto St. Georges Bridge. 01/15/17
The outside lanes of U.S. 13 were reconfigured into bicycle lanes across the St. Georges Bridge by 2010. 01/15/17
Opened in 1942, the St. Georges Bridge is a tied arch span carrying U.S. 13 over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal between the split villages of St. Georges. 01/15/17
Maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the span was to close in 1997 after the 1995 opening of the SR 1 canal bridge, 1,800 feet to the east. However citizen opposition to the planned closing and demolition of the bridge led state officials to retain the span. 06/17/12
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St. Georges Bridge crests at 136 feet above the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The 4,209 feet long span includes a 50 foot wide deck.1 01/15/17, 06/17/12
The Army Corps of Engineers undertook a project in 2001 to replace the bridge deck and repaint St. Georges Bridge. The $10 million project included the removal of all lead based paint from the bridge.2 01/15/17
Ramps at the south end of St. Georges Bridge join U.S. 13 with Lorewood Grove Road and South Main Street at South St. Georges. 06/17/12
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Lorewood Grove Road connects the southbound off-ramp from SR 1 with U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) south. The ramp allows the William Roth Bridge to remain toll free as SR 1 transitions into a toll road. 12/20/16, 12/28/16
The northbound on-ramp to SR 1 was relocated southward from South St. Georges to Port Penn Road at Biddles Corner during construction of the U.S. 301 toll road in 2018. 01/15/17
Until 1999, SR 1 merged directly onto U.S. 13 at South St. Georges. 06/17/12
U.S. 13 continues south from Scott Run to pass alongside the wye interchange where U.S. 301 splits with SR 1. 01/15/17
Construction for the U.S. 301 toll road through 2018 included the addition of a new ramp from U.S. 13 to SR 1 north at Port Penn Road. 12/30/18
The SR 1 entrance ramp joins the freeway north just beyond the Biddles Corner Toll Plaza. 12/30/18
Continuing south from Port Penn Road, U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) switches sides with SR 1 ahead of Hyetts Corner Road and the Asbury Chase community. 12/16/17
Bridge supports for SR 1 above U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) include provisions for eventual six lane expansion of the toll road. 01/15/17
Construction of the SR 1 toll road also shifted the intersection with Hyetts Corner Road southward. 01/15/17
Entering Boyds Corner, U.S. 13 nears the intersection with both SR 896 (Boyds Corner Road) north and Pole Bridge Road east. Pole Bridge Road provides another route from U.S. 13 to the Delaware River community of Port Penn. 06/17/12
An adjacent diamond interchange (Exit 142) with Pole Bridge Road connects both U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) and SR 896 with the SR 1 toll road. 01/15/17
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U.S. 13 and 301 traveled southward from Farnhurst to Boyds Corner until 1993. During that year, U.S. 301 was relocated to follow SR 896 south from U.S. 40 at Glasgow to Boyds Corner Road at Mount Pleasant. Guide signs were retained at Boyds Corner from the former split, as SR 896 leads 3.5 miles west directly to the US highway as it travels south to Middletown and Annapolis, Maryland. 06/17/12, 12/20/16
SR 896 begins and follows Boyds Corner Road west to Mount Pleasant and Summit Bridge Road north to Glasgow. The route continues north to Newark and ultimately Lancaster as PA 896. 01/15/17
Pole Bridge and Boyds Corner Roads comprise suburban routes serving the Village of Bayberry and other area developments. The U.S. 301 Toll road crosses SR 896 midway between Jamison Corner and Ratledge Roads. 12/20/16
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) parallels SR 1 closely to the west by the Shannon Cove community to Drawyer Creek. 12/28/16
The town of Odessa lies three miles ahead, while U.S. 13 reaches the capital city of Dover in 26 miles. 12/28/16
Bayview Road intersects U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) just south of SR 896. Bayview Road heads east by a trio of subdivisions to SR 9 (Silver Run Road) at Augustine Wildlife Area. Vance Neck Road stems south from the road nearby to serve additional developments. 12/28/16
Crossing Drawyer Creek and associated wetlands along Dupont Parkway southbound. Waters from the creek flow east into the nearby Appoquinimink River. 12/28/16
SR 1 veers west and crosses over U.S. 13 as it bypasses Odessa to the west. Speed limits meanwhile lower along U.S. 13 as it separates through the town limits. 06/17/12
U.S. 13 partitions into a one-way couplet along 6th Street south and 5th Street north through Odessa. Crossing paths with the US route town is SR 299 (Main Street). 12/28/16
SR 299 comprises a 9.77-mile route between the Maryland state line near Warwick and SR 9 at Mathews Corners. 06/17/12
SR 1 trailblazer posted on U.S. 13 (6th Street) south at Osbourne Street. West from Odessa, SR 299 meets SR 1 at a diamond interchange (Exit 136) ahead of suburban areas through east Middletown. 12/28/16
Before the completion of the SR 1 toll road, the traffic lights along U.S. 13 (5th / 6th Streets) at SR 299 (Main Street) were sources of major congestion during Summer beach season. 12/28/16
SR 299 originally formed a multi state route with MD 299 through Warwick in 1957. With the designation of U.S. 301 through the Eastern Shore by 1960, Maryland renumbered the SR 299 connection to MD 282. 12/28/16
Main Street leads SR 299 east through the Odessa historic district. The state route spans the Appoquinimink River to end at SR 9 in the suburban area of Mathews Corners. 12/28/16
Continuing south along 6th Street toward the merge with 5th Street on U.S. 13. 06/17/12
Leaving Odessa, U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) south crosses the Appoquinimink River. 12/28/16
SR 1 appears again just west of U.S. 13 at the Appoquinimink River. 12/28/16
Harris Road forms a service road along the west side of SR 1 along the original U.S. 13 right of way. 12/28/16
This shield assembly appears just south of the Harris Road turn off from Dupont Parkway. 06/17/12
U.S. 13 and SR 1 run side by side between Chestnut Lane and Fieldsboro Road. 12/28/16
Reassurance marker for U.S. 13 south posted after Old State Road at Fieldsboro. 06/17/12
Traffic lights installed at Dupont Parkway and Fieldsboro Road became operational on November 3, 2015.3 Fieldsboro Road runs east by several subdivisions and the Odessa National golf course community to SR 9 (Taylors Bridge Road). 12/28/16
Continuing south from Fieldsboro, U.S. 13 diverges slightly from adjacent SR 1 by the Pine Tree Estates community. 12/28/16
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) south at Pine Tree Corners and the intersection with Blackbird Landing Road east and Pine Tree Road west. Pine Tree Road links Dupont Parkway with the town of Townsend to the west; Blackbird Landing Road stems southeast to Union Church Road at Naylors Corners. 06/17/12
This U.S. 13 shield stands south of Pine Tree Road as Dupont Parkway approaches H & H Corner. 06/17/12
U.S. 13 remains rural to the Kent County town of Smyrna in eight miles. Dover is now 19 miles away. 06/17/12
SR 71 (Summit Bridge Road) returns to U.S. 13 by way of Ginns Corner and the Townsend vicinity to end at H & H Corner. The state route provides the main route between Smyrna and the city of Middletown five miles to the north. 06/17/12
SR 71 south ends at a wye intersection with U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway). The southern leg of the state route from Middletown to Dupont Parkway was once a part of SR 896. 06/17/12
U.S. 13 curves back to the southeast to cross Barlow Branch of Blackbird Creek ahead of another crossover with SR 1. 06/17/12
Motorists continuing south along U.S. 13 reach Smyrna in six miles and Dover in 17 miles. 12/26/16
Blackbird Forest Road stems west from this set of flashers at U.S. 13 and Blackbird to Blackbird State Forest and SR 15 at Prices Corners. 12/26/16
U.S. 13 (Dupont Parkway) progresses south from Joe Goldsborough Road through northern reaches of Smyrna. 12/31/16
Forthcoming Duck Creek separates New Castle and Kent Counties east from Duck Creek Pond across U.S. 13 to the Smyrna River. 12/31/16
Annexations of Smyrna extend the town limits northward all the way to the U.S. 13 interchange with SR 1. U.S. 13 wholly enters the town across Duck Creek. 12/31/16

  1. Saint Georges Bridge, John A. Weeks III web site.
  2. St. Georges Bridge, Philadelphia District - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/stg/stg.htm"
  3. "TRAFFIC ALERT - New Traffic Signal to Become Operational at the Intersection of U.S. Route 13 and Fieldsboro Road." Delaware Department of Transportation, press release. October 28, 2015.

Photo Credits:

04/07/04, 06/17/12, 06/18/12, 12/20/16, 12/26/16, 12/28/16, 12/31/16, 01/15/17, 12/16/17, 12/30/18 by AARoads

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State Route 71
State Route 72
State Route 299
State Route 300
State Route 896

Page Updated 06-20-2020.

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