U.S. 13 south
U.S. 13 (Philadelphia Pike) enters Delaware through the industrial north side of Claymont. Photo taken 12/21/16.
A lane drop occurs for Delaware 92 (Naamans Road) west as U.S. 13 sinks below the AMTRAK Northeast Corridor overpass. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Delaware 92 commences a nearly nine mile route from U.S. 13 (Philadelphia Pike) west to Delaware 100 at Brandywine Creek State Park. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Naamans Road links with Interstate 95 a short distance west of Philadelphia Pike as the freeway partitions with I-495 south. U.S. 13 meets the Wilmington bypass directly. SR 92 otherwise forms a busy commuter route west from Claymont to U.S. 202 (Concord Pike) through northern reaches of the Brandywine Hundred community. Photo taken 12/21/16.
A parclo interchange joins U.S. 13 (Philadelphia Pike) and Interstate 495 south of Alcott Avenue. Signs for the northbound on-ramp reference I-95, as I-495 ends nearby. Photo taken 12/27/16.
A loop ramp allows trucks serving the industrial areas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania easy access onto the southbound freeway for the Port of Wilmington, New Castle and Baltimore, Maryland. Photo taken 12/27/16.
U.S. 13 leaves Philadelphia Pike at the split with U.S. 13 Business for Governor Printz Boulevard. Governor Printz Boulevard acts as a bypass of the built-up areas along Philadelphia Pike between Claymont and Wilmington. Philadelphia Pike continues south into northeast Wilmington. Photo taken 12/22/05.
U.S. 13 runs directly along side Interstate 495 through to Edgemoor, where an interchange joins the freeway with Governor Printz Boulevard and Delaware 3 (Edgemoor Road). Photo taken 08/18/05.
Interests to Interstate 495 south should use Delaware 3 (Edgemoor Road) south from U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard). Delaware 3 ends at Hay and Lighthouse Roads, an industrial road parallel to the freeway between Fox Point Park and 12th Street. Photo taken 08/18/05.
A wye interchange joins U.S. 13 with Interstate 495 north back to Claymont, Marcus Hook and Philadelphia directly from the Governor Printz Boulevard intersection with Stuvesant Drive. Photo taken 08/18/05.
U.S. 13 south at Delaware 3. SR 3 travels overall between Edgemoor and the Brandywine Hundred community at SR 92 (Naamans Road). Edgemoor Road also provides a direct connection to U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) and northeast Wilmington. Photo taken 08/18/05.
Lowering from Edgemoor Road (Delaware 3), U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) passes by the mostly vacant Merchants Square shopping center as the Wilmington skyline appears on the horizon. Photo taken 08/07/04.
U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) becomes Northeast Boulevard at the Wilmington city line and intersection with Lea Boulevard. Lea Boulevard represents a through route between U.S. 13, Market Street (U.S. 13 Business), Washington Street and Miller Road. Photo taken 08/07/04.
U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) at 30th Street in northeast Wilmington. 30th Street runs west to the Eastlawn neighborhood and east to the Riverside community. Photo taken 08/07/04.
The next signal along U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) south operates at East 26th Street. 26th Street, 30th Street and Vandever Avenue are three east-west streets with two way traffic. The remainder of the northeast Wilmington city street grid is comprised of one-way streets. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Northeast Boulevard underwent a transformation from a five-lane arterial into a four-lane boulevard during the early 2000s. A concrete and brick median took the place of the former center-turn lane. This style of concrete and brick median is used throughout the state. The Interstate 495 trailblazer here referenced forthcoming 12th Street east. Only the TO sign remained by 2012. Photo taken 08/07/04.
The redesign of Northeast Boulevard included the installation of mast arm traffic light assemblies at the intersection with Vandever Avenue. Vandever Avenue provides a through route to U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) at Delaware 202 (Concord Avenue). The two-lane street is a preferred truck route through the Eastlake section of the city. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Until sometime after 2008, an Interstate 495 trailblazer was posted along U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) at the five-point intersection with Thatcher Street and East 14th Street. Heald Street, one block prior, provides an alternate to 12th Street for I-495. Photo taken 08/07/04.
U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) reaches 12th Street and Brandywine Creek. 12th Street constitutes a through route east through the 11th Street Bridge community to a diamond interchange with Interstate 495 by Cherry Island. Photo taken 08/03/13.
Northeast Boulevard crosses Brandywine Creek and ends at the separation of U.S. 13 into Spruce Street south and Church Street north. Street scaping was completed at the west end of the bridge in 2003 to create a gateway into central Wilmington via U.S. 13 southbound here. Photo taken 08/03/13.
U.S. 13 south turns west for two blocks to make the turn from Northeast Boulevard onto Spruce Street southbound. Bennett Street ties into the stretch opposite Kirkwood Park here. Photo taken 08/03/13.
Passing through the East Side neighborhood, U.S. 13 (Spruce Street) south intersects East 10th Street. A trailblazer for Delaware 52 directs motorists west on 10th Street to Delaware Avenue. Delaware 52 begins at the 12th Street intersection with Walnut Street (U.S. 13 Business north), eight blocks to the northwest. Photo taken 04/10/04.
Row homes line many of the streets throughout the city of Wilmington. The scene along Spruce Street southbound ahead of Taylor Street is representative of how much of the city looks. Attached to a utility pole here was a rare U.S. 13 reassurance shield within the municipality. It was missing by 2012. Photo taken 04/10/04.
8th Street flows west from U.S. 13 (Spruce Street) and East Side at this traffic light to Downtown. Photo taken 04/10/04.
U.S. 13 turns east onto forthcoming Fourth Street (Delaware 9) from Spruce Street to cross the Christina River. Photo taken 04/10/04.
Spruce Street ends at Fourth Street ahead of the Amtrak Railroad line in the background. U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 south combine through to the Southbridge neighborhood of Wilmington. Delaware 9 north travels four blocks westward to Walnut Street (U.S. 13 Business north) and five blocks to King Street (U.S. 13 Business south) at the LOMA neighborhood. Fourth Street constitutes provides one of two main routes between Downtown Wilmington and the Hill Top and Little Italy neighborhoods west of Interstate 95. Photo taken 04/10/04.
U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 south
U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 (4th Street) south intersect Church Street (U.S. 13 north) just ahead of the AMTRAK Northeast Corridor overpass.
This shield assembly was replaced by 2014. Photo taken 08/31/04.
Continuing beyond the railroad overpass, U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 turn southeast by Christina Park to Heald Street through Southbridge. The shield assembly here once included an SR 9 shield. It was replaced with a no right turn sign for the southern segment of Church Street.
The whole assembly was replaced by 2014. Photo taken 04/10/04.
A double leaf bascule bridge carries U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 across the Christina River. Photo taken 08/31/04.
U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 intersect the northern terminus of Delaware 9A (Christina Avenue) just south of the Christina River. Delaware 9A forms a short loop east from Heald Street and New Castle Avenue to the Port of Wilmington and Interstate 495.
The shield assembly here was missing by 2008. Photo taken 08/31/04.
Delaware 9A lines Christina Avenue southeast to Terminal Avenue and the Port of Wilmington.
Christina Avenue once was a part of Delaware 48. The state route used to connect the city of Wilmington with Penns Grove, New Jersey (and NJ 48) by way of a ferry crossing over the Delaware River. When the Delaware Memorial Bridge opened to traffic in 1951, ferry service was discontinued. SR 48 later was truncated and Christina Avenue became part of a new SR 9A. Photo taken 08/31/04.
U.S. 13 was again missing from the second Heald Street reassurance assembly on southbound; set of signs was removed entirely by 2007.
U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 separate ahead into a one-way couplet of New Castle Avenue (northbound) and Heald Street (southbound). Each direction carries two lanes of traffic. Photo taken 04/10/04.
Heald Street becomes one-way southbound at Lobdell Street. U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 north follow New Castle Avenue to the east. Photo taken 08/31/04.
Heald Street southbound at A Street in South Bridge. The alphabet series of streets in Wilmington exist entirely south of the Christina River. The grid runs through D Street, while E, F and G Streets were planned but never built. A Street is the only of the four to connect with Market Street (U.S. 13 Business) to the west. Photo taken 08/31/04.
B, C and D Streets consists of short streets serving industrial type businesses or public housing communities. Pictured here is the signal southbound at B Street. Photo taken 08/31/04.
C Street travels a total of four blocks between Buttonwood and Claymont Streets. The two-way road intersects U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 northbound one block to the east. Photo taken 08/31/04.
Heald Street transitions back to two-way traffic at the D Street turn-off of U.S. 13 northbound. U.S. 13 & Delaware 9 south elevate onto a viaduct above a Norfolk Southern Railroad line and loop ramp to New Castle Avenue. Photo taken 04/10/04.
Delaware 9 south parts ways with Heald Street via an off-ramp leading east to New Castle Avenue as U.S. 13 leaves the Wilmington city limits beyond adjacent Garasches Lane. New Castle Avenue takes the state route south to New Castle.
These 1970s overheads were replaced by 2007, and Baltimore was removed as a control point for U.S. 13. Photo taken 04/10/04.
U.S. 13 south
U.S. 13 (Heald Street) and U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) come together one half mile south of the Wilmington city line at Rogers Corner. The merge represents the southbound beginning of Dupont Highway. The junction ties into the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 1) with Interstate 495. Photo taken 03/22/04.
The directional cloverleaf interchange between Interstate 95 and U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) was expanded in 2000. Ramps added included a connection from I-495 south to U.S. 13 north and from U.S. 13 south to I-495 north. This work was done in an effort to improve access to the city during the 2000, I-95 reconstruction project north of Wilmington. Photo taken 03/22/04.
Dupont Highway expands to six lanes from I-495 southwest through the community of Minquadale. Numerous signals line the stretch through to this reassurance marker posted south of Wildel Avenue. Photo taken 08/07/04.
U.S. 13 expands to incorporate a wide grassy median through the Farnhurst Interchange with Interstate 295 and U.S. 40. The directional interchange was reconstructed during 2001-2003 and will be again between February 2016 and late 2018. Photo taken 03/22/04.
The main aspect of the DRBA project in 2001-03 project involved the removal of the direct ramp from U.S. 13 southbound to Interstate 295 north & U.S. 40 east. The former ramp departed from just south of the upcoming traffic signal and merged onto the left-hand side of I-295. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Included in the 2001-03 DRBA improvement project at I-295 was the addition of a U-turn ramp for U.S. 13 north opposite the Health and Social Services campus entrance. A northbound turnaround was also added for motorists to access U.S. 13 south from I-295 north. Photo taken 03/22/04.
Traffic to Interstate 295 southbound for I-95 (Delaware Turnpike) and I-495 northbound departs U.S. 13 south. I-295 ends just to the west at the sprawling interchange between the three Interstates and the Newport Freeway (Delaware 141). Photo taken 03/22/04.
A left-hand turn connects U.S. 13 south with the northbound on-ramp from U.S. 13 for I-295 north & U.S. 40 east to both the Delaware Memorial Bridge and New Jersey Turnpike. Photo taken 03/22/04.
Interstates 95 and 495 gore point sign posted at the southbound on-ramp for I-295. The adjacent overpass for I-295 south will be replaced during 2016-18 reconstruction of the Farnhurst Interchange. Photo taken 03/22/04.
U.S. 13 south & 40 west
A left-hand ramp brings U.S. 40 west onto U.S. 13 south below the I-295 mainline at Farnhurst just ahead of the left-hand turn for Interstate 295 north & U.S. 40 east. The sign pictured here was installed during the Summer of 2004. Photo taken 09/19/04.
Interstate 295 north & U.S. 40 east overlap from Farnhurst to Deepwater, New Jersey, where I-295 turns north from the NJ Turnpike beginning to Carneys Point. U.S. 40 proceeds east from there to Woodstown and Atlantic City. Photo taken 09/19/04.
U.S. 13 south & 40 west enter the Wilmington Manor community along a commercialized stretch of Dupont Parkway running southwest. A set of flashers hang above McMullen Avenue west beyond the New Castle Industrial Trail under crossing. Photo taken 06/02/12.
Bacon Avenue ties into Dupont Parkway at this signal from neighborhood areas to the west opposite Boulden Boulevard east to Southgate Industrial Park. Photo taken 06/02/12.
Dupont Parkway advances southwest 0.75 miles to a three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 202 north and Delaware 141 (Basin Road). U.S. 202 commences a 630-mile route from Basins Corner north to Bangor, Maine at the upcoming junction. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A J-turn intersection connects Dupont Parkway with Wilmington Manor side streets from Franklin Avenue south to Harrison Avenue. Midway through the J-turn is a signal connecting Roosevelt Avenue east with Dupont Parkway north and U.S. 13 north with Roosevelt Avenue west. Photo taken 06/02/12.
A pedestrian overpass spans U.S. 13 & 40 at the J-turn for Roosevelt Avenue east at Stahl Avenue. Photo taken 06/02/12.
A collector distributor roadway for U.S. 202 and Delaware 141 (Basin Road) begins at the U.S. 13 & 40 intersection with Jackson Avenue. U.S. 202 was extended south from Wilmington to Basins Corner in 1984. The US highway overlaps with SR 141 north to I-95 and the Newport Freeway. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A second pedestrian overpass spans Dupont Parkway as U.S. 13 & 40 intersect Lincoln Avenue by the Penn Acres community. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Three lanes continue through the exchange with U.S. 202 and SR 141 as the c/d roadway travels with two. Departing in this scene is the northbound off-ramp to Basin Road. SR 141 forms an 11.34-mile route encircling Wilmington from New Castle to Elsmere, Greenville and Blue Ball. Photo taken 06/02/12.
Delaware 141 ends 1.25 miles to the southeast at the junction of Delaware 9 (Delaware / Washington Street) and 273 (Frenchtown Road) west at the city of New Castle. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The antiquated cloverleaf interchange between U.S. 13, U.S. 40, U.S. 202 and SR 141 includes businesses located within the three loop ramps. Photo taken 06/02/12.
U.S. 13 south & 40 (Dupont Parkway) west intersect School Lane and an entrance to New Castle County Airport (ILG) at the next traffic light. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Dupont Highway expands to eight overall lanes from Delaware 141 southwest to the U.S. 13 and 40 split at State Road. Delaware 273 crosses paths with the highway midway along the stretch at Hares Corner. Photo taken 06/16/12.
SR 273 originates 1.3 miles to the east at New Castle and intersection of SR 9 and 141. The route formerly ended at Chestnut and 6th Streets in New Castle. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Runway lighting for New Castle County Airport (ILG) appears above the expansive intersection with Delaware 273 (Christiana / Frenchtown Road). SR 273 forms a multi state route with MD 273 west from Hares Corner to Christiana, Ogletown, Newark and Rising Sun, Maryland.
The SR 273 marker here was removed by October 2012. Photo taken 06/16/12.
U.S. 13 south & 40 (Dupont Highway) west advance from SR 273 and Hares Corner along a commercialized stretch with J-turns. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A series of sign bridges precede the split of U.S. 40 west from U.S. 13 south at State Road. U.S. 40 branches west along Pulaski Highway to Bear and Glasgow while U.S. 13 remains southward on Dupont Highway to Tybouts Corner and the SR 1 Turnpike. Photo taken 01/15/17.
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A small street grid lines the west side of Dupont Highway at the Midvale community. J-turns are located at 3rd and 2nd Avenues. Photos taken 01/15/17.
Prior to 1993, U.S. 301 followed U.S. 13 south from Farnhurst to Boyds Corner. The route was relocated then to begin in Glasgow and follow Delaware 896 south from U.S. 40 to Middletown. Photo taken 01/15/17.
Another J-turn precedes the U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) split with U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) west. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Pulaski Highway carries U.S. 40 west from State Road to Baltimore, Maryland. Heavy suburban development lines the arterial west through to Elkton, Maryland. Photo taken 01/15/17.


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03/22/04, 04/10/04, 08/07/04, 08/31/04, 09/19/04, 08/18/05, 12/22/05, 06/02/12, 06/16/12, 08/03/13, 12/20/16, 12/21/16, 12/27/16, 01/15/17 by AARoads

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U.S. 13 Business - Wilmington to Claymont
U.S. Highway 40
U.S. Highway 202
Delaware 3
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Delaware 141
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Page Updated 03-21-2017.