U.S. 13 South - Claymont to State Road

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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 SR 92 (Naamans Road) west as U.S. 13 sinks below the AMTRAK Northeast Corridor overpass. Photo taken 12/21/16.
SR 92 commences a nearly nine mile route from U.S. 13 (Philadelphia Pike) west to SR 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 an often overcrowded 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 to Edgemoor, where an interchange joins the freeway with Governor Printz Boulevard and SR 3 (Edgemoor Road). Photo taken 08/18/05.
Interests to Interstate 495 south should use SR 3 (Edgemoor Road) south from U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard). SR 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 SR 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 (SR 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 SR 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.
Continuing into the East Side neighborhood, U.S. 13 (Spruce Street) south intersects East 10th Street. Replaced with a signal by 2016, a trailblazer for SR 52 (Delaware Avenue) directed motorists west on 10th Street. SR 52 begins at 12th and Walnut Streets (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. This shield for U.S. 13 south 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 from Spruce Street onto forthcoming Fourth Street (SR 9) to cross the Christina River. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 & SR 9 south combine to the Southbridge neighborhood of Wilmington. SR 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 provides one of two main routes from Downtown Wilmington to the Hill Top and Little Italy neighborhoods west of I-95. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Delaware Route 9 South
U.S. 13 & SR 9 (4th Street) south intersect Church Street (U.S. 13 north) just ahead of the AMTRAK Northeast Corridor overpass. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Continuing beyond the AMTRAK overpass, U.S. 13 & SR 9 turn southeast by Christina Park to Heald Street through Southbridge. Photo taken 12/20/17.
A double leaf bascule bridge carries U.S. 13 & SR 9 across the Christina River. Photo taken 08/31/04.
U.S. 13 & SR 9 meet the north end of SR 9A (Christina Avenue) just south of the Christina River. SR 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.
SR 9A lines Christina Avenue southeast to Terminal Avenue and the Port of Wilmington.
Christina Avenue once was a part of SR 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.
A marker for U.S. 13 was missing from the confirming assembly south of SR 9A. This set of signs was removed entirely by 2007. Photo taken 04/10/04.
U.S. 13 & SR 9 separate into a one-way couplet at Lobdell Street. Southbound traffic continues along Heald Street while northbound traffic follows New Castle Avenue to the east. Photo taken 08/31/04.
Heald Street southbound at A Street in Southbridge. The alphabet series of streets in Wilmington lies 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 street intersects U.S. 13 & SR 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 & SR 9 south next elevate onto across a Norfolk Southern Railroad line and a loop ramp to New Castle Avenue on the Paul Livingston Bridge. Photo taken 04/10/04.
SR 9 south parts ways with Heald Street via an off-ramp leading east to New Castle Avenue. New Castle Avenue takes the state route south to New Castle. U.S. 13 leaves the Wilmington city limits beyond adjacent Garasches Lane.
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 by the exchange with Interstate 495. Their apex represents the start of Dupont Highway south. Photo taken 12/23/17.
The directional cloverleaf interchange at Interstate 495 was expanded in 2000. Ramps were added to link I-495 south with U.S. 13 north and from U.S. 13 south to I-495 north. These additions improved access to Wilmington during the major reconstruction and closure of I-95 north of the city at that time. Photo taken 12/23/17.
Dupont Parkway expands to six lanes from I-495 southwest through the community of Minquadale. Numerous signals precede this reassurance marker posted south of Wildel Avenue. Photo taken 08/07/04.
The U.S. 13 right of way expands with a wide grassy median through the Farnhurst Interchange with I-295 and U.S. 40. The directional interchange was reconstructed during 2001-2003 and again between February 2016 and April 2019. Photo taken 03/22/04.
Underway from 2001 to 2003, the initial phase of the long term DRBA reconstruction of I-295 removed the direct ramp from U.S. 13 southbound to Interstate 295 north & U.S. 40 east. The former ramp departed from the left just beyond the upcoming traffic signal. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Also 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 concludes just to the west at the sprawling interchange between the three Interstates and the Newport Freeway (SR 141). Photo taken 03/22/04.
A left 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.
Gore point sign for the southbound entrance ramp to I-295 from U.S. 13 (Dupont Highway) south. The adjacent overpass for I-295 south was replaced during 2016-19 reconstruction of the Farnhurst Interchange. Photo taken 03/22/04.
U.S. 13 South U.S. 40 West
A left side ramp brings U.S. 40 west onto U.S. 13 south below the I-295 mainline at Farnhurst. The succeeding left turn links with Interstate 295 north & U.S. 40 east. The sign pictured here was installed during the Summer 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 to Carneys Point. U.S. 40 proceeds east from the Turnpike 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. McMullen Avenue ties into the southbound lanes just beyond the New Castle Industrial Trail underpass. Photo taken 06/02/12.
Bacon Avenue connects with Dupont Parkway at this signal from Leedom Estates and other 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 SR 141 (Basin Road). U.S. 202 commences a 630-mile route from Basins Corner north to Bangor, Maine at the upcoming exchange. 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 SR 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.
SR 141 ends 1.25 miles to the southeast at the junction of SR 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 SR 141 southwest to the U.S. 13 and 40 split at State Road. SR 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 SR 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 freeway. 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 SR 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 to Elkton, Maryland. Photo taken 01/15/17.


Photo Credits:

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, 12/20/17, 12/23/17 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.