U.S. 13 Business Wilmington - North

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U.S. 13 Business North
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Rogers Road angles northwest across U.S. 13 (Heald Street) to merge with U.S. 13 Business just beyond the separation from Dupont Parkway. Photo taken 07/31/13. Second photo taken 12/30/18.
U.S. 13 (Market Street) proceeds north from Rogers Road onto a viaduct over both a Norfolk Southern Railroad line and a service road. Photo taken 12/20/16.
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The Market Street Bridge over the NS Railroad was constructed between 1938 and 1940. It was rebuilt in 1994. Photo taken 12/20/16. Second photo taken 12/30/18.
U.S. 13 Business separates into a one-way couplet using Walnut Street north and Market Street south through industrial south Wilmington. Both streets carry four lanes to the Christina River and the LOMA (Lower Market Street) neighborhood. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Condominium high rises were built along the Christina River as part of Wilmington's Riverfront redevelopment. Formerly an industrial area, the riverfront both south of Downtown and to the west by I-95 began a transition to an entertainment and retail destination with the 1993 opening of Daniel S. Frawley Stadium. Photo taken 05/19/07.
Overheads by the Christina Crossing retail development advise northbound motorists of the upcoming junction with SR 48 (2nd Street) west at LOMA. Photo taken 12/30/18.
Christina Crossing was developed between Walnut Street north and Market Street south in place of industrial businesses. A signalized access road links U.S. 13 Business with the shopping center. Photo taken 12/30/18.
The left lane of U.S. 13 Business north defaults onto SR 48 (2nd Street) west on a half mile and two blocks beyond the Christina River. Photo taken 12/30/18.
Walnut Street north next approaches A Street and the Leo J. Dugan Bridge over the Christina River. Photo taken 12/30/18.
A Street parallels the Christina River east from Market Street to the Southbridge section of Wilmington at U.S. 13/SR 9 (Heald Street / New Castle Avenue). Photo taken 12/30/18.
U.S. 13 Business north crosses the Leo J. Dugan Bridge with four lanes over the Christina River into LOMA, Wilmington. Sidewalks line both sides of the double leaf bascule bridge. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The Walnut Street bridge was originally striped for two-way traffic, as was the parallel Market Street bridge to the west. Until 1970 the spans carried U.S. 13 and 202. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Traversing the movable portion of the Leo J. Dugan Bridge on U.S. 13 Business north. Constructed in 1954, the Dugan Bridge was named after the Delaware Legislator and civic leader who passed away in 1964. Representative of the many banks incorporated in Wilmington, several high rises appear beyond the Wilmington Train Station. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Walnut Street passes under the Wilmington Train Station prior to intersecting Front Street. Three lanes continue to Downtown after SR 48 (2nd Street). Photo taken 12/20/16.
Front Street flows east from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (SR 48) along the Wilmington Train Station to Church Street at Christina Park. The station serves both AMTRAK and SEPTA (Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority) rail service. Photo taken 12/20/16.
An Interstate 95 trailblazer directs motorists onto SR 48 west at E 2nd Street. SR 48 intersects Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in two blocks. The boulevard parallels 2nd Street west to high speed ramps with I-95. Photo taken 12/30/18.
Construction from Fall 2018 to Summer 2020 eliminated the sweeping curve joining SR 48 (MLK Boulevard) eastbound onto U.S. 13 Business north to improve traffic flow along Walnut Street. SR 48 (E 2nd Street) runs 7.1 miles northwest from Wilmington to SR 41 ahead of Hockessin. Photo taken 12/30/18.
Several of the U.S. 13 Business reassurance shields within the city of Wilmington lack a Business banner. This assembly appears at 2nd Street. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Approaching SR 9 (Fourth Street) on U.S. 13 Business (Walnut Street) north. SR 9 follows Fourth Street eastward from Union Street (SR 2 west) and the Flats community to the Heald Street Bridge over the Christina River into Southbridge. The shield assembly here omits SR 9 south and again the Business banner for U.S. 13. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The intersection of Walnut and Fourth Streets at Downtown Wilmington. Dual left turn lanes take motorists onto SR 9 (4th Street) west to Quaker Hill and West Center City. Beyond the turn is the 2001 completed New Castle County Courthouse building. A lengthy route, SR 9 runs south from Wilmington to New Castle, Delaware City and ultimately the Dover area. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A third U.S. 13 reassurance marker posted without the corresponding business banner stands along Walnut Street north of SR 9 (4th Street). Photo taken 03/30/04.
5th and 6th Streets are discontinuous between Walnut and King Streets. A signal operates at a crosswalk on the two block stretch of U.S. 13 Business north between the courthouse and adjacent apartment buildings. Photo taken 12/20/16.
U.S. 13 Business northbound at Eighth Street in Downtown Wilmington. The core of the central business district (CBD) lies between the blocks of Eighth and Twelfth Streets between Walnut and Orange Streets. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Many buildings in Downtown Wilmington were constructed as part of MBNA corporate headquarters. The corporation was acquired by Bank of America in 2006.
The architectural impact from MBNA remains in Wilmington however with similarly designed buildings beyond the intersection of Walnut and Ninth Streets here. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Decorative light posts and mast arms, such as these at 10th Street, were installed throughout Wilmington starting in 1997. Tenth Street brings traffic into Downtown from the East Side neighborhood of the city. Photo taken 12/20/16.
11th Street carries SR 52 southbound between Jefferson and Walnut Streets through Downtown. The multi state route ends at U.S. 13 Business north. Photo taken 12/20/16.
One block further north, U.S. 13 Business (Walnut Street) intersects the northbound beginning of SR 52 (12th Street). An SR 52 trailblazer was posted here until 2008, when the shield fell off. Photo taken 03/30/04.
SR 52 forms a one-way couplet west to Delaware Avenue at Jefferson Street. Delaware Avenue extends the route northwest to Happy Valley and I-95. The state route overall connects Wilmington with Greenville, Centreville and Chadds Ford via PA 52. Photo taken 12/20/16.
U.S. 13 Business transitions from the financial district to residential areas of Upper East Side beyond SR 52. Walnut Street reduces to two overall lanes north at 13th Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Northbound U.S. 13 Business (Walnut Street) at East 14th Street. 14th Street historically carried U.S. 13 southbound from Market to French Streets. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business turns west two blocks onto 16th Street as Walnut Street concludes adjacent to Brandywine Creek. East of Walnut Street, 16th Street carries two way traffic to the Pine Street bridge into the Eastlake neighborhood. Photo taken 12/20/17.
French Street runs between the King/Walnut Street couplet southward from 16th Street to 8th Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Span wire supported signs direct U.S. 13 (Business) north onto the Market Street Bridge across Brandywine Creek. The open spandrel arch bridge opened to traffic on November 24, 1921. Photo taken 12/20/17.
16th Street west transitions into scenic Park Drive beyond Market Street. Market Street carries the remainder of U.S. 13 Business through north Wilmington with two way traffic. Photo taken 12/20/17.
The north end of the Market Street Bridge ties into a five-way intersection with 18th Street, Glen Avenue, and Race Street at the Brandywine Village neighborhood. U.S. 13 Business narrows from four to two lanes beyond this signal. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Angling northeast, U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) next intersects 19th Street at Brandywine Mills Plaza. Market Street represents the dividing line between West and East street prefixes. Photo taken 12/20/17.
West 20th Street heads northwest from Market Street through the Southeast 9th Ward neighborhood to Baynard Boulevard. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Removed by 2004, this U.S. 202 trailblazer directed motorists onto Concord Avenue north. U.S. 202 ended here between 1970 and 1984. It was rerouted southward along I-95 and SR 141. Photo taken 10/12/01.
SR 202 lines Concord Avenue north from U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) and Vandever Avenue to I-95 and Concord Pike. The route is unmarked from either direction of Market Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
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24th and 25th Streets intersect U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) between the 9th Ward Area and Price's Run. Photos taken 12/20/17.
An arrow remains from a former U.S. 13 Business trailblazer along Market Street north between 25th and 26th Streets. Photo taken 12/20/17.
26th Street flows west from U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) and the Eastlake neighborhood to Brown-Burton Winchester Park and Market Street at this traffic light. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) intersects 27th Street s by the Crestview Apartments. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) at 28th Street. 28th Street leads southeast to Brown-Burton Winchester Park and U.S. 13 (Northeast Boulevard) at the Riverside neighborhood. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Market Street north at 30th Street. 30th Street extends northwest to Broom Street at Haynes Park. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Entering the Eastlawn neighborhood, U.S. 13 passes between Riverview Cemetery ahead of 34th Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
A bannerless U.S. 13 trailblazer was posted between 35th and 36th Street. It was removed by 2012. Photo taken 08/07/04.
U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) northbound at 36th Street. Residential frontage along Market Street gives way to commercial establishments as Market Street nears the city line. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business runs along the Wilmington city line beyond 36th Street. The ensuing traffic light is with 40th Street, which converges with one way traffic from both directions at Market Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business leaves the Wilmington city line at a point just beyond Lea Boulevard here. Lea Boulevard comprises a through street west to Brandywine Hills and Miller Road and east to U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) near Edgemoor. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business transitions to Philadelphia Pike as it leaves Wilmington and climbs by Sellers Park to the intersection with SR 3 at Edgemoor and Shipley Roads. Photo taken 12/20/17.
SR 3 south lines Edgemoor Road southeast to U.S. 13 and Interstate 495 at Edgemoor. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Shipley Road stems north from U.S. 13 Business and SR 3 to Rockwood Park and the Brandywine Hundred communities. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business Delaware Route 3 North
Although not acknowledge on this confirming assembly, SR 3 north joins Philadelphia Pike between Edgemoor Road and Washington Street Extension. Photo taken 12/18/17.
Motorists advance northward along Philadelphia Pike to intersect Marsh Road. SR 3 used to follow Marsh Road between Edgemoor Road and Washington Street Extension. This changed by the mid-1990s when the route was relocated to an overlap with U.S. 13 Business.
Lore Avenue ties into this intersection from the Gordon Heights community to the east. Photo taken 12/18/17.
U.S. 13 Business reassurance marker posted after the Philadelphia Pike intersection with Marsh Road. Photo taken 12/18/17.
SR 3 parts ways with U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) for Washington Street Extension northwest back to Marsh Road. Washington Street Extension otherwise winds southwest to Rockwood and Bringhurst Woods Park to the Brandywine Hills neighborhood in north Wilmington. Historically Washington Street Extension was a part of SR 4 until 1981. Photo taken 12/18/17.
U.S. 13 Business North
A traffic signal operates at Philadelphia Pike and Duncan Road for adjacent Mt. Pleasant Elementary. Photo taken 12/18/17.
U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) runs alongside Bellevue State Park north from Duncan Road to Cauffiel Parkway. Cauffiel Parkway opened to traffic in 2000 as a new connector east to U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) for I-495 at Edgemoor. Photo taken 12/18/17.
Cauffiel Parkway winds through a tract of Bellevue State Park east from Philadelphia Pike. Bellevue Parkway ties into the intersection with U.S. 13 Business from Bellevue Park Corporate Center to the west. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Philadelphia Pike advances north from Cauffiel Parkway by Bellevue Lake into the Claymont community. Photo taken 12/18/17.
U.S. 13 Business northbound at the east end of Silverside Road. Silverside Road provides a main thoroughfare west through Brandywine Hundred to U.S. 202 (Concord Pike) at Talleyville. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Northbound reassurance marker posted after Silverside Road by the Holly Oak and Gwinhurst communities. Photo taken 12/21/16.
The next northbound traffic light operates at the Philadelphia Pike intersection with Holly Oak Road. Holly Oak Road travels west to an apartment complex and Gwinhurst Park. Eastward, Holly Oak Road descends to U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard). Photo taken 12/21/16.
Descending from Holly Oak Road on U.S. 13 Business northbound. Philadelphia Pike varies between four and five lanes through the older suburbs of north Wilmington. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Mast arm supported traffic lights were installed along Philadelphia Pike at Rolling Road and the entrance to Perkins Run Center in 2000. Rolling Road comprises a residential street east to U.S. 13 through the Rolling Park community. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Another traffic light governs the movements of U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) at Maple Lane. Maple Lane stems west to Maple Lane Elementary School and the Claymont Heights community. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Harvey Road leads west from U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) to connect Claymont with Interstate 95 south. West of there, the road narrows and passes through the incorporated villages of Arden, Ardentown and Ardencroft. Photo taken 12/21/16.
North from Harvey Road, Philadelphia Pike was reconfigured from a five lane boulevard into a three lane boulevard with bike lanes and a stretch of on-street parking by 2015. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) north at Commonwealth Avenue west to the Overlook Colony subdivision and Green Street near Claymont Elementary. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 Business ends as U.S. 13 overtakes Philadelphia Pike from Governor Printz Boulevard. Photo taken 12/21/16.
An end shield for U.S. 13 Business north was restored during the construction to configure Philadelphia Pike. The previous assembly was missing by 2012. Photo taken 12/21/16.
This end shield for U.S. 13 was posted ahead of the Philadelphia Pike intersection with Governor Printz Boulevard. It was replaced by 2004. Photo taken 2003.
Philadelphia Pike expands back into four-lane commercial boulevard from Governor Printz Boulevard to Interstate 495. U.S. 13 continues north from Claymont to industrial areas of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 12/21/16.

Photo Credits:

  • 10/12/01 by AARoads.
  • 2003 by AARoads.
  • 03/30/04 by AARoads.
  • 08/07/04 by AARoads.
  • 05/19/07 by AARoads.
  • 07/31/13 by AARoads and I.C. Ligget.
  • 12/20/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/21/16 by AARoads.
  • 12/18/17 by AARoads.
  • 12/20/17 by AARoads.
  • 12/30/18 by AARoads.

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Interstate 495
U.S. 13
State Route 3
State Route 9
State Route 48
State Route 52
State Route 202

Page Updated 06-20-2020.

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