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. 07/31/13, 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. 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. 12/20/16, 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12/30/18
Walnut Street north next approaches A Street and the Leo J. Dugan Bridge over the Christina River. 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). 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. 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. 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. 03/30/04
Walnut Street passes under the Wilmington Train Station prior to intersecting Front Street. Three lanes continue to Downtown after SR 48 (2nd Street). 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. 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 arterial parallels 2nd Street west to high speed ramps with I-95. 12/22/20
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. 12/22/20
Several of the U.S. 13 Business reassurance shields within the city of Wilmington lack a Business banner. This assembly appears at 2nd Street. 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. 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. 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). 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12/20/17
French Street runs between the King/Walnut Street couplet southward from 16th Street to 8th Street. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12/20/17
West 20th Street heads northwest from Market Street through the Southeast 9th Ward neighborhood to Baynard Boulevard. 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. 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. 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. 12/20/17
An arrow remains from a former U.S. 13 Business trailblazer along Market Street north between 25th and 26th Streets. 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. 12/20/17
U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) intersects 27th Street s by the Crestview Apartments. 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. 12/20/17
Market Street north at 30th Street. 30th Street extends northwest to Broom Street at Haynes Park. 12/20/17
Entering the Eastlawn neighborhood, U.S. 13 passes between Riverview Cemetery ahead of 34th Street. 12/20/17
A bannerless U.S. 13 trailblazer was posted between 35th and 36th Street. It was removed by 2012. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12/20/17
SR 3 south lines Edgemoor Road southeast to U.S. 13 and Interstate 495 at Edgemoor. 12/20/17
Shipley Road stems north from U.S. 13 Business and SR 3 to Rockwood Park and the Brandywine Hundred communities. 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. 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. 12/18/17
U.S. 13 Business reassurance marker posted after the Philadelphia Pike intersection with Marsh Road. 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. 12/18/17
U.S. 13 Business North
A traffic signal operates at Philadelphia Pike and Duncan Road for adjacent Mt. Pleasant Elementary. 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. 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. 12/21/16
Philadelphia Pike advances north from Cauffiel Parkway by Bellevue Lake into the Claymont community. 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. 12/21/16
Northbound reassurance marker posted after Silverside Road by the Holly Oak and Gwinhurst communities. 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). 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12/21/16
U.S. 13 Business ends as U.S. 13 overtakes Philadelphia Pike from Governor Printz Boulevard. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  • 12/22/20 by AARoads.

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