U.S. 13 Business Wilmington - South

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U.S. 13 Business South
U.S. 13 turns off Philadelphia Pike onto Governor Printz Boulevard to parallel I-495 to Edgemoor. U.S. 13 Business lines Philadelphia Pike southward from Claymont to Wilmington. Photo taken 12/30/18.
The southbound beginning of U.S. 13 Business prior to Philadelphia Pike road diet. Photo taken 12/16/05.
Philadelphia Pike south from Governor Printz Boulevard to Harvey Road was reconfigured from a five lane boulevard with a center turn lane, to a three lane boulevard with bike lanes and on street parking by 2015. U.S. 13 Business intersects Commonwealth Avenue at the Overlook Colony community. Photo taken 12/30/18.
Harvey Road ventures northwest from U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) to I-95 south and the Ardens. Photo taken 12/30/18.
Philadelphia Pike expands into a four or five lane boulevard from Harvey Road south from Harvey Road to Edgemoor Road near the Wilmington city line. Photo taken 12/21/16.
The traffic light at Maple Lane serves Maple Lane Elementary and the adjacent Claymont Heights neighborhood west of U.S. 13 Business. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Southbound U.S. 13 Business continues a short distance to the signalized intersection with Rolling Road. Photo taken 12/21/16.
West Holly Oak Road joins Philadelphia Pike with the Gwinhurst community at this signal. East Holly Oak Road lowers through the Holly Oak subdivision to U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard). Photo taken 12/21/16.
Silveride Road stems west from U.S. 13 Business at Walnut Lane and Holly Oak at the next traffic light. Silverside Road constitutes a through route west to U.S. 202 (Concord Pike) at Talleyville. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 Business dips to cross Stoney Creek by Bellevue Lake. Photo taken 12/21/16.
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Interstate 495 trailblazer posted ahead of Cauffiel Parkway. Cauffiel Parkway links U.S. 13 Business with U.S. 13 (Governor Printz Boulevard) through a tract of Bellevue State Park. Photo taken 12/20/17. Second photo taken 12/27/16.
Cauffiel Parkway was constructed in 2000 ahead of the closure and reconstruction of I-95 north of Wilmington. The parkway alleviates cross traffic on area residential streets while improving connectivity from south Claymont to the Edgemoor interchange of I-495. Photo taken 12/21/16.
Philadelphia Like runs alongside Bellevue State Park to Duncan Road east to Mt. Pleasant Elementary. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 Business (Philadelphia Pike) south at the unmarked junction with SR 3 (Washington Street Extension) north. SR 3 merges with U.S. 13 Business south for 0.8 miles to Edgemoor Road. Washington Street Extension carries SR 3 north to Marsh Road.
Beyond SR 3, Washington Street Extension parallels U.S. 13 Business southwest to Brandywine Hills in Wilmington. The arterial narrows to two lanes through the Harlan and 9th Ward Area neighborhoods in the city. Photo taken 12/21/16.
U.S. 13 Business Delaware Route 3 South
Southbound reassurance shield for U.S. 13 Business posted after Washington Street Extension. SR 3 is signed poorly on the overlap along Philadelphia Pike. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Descending into the Brandywine valley on U.S. 13 Business & SR 3 southbound intersect Marsh Road and Lore Avenue east to Bellefonte. Prior to the mid 1990s, SR 3 remained wholly along Marsh Road southward. The designation was realigned to remove truck traffic through residential areas along Marsh Road between Washington Street Extension and Edgemoor Road. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business and SR 3 part ways at Edgemoor Road. SR 3 takes Edgemoor Road southeast to U.S. 13 and I-495 at Edgemoor. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Shipley Road ties into Edgemoor Road from the north and travels northwest to Rockwood Park and the Brandywine Hundred community of Talleyville. Philadelphia Pike lowers by Sellers Park and enters the city of Wilmington. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business South
Straddling the Wilmington city line, U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) intersects Lea Boulevard by Fox Valley Shopping Center and the Penrose community. Photo taken 12/20/17.
40th Street is a one-way street meeting U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) from the Penrose community to the south and the Harlan neighborhood in Wilmington to the north. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Market Street wholly enters the city of Wilmington at 36th Street and the Eastlawn neighborhood. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Reassurance marker posted south of 36th Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
34th Street east and Eastlawn Avenue west come together at the ensuing signal along U.S. 13 Business southbound. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Advancing south through Riverview Cemetery, U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) enters a five point intersection with 30th and Danby Streets at Brown-Buron Winchester Park. Photo taken 12/20/17.
U.S. 13 Business continues south from this shield at 30th Street between the 9th Ward Area and Price's Run neighborhoods. Photo taken 12/20/17.
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Successive traffic lights operate along U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) southbound at 28th, 27th and 26th Streets from residential neighborhoods of the 9th Ward Area and Price's Run. Photos taken 12/20/17.
The Downtown Wilmington skyline comes into view along U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) south at 24th Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Market Street proceeds southwest into the Brandywine Village neighborhood from the signal at 23rd Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Concord Avenue (SR 202) south and Vandever Avenue west converge with U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) here. SR 202 follows old U.S. 202 north 1.01 miles to Interstate 95 at Concord Pike (U.S. 202). Photo taken 09/27/14.
20th Street stems north from a set of pedestrian signals along Market Street to the Southeast 9th Ward community. Photo taken 12/20/17.
19th Street connects Market Street with Race Street along Brandywine Creek to the south and Baynard Boulevard (old U.S. 202) by the Triangle neighborhood to the north. Photo taken 12/20/17.
West 18th Street, Glen Avenue and Race Streets converge with U.S. 13 Business at Brandywine Mills Plaza and the Market Street Bridge spanning Brandywine Creek. Photo taken 12/20/17.
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Spanning Brandywine Creek, U.S. 13 Business enters Downtown Wilmington. Forming a gateway into the central business district, the five lane bridge features large sidewalks and decorative monuments. Built in 1928 by New Castle County, the span was renovated and repainted in 1999. Photo taken June 2000. Second photo taken 03/30/04.
U.S. 13 Business partitions into a couplet at 16th Street and Park Drive. Park Drive is a scenic route along Brandywine Creek northward through Brandywine Park. 16th Street east provides local access to French Street. Photo taken 12/20/17.
Market Street becomes King Street at 15th Street. 15th Street west curves onto the succeeding section of Market Street south through Downtown Wilmington. Photo taken 12/20/17.
14th Street west links U.S. 13 Business (King Street) with Washington Street at Wilmington Hospital and the Midtown Brandywine community. Photo taken 12/20/17.
13th Street flows east from the succeeding traffic light on King Street south to the Upper East Side neighborhood. Photo taken 12/20/17.
12th Street carries SR 52 northbound from U.S. 13 Business (Walnut and King Streets) to Delaware Avenue and I-95. The state route continues from there to northwest Wilmington, Greenville, Centerville and Fairville, Pennsylvania. SR 52 southbound follows 11th Street one block to the south. Photo taken 12/20/17.
9th Street flows east from Cool Spring to Trinity Vicinity and Downtown. The street provides a commuter route into the central business district from the I-95 northbound as well. Photo taken 03/30/04.
King Street southbound between 9th and 8th Streets in Downtown Wilmington. U.S. 13 Business south carries three lanes between 15th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Pictured here is a set of pedestrian signals. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Older Econolite signals remained in use at the King Street intersection with 8th Street. 8th Street travels northward through Downtown to West Hill. Photo taken 03/30/04.
The New Castle County Courthouse comes into view as U.S. 13 Business (King Street) south intersects 7th Street south and a hotel parking garage entrance. Seventh Street is discontinuous between King and Walnut Streets. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Sixth Street south also ends at King Street. The street resumes at Walnut Street (U.S. 13 Business north) through the East Side neighborhood of the city. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Southbound at Fifth Street on U.S. 13 Business. The 2000-01 constructed court house complex lies between King and Walnut Streets at 4th Street. Photo taken 03/30/04.
U.S. 13 Business southbound at SR 9 (Fourth Street). Fourth Street provides the main route between Downtown Wilmington and the Hill Top and Flats sections of the city. SR 9, unmarked on King Street south, ends at Union Street (SR 2) by the Little Italy neighborhood. Photo taken 03/30/04.
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A cutout shield for U.S. 13 Business was formerly posted along King Street south of 4th Street (SR 9). Bolts holding the signs in place eventually failed and the assembly was never replaced. Photos taken 03/30/04.
A set of overheads direct motorists along King Street south ahead of SR 48 (Second Street) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The I-95 shields represent Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, which begins at U.S. 13 Business and provides a direct route to high speed ramps for the freeway. Photo taken 03/30/04.
SR 48 shield posted at the intersection of U.S. 13 Business south (King Street) at Second Street. SR 48 lines a pair of one way streets between U.S. 13 Business and SR 2 (Union Street). Westbound takes Second Street while eastbound follows Lancaster Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Walnut Street. Photo taken 03/30/04.
King street veers west to become Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. U.S. 13 Business turns south from the boulevard at Market Street. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Market Street carries U.S. 13 Business south from MLK Boulevard to the Wilmington AMTRAK Station at Front Street. Photo taken 03/30/04.
An erroneous shield references U.S. 13 south at the AMTRAK over crossing. This assembly was replaced to remove the TRUCK banner by 2014. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Part of the late 1990s and early 2000s revitalization of the Christina Riverfront involved the improvement of the area adjacent to the Amtrak Wilmington Train Station. Decorative street lamps, mast arm signal assemblies and brick sidewalks were added to improve the aesthetics of the area. Pictured here is the intersection of U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) southbound at Shipley Street and Rosa Parks Drive. Photo taken 03/30/04.
Market Street expands to three southbound lanes as it crosses the Christina River on a double leaf bascule bridge. Photo taken 12/20/16.
The South Market Street Bridge was constructed in 1926-27 and rehabilitated in 1982. Photo taken 12/20/16.
An Interstate 95 trailblazer directs motorists onto A Street east to U.S. 13 & SR 9 (Heald Street) at the Southbridge community. Interstate 495 passes east of there. Photo taken 12/20/16.
U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) south leads directly from A Street to I-495 near Minquadale. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Christiana Crossing was developed in place of industrial businesses between Market Street south and Walnut Street north. An access road links U.S. 13 Business with the retail area from this signal. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Market Street merges with Walnut Street one half mile south of A Street at the Wilmington city line. Photo taken 12/20/16.
U.S. 13 Business (Market Street) ascends over a Norfolk Southern Railroad line and access road to Garasches Lane on a four-lane viaduct. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Lowering into an industrial area from the 1940-built bridge over the NS Railroad. Photo taken 12/20/16.
U.S. 13 Business expands into an arterial preceding the merge with U.S. 13 (Heald Street) and junction with Interstate 495. Until 2000, access was only available to I-495 south to I-95 south. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Commuters bound for Newport, Newark and Glasgow depart U.S. 13 Business south for Interstate 495 south. I-495 ends in 1.5 miles at ramps for I-95 south, I-295 north and SR 141. Photo taken 12/20/16.
A wye intersection joins U.S. 13 Business with Rogers Road leading southeast to both U.S. 13 (Heald Street) north back into Southbridge, Wilmington and SR 9 (New Castle Avenue). An I-495 trailblazer directs motorists otherwise to the northbound ramp for the Port of Wilmington and Claymont. Photo taken 12/20/16.
Dupont Highway begins as U.S. 13 Business reaches the southbound off-ramp for Interstate 495. I-495 parallels the Christina River west to the merge with I-95. Photo taken 12/23/17.
Heald Street angles U.S. 13 southwest from Southbridge, Wilmington to overtake the ending U.S. 13 Business on Dupont Highway. Dupont Highway proceeds south beyond Interstate 495 to Minquadale and the New Castle area. Photo taken 12/23/17.

Photo Credits:

June 2000, 03/30/04, 12/16/05, 09/27/14, 12/20/16, 12/21/16, 12/27/16, 12/20/17, 12/23/17, 12/30/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
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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