U.S. Highway 1 Northbound

U.S. 1 North
U.S. 1 (Conowingo Road) northbound as it crosses the Maryland state line into Chester County, Pennsylvania at Sylmar. Conowingo Road carries two overall lanes northeastward from Conowingo to the state line. U.S. 1 widens to four lanes abruptly at the boundary. Sylmar Road intersects U.S. 1 from the right here. Photo taken 07/25/04.
U.S. 1 upgrades to the Kennett Oxford Bypass north of the intersection with Ridge Road in extreme southwest Chester County. The four-lane freeway features interchanges for Nottingham, Oxford (pop. 4,315), New London, West Grove (pop. 2,652), Avondale (pop. 1,111), Toughkenamon (pop. 1,520), and Kennett Square (pop. 5,273). Pictured here is the one-mile guide sign for the diamond interchange with Pennsylvania 272 (Christine Road). Photo taken 07/25/04.
The first interchange of the Kennett-Oxford Bypass exists west of Nottingham with Pennsylvania 272. The north-south state route travels into the state of Pennsylvania from Maryland 272 (Chrome Road) south of Chrome. Old Baltimore Pike (original U.S. 1) travels northward from Christine Road to the community of Nottingham itself. Park Road passes over U.S. 1 in the background. Photo taken 07/25/04.
U.S. 1 northbound at the Pennsylvania 272 (Christine Road) off-ramp. The state route continues northwestward to Little Britain the city of Lancaster (pop. 56,347). Maryland 272 continues the highway southward to North East and Interstate 95. Photo taken 07/25/04.
Pennsylvania 52 joins U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) for 0.75 miles between Lenape Road and Longwood Gardens to Kennett Pike at Hamorton. The state route links U.S. 1 with West Chester to the north and Wilmington, Delaware to the south. Displayed here is a set of reassurance shields for U.S. 1 north & Pennsylvania 52 south. Photo taken 08/01/04.
A compact cloverleaf interchange handles the movements between U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) and Pennsylvania 352 (Middletown Road) at Lima (pop. 3,257) in central Delaware County. The junction resides at the southeast corner of the Granite Run Mall just west of the Media Bypass. Photo taken 08/15/04.
U.S. 1 splits from the Baltimore Pike for the Media Bypass outside the borough of 5,533. A wye interchange handles the movements between U.S. 1 north and the Baltimore Pike (old U.S. 1) east into downtown Media. Photo taken 08/15/04.
A return ramp to U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) southbound is provided from the eastbound beginning of the Media Bypass. Pennsylvania 352 trailblazers are found at the gore point for the u-turn ramp as well. Photo taken 08/15/04.
The Media Bypass consists of a vintage PennDOT freeway with four overall lanes and a metal guard rail median. Pictured here is a northbound reassurance shield for U.S. 1 posted after the departure from the Baltimore Pike. The Media Bypass opened to traffic in the 1950s. Photo taken 08/15/04.
The first northbound exit of the Media Bypass is that of the diamond interchange with Pennsylvania 252 (Providence Road). The north-south state route links Chester (pop. 36,854), Wallingford, and Media with Newtown Square and Paoli (pop. 5,433). Photo taken 08/15/04.
Traffic to Pennsylvania 252 (Providence Road) departs U.S. 1 (Media Bypass). Pennsylvania 252 meets Pennsylvania 3 (West Chester Pike) 3.7 miles to the north at Newtown Square. Southward Providence Road intersects Baltimore Avenue (old U.S. 1) in 1.5 miles. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Posted within the Providence Road interchange is the 1.25-mile overhead for Interstate 476 (Mid-County Expressway). The north-south freeway bypasses central Philadelphia and serves the heart of the western suburbs of the metropolitan area. Northward the Interstate intersects Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) in 11 miles and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 276) in 15 miles. Southward the "Blue Route" as it locally is known, ends in five miles at Interstate 95. Photo taken 08/15/04.
A three-level interchange connects U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) and Interstate 476 (Mid-County Expressway). Photo taken 08/15/04.
To reach Interstate 476 north from U.S. 1 north requires a left-hand turn onto the northbound ramp from the Mid-County Expressway north. Traffic signals govern the movements of the northbound ramp with the U.S. 1 southbound ramp from the Media Bypass before joining Interstate 476 north. A sign bridge pictured here directs motorists from both Interstate 476 south and U.S. 1 north to their respective directions. Photo taken 08/15/04.
U.S. 1 northbound (Media Bypass) at it leaves the volleyball interchange with Interstate 476. The nickname volleyball interchange is derived from how the interchange appears from above (like the lines of a volleyball). The Media Bypass freeway ends ahead at the signalized intersection with Collins Drive and the Marple Crossroads Shopping Center. Photo taken 08/15/04.
An interchange with Pennsylvania 320 (Sproul Road) exists east of the Collins Drive traffic light on U.S. 1 north. The north-south state route was the main corridor throughout the western suburbs until the 1991 opening of Interstate 476. Sproul Road continues to be heavily traveled as it serves the communities of Swarthmore (pop. 6,170), Marple, and Broomall (pop. 11,175). Photo taken 08/15/04.
U.S. 1 becomes State Road as it passes underneath Pennsylvania 320 (Sproul Road) at the Springfield Shopping Center. The US highway enters the sprawling suburb of Springfield (pop. 23,677) en route to Drexel Hill (pop. 29,301) and Township Line Road. Photo taken 08/15/04.
U.S. 1 North Roosevelt Expressway
U.S. 1 departs the Schuylkill Expressway for the Roosevelt Expressway across the Schuylkill River. The freeway consists of six overall lanes between Interstate 76 and the Germantown Avenue off-ramp. The 3.5-mile freeway carrying U.S. 1 opened to traffic in 1961 at a cost of $3.6 million.1 The limited-access highway ends at Ninth Street where Roosevelt Boulevard continues U.S. 1 and U.S. 13 into Northeast Philadelphia. A freeway was planned from there to the city line but was cancelled by 1980. Photos taken 08/04/04.
The first northbound exit of the Roosevelt Expressway serves Wissahicken Avenue southbound via a slip ramp onto the adjacent Abbotsford Avenue. Abbotsford Avenue acts as a northbound side frontage road between Henry Avenue and Wissahicken Avenue at Fernhill Park. Photo taken 08/04/04.
U.S. 1 passes under Fox Street ahead of the Wissahicken Avenue southbound off-ramp. Wissahicken Avenue southbound intersects Hunting Park Avenue (U.S. 13) 0.6 miles to the southeast of the Roosevelt Expressway. U.S. 13 follows Hunting Park Avenue between Ridge Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard at Ninth Street parallel to U.S. 1. Photo taken 08/04/04.
A slip ramp returns traffic onto U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) northbound from Abbotsford Avenue ahead of the Wissahicken Avenue overpass. An original 1960s era guide sign remains in place for U.S. 1 at that ramp. Otherwise an auxiliary overhead indicates that the upcoming off-ramp for Wissahicken Avenue northbound also serves Wayne and Henry Avenues. Henry Avenue parallels Wissahicken Avenue between U.S. 13 and Allegheny Avenue northward to Fairmount Park. Wayne Avenue stems northward from Wayne Junction to the Germantown section of the city. Photo taken 08/04/04.
The northbound off-ramp for Wissahicken Avenue also serves Germantown Avenue. The forthcoming exit splits into ramps for Roberts Avenue east and west. The westbound ramp carries traffic onto Wissahicken Avenue northbound. Roberts Avenue eastbound becomes Berkley Street at Wayne Avenue, two blocks west of Germantown Avenue. Photo taken 08/04/04.
U.S. 1 northbound at the Wissahicken Avenue south and Germantown Avenue off-ramp. The exit departs while the Roosevelt Expressway passes through Fernhill Park. Germantown Avenue serves the Mt. Airy, St. Martins, and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods of northwest Philadelphia. Photo taken 08/04/04.
U.S. 1 elevated over Roberts Avenue as it departs Fernhill Park. Posted on the freeway is an overhead for La Salle University for the upcoming interchange with Pennsylvania 611 (Broad Street). Photo taken 08/04/04.
The Roosevelt Expressway rises above some railroad lines at Wayne Junction one half mile west of the Pennsylvania 611 (Broad Street) half-diamond interchange. Broad Street constitutes the main north-south arterial for the city of Philadelphia. The six-lane surface highway is paralleled by the Broad Street Subway line of SEPTA. Photo taken 08/04/04.
Four lanes of U.S. 1 descend again below the city street grid at the Broad Street off-ramp onto St. Luke Street. St. Luke Street and Cayuga Streets parallel the Roosevelt Expressway from N. 17th Street to Pennsylvania 611. Pennsylvania 611 was designated U.S. 611 until 1976. Photo taken 08/04/04.
Descending below N. 16th Street on U.S. 1 northbound. The speed limit lowers to 40 MPH in anticipation of the transition from freeway to surface arterial and the narrow nature of the depressed highway. Photo taken 08/04/04.
The final off-ramp of the Roosevelt Expressway on U.S. 1 northbound serves Wingohocking Street and Ninth Street southbound at Hunting Park. The 0.25-mile sign bridge of the exit is posted ahead of the N. 15th Street overpass. Photo taken 08/04/04.
Pictured here is the Broad Street (Pennsylvania 611) overcrossing of U.S. 1 northbound. Not only does the arterial pass above the Roosevelt Expressway, but also note the metal girders below the concrete arch. The infrastructure carries the SEPTA Broad Street Subway Line. Photo taken 08/04/04.
The Wingohocking and Ninth Street southbound off-ramp leaves U.S. 1 northbound at the U.S. 13 (Roosevelt Boulevard) southbound overpass. Traffic utilizing the exit departs the freeway via a slip ramp onto the adjacent U.S. 13 (Roosevelt Boulevard) northbound. U.S. 13 joins U.S. 1 as Roosevelt Boulevard from Hunting Park northward to Robbins & Levick Streets. Photo taken 08/04/04.
U.S. 1 transitions into the Roosevelt Boulevard at the merge with U.S. 13. From this point northward to the Philadelphia city/county line U.S. 1 consists of a four-carriageway arterial with ten to 12 overall lanes. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Now merged, U.S. 1 & 13 reach a signalized intersection with 9th Street as they leave Hunting Park. Turns onto 9th Street northbound are permitted from U.S. 1 north. Southbound turns onto 9th Street are not permitted due to the adjacent carriageway from U.S. 13. The ramp for Wingohocking Street joins the U.S. 13 carriageway for movements to 9th Street south. Photo taken 08/04/04.
Shifting to Northeast Philadelphia, U.S. 1 continues along Roosevelt Boulevard beyond its intersection with Grant Avenue adjacent to Philadelphia Northeast Airport. Pictured here is one of the many crossovers that link the dual carriageway configuration of U.S. 1. There are no right-hand turns permitted from the inner carriageway. The crossover sign here indicates that Lott and Conwell Avenues are accessible from the inner carriageway as they stem from the left of U.S. 1. Photo taken 04/25/04.
U.S. 1 northbound at the intersection with Lott Avenue. Lott Avenue is one of several streets running between Roosevelt Boulevard and Pennsylvania 532 (Bustleton Avenue). Note that the right-hand carriageway is signalized but that there is no access to it from Lott Avenue. The mast arm signals serve as a pedestrian signal here. Photo taken 04/25/04.
The next northbound signal of U.S. 1 exists at the south end of Conwell Avenue. Conwell Avenue loops one half mile north from Roosevelt Boulevard to Haldeman Avenue. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Red Lion Road carries Pennsylvania 63 southward from Philmont Avenue and Huntingdon Valley into the city of Philadelphia to U.S. 1. The north-south highway joins U.S. 1 at Roosevelt Boulevard for a 1.25-mile overlap. Depicted here is a crossover from the outer carriageway for Pennsylvania 63 northbound. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Approaching the intersection with Red Lion Road and junction with Pennsylvania 63. Pennsylvania 63 travels northwest from U.S. 1 to the north Philadelphia suburbs of Willow Grove (pop. 15,932), Maple Glen (pop. 7,144), and Lansdale (pop. 16,071). Photo taken 04/25/04.
U.S. 1 northbound at the merge with Pennsylvania 63 (Red Lion Road). To the right Red Lion Road continues southward to Norcom and Comly Roads outside of the Philadelphia Northeast Airport. Photo taken 04/25/04.
U.S. 1 north & Pennsylvania 63 eastbound reassurance shields posted on Roosevelt Boulevard northbound after Red Lion Road. Pennsylvania 63 was to have continued northwest of U.S. 1 along the Woodhaven Road Expressway to Interstate 276. However community opposition curtailed the freeway north of Roosevelt Boulevard and Pennsylvania 63 remains on Red Lion Road. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Button copy overhead for the Woodhaven Road Expressway of Pennsylvania 63 posted on Roosevelt Boulevard northbound. All traffic interests to Woodhaven Road must use the right-hand carriageway. Photo taken 04/25/04.
U.S. 1 north & Pennsylvania 63 east (Roosevelt Boulevard) at Plaza Drive. Plaza Drive links Roosevelt Boulevard with Haldeman Avenue. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Traffic along the inner carriageway of Roosevelt Boulevard bound for Pennsylvania 63 east (Woodhaven Road) is directed onto the outer carriageway at a crossover between Plaza Drive and Comly Road. Note the small sign with Franklin Mills for Woodhaven Road. The large outlet mall resides just north of Pennsylvania 63 midway between U.S. 1 and Interstate 95. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Interstate 95 Pennsylvania trailblazer posted at the Woodhaven Road crossover on U.S. 1 north & Pennsylvania 63 east. Half of a guide sign in the background directs drivers north along U.S. 1 to Philadelphia Park via Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road) east. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Northbound on the outer carriageway at the intersection with Comly Road. Comly Road travels southeast from Roosevelt Boulevard to Fairdale Road at the Longmead Farms section of the city. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Original sign bridge and overhead for the Pennsylvania 63 eastbound departure of U.S. 1 northbound. Woodhaven Road comprises a full freeway from Roosevelt Boulevard southeast to Interstate 95. Interchanges exist for U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike), Knights Road, and Franklin Mills. Portions of the cloverleaf interchange between U.S. 1 and Pennsylvania 63 are abandoned for the never built extension of Woodhaven Road to the northwest. Photo taken 04/25/04.
U.S. 1 northbound name changes from Roosevelt Boulevard to the Lincoln Highway upon exiting the city and county of Philadelphia. The divided highway quickly upgrades into a freeway ahead of the junction with Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road). Original text-only guide signs remain place ahead of the three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with Street Road. Photo taken 10/03/04.
A collector/distributor lane handles the movements of U.S. 1 with the ramps to/from Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road). The eastbound ramp to Pennsylvania 132 leaves here for Philadelphia Park Racetrack and the community of Bensalem. Photo taken 10/03/04.
U.S. 1 (Lincoln Highway) northbound at the westbound loop ramp onto Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road). Street Road parallels Interstate 276 from here northwest to Feasterville (pop. 6,476) and Southampton. Photo taken 04/25/04.
A very short distance north of the Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road) exit is the trumpet interchange with Interstate 276 (Pennsylvania Turnpike). A typical oversized Turnpike sign resides at the northbound on-ramp to the toll highway. The Interstate 276 shield attached to the sign includes the state name. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Leaving the confluence with Interstate 276 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike on northbound. The forthcoming parclo interchange with Rock Hill Drive serves the Neshaminy Mall and the now abandoned Eastern State School and Hospital (the guide sign here should be removed). Photo taken 04/25/04.
The Rock Hill Drive interchange is signed simply for Neshaminy. The short roadway links U.S. 1 with the Old Lincoln Highway (old U.S. 1) and Neshaminy Boulevard & Old Trevose Road. Connections via these roads link U.S. 1 with Bristol Road and the Neshaminy Mall. Old Lincoln Highway itself crosses paths with U.S. 1 at the next exit where U.S. 1 Business joins the highway through the borough of Penndel (pop. 2,420). Photo taken 04/25/04.
U.S. 1 northbound departs its full cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 95 and intersects nearby Oxford Valley Road. The diamond interchange serves Oxford Valley, Oxford Valley Mall, and the Sesame Place children's theme park. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Northbound at the Oxford Valley ramp departure. Oxford Valley Road meets U.S. 1 Business (Lincoln Highway) one mile to the south at Oxford Valley. Use Oxford Valley Road northbound for connections to Big Oak Road and Heacock Road near Woodside. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Button copy sign for the Fairless Hills off-ramp onto Stony Hill Road. Stony Hill Road carries U.S. 1 drivers east to Woolston Drive and connections to U.S. 1 Business (Lincoln Highway). Use Woolston Drive south for the Tyburn Road expressway. Photo taken 10/03/04.
U.S. 1 northbound at Stony Hill Road near Morrisville in eastern Bucks County. Stony Hill Road passes over U.S. 1 here between Woodside (pop. 2,729) and Woolston Drive. The exit serves Fairless Hills (pop. 8,505) via connections with U.S. 1 Business (Lincoln Highway). Otherwise U.S. 1 interchanges with the northern terminus of U.S. 1 in 1.25 miles. Photo taken 10/03/04.
U.S. 1 Business (Lincoln Highway) passes underneath U.S. 1 one half mile of the northern terminal interchange of U.S. 13. A button copy guide sign features the U.S. 13 southbound control points of Tullytown and Bristol. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Area construction during the Fall of 2004 resulted in detours for both U.S. 13 and U.S. 1. Many of the contractor installed signs however displayed Pennsylvania 1 and Pennsylvania 13 shields. Pictured here is a detour shield on the on-ramp from U.S. 1 Business (Lincoln Highway) northbound. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The U.S. 1 freeway arrives at the northern terminus of U.S. 13. U.S. 13 ends its five state journey just south of Morrisville. The US route travels a freeway 3.5 miles south to Tulleytown and from there another three miles along the Bristol Pike to Interstate 276 and the borough of Bristol. Photo taken 10/03/04.
A wye interchange exists between U.S. 1 and adjacent Bridge Street just east of the U.S. 13 northern endpoint. The first of three sign bridges for the off-ramp resides ahead of the U.S. 13 over crossing. Bridge Street carries northbound motorists to Pennsylvania 32. Photo taken 10/03/04.
Drivers merge onto U.S. 1 northbound from U.S. 13 ahead of the partition of traffic between the Trenton Freeway and Bridge Street. Pennsylvania 32 begins in Morrisville and ventures northward along the Delaware River to Yardley, Washington Crossing, and New Hope. Photo taken 10/03/04.
A pair of lanes serve the Bridge Street eastbound off-ramp from U.S. 1 north. Bridge Street parallels the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 between here and Pennsylvania 32 (Delmorr Avenue). Photo taken 10/03/04.
Pennsylvania Avenue sees a parclo interchange with U.S. 1 just west of the Delaware River crossing. The surface street travels south from Morrisville to New Tyburn Road and the US Steel Industrial Park. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The Pennsylvania Avenue off-ramp is the final departure point of U.S. 1 within the state of Pennsylvania. The four-lane freeway otherwise crosses the tolled bridge into Trenton, New Jersey. Photo taken 10/03/04.
U.S. 1 northbound at the Pennsylvania Avenue off-ramp in the town of Morrisville. Pennsylvania Avenue loops through the heart of town on the drive between the freeway and Yardley Morrisville Road. Pennsylvania Avenue intersects Bridge Street just north of the interchange. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The first interchange of U.S. 1 within the Garden State joins the freeway with New Jersey 29 (John Fitch Way) along the eastern banks of the Delaware River. New Jersey 29 comprises as varying four-lane freeway and expressway through the capital city of Trenton. Photo taken 10/03/04.
A tunnel system exists on New Jersey 29 south of U.S. 1. Restrictions imposed on the 2001-opened facility prohibit hazardous materials cargo from entering the six-lane cut and cover tunnel. Photo taken 10/03/04.
The northbound travel lanes of U.S. 1 circumvent the southbound toll plaza before entering the Delaware River span. The four-lane span originally was tolled in both directions. Photo taken 10/03/04.
A look at the Delaware River Joint Bridge Commission Toll Plaza for U.S. 1 southbound. All passenger vehicles are levied a 50 cent fare to use the span. Photo taken 10/03/04.
New Jersey 29 trailblazers posted along U.S. 1 northbound along the Delaware River Bridge. The Trenton Freeway continues the US highway through downtown Trenton to U.S. 206. New Jersey 29 ties into Interstate 195 & 295 east of its tunnel system near White Horse. Photos taken 10/03/04.
Parallelling the U.S. 1 Trenton Freeway bridge is the original U.S. 1 span, the Trenton Makes Bridge. The four-lane truss bridge includes the illuminated slogan "What Trenton Makes - The World Takes". The phrase is supposed to induce pride in the products produced locally in the city of Trenton. A repainting project was underway at the time of these photographs. Photos taken 10/03/04.


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