U.S. Highway 1 Southbound

U.S. 1 South
Old button copy signage for Interstate 95 on U.S. 1 southbound. Worth mentioning is the northbound control city of New York. This is the only vestige from the time period when it was thought that Interstate 95 would continue northward to New Brunswick, New Jersey as planned. All other area signage indicates the northern control city as Trenton. Eventually, all Interstate 95 signage will be altered, as this section of the Interstate will become an extended Interstate 295. Photo taken 05/20/00.
One-mile guide sign for Pennsylvania 213 (Maple Avenue) at the suburb of Langhorne (pop. 1,981) on U.S. 1 southbound. The state route begins nearby from U.S. 1 Business (Lincoln Highway) at the Oxford Valley Mall. Photo taken 04/25/04.
The interchange between U.S. 1 and Pennsylvania 213 (Maple Avenue) interacts with Flowers Mill Road. The local roadway ties into the ramps from both north and southbound U.S. 1 at Maple Avenue. Flowers Mill Road stems northward from the U.S. 1 Business & Pennsylvania 413 (New Rodgers Road) intersection to Winchester Avenue. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Interstate 276 Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Turnpike trailblazers on U.S. 1 southbound near Langhorne. This older style of trailblazer indicates the mileage to the turnpike. A similar set of signs was located one mile to the south. First photo taken 04/25/04; close-up photo taken 05/20/00.
U.S. 1 southbound at the Maple Avenue off-ramp onto Pennsylvania 213 and Flowers Mill Road. Pennsylvania 213 travels a short distance westward to Pennsylvania 413 (Pine Street) in central Langhorne. Photo taken 04/25/04.
The aforementioned second set of trailblazers for Interstate 276 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike on U.S. 1 south. There are only a handful of Interstate 276 state-named shields or trailblazers left within the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Passing over in the background is Pennsylvania 413 (Pine Street). Photo taken 04/25/04.
Button copy guide sign for the Bellevue Avenue off-ramp to Pennsylvania 413 on U.S. 1 south. The forthcoming ramp represents the beginning of a southbound frontage system roadway for U.S. 1 through the Langhorne area. Bellevue Avenue parallels Pennsylvania 413 one block to the west. Photo taken 04/25/04.
A slip ramp returns traffic onto U.S. 1 southbound from Pennsylvania 413 (Pine Street) and Bellevue Avenue) in Langhorne. Note the narrow nature of the freeway through this corridor. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Three slip ramps carry motorists from the southbound frontage road onto U.S. 1 southbound from the Langhorne area. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Old Lincoln Highway crosses paths with U.S. 1 near Neshaminy. A slip ramp departs the freeway onto the adjacent frontage road for the original U.S. 1 as it straddles the southbound lanes. Use this off-ramp for the Idlewood and Parkland Heights neighborhoods of Langhorne. Photo taken 04/25/04.
The Old Lincoln Highway merges onto U.S. 1 ahead of the local creek crossing near Neshaminy. The frontage road system of U.S. 1 at Langhorne ends here as the four-lane freeway migrates southwest to the Bensalem and Feasterville communities of southeast Bucks County. Photo taken 04/25/04.
A badly faded U.S. 1 southbound reassurance shields resides just ahead of the Neshaminy parclo interchange with Rockhill Drive. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Southbound at the loop ramp onto Rockhill Drive at Neshaminy. The short connector roadway links U.S. 1 with Old Lincoln Highway and Neshaminy Boulevard in the vicinity of the Neshaminy Mall. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Shortly after passing the Rockhill Drive interchange, U.S. 1 nears its trumpet interchange with Interstate 276 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The east-west toll road links the New Jersey Turnpike with Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) at Valley Forge. There is no direct access at present between Interstate 95 and the Turnpike. Thus Interstate 95 southbound drivers are directed to Interstate 276 by way of U.S. 1. Photo taken 04/25/04.
A large Pennsylvania Turnpike sign resides at the ramp onto Interstate 276 from U.S. 1 southbound. Eight miles to the west lies the Pennsylvania 611 interchange at Willow Grove. Seven miles to the east if the final Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange at U.S. 13 near Bristol. The turnpike crosses the Delaware River en route to Bordentown, New Jersey and the New Jersey Turnpike from there. Photo taken 04/25/04.
The Interstate 276 and Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road) interchanges lie close to one another. Shortly after the ramp departure to the Pennsylvania Turnpike on U.S. 1 southbound is the westbound ramp for Street Road. Text only button copy overheads remain in use at the Bensalem area interchange. Photo taken 04/25/04.
U.S. 1 southbound at the three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road). The Old Lincoln Highway ties into Street Road just west of U.S. 1. Two miles northwest of there is the Pennsylvania 132 intersection with Pennsylvania 532 (Bustleton Pike). Photo taken 04/25/04.
A three-digit trailblazer is in place for Interstate 95 on U.S. 1 southbound for the Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road) eastbound ramp. The state route meets Interstate 95 3.7 miles to the south. Photo taken 04/25/04.
The loop ramp for Street Road eastbound departs U.S. 1 south. Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road) begins at Interstate 95 and U.S. 13 southeast of Bensalem. The state route travels northwest from there to Philadelphia Park, U.S. 1, Feasterville (pop. 6,476), Southampton, and Warminster among other north Philadelphia suburbs. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Leaving the Pennsylvania 132 (Street Road) interchange of U.S. 1 southbound. The freeway transitions into the surface arterial Roosevelt Boulevard ahead. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Old Lincoln Highway reconnects with U.S. 1 (Lincoln Highway) just north of the Philadelphia City and County line. The traffic light here is the first of many for U.S. 1 as it migrates southwest into Northeast Philadelphia. Photo taken 04/25/04.
U.S. 1 name changes from Lincoln Highway to Roosevelt Boulevard upon entering the city of Philadelphia (pop. 1,517,550). From there Roosevelt Boulevard quickly expands into a twelve lane four-roadway arterial. Pictured here is the partition of U.S. 1 southbound into inner and outer carriageways. All traffic to Pennsylvania 63 (Woodhaven Road) is directed onto the outer carriageway for the upcoming exit ramp. Photo taken 04/25/04.
What appears to be an abandoned overpass on U.S. 1 southbound. A small guide sign indicates that U.S. 1 here is designated the Police Officer Daniel Faulkner Memorial Highway. The Philadelphia police officer died tragically on the morning of December 9, 1981 at the hands of Mumia Abu Jamal after pulling over Jamal's brother for driving the wrong-way down a one-way street. Mumia Abu Jamal was an outspoken supporter of the militant urban radical group known as MOVE during the 1970s. MOVE has its own controversial legacy within the history books of Philadelphia. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Approaching the signalized junction between U.S. 1 and Southampton & Byberry Roads. These surface streets stem northward from Pennsylvania 63 (Woodhaven Road) to Trevose Avenue near Feasterville and the city line. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Original button copy overhead for the Pennsylvania 63 (Woodhaven Road) crossover from the inner carriageway of U.S. 1 south onto the outer carriageway. A full-cloverleaf interchange exists ahead between Roosevelt Boulevard and the Woodhaven Road Expressway. Ramps to Woodhaven Road north and from Woodhaven Road south were never used however. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Nearing the Woodhaven Road Expressway on the outer carriageway of U.S. 1 southbound. Pennsylvania 63 follows a freeway between Roosevelt Boulevard and Interstate 95 (Delaware Expressway). The four to six lane freeway was to have continued northwest to Interstate 276. However community opposition curtailed all of the freeway from Evans Street northward. Photo taken 05/20/00.
Interstate 95 Pennsylvania trailblazer posted on Roosevelt Boulevard southbound ahead of the Pennsylvania 63 (Woodhaven Road) eastbound cloverleaf ramp. The barrier to the right blocks traffic from using the abandoned ramp of U.S. 1 south onto Woodhaven Road north. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Pennsylvania 63 (Woodhaven Road) features exits for Franklin Mills, Bristol Pike (U.S. 13), and Knights Road among others in Northeast Philadelphia. The state route joins U.S. 1 from this interchange southward to the intersection with Red Lion Road. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Just south of their merge at Woodhaven Road, U.S. 1 south & Pennsylvania 63 west (Roosevelt Boulevard) intersect Comly Road. Comly Road flows southeast of Roosevelt Boulevard to Academy Road and Fairdale Road at Longmead Farms. There are no turns onto Comly Road from the outer carriageway for U.S. 1 south & Pennsylvania 63 west and inner carriageway of U.S. 1 north & Pennsylvania 63 east. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Haldeman Avenue splits from Roosevelt Boulevard midway between Comly Road and Red Lion Road. A faded Pennsylvania 63 shield points straight for U.S. 1 southbound to Red Lion Road. Haldeman Avenue itself intersects Red Lion Road in 0.4 miles itself. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Northbound Haldeman Avenue ties into U.S. 1 & Pennsylvania 63 just south of the Haldeman Avenue southbound split pictured above. Thus no turns are permitted from the outer carriageway. Attached to a light post here is a Pennsylvania 63 trailblazer and truck detour sign for Byberry Road. Photo taken 04/25/04.
All traffic on U.S. 1 south & Pennsylvania 63 west inner destined for Red Lion Road north (Pennsylvania 63 west) are given one last crossover before Roosevelt Boulevard splits with the state route. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Westbound Pennsylvania 63 shield pointing toward Red Lion Road northbound on the outer carriageway of Roosevelt Boulevard. Pennsylvania 63 follows Red Lion Road northwest to Huntingdon Valley in southeast Montgomery County. Photo taken 04/25/04.
A look at the U.S. 1 south & Pennsylvania 63 westbound split at Red Lion Road from the inner carriageway of Roosevelt Boulevard. Pennsylvania 63 is part of a longer corridor that stretches far northwest of Philadelphia to Lansdale (pop. 16,071), Kulpsville (pop. 8,064), Harleysville, and Green Lane (pop. 579). Photo taken 04/25/04.
Southbound reassurance shield for U.S. 1 posted on Roosevelt Boulevard after its split with Pennsylvania 63 west. Photo taken 04/25/04.
Roosevelt Boulevard enters the Bustleton community of Northeast Philadelphia as it intersects Lott Avenue. Lott Avenue represents a residential street one half mile in length between U.S. 1 and Pennsylvania 532 (Welsh Road). Photo taken 04/25/04.
Button copy overhead for Northeast Philadelphia Airport situated on U.S. 1 southbound ahead of the intersection with Grant Avenue. Grant Avenue constitutes an east-west arterial between Pennsylvania 532 (Welsh Road), Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Academy Road, and U.S. 13 (Frankford Avenue). Photo taken 04/25/04.
Nearing Grant Avenue on Roosevelt Boulevard south. Southeastward Grant Avenue intersects Academy Road in 1.4 miles and U.S. 13 in 2.5 miles. One half mile to the north is the junction with Pennsylvania 532 (Bustleton Avenue) and one quarter mile from there the transition to Welsh Road. Photo taken 04/25/04.
U.S. 13 joins U.S. 1 along the Roosevelt Boulevard from the one-way couplet of Robbins and Levick Streets near the Tacony section of the city. The four-mile overlap concludes at the U.S. 1 split from the Roosevelt Boulevard into the Roosevelt Expressway. Depicted here is a set of original button copy signs on the outer carriageway of Roosevelt Boulevard. The inner carriageway forms the southbound lanes of the U.S. 1 freeway between here and Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway). Pennsylvania 611 (Broad Street) crosses paths with U.S. 1 and 13 nearby. Traffic to Broad Street northbound is directed onto Wingohocking Street westbound for a seven block ride to the former U.S. 611. Photo taken 08/04/04.
A view of the U.S. 1 & 13 split from the end of 10th Street. U.S. 13 passes over U.S. 1 via a wye interchange through Hunting Park. The US route becomes Hunting Park Avenue through the Nicetown community en route to Ridge Avenue and Fairmount Park. Photo taken 09/18/04.
Now on the Roosevelt Expressway, U.S. 1 depresses below the city street grid between Hunting Park and 18th Street. An on-ramp carries Broad Street drivers onto the Expressway westbound from Cayuga Street above. 1.3 miles south of there on U.S. 1 are the ramps to/from Fox Street. Fox Street travels northwest to southeast between U.S. 13 and School House Lane. Henry Avenue parallels the surface street to the southwest providing a through route to Roxborough and Allegheny Avenue. Photo taken 08/04/04.
Upcoming exits sign for U.S. 1 southbound attached to the Fox Street overpass. The last mainline exit of the Roosevelt Expressway departs for Ridge Avenue and Kelly Drive in the Fairmount Park vicinity. U.S. 1 south joins Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) west in one mile. Photo taken 08/04/04.
Nearing the Henry Avenue overcrossing on U.S. 1 southbound. Known by locals simply as "The Expressway", the Roosevelt Expressway directly ties into the Schuylkill Expressway over the west bank of the Schuylkill River. Displayed in this photo is a sign bridge preparing U.S. 1 southbound drivers for the interchange with Interstate 76 and off-ramp for Ridge Avenue and Kelly Drive. Photo taken 08/04/04.
U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) southbound at the off-ramp to Ridge Avenue and Kelly Drive near Fairmount Park. Kelly Drive comprises a scenic drive through Fairmount Park along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park. Use the route to visit the historic Boathouse Row to the south. Ridge Avenue constitutes the former routing of U.S. 422 through Roxborough and Manayunk and continues southeast of U.S. 1 into North Philadelphia and Central Philadelphia. Photo taken 08/04/04.
The Roosevelt Expressway elevates high above Kelly Drive as it crosses the Schuylkill River. Situated at the beginning of the waterway crossing are a pair of original button copy overheads for Interstate 76 and U.S. 1 south. U.S. 1 joins the Schuylkill Expressway for a 0.75 miles between there and City Avenue. The Roosevelt Expressway southbound defaults onto Interstate 76 east for Central Philadelphia and the Walt Whitman Bridge into New Jersey. Photo taken 08/04/04.
U.S. 1 southbound partitions into ramps for Interstate 76 west and east at the south end of the Roosevelt Expressway. Northward the Schuylkill Expressway travels 14 miles to Valley Forge and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. U.S. 1 departs the freeway via Exit 340A for City Avenue. City Avenue follows the Philadelphia city/county line with Montgomery County between the river and Drexel Hill. Photo taken 08/04/04.
U.S. 1 follows City Avenue, Township Line Road, and State Road between Interstate 76 and Springfield in the western suburbs. State Road carries the US route to the Media Bypass at Pennsylvania 320 (Sproul Road). Pictured here is a southbound reassurance shield on State Road situated between its intersections with Springfield Road and Sproul Road. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Frontage roads form de facto ramps to Pennsylvania 320 (Sproul Road) as U.S. 1 southbound descends. The US route becomes the Media Bypass as it passes underneath Sproul Road and the Marple Crossroads and Springfield Shopping Centers. The freeway portion of the bypass however does not exist until west of the Collins Road traffic signal beyond the Pennsylvania 320 return ramp. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Vintage button copy overheads remain in use at the U.S. 1 southbound ramp to Pennsylvania 320 (Sproul Road) west of Springfield. The north-south state route was supplemented at the major through route for the west Philadelphia suburbs with the 1991 completion of Interstate 476 (Mid-County Expressway). The local arterial is still a busy route serving the communities of Swarthmore and Broomall within two miles of U.S. 1. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Detail of the Pennsylvania 320 button copy signs at the U.S. 1 southbound junction with Sproul Road. One third of a mile south lies the northern terminus of Pennsylvania 420 (Woodland Avenue). Sproul Road carries Pennsylvania 320 3.2 miles northward to Pennsylvania 3 (West Chester Avenue) at the suburb of Marple. Photo taken 08/15/04.
The aforementioned traffic signal at Collins Drive and the Marple Crossroads Shopping Center. U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) southbound becomes a full freeway from Collins Drive and the Pennsylvania 320 southbound on-ramp through to Baltimore Pike west of Media. Photo taken 08/15/04.
The Media Bypass descends into a broad valley to interchange with Interstate 476 (Mid-County Expressway). A volleyball interchange facilitates the movements between the two freeways. This kind of junction features diamond interchange style ramps from both U.S. 1 and Interstate 476 that intersect at signalized intersections. There are no signals on U.S. 1 as it passes underneath the Mid-County Expressway and the associated ramps. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Southbound reassurance shield posted ahead of the Interstate 476 off-ramp. Known as the "Blue Route" by locals, Interstate 476 opened in 1991 after more than 30 years of construction and debate. The nickname Blue Route stems from planning documents in the 1950s that touted three different courses for a potential freeway through Delaware County. The blue route won out over the red route and yellow route and thus the nickname stuck. Photo taken 08/15/04.
U.S. 1 lowers as the Interstate 476 off-ramp intersects the Mid-County Expressway northbound ramp. Traffic to Plymouth Meeting and Allentown turns right at the signal ahead. Beyond that traffic light is the intersection with the southbound ramp from Interstate 476. There drivers can turn left and either u-turn back onto U.S. 1 north or take Interstate 476 south five miles to Chester and Interstate 95. Photos taken 08/15/04.
Passing over the Crum Creek and Crum Creek Road en route to Media and Lima via U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) southbound. A partial interchange exists ahead for State Road southbound into Media itself. Photo taken 08/15/04.
A loop ramp descends from U.S. 1 south onto State Road southbound. State Road ends at the intersection of Pennsylvania 252 (Providence Road) and Monroe Street 0.75 miles north of Baltimore Pike (old U.S. 1) and downtown Media. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Pennsylvania 252 (Providence Road) sees its own interchange with U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) one half mile west of the State Road off-ramp. The north-south state route begins near Chester 4.3 miles to the south at Pennsylvania 320 (Chester Road). Photo taken 08/15/04.
Traffic to Pennsylvania 252 (Providence Road) departs U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) southbound. A diamond interchange joins the two routes. Pennsylvania 252 intersects Pennsylvania 3 (West Chester Pike) 3.7 miles to the north at Newtown Square and U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) 9.5 miles to the north at Paoli. Photo taken 08/15/04.
U.S. 1 narrows to one lane as the Media Bypass merges with Baltimore Pike west of Media. A guide sign is in place for the upcoming junction with Pennsylvania 352 (Middletown Road) for the Penn State Delaware County Campus. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Just west of the wye interchange of U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) at Baltimore Pike (old U.S. 1) is the compact cloverleaf interchange with Pennsylvania 352 (Middletown Road). The grade separated interchange features short ramps with stop signs at each end between the two routes. Pennsylvania 352 travels 5.3 miles north from Pennsylvania 320 (Avenue of the States) in Chester to Lima in central Delaware County. The junction resides at the southeast corner of the Granite Run Mall. Photo taken 08/15/04.
U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) southbound at the northbound ramp to Pennsylvania 352 (Middletown Road). The state route intersects the northern terminus of Pennsylvania 452 (Pennell Road) one mile to the west at Lima. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Traveling the Oxford-Kennett Square Bypass of U.S. 1 southbound near Nottingham County Park in southwest Chester County. The U.S. 1 freeway has just passed the diamond interchange with Pennsylvania 252 (Christine Road). Photo taken 07/25/04.
Park Road passes overhead as U.S. 1 nears the end of the Oxford-Kennett Square Bypass freeway. The limited access highway carries the US route westward from Kennett Square (pop. 5,273) to Sylmar near the Maryland state line. An intersection ahead with Ridge Road represents the end of the freeway 0.75 miles north of the Mason Dixon Line. Photo taken 07/25/04.
U.S. 1 scenes
U.S. 1 southbound shield assembly on Rock Hill Drive at is passes underneath the freeway at Neshaminy. A loop ramp carries drivers from the Neshaminy Mall, Neshaminy Boulevard, and Old Trevose Road onto the US highway south ahead. Photo taken 04/25/04.

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