U.S. 13

Highway Review:
U.S. 13 enters the state of Delaware with a stoplight at DE 54. This sets the precedent for much of its routing throughout Delaware. The traffic-light plagued highway is the main north-south route across Delaware south of Dover. It has several alternate and business routes which are located in Bridgeville, Dover, and Wilmington.

Highway Information:
Distance: 103.6 miles
Counties traveled through: Sussex, Kent, New Castle
Highway intersections: DE 54 (Mile 0.0), DE 30 (Mile 3.2), DE 24 (Mile 6.9), U.S. 9 (Mile 8.0), DE 20 (Mile 13.2), DE 20 (Mile 14.0), DE 18 (Mile 17.3), Business U.S. 13/DE 404 (Mile 19.0), Business U.S. 13 (Mile 21.3), DE 404 (Mile 21.4), DE 16/36 (Mile 24.7), DE 14 (Mile 33.0), DE 12 (Mile 38.7), DE 15 (Mile 41.5), DE 15 (Mile 41.6), DE 10 (Mile 46.3), Alternate U.S. 13 (Mile 47.0), Alternate U.S. 13/Alternate U.S. 113 (Mile 48.4), U.S. 113 (Mile 49.9), DE 8 (Mile 50.2), Alternate U.S. 13 (Mile 51.7), DE 42 (Mile 55.7), DE 1 (Mile 60.1), DE 6 (Mile 61.5), DE 6 (Mile 61.7), DE 1 (Mile 63.9), DE 71 (Mile 67.8), DE 299 (Mile 73.2), DE 896 (Mile 76.4), DE 72 (Mile 81.9), DE 7 (Mile 83.0), DE 71 (Mile 84.9), DE 1 (Mile 85.1), U.S. 40 (Mile 87.8), DE 273 (Mile 88.8), U.S. 202/DE 141 (Mile 90.1), Interstate 295 (Mile 91.4), Interstate 495/Business U.S. 13 (Mile 93.3), DE 9 (Mile 94.6), DE 9 (Mile 95.1), DE 202 (Mile 96.0), DE 3 (Mile 97.6), Business U.S. 13 (Mile 102.0), Interstate 495 (Mile 102.6), Alternate U.S. 13/DE 92 (Mile 103.1)
Highway duplexes: DE 20 (Miles 13.2-14.0, 0.8 miles), DE 404 (Miles 19.0-21.4, 2.4 miles), DE 15 (Miles 41.5-41.6, 0.1 mile), DE 6 (Miles 61.5-61.7, 0.2 mile), DE 9 (Miles 94.6-95.1, 0.5 miles)

PICTURES

Northbound:

U.S. 13 North at DE 30. (Photo taken 8/3/03)

U.S. 13 North at DE 24 near Laurel. DE 24 heads through Laurel,
Millsboro, and Warwick as the highway spans Sussex County.
(Top photo taken 3/18/03, bottom photo taken 8/4/03)

U.S. 13 North approaching U.S. 9 East. U.S. 9 begins here and
goes to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, and crosses that ferry into
New Jersey, where the highway becomes a north-south route.
(Top photo taken 3/18/03, bottom photo taken 8/4/03)

U.S. 13 North at U.S. 9 East. Georgetown, the county seat of
Sussex County, is a 13-mile drive ahead on U.S. 9. (Top photo
taken 3/18/03, bottom photo taken 8/4/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 20 East in Seaford. The two highways
begin a short duplex at this stoplight. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North/DE 20 West at DE 20 West in Seaford. Two left
turn lanes are allocated for the exiting highway. (Photo taken
3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 18 East. As is common practice in Delaware,
the signage for DE 18 West is closer to the stoplight on the left
side of the highway. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 18 West. (Photo taken 8/5/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 404 East near Bridgeville. Business U.S. 13
begins with a left turn at the stoplight ahead. (Photo taken
3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North/DE 404 West at DE 404 West. DE 404 once went
through Bridgeville, but now runs along U.S. 13 for about two and
a half miles, and then bypasses the town to its north and west.
(Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 16/36 east of Greenwood. (Photo taken
3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 14 in Harrington. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 12 in Felton. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13/DE 15 North at ALT U.S. 13/DE 15 North. (Photo taken
3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North approaching TO DE 1/Interstate 95 - 2 1/2 miles.
The two-mile highway connecting U.S. 13 to U.S. 113 and DE 1
is known as the Puncheon Run Connector, named after the creek
that parallels the highway. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 10 near Dover. DE 10 also connects U.S. 13
to U.S. 113. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North approaching the Puncheon Run Connector - 1 mile.
(Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at ALT U.S. 13. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North approaching the Puncheon Run Connector - 1/2
mile. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at the Puncheon Run Connector. (Photo taken
3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at ALT U.S. 113 in Dover. The Puncheon Run
Connector is just to the right. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at U.S. 113 South in Dover. This intersection is
soon to be just a regular one, however, as U.S. 113 is being
truncated to end at DE 1 in Milford. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 1. This is at the turnpike's Exit 104, which
leads to the Delaware State University and the Dover Downs
racetracks. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 42 north of Dover. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 1. This interchange is Exit 114, which gives
DE 1 travelers access to Smyrna, which is located just north of
the interchange. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at DE 6 East in Smyrna. The two highways share
a few blocks in the town of 5,679 residents. (Photo taken
3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North/DE 6 West at DE 6 West. DE 300 begins just to
the west of this intersection, therefore the mention of the route is
made. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
DE 1 North traffic merges with U.S. 13 North at this point north of
Smyrna. This gantry is no longer needed, as DE 1 has been
completed between Smyrna and Odessa. (Photo taken
3/18/03)
This bridge now carries DE 1 traffic over U.S. 13 south of Odessa,
but at the time of this picture, it was still under construction. (Photo
taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13/DE 1 North approaching DE 71 North. DE 71 connects
to U.S. 13 at both ends and provides a connection into central
Middletown. (Photo taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13/DE 1 North at DE 71 North near Middletown. (Photo
taken 3/18/03)
U.S. 13 North at Interstate 495 North in Wilmington. (Photo
taken 8/4/03)

Southbound:

U.S. 13/DE 1 South at DE 71 North. (Photo taken 3/19/03)
U.S. 13 South approaching U.S. 113 South in Dover. This gantry
will soon be needed no more, as U.S. 113's northern end is
being moved about 20 miles to the south in Milford. (Photo
taken 3/19/03)
U.S. 13 South at DE 8. Delaware's State Capitol is located just
south and east of this stoplight. (Photo taken 3/19/03)
U.S. 13 South at U.S. 113 South in Dover. (Photo taken 3/19/03)
U.S. 13 South at DE 10 in Camden. (Photo taken 3/19/03)
U.S. 13 South at ALT U.S. 113/DE 15 North in Camden. (Photo
taken 3/19/03)
U.S. 13/DE 15 South at DE 15 South. (Photo taken 3/19/03)
U.S. 13 South at DE 12 in Felton. (Photo taken 3/19/03)
U.S. 13 South at DE 14 in Harrington. (Photo taken 3/19/03)
U.S. 13 South at DE 404 West near Bridgeville. (Photo taken
3/19/03)
U.S. 13 South/DE 404 East at DE 404 East. (Photo taken
8/5/03)
U.S. 13 South at DE 30. (Photo taken 8/5/03)
U.S. 13 South at DE 54 in Delmar. Maryland is on the other side
of the stoplight.
(Photo taken 8/5/03)

More southbound U.S. 13 photos can be seen here.

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