Bayside Drive, Main Street, Denny Street, Smyrna Leipsic Road, Hay Point Landing Road, Fleming Landing Road, Taylors Bridge Road, Thomas Landing Road, Thomas Corner Road, Silver Run Road, Bayview Road, St. Augustine Road, Market Street, Delaware City Port Penn Road, 5th Street, Wrangle Hill Road, River Road, Seventh Street, Washington Street, Chestnut Street, Sixth Street, Wilmington Road, New Castle Avenue, South Heald Street, Fourth Street
Southbound Views
Fourth Street in Wilmington takes on the DE 9 designation at North Union Street (DE 2). It runs southeast through the city as a four-lane undivided road. There are traffic lights at Harrison Street, Van Buren Street, and Jackson Street.
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There is an interchange with I-95.
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Fourth Street continues southeast. There is a traffic light at Orange Street.
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There is a traffic light at Walnut Street (Business US 13).
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Fourth Street continues through Wilmington.
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There is a traffic light at North Spruce Street (US 13). Straight ahead, DE 9 is multiplexed with US 13 along Fourth Street. There is no route signage at this intersection.
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DE 9 is multiplexed with US 13 along Fourth Street and South Heald Street across the Christina River. On the other side, it splits off.
A ramp carries DE 9 from South Heald Street to New Castle Avenue. There is a stop sign at the end of the ramp. Turn right to continue south on DE 9 or left to head back north.
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Terminal Avenue (DE 9A) begins on the left at a traffic light.
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New Castle Avenue passes under I-495, but there is no interchange.
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New Castle Avenue becomes a divided road. There are traffic lights at Rogers Road and Lambsons Lane.
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There is an interchange with I-295.
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New Castle Avenue continues south as a four-lane divided road. It eventually changes names to become Wilmington Road.
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There is a railroad crossing.
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Wilmington Road changes names to become Sixth Street.
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Turn right onto Chestnut Street to stay on DE 9.
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Chestnut Street runs southwest through New Castle as a two-lane undivided road.
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There is a railroad crossing.
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After a short distance, there is a traffic light. Turn left onto Washington Street to stay on DE 9. DE 273 begins straight ahead. Basin Road (DE 141) begins on the right.
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Washington Street runs southeast through New Castle as a two-lane undivided road.
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There is a railroad crossing.
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Washington Street ends at a stop sign at Seventh Street. Turn right to stay on DE 9.
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Seventh Street runs southwest through New Castle as a two-lane road. There is a median for a short distance at one point.
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Heading out of town, Seventh Street becomes River Road.
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There is a railroad crossing.
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The speed limit rises to 50 MPH. River Road continues south as a two-lane undivided road.
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There is a flasher at Hamburg Road. Turn right here to cross over to US 13.
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There are a lot of oil refineries along this stretch of River Road.
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There is yet another railroad crossing.
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River Road continues south through refinery land.
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River Road ends at a traffic light at Wrangle Hill Road. Turn left to stay on DE 9. DE 72 begins to the right.
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Wrangle Hill Road runs east and then curves to the south, changing names to become 5th Street.
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Coming into Delaware City, the speed limit drops to 35 MPH and then 25 MPH.
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5th Street runs south through Delaware City. There is a traffic light at Clinton Street.
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Heading out of town, 5th Street becomes Delaware City Port Penn Road.
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The Reedy Point Bridge carries DE 9 across the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The Salem Nuclear Power Plant is visible across the bay in New Jersey.
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Delaware City Port Penn Road continues south toward Port Penn.
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Welcome to Port Penn! The speed limit drops to 35 MPH. Delaware City Port Penn Road ends at a stop sign at Market Street. Turn left to stay on DE 9.
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