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Encyclopedia > Interstate 495 (Delaware)
Interstate 495
Auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System
Formed: Mid 1970s
South end: I-95/I-295 in Newport
North end: I-95 in Claymont

Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) in Delaware is a six-lane three-digit bypass of Interstate 95 around the city of Wilmington, Delaware. Built in the mid-1970's and opened as the "Wilmington Bypass", the highway became, between 1978 and 1982, the route of I-95 around Wilmington, while the original highway through the city, redesignated as I-895, was reconstructed at the Wilmington Viaduct. In 1982, I-95 was rerouted back onto the original highway, and the bypass became I-495 again. A similar occurrence happened in 2000 when I-95 was closed off for a total rebuild project between U.S. Highway 202 and the Pennsylvania state line. Image File history File links I-495. ... The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System, is a network of freeways in the United States. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... Image File history File links I-295. ... In Delaware, Interstate 95 runs diagonally from the border with Pennsylvania in northeast to the border with Maryland. ... Interstates 95 and 276 Interstate 295 in New Jersey and Delaware is a bypass route from a junction with I-95 south of Wilmington, Delaware to a junction with I-95 north of Trenton, New Jersey. ... Newport is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... In Delaware, Interstate 95 runs diagonally from the border with Pennsylvania in northeast to the border with Maryland. ... Claymont is a census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Image File history File links I-895. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... Flag Seal Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Location Coordinates , Government County New Castle County incorporated 1739 Mayor James M. Baker (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... United States Highway 202 is a highway stretching from Delaware to Maine, also passing through the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...

Although the most recent of all three of Delaware's Interstate highways, I-495 had to be totally rebuilt in the mid-1990's when the concrete surface, developed in France, failed prematurely and had to be totally replaced in sections, resulting in one-lane operations for nearly four years (a similar total rebuild project had to be done on Delaware Route 141 in Newport in the early 2000's). In addition, the bridge over the Christina River, at the Port of Wilmington, suffered severe damage when a truck went over the side of the bridge and exploded on impact, damaging support beams, and forcing traffic onto I-95, creating traffic snarls on the four-lane highway. Delaware Route 141 is a bypass around the western suburbs of Wilmington. ... Newport is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... The Christina River (formerly the Christiana River) is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 35 mi (56 km) long, in the U.S. states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. ...

As a major bypass, officials in the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has encouraged through traffic (by placing the "Baltimore" and "Philadelphia" control cities on its green signs) to use I-495 instead of I-95, as it has six lanes and a higher speed limit (65 mph instead of 55 mph on I-95). Since 2000, DelDOT officials have proposed rerouting I-95 back onto I-495 in the same arrangement used between 1978 and 1982, and renaming the current I-95 through Wilmington as "Business Route I-95," like that on Interstate 83 in York, Pennsylvania. The mayor of Wilmington has staunchly rejected the proposal. Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Balmerr,Bodymore, Murderland Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; Get In On It is not the citys motto, but rather the advertising slogan of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association; BELIEVE is not the... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... A control city is a city or locality posted on a traffic sign indicating forward destinations on a certain route. ... Interstate 83 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Nickname: The White Rose City Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County York Incorporated Borough September 24, 1787 City January 11, 1887 Mayor John Brenner Area    - City 13. ...


These are the current exits on I-495, and the proposed exit numbers (in parenthesis) if I-95 was rerouted as in the 1978-1982 arraignment.

  • JCT. I-295-Delaware Memorial Bridge-New Jersey/New York
  • 1 (6) U.S. Highway 13-Dupont Parkway
  • 2 (7) Delaware Route 9A-Terminal Ave.-Port of Wilmington
  • 3 (8) Twelfth Street
  • 4 (9) U.S. 13 and Delaware Route 3-Gov. Printz Blvd.-Edgemoor
  • 5 (10) U.S. 13-Philadelphia Pike-Claymont
  • 6 (11A) Delaware Route 92-Naamans Road
  • JCT. (11B) I-95 North - Philadelphia
Auxiliary routes of Interstate 95
I-195 Florida - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts/Rhode Island - New Jersey - Virginia
I-295 Delaware/New Jersey - District of Columbia/Maryland - Florida - Massachusetts/Rhode Island - Maine - New York - North Carolina - Virginia
I-395 Connecticut/Massachusetts - District of Columbia/Virginia - Florida - Maryland - Maine
I-495 Delaware - District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia - Maine - Massachusetts - New York
I-595 Florida - Maryland
I-695 District of Columbia - Maryland - New York
I-795 Maryland
I-895 Maryland - New York - Massachusetts/Rhode Island
I-495: New Jersey
I-595: Virginia
I-695: Massachusetts - New Jersey - Pennsylvania
I-795: Florida - Virginia
I-895: Delaware - New Jersey/Pennsylvania - Virginia
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