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PA 82 – Safe Routes to School

Project Details
Location:East Marlborough Township, Chester County, PAClient:East Marlborough TownshipCompletion Date:2020Share

Speeding and the challenge of safely crossing PA Route 82 in East Marlborough Township had plagued the Unionville community for more than a decade. In 2017, the Township, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, and TPD scoped and applied for Transportation Alternatives funding through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.

The project, which connects the Unionville-Chadds Ford campus (middle school and high school) to an adjacent residential neighborhood on the west side of PA 82, included the installation of two enhanced pedestrian crossings with rectangular rapid flashing beacons, a raised center median, and the removal of a lightly-used right turn lane to reduce the crossing distance PA 82. Additionally, TPD and East Marlborough Township lowered the speed limit of the key north-south roadway from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour once the project was constructed in 2020.