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Posted on: January 13, 2020

PA 82 Project

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PennDOT invites you to attend a public meeting to review important alternatives for the Route 82 interchange and the adjacent roadway segment of the U.S. 30 Bypass in Caln, Valley, and West Brandywine townships and the City of Coatesville, Chester County. The purpose of the meeting is to present and gather public feedback on the improvement alternatives. The meeting will be held on January 29 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Wagontown Fire Company – Volunteers Hall at 412 W. Kings Highway, Wagontown, PA 19376.

SNOW DATE: If Coatesville School District is closed on January 29 due to weather, the meeting will be postponed until February 5, 2020 at the same time and location.

PURPOSE AND NEEDS

Purpose 

The purpose of the project is to provide a safe and efficient transportation system by improving safety, reducing future congestion, accommodating planned growth, and improving facility deficiencies.

Needs

The project needs have been identified: Safety, Facility Deficiencies, and Congestion/Anticipated Growth

  • Safety – Multiple locations within the project corridor have crash rates that exceed the statewide average for the same type of facility. Peak travel time congestion, narrow or absence of shoulders, deficiencies within the interchange configuration, and inadequate signalization and traffic signal phasing contribute to crashes along PA 82 within the project area. Along US 30 within the project area, factors contributing to crashes include the insufficient acceleration and deceleration lanes, and narrow or absent shoulders.
  • Facility Deficiencies – Substandard roadway conditions exist throughout the project corridor. The existing pavement within the project area is approaching the end of its useful service life. The outer (right) shoulders are narrow and deteriorated. The interchange ramps have short acceleration and deceleration lengths. The westbound off-ramp has an insufficient, tight turning radii. One structure is currently insufficient in width, and one structure currently has insufficient vertical clearance.
  • Congestion/Anticipated Growth – The US 30 eastbound and westbound off-ramps currently operate over capacity during certain periods of the day, resulting in congestion and driver delay. In the future, growth is anticipated to continue along PA 82 in the area, resulting in higher vehicular traffic volumes and further congestion and delay.

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