DVRPC Studying US 30 Corridor

November 2010Newsletters In the Zone

A two-year study is being conducted by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) as part of its long-range planning effort.

The study area stretches along U.S. 30 from its intersection with Old Eagle School Road in the west to the intersection with 52nd Street in West Philadelphia in the east. In general, the study area encompasses land within approximately a one-mile radius from the centerline of Lancaster Avenue. It also includes the area in the vicinity of the SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line station in Delaware County.

The study corridor , Lancaster Avenue, provides direct access from Philadelphia and the Main Line Corridor to I-476 (the Blue Route) and U.S. 1. This study will address potential improvements to Lancaster Avenue, as well as parallel and perpendicular routes such as Montgomery Avenue, Conestoga Road and Haverford Road. Recommendations will be developed that promote pedestrian and bicycle safety as well as improved access to transit (SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line, Norristown High Speed Line and various SEPTA bus routes). The study team will develop conceptual improvement alternatives that are aesthetically and functionally compatible with the character of the study area.

The study seeks to integrate land use and transportation planning by encouraging roadway design that is compatible with the land use context. The land use contexts within the study area, and the comments received from the public, suggest U.S. 30 operates as a community arterial throughout the corridor.

For more information, please contact Clair E. Wischusen at 215.918.3559 or [email protected].