PA 3 is a suburban and urban route running east from the borough of West Chester to Center City in Philadelphia. Measuring 25.2 miles, PA 3 joins Chatwood in Chester County with Newtown Square and Broomall in Delaware County along West Chester Pike.

Within Downtown West Chester, PA 3 partitions along a couplet. Eastbound PA 3 follows Market Street from U.S. 322 Business at High Street to West Chester Pike at Paoli Pike (SR 2014) and Chatwood. PA 3 westbound follows a combination of Gay Street west, Matlack Street north and Chestnut Street west to U.S. 322 Business at High Street (old PA 100).

West Chester Pike constitutes a four lane, divided arterial from U.S. 202/322 at Chatwood to Upper Darby outside Philadelphia. Shifting onto Market Street, PA 3 continues along a four lane boulevard at the borough of Millbourne and across Cobbs Creek into West Philadelphia.

The elevated Market-Frankford Line spans PA 3 (Market Street) to Cobbs Creek Parkway, where it shifts south to a couplet along Chestnut Street eastbound and Walnut Street westbound. West of the Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, PA 3 passes between Powelton and University City. The state route concludes at PA 611 (Broad Street) at Penn Square and City Hall.

Pennsylvania Route 3 East

PA 3 (West Chester Pike) converges with Darby Road (SR 2005) and U.S. 1 (Township Line Road) in southern Haverford township.
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Darby Road heads north to Havertown and south to become Lansdowne Avenue (SR 2005) from adjacent U.S. 1 into Upper Darby township.
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U.S. 1 runs along the Haverford / Upper Darby township line to West Philadelphia.
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The Philadelphia skyline comes into view from PA 3 (West Chester Pike) ahead of State Road (SR 2026) in Upper Darby.
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PA 3 runs along the Millbourne borough line east from Chatham Road.
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The Market-Frankford Line runs directly over PA 3 (Market Street) as both cross Cobbs Creek into the city of Philadelphia.
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PA 3 makes an unmarked turn south onto Cobbs Creek Parkway from Market Street east.
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The succeeding reassurance marker for PA 3 stands along Chestnut Street east of Cobbs Creek Parkway.
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PA 3 (Chestnut Street) east at 49th Street.
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Advancing east through University City along PA 3 (Chestnut Street) at 40th Street.
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U.S. 13 follows 38th Street across PA 3 (Chestnut Street) east between Baltimore avenue and Powelton Avenue.
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This confirming marker for PA 3 east of U.S. 13 (38th Street) was removed during construction for The Chestnut luxury apartment development.
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Running above the Schuylkill Expressway, Schuylkill Avenue connects PA 3 (Chestnut Street) east with entrance ramps for both I-676/U.S. 30 (Vine Street Expressway) east and I-76 east.
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Pennsylvania Route 3 West

Confirming marker formerly posted along PA 3 (West Chester Pike) west between U.S. 202/322 (West Chester Bypass) and Concord Road at Chatwood.
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PA 3 follows Gay Street into the borough of West Chester to Matlack Street north.
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Matlack Street leads PA 3 north one block to Chestnut Street west.
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PA 3 west concludes at the turn of U.S. 322 Business westbound from High Street to Chestnut Street. High Street north to Pottstown Pike (SR 3100) was a part of PA 100 until 2011.
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U.S. 322 Business overtakes Chestnut Street west from PA 3 through Downtown West Chester for four blocks between High Street and Hannum Avenue.
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Pennsylvania Route 3 scenes

Glendale Road (SR 1006) winds northeast from Burmont Road and Glendale Park in Haverford township to PA 3 (West Chester Pike).
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Glendale Road intersects PA 3 (West Chester Pike) adjacent to the Westgate Hills community.
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PA 3 leads west from Glendale Road (SR 1006) to Interstate 476 and Broomall and east to U.S. 1 (Township Line Road) and Upper Darby.
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Photo Credits:

  • 08/15/04 by AARoads.
  • 12/27/16 by AARoads and I.C. Ligget.
  • 12/23/17 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 76
Interstate 476
U.S. 1
U.S. 202
U.S. 322
U.S. 322 Business - West Chester
Route 611
Route 926

Page Updated 01-16-2021.

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