U.S. 30 East - Chester County

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U.S. 30 East
U.S. 30 again updates to a freeway on the Downington-Coatesville Bypass in Chester County. The older four-lane freeway bypasses the Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30 Business) to the north of both Coatesville and Downingtown between Sadsburyville and Exton. Displayed here is an upcoming exists sign for Downingtown posted after the U.S. 322 interchange northwest of town. Photo taken 08/01/04.
While the roadway still consisted of vintage concrete, more modern signage adorned the U.S. 30 freeway north of Downingtown. The 0.50-mile guide sign for Pennsylvania 113 (Uwchlan Avenue). The state route intersects the freeway via a half diamond interchange between Downington and Lionville. Photo taken 08/01/04.
Construction to upgrade the vintage U.S. 30 freeway was well underway at the time of this photograph. A temporary construction sign directed drivers onto the Pennsylvania 113 (Uwchlan Avenue) off-ramp. The state route begins 0.6 miles to the south at U.S. 30 Business (Lancaster Avenue). Uwchlan Avenue carries Pennsylvania 113, 3.4 miles north to Pennsylvania 100 at Lionville. Photo taken 08/01/04.
Until 1993, the U.S. 30 Coatesville-Downingtown Bypass ended at U.S. 30 Business (Lancaster Avenue / Lincoln Highway) midway between Downington and Exton. At that time the Exton bypass of U.S. 30 opened to traffic to allow drivers a seamless ride to Pennsylvania 100 and U.S. 202. Photo taken 08/01/04.
With the opening of the Exton Bypass, U.S. 30 Business saw an eastward extension along the Lincoln Highway through Exton to the U.S. 30 and 202 interchange east of town. A folded diamond interchange was constructed to join both U.S. 30 Business and Quarry Road to the new and old freeway. Photo taken 08/01/04.
U.S. 30 eastbound at the loop ramp onto Quarry Road south of U.S. 30 Business. U.S. 30 Business passes from south of the freeway to north of it en route to Exton itself. Quarry Road links U.S. 30 Business (Lancaster Avenue) with Boot and Valley Creek Roads to the south. Photo taken 08/01/04.
U.S. 30 eastbound as it departs the Coatesville-Downington Bypass for the Exton Bypass east of U.S. 30 Business (Lancaster Avenue) and Quarry Road. The Exton Bypass comprises 4.5 miles of freeway with interchanges at U.S. 30 Business, Pennsylvania 100, and U.S. 202. Photo taken 08/01/04.
1.50-mile guide sign for the five-ramp parclo interchange with Pennsylvania 100 (Pottstown Pike). Pennsylvania 100 is a primary arterial linking the county seat of West Chester with Exton and Pottstown. The route is also a conduit between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the rest of Chester County. Photo taken 08/01/04.
PA 100 spurs northwest from U.S. 202 along the West Chester Bypass as an expressway to U.S. 30 and Exton. The route originally remained on Pottstown Pike south through West Chester to Elsmere, Delaware. The state route was truncated northward from the state line to the expressway connector at U.S. 202 in 2001 to reduce truck traffic through West Chester. Photo taken 08/01/04.
Passing over Whitford Boulevard, one half mile west of Pennsylvania 100 on U.S. 30 east. Pennsylvania 100 constitutes a heavily traveled surface arterial through Exton to its interchange with the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76). Along the route are places such as the Exton Square Mall and suburban community of Lionville. Photo taken 08/01/04.
U.S. 30 eastbound at the off-ramp to Pennsylvania 100 (Pottstown Pike). A 4.25 mile drive awaits motorists traveling north to Interstate 76. 22 miles separate the interchange from Pottstown. Photo taken 08/01/04.
The Pennsylvania 100 off-ramp descends to a signalized intersection with Pottstown Pike. Pennsylvania 100 splits from its original alignment just south of here for a two-lane expressway connection to U.S. 202 (West Chester Bypass). The 2.3-mile freeway has no exits of its own. Photo taken 08/01/04.

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08/01/04 by AARoads

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U.S. 202
Route 10
Route 340

Page Updated 05-23-2013.