Pennsylvania 100 / Pottstown Pike

Pennsylvania 100 North
Pennsylvania 100 (New Pottstown Pike) leaves Lionsville and intersects the Downingtown Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The state route carries traffic from U.S. 202 northbound and U.S. 30 onto Interstate 76 from West Chester and points south. Photo taken 10/15/04.
An oversized Pennsylvania Turnpike keystone trailblazer resides at the on-ramp to the toll road from Pennsylvania 100 northbound. These signs are typically placed at entrance ramps to the various segments of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Photo taken 10/15/04.
A look at the Downingtown Interchange toll plaza encountered when accessing Interstate 76 east or west from Pennsylvania 100. Photo taken 10/15/04.
The partition of traffic between Interstate 76 east and Philadelphia and Interstate 76 west and Harrisburg. An Interstate 476 shield overlays a Pennsylvania 9 shield for the Northeastern Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike system. The next exits are 14 miles to the east (Interstate 276) and 14 miles to the west (Interstate 176). Photo taken 10/15/04.
Pennsylvania 100 South
Pennsylvania 100 (Pottstown Pike) southbound leaves the community of Exton and its interchange with U.S. 30 (Exton Bypass) and passes under the AMTRAK Northeastern Corridor and SEPTA Regional Rail overpasses. Pottstown Pike carries four overall lanes between Pottstown and West Chester. Photo taken 08/01/04.
PennDOT truncated and relocated Pennsylvania 100 from its routing along Pottstown Pike to West Chester and the Delaware state line between late 2002 and April 2003. The relocation was undertaken in an effort to remove through truck traffic from the streets of West Chester that utilized Pennsylvania 100. Pennsylvania 100 relocated onto the four-lane connector between the Pottstown Pike and U.S. 202 (West Chester Bypass). New signs featuring Clearview font direct motorists onto Pottstown Pike (old Pennsylvania 100) for the wye interchange with the U.S. 202 freeway connector. Photo taken 08/01/04.
Pennsylvania 100 defaults onto the U.S. 202 freeway connector at the wye interchange with Pottstown Pike. Pottstown Pike continues south into downtown West Chester as High Street. Pennsylvania 100 continued south from West Chester to Lenape, Pocopson, and the Delaware state line to Delaware 100. Photo taken 08/01/04.
A vintage expressway constitutes the U.S. 202 freeway connector between the Pottstown Pike and West Chester Bypass. Pennsylvania 100 now travels the four-lane freeway and passes under the Pottstown Pike northbound mainline and Boot Road overpass as it turns southeast. Photo taken 08/01/04.
Southbound scene along Pennsylvania 100 between the Boot Road and Kirkland Avenue over crossings. There are no interchanges along the 2.4-mile route. New sound walls saw installation along the southbound side of the freeway in the early 2000s. Photo taken 08/01/04.
Pennsylvania 100 southbound merges onto U.S. 202 via a wye interchange. The state route joins the US route ahead of its merge with U.S. 322 eastbound from the north West Chester Bypass. Photo taken 08/01/04.
A new end sign for Pennsylvania 100 was installed in 2001 at the ramp merge onto U.S. 202 southbound. U.S. 202 comprises a four-lane freeway bypass to the east of West Chester. Photo taken 08/01/04.
Former Pennsylvania 100
What was the final Pennsylvania 100 southbound reassurance marker posted before the route crossed into the state of Delaware as Delaware 100. Between late 2002 and April 2003, PennDOT crews removed signs along all of Pennsylvania 100 between the Pottstown Pike and Delaware state line. Chadds Ford Road now carries no route number. Photo taken 12/21/01.

Page Updated February 14, 2005.

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