The Chester Valley Trail’s crossing of Route 100 in Exton will become safer for pedestrians and trail users at the intersection of Route 100 and Commerce Drive. Specific improvements include eight new ADA curb ramps, a new crosswalk between intersection corners, upgrades to the pedestrian signal equipment and to the trail crossing signs, and the installation of high visibility crosswalks throughout the intersection. Finally, traffic signal timings will be altered to accommodate the pedestrian crossings.
This project is part of West Whiteland Township’s multi-use path project to build a connection from the Chester Valley Trail to the Exton train station. Improvements should begin towards the end of June and be completed in August 2020.
Chester County recently announced details of the construction of phase 2 of the Schuylkill River Trail. Phase 2 will complete a four-mile section of multi-use trail between Linfield Road at Parker Ford, PA and the US 422 bridge over the Schuylkill River in Pottstown. Closing this gap will link the Philadelphia to Reading sections of the Schuylkill River Trail. In addition to the construction of the trail, the current 5.75 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail will be paved, and a new trailhead with parking for 58 cars will be built on the north side of Linfield Road at the intersection with Rt. 724 in Parker Ford. Work is expected to begin in July and should take around 18 months.