Route 352 (Middletown Road) and U.S. 1 Roadway Improvement Project

Route 352 (Middletown Road) and U.S. 1

Roadway Improvements Project

Middletown Township, Delaware County

 

Virtual Open House Plans Display

July 2, 2021 to August 15, 2021

 

WELCOME and PROJECT BACKGROUND

Station 1 (Area 1) Interchange

Station 2 (Area 2)  452/1 Intersection

Station 3 (Area 3) 452/352 Intersection

Station 4 Traffic & Safety

Station 5 Environment

Next Steps

PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

Route 352 (Middletown Road) and U.S. 1

Roadway Improvements Project

Middletown Township, Delaware County

 

Virtual Open House Plans Display

July 2, 2021 to August 15, 2021

 

WELCOME and PROJECT BACKGROUND

Station 1 (Area 1) Interchange

Station 2 (Area 2)  452/1 Intersection

Station 3 (Area 3) 452/352 Intersection

Station 4 Traffic & Safety

Station 5 Environment

Next Steps

PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

Open House Welcome Video

Welcome and Project Background

 

Thank you for visiting the project website and attending this virtual public open house for the Route 352 (Middletown Road) and U.S. 1 Roadway Improvements Project. Safety and congestion are two big issues for this project. To address safety, congestion, and facility deficiencies while allowing for future growth, PennDOT has developed conceptual design working with FHWA, the Delaware County Planning Commission, and Middletown Township officials. The Virtual Open House will be available from July 2, 2021, through August 15, 2021. Please review the information available on this website by watching the videos and clicking through the buttons above to learn more about the project and the alternatives that are being considered. Once you have reviewed the information, provide your input on the alternatives by clicking the “Provide Your Input” tab.

Open House Welcome Video

Welcome and Project Background

 

Thank you for visiting the project website and attending this virtual public open house for the Route 352 (Middletown Road) and U.S. 1 Roadway Improvements Project. Safety and congestion are two big issues for this project. To address safety, congestion, and facility deficiencies while allowing for future growth, PennDOT has developed conceptual design working with FHWA, the Delaware County Planning Commission, and Middletown Township officials. The Virtual Open House will be available from July 2, 2021, through August 15, 2021. Please review the information available on this website by watching the videos and clicking through the buttons above to learn more about the project and the alternatives that are being considered. Once you have reviewed the information, provide your input on the alternatives by clicking the “Provide Your Input” tab.

Project Description

The Route 352 (Middletown Road) and U.S. 1 Roadway Improvements Project (MPMS #15251) is in Middletown Township, Delaware County. The objectives of this project are to improve safety and reduce congestion at the Cloverleaf Interchange between U.S. 1 and Route 352 (originally constructed in 1939) at the terminus of the Media Bypass Interchange with Baltimore Pike (originally constructed in 1958). The project also includes improvements to the adjoining roadway network comprised of Baltimore Pike, Route 352, and Route 452.

The study area includes the interchanges of U.S. 1 with Route 352 (Middletown Road) and U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) with Baltimore Pike. The study area also includes the adjacent intersections of U.S. 1 with Pennell Road (Route 452), and Route 352 with Route 452. Along U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike), the study limits extend approximately 1,500 feet west of the intersection with Route 452. The limits extend about 1,500 feet north along U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) from the northbound U.S. 1 bridge over Baltimore Pike, and along Baltimore Pike approximately 700 feet east of the intersection with School Lane. Along Route 352, the limits extend from approximately 1,800 feet south of the interchange with U.S. 1 to approximately 1,800 feet north of the intersection with Route 452. The limits extend along Route 452 approximately 700 feet north and south of the intersections with U.S. 1 and Route 352, respectively.

Project Description

The Route 352 (Middletown Road) and U.S. 1 Roadway Improvements Project (MPMS #15251) is in Middletown Township, Delaware County. The objectives of this project are to improve safety and reduce congestion at the Cloverleaf Interchange between U.S. 1 and Route 352 (originally constructed in 1939) at the terminus of the Media Bypass Interchange with Baltimore Pike (originally constructed in 1958). The project also includes improvements to the adjoining roadway network comprised of Baltimore Pike, Route 352, and Route 452.

The study area includes the interchanges of U.S. 1 with Route 352 (Middletown Road) and U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) with Baltimore Pike. The study area also includes the adjacent intersections of U.S. 1 with Pennell Road (Route 452), and Route 352 with Route 452. Along U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike), the study limits extend approximately 1,500 feet west of the intersection with Route 452. The limits extend about 1,500 feet north along U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) from the northbound U.S. 1 bridge over Baltimore Pike, and along Baltimore Pike approximately 700 feet east of the intersection with School Lane. Along Route 352, the limits extend from approximately 1,800 feet south of the interchange with U.S. 1 to approximately 1,800 feet north of the intersection with Route 452. The limits extend along Route 452 approximately 700 feet north and south of the intersections with U.S. 1 and Route 352, respectively.

Due to the size of the project and distinct needs and constraints, we have identified and divided this project into three areas for this virtual presentation, allowing you to go to the area of your interest quickly. Please visit each station / area of your interest and provide your input.  Please complete the input form which is located under the “Provide Your Input” tab.

Due to the size of the project and distinct needs and constraints, we have identified and divided this project into three areas for this virtual presentation, allowing you to go to the area of your interest quickly. Please visit each station / area of your interest and provide your input.  Please complete the input form which is located under the “Provide Your Input” tab.

Purpose and Need

The purpose of this project is to reduce crashes and congestion, improve access management and pedestrian accommodation, reduce existing facility deficiencies, and improve roadway network operational efficiency along U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike)  at and around the interchange with Route 352.

The following needs were the basis for the development of various concepts, and two highly ranked alternatives for each area are further discussed under each button on this website.

Safety

This project will help reduce traffic collisions on Baltimore Pike and Route 352.

Congestion

Removing the bottleneck at U.S. 1 and Route 352 will greatly reduce congestion.

Access Management

Redesigning the interchange will provide greater access to residences and businesses.

Facility Deficiencies

This project will improve structure and roadway geometry, meeting the current design standards.

Pedestrian Accommodation

The installation of new sidewalks will greatly improve pedestrian mobility and safety.