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

AREA 1

Interchange

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

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

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Area 1 Video

Alternative A

Loop Road/Ramps

  • Loop Road will connect U.S. 1 and Route 352 in the SW quadrant
  • Emergency access drive to the hospital, and various access driveways off Loop Road
  • Two lanes in each direction continue along U.S. 1 Media Bypass, and Baltimore Pike connects with U.S. 1 via free-flowing ramps
  • Weaving conditions on both sides eliminated
  • Penn Charter Drive extended to Route 352
  • Rose Tree Road and Mall entrance realigned to a signalized intersection
  • Sidewalks along U.S. 1, Route 352, and Loop Road
  • Loop Road will connect U.S. 1 and Route 352 in the SW quadrant
  • Emergency access drive to the hospital, and various access driveways off Loop Road
  • Two lanes in each direction continue along U.S. 1 Media Bypass, and Baltimore Pike connects with U.S. 1 via free-flowing ramps
  • Weaving conditions on both sides eliminated
  • Penn Charter Drive extended to Route 352
  • Rose Tree Road and Mall entrance realigned to a signalized intersection
  • Sidewalks along U.S. 1, Route 352, and Loop Road

Alternative B

Single Point Urban Interchange

  • Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) at U.S. 1 and Route 352 crossing
  • Emergency access drive to the hospital and various access driveways provided off Route 352 via a new local access road
  • Two lanes in each direction continue along U.S. 1 Media Bypass, and Baltimore Pike connects with U.S. 1 via free-flowing ramps
  • Weaving conditions on both sides eliminated
  • Penn Charter Drive extended to Route 352
  • Rose Tree Road realigned with an existing signalized Mall entrance intersection
  • Sidewalks along Route 352 and U.S. 1
  • Multiple SPUI ramp crossings will be required for pedestrian accommodation along Route 352 in the interchange area
  • This alternative requires a larger footprint, one more bridge, and more retaining walls compared to Alternative A
  • Virginia Department of Transportation Video: VDOT’s Innovative Intersections: Single-Point Urban Interchange
  • Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) at U.S. 1 and Route 352 crossing
  • Emergency access drive to the hospital and various access driveways provided off Route 352 via a new local access road
  • Two lanes in each direction continue along U.S. 1 Media Bypass, and Baltimore Pike connects with U.S. 1 via free-flowing ramps
  • Weaving conditions on both sides eliminated
  • Penn Charter Drive extended to Route 352
  • Rose Tree Road realigned with an existing signalized Mall entrance intersection
  • Sidewalks along Route 352 and U.S. 1
  • Multiple SPUI ramp crossings will be required for pedestrian accommodation along Route 352 in the interchange area
  • This alternative requires a larger footprint, one more bridge, and more retaining walls compared to Alternative A
  • Virginia Department of Transportation Video: VDOT’s Innovative Intersections: Single-Point Urban Interchange

Typical Section

Route 352

  • Two lanes in each direction
  • Minimum 10 feet right-of-way width from the edge of the shoulder is required to accommodate sidewalk, roadway signs, and overhead utility lines

U.S. 1

  • Three thru lanes in each direction
  • Minimum 15 feet right-of-way width from the curb line is required to accommodate sidewalk, roadway signs, and overhead utility lines

Environmental

The following environmental impacts are anticipated by both alternatives for Area 1:

  • Impacts to watercourse are not anticipated.
  • Minor wetland impacts are anticipated.  Minimization of wetland impacts and mitigation steps will be followed during next phases of the design.
  • Potential presence of threatened and endangered plant species within the study limits were identified by Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI).  Further coordination with PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will take place during next phases of the design.
  • The environmental policies referenced in Station 5 – Environment will be followed as project moves into next phase of the design.
  • Two historic resources eligible for the National Register, Williamson Trade School and the Smedley Property, are located within Area 1.  Minimization of effects to the extent possible, and further coordination with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) / Bureau for Historic Preservation (the State Historic Preservation Office – SHPO) pursuant to Section 106 will take place during next phases of the design.
  • As the area is fully developed, there will be residential and commercial property impacts.
  • Next phase of the design will define these impacts in more detail while minimizing them.
  • Impacts to watercourse are not anticipated.
  • Minor wetland impacts are anticipated.  Minimization of wetland impacts and mitigation steps will be followed during next phases of the design.
  • Potential presence of threatened and endangered plant species within the study limits were identified by Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI).  Further coordination with PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will take place during next phases of the design.
  • The environmental policies referenced in Station 5 – Environment will be followed as project moves into next phase of the design.
  • Two historic resources eligible for the National Register, Williamson Trade School and the Smedley Property, are located within Area 1.  Minimization of effects to the extent possible, and further coordination with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) / Bureau for Historic Preservation (the State Historic Preservation Office – SHPO) pursuant to Section 106 will take place during next phases of the design.
  • As the area is fully developed, there will be residential and commercial property impacts.
  • Next phase of the design will define these impacts in more detail while minimizing them.