Big Transportation Improvements in Uwchlan

There have been several transportation improvements to major roadways such as Route 100 and Route 113 in Uwchlan over the years. Below is a list of the significant projects.

"They were very large projects and they took a lot of doing and a lot of people to bring them to fruition," said Uwchlan Township Manager Doug Hanley.

Hanley said all of these projects started with review by the Chester County Planning Commission and they were considered Transportation Priority Projects. In some cases, the projects also were reviewed by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Uwchlan officials worked with the county, PennDOT, and Edward B. Walsh and Associates, the township's engineering firm, on all of these projects.

Uwchlan officials also have been working on the township's trail system, which began in the early 1990s, and they have been adding to ever since. Hanley said the township took advantage of the county's Struble Trail and connected with it in three different locations, including:

Hanley said township officials required developers to make connections to the Struble Trail. He estimated there are about 60 miles of sidewalks and trails for residents to enjoy in Uwchlan.