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US 30.svg LincolnHighwayMarker.svg
U.S. Route 30
Lincoln Highway
Maintained by PennDOT, DRPA
Length: 324 mi (521 km)
Formed: 1926 (1924 as PA 1; 1913 as the Lincoln Highway)
West end: US 30.svg US 30 near Chester, WV
Major
junctions:
PA 576 near Pittsburgh International Airport
I-79 / I-376 / US 22 in Pittsburgh

I-76.svg Pennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg I-76 near Pittsburgh
I-99 / US 220 in Bedford
I-70.svg I-76.svg Pennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg I-70 I-76 in Breezewood
I-81 in Chambersburg
US 15 in Gettysburg
I-83 in York
I-476 in Villanova
I-76 in Philadelphia

East end: I-676.svgUS 30.svg I-676/US 30 in Camden, NJ
Pennsylvania State Routes
< PA 29 PA 31 >
< US 1 PA 1 PA 2 >
Minor - Legislative

In the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, U.S. Route 30 runs east–west across the southern part of the state, passing through Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on its way from the West Virginia state line east to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge over the Delaware River into New Jersey. In Pennsylvania, US 30 runs along or near the transcontinental Lincoln Highway, which ran from San Francisco, California to New York City before the U.S. Routes were designated. (However, the Lincoln Highway turned northeast at Philadelphia, using present U.S. Route 1 and its former alignments to cross the Delaware River into Trenton, New Jersey.)

Popular places along the route include the Gettysburg Battlefield, Dutch Wonderland, the Flight 93 National Memorial, Fort Ligonier, Westmoreland Mall, Jennerstown Speedway, and Idlewild and Soak Zone.

Contents

Route description

West Virginia to Pittsburgh

US 30 presently crosses from West Virginia into Pennsylvania near Chester, West Virginia. It is a surface road from West Virginia to the U.S. Route 22 junction southeast of Imperial. There it joins the US 22 freeway to form the Penn-Lincoln Parkway West, which is also Interstate 376 east of Interstate 79, into downtown Pittsburgh.

Through Pittsburgh

Westbound US 30 on the Penn-Lincoln Parkway (also I-376 and US 22) in Pittsburgh.

US 30 currently passes through Pittsburgh on the Penn-Lincoln Parkway, crossing the Monongahela River on the Fort Pitt Bridge. This freeway was built from 1953 to 1960 as a bypass for both the Lincoln Highway and the William Penn Highway (U.S. Route 22). It now carries US 22 and US 30, as well as Interstate 376.

At a point beyond the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, at the southern end of PA Route 8, US 30 leaves the Parkway, which continues as I-376/US 22 to Monroeville.

Pittsburgh to Lancaster

Much of this section of U.S. 30 (and the Lincoln Highway) has been supplanted by the Pennsylvania Turnpike (which is Interstate 76 between the Ohio border and the Valley Forge exit). From the Pittsburgh area, US 30 heads east through Greensburg, where it intersects U.S. Route 119. It then heads into Somerset County, where it meets U.S. Route 219 east of Jennerstown.

On September 11, 2001 United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in an empty field about two miles (3 km) south of U.S. 30, near Shanksville in Somerset County. The heroism of the passengers and crew apparently thwarted the hijackers' plan to crash into either the US Capitol Building or the White House in Washington DC. There is a temporary memorial at the site while a new permanent Flight 93 National Memorial is planned.

File:1679 - W Providence Township - US30 WB.JPG

The route continues east into Bedford County, where it heads toward Bedford, the site of the route’s intersection with U.S. Route 220 a short distance south of the southern beginning of Interstate 99 at the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange. Past Bedford, the route closely follows the Pennsylvania Turnpike, passing through Everett. It then passes through the infamous town of Breezewood, Pennsylvania, where Interstate 70 traffic must still use a short non-interstate section of U.S. 30 to go between the turnpike (which is I-70/76 to the west of Breezewood and to the east of New Stanton) and I-70 going to Maryland.

The route then climbs through the Allegheny Mountains as it passes through Fulton County, intersecting U.S. Route 522 in McConnellsburg. It then enters the scenic Cumberland Valley in Franklin County, where it passes through Chambersburg, crossing U.S. Route 11 and Interstate 81. The highway then crosses the South Mountain range through the Cashtown Gap and enters Adams County. West of Gettysburg, U.S. 30 follows much of the path of the old Chambersburg Turnpike (from Gettysburg to Cashtown), a route used by much of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Gettysburg Campaign. The route serves as the main east–west artery through Gettysburg, traversing the northwestern portion of the Gettysburg Battlefield and also intersecting U.S. Route 15. Past Gettysburg, Route 30 travels through Guldens and New Oxford before entering York County.

Just west of York, Route 30 branches off of PA 462 to bypass the cities of York and Lancaster. Several modifications to improve flow have been made in York but the route is still congested due to a series of traffic signals. It then crosses the Susquehanna River on the Wright's Ferry Bridge into Lancaster County. Along the north side of Lancaster, US 30 intersects the eastern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 283, which heads to Harrisburg and shares a brief concurrency with U.S. Route 222. From 1997 to 2004 significant work was completed to the bypass around Lancaster. Just east of Lancaster, the eastern end of PA 462 meets with U.S. 30 on its way to Philadelphia.

Lancaster to Philadelphia

Westbound US 30 descending a hill in Lancaster County.

U.S. 30 follows the route of the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, the first long-distance, paved road built in the United States, between Lancaster and Philadelphia. Between the east end of the bypass around York and Lancaster and the west end of the Coatesville Bypass in Chester County, there is a large freeway gap between these two segments that is frequently congested. PennDOT is under study to improve this last remaining section. [1] This section passes through Pennsylvania Dutch Country and is lined with many Amish tourist attractions. Between Sadsbury Township and East Whiteland Township, US 30 follows the limited-access Coatesville Bypass with U.S. Route 30 Business running along the former alignment through Coatesville, Downingtown, and Exton. Along the bypass, US 30 intersects U.S. Route 322 near Downingtown. At the east end of the bypass, it intersects U.S. Route 202 and heads east on Lancaster Avenue.

Eastbound US 30 in Paoli.

It then heads through the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, so named as they were located along the Pennsylvania Railroad Main Line. Within this area, the route passes through northern Delaware County, intersects with Interstate 476 and passes through Villanova University in Radnor Township, then crosses into Montgomery County in Lower Merion Township (except for a few hundred yards where the road briefly re-enters Delaware County in Haverford) before entering Philadelphia.

Through Philadelphia

US 30 along Vine Street Expressway (also I-676 in Philadelphia.

US 30 then crosses U.S. Route 1 (City Avenue) into Philadelphia. In the city, it makes a left turn onto Girard Avenue and meets U.S. Route 13 and Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) near the Philadelphia Zoo. US 30 then follows I-76 east and Interstate 676 (Vine Street Expressway) through Center City to the Ben Franklin Bridge, which carries I-676 and US 30 over the Delaware River into New Jersey.

History

The path of the Lincoln Highway was first laid out in September 1913; it was defined to run through Canton, Ohio, Beaver Falls, Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Ligonier, Bedford, Chambersburg, Gettysburg, York, Lancaster and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey.[1] This bypassed Harrisburg to the south, and thus did not use the older main route across the state between Chambersburg and Lancaster. From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, this incorporated a number of old turnpikes, some of which still collected tolls:[2]

This original 1913 path of the Lincoln Highway continued east from Philadelphia, crossing the Delaware River to Camden, New Jersey on the Market Street Ferry. The city of Philadelphia marked the route from the ferry landing west on Market Street through downtown and onto Lancaster Avenue to the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike in early 1914.[3] By 1915 Camden was dropped from the route, allowing the highway to cross the Delaware on a bridge at Trenton (initially the Calhoun Street Bridge, later the Bridge Street Bridge).

In 1924, the entire Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania was designated Pennsylvania Route 1.[4] In late 1926 the route from West Virginia to Philadelphia (using the new route west of Pittsburgh) was assigned U.S. Route 30, while the rest of the Lincoln Highway and PA 1 became part of U.S. Route 1. The PA 1 designation was gone by 1929,[5] but several branches from east to west - PA Route 101, PA Route 201, PA Route 301, PA Route 401, PA Route 501 and PA Route 601 - had been assigned by then. (PA Route 701 was assigned later as a branch of PA 101.)

Ohio to Pittsburgh

As defined in 1913, the Lincoln Highway ran east-northeast from Canton, Ohio to Alliance and east via Salem, crossing into Pennsylvania just east of East Palestine. From there it continued southeasterly to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, crossing the Beaver River there and heading south along its left bank to Rochester and the Ohio River's right bank to Pittsburgh.[2]

By 1915, the highway had been realigned to the route it would follow until the end of 1927. It ran east from Canton, Ohio to Lisbon and then southeast to East Liverpool on the Ohio River. After crossing into Pennsylvania, it turned north away from the river at Smiths Ferry, taking an inland route to Beaver, where it rejoined the Ohio River. It crossed the Beaver River into Rochester, joining the 1913 alignment, and turned south with the Ohio to Pittsburgh.[2]

This route entered Pennsylvania along PA Route 68. After crossing Little Beaver Creek, it turned south on Main Street, passing under the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad (PRR) into Glasgow. After passing through that community on Liberty Street, the highway turned north and passed under the railroad again at Smiths Ferry, merging with Smiths Ferry Road.[2] This alignment through Glasgow carried the Lincoln Highway until ca. 1926, when the present PA 68 was built on the north side of the railroad.[6]

The Lincoln Highway left the banks of the Ohio River on Smiths Ferry Road, which includes an old stone bridge over Upper Dry Run. It turned east on Tuscarawas Road through Ohioville, entering Beaver on Fourth Street and turning south on Buffalo Street to reach Third Street (PA Route 68).[2] By 1929 this inland Glasgow-Beaver route was numbered PA Route 168, while the route along the river — never followed by the Lincoln Highway — was PA 68.[5]

Where PA 68 - Third Street — crosses the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad from Beaver into Bridgewater, soon crossing the Beaver River on the ca. 1963[6] Rochester-Bridgewater Bridge, the Lincoln Highway instead ran along Bridge Street, just to the north, and crossed the Old Rochester-Bridgewater Bridge into Rochester.[2]

Continuing through Rochester to Pittsburgh, the Lincoln Highway left the Old Rochester-Bridgewater Bridge on Madison Street, turning onto Brighton Avenue, and then crossing the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway (PRR) on New York Avenue. After running alongside the Ohio River on Railroad Avenue, the highway crossed the railroad again in Freedom (about a block north of Third Street[7]), running through Freedom on Third Avenue.[2]

South of downtown Freedom, Third Avenue merges into PA Route 65, which runs along the old Lincoln Highway into Conway. There a section of old highway is First Avenue and State Street, rejoining PA 65 in Baden. Further into Baden, PA 65 splits again, and the old highway splits onto State Street, becoming Duss Avenue in Harmony Township. At the Ambridge limits, this becomes PA Route 989, but the old highway turned west at 14th Street and then south on Merchant Street.[2]

Crossing Big Sewickley Creek from Ambridge, Beaver County into Leetsdale, Allegheny County, Merchant Street becomes Beaver Street, a brick road. Beaver Road and Beaver Street continues through Edgeworth, Sewickley, and Osborne, merging back into PA 65 at the border with Haysville. Sewickley officially changed the name of its piece to Lincoln Highway by an ordinance in January 1916, and Osborne, Edgeworth and Leetsdale soon followed suit, but that name is no longer used.[2]

In Glenfield, the highway crossed the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway (PRR) twice, once near the present overpass and again west of Toms Run Road.[8] The old road next to the Ohio River - Beaver Street — is still a yellow brick road, now used only by local traffic.[2]

The old road leaves PA 65 again in Emsworth as Beaver Road, becoming Brighton Road in Ben Avon before re-merging with PA 65. It splits yet again, also in Ben Avon, onto Brighton Road, another yellow brick road. In Avalon it is California Avenue, and in Bellevue it is Lincoln Avenue, coincidentally named after Lincoln soon after the U.S. Civil War.[9][2]

The highway crosses into Pittsburgh on a high concrete arch bridge over Jack's Run, built in 1924 to replace an earlier bridge built for a streetcar line, and returns to the California Avenue name.[9] It crosses Woods Run on a similar 1928 bridge next to a newer bridge built for the Ohio River Boulevard (PA Route 65).[10] Where California Avenue curves away from PA 65, the Lincoln Highway continued next to it on Chateau Street, turning east on Western Avenue and then south on Galveston Avenue onto the 1915 Manchester Bridge to the Point.[2]

The Boulevard of the Allies opened east from downtown Pittsburgh in 1923, and in 1924 it was designated as an alternate route.[11] At least in 1930, this bypass ran along the Boulevard of the Allies, Forbes Avenue, Beeler Street, Wilkins Avenue and Dallas Avenue, rejoining the Lincoln Highway at Penn Avenue, west of Wilkinsburg.[12]

From Rochester to Pittsburgh, the pre-December 1927 Lincoln Highway generally parallels the ca. 1930 Ohio River Boulevard (PA Route 65). Outside Allegheny County, present PA 65 was PA Route 837 by 1929.[5] However, during the time that the Lincoln Highway ran through Rochester, the Rochester-Pittsburgh segment was locally maintained. It was often foggy, and a July 1926 Lincoln Highway Association road report states that it was "paved city streets, mostly poor", in stark contrast to the good paving east of Pittsburgh. By 1924, reports recommended following an alternate on the other side of the river between Pittsburgh and Rochester.[2]

The route west of Rochester had similar problems; it was a dirt road, despite being a state highway.[13] By 1922 an official detour was recommended via Beaver Falls and East Palestine, Ohio, largely identical to the initial 1913 plan. Work began in the mid-1920s on a new route to the south, passing through West Virginia and bypassing the problematic sections on both sides of Rochester; the Lincoln Highway was moved to it December 2, 1927.[2] This new route had already been numbered US 30 in late 1926.[14]

The new Lincoln Highway bypassed the community of Imperial on a bypass built for it.[6] Just southeast of Imperial, the highway turned east on Steubenville Pike, joining what was U.S. Route 22 before the present freeway was built ca. 1964.[6] Steubenville Pike runs along the north side of the freeway, crossing to the south side and then merging with it just west of the PA Route 60 interchange.

At PA 60, US 22 and US 30 turn southeast, but the Lincoln Highway (and US 22/30 before the Penn-Lincoln Parkway West opened in 1953) continued east with PA 60 through Robinson Township. In 1950, the Twin Hi-Way Drive-In Theater opened along the Robinson Township stretch, its name derived from the road's former designation of dual U.S. Route 22/30. Through Crafton, the highway used Steuben Street, Noble Avenue, Dinsmore Avenue, and Crafton Boulevard, now northbound PA 60. In Pittsburgh, the highway ran along Crafton Boulevard, Noblestown Road, and South Main Street, as PA 60 still does. It turned onto Carson Street (now PA Route 837) at the West End Circle, crossing the 1927 Point Bridge into the Point.[2]

From 1915 to late 1927, the Lincoln Highway crossed the Allegheny River on the Manchester Bridge to the Point, touching down at the foot of Penn Avenue after meeting the Point Bridge.[15] It made its way through downtown to Bigelow Boulevard (now PA Route 380), possibly using Water Street, Liberty Avenue and Seventh Avenue.[16] It continued to follow present PA 380 onto Craig Street and Baum Boulevard to East Liberty. The highway left East Liberty and Pittsburgh on Penn Avenue - the old Pittsburgh and Greensburg Turnpike, also part of PA 380, and further east part of PA Route 8. (PA 380 however bypasses the center of East Liberty.)[2]

The Lincoln Highway left the Pittsburgh area along the old Pittsburgh and Greensburg Turnpike (now U.S. Route 30) from Greensburg. The borough of White Oak had named their main street Lincoln Way in an attempt to convince the Lincoln Highway Association to use it,[17] but instead the Highway continued along the old turnpike to North Versailles.

In North Versailles, the Lincoln Highway and old turnpike left current US 30 onto the road named Greensburg Pike, heading downhill into Turtle Creek. The original bridge over Turtle Creek and the Pennsylvania Railroad main line curved right and ran to Airbrake Avenue west of 11th Street; a 1925 replacement continued straight to meet Airbrake Avenue at Monroeville Avenue.[18] The alignment continued west on Penn Avenue, turning south at Braddock Avenue. (The old turnpike left the Lincoln Highway there, cutting southwest to cross the railroad at McDonald Street, and then heading northwest along Penn Avenue Extension and Greensburg Pike.) After a short while on Braddock Avenue, the Lincoln Highway turned northwest on Electric Avenue, which becomes Ardmore Boulevard to Wilkinsburg. The George Westinghouse Bridge opened in 1932 as a bypass of the grades into and out of Turtle Creek, running from the Greensburg Pike in North Versailles to Ardmore Boulevard in Chalfant.

The Lincoln Highway joined the William Penn Highway and rejoined the Greensburg Turnpike at Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg. After entering Pittsburgh and crossing the Pennsylvania Railroad main line, it turned west on Baum Boulevard, following present Route 380 onto Craig Street and Bigelow Boulevard to downtown.[19]

Junction list

County Location Mile[20] Road Notes
West Virginia state line
Beaver Greene Township 2.3 PA-168.svg PA 168
4.9 PA-151.svg PA 151 Western terminus of PA 151
Hanover Township 7.7 PA-18.svg PA 18
Allegheny Findlay Township 17.6 Turnpike-576.svg PA 576 Interchange, PA 576 exit 2
Fayetteville 20.9 US 22.svg PA-978.svg US 22/PA 978 Interchange, northern terminus of PA 978, western terminus of concurrency with US 22
Robinson Township 25.1 PA-60.svgI-376.svg PA 60/I-376 Interchange, western terminus of concurrency with I-376
Pennsbury Village 28.7 I-79.svg I-79 Interchange, I-79 exit 59, I-376 exit 64A
Carnegie 30.4 PA-50.svg PA 50 Interchange; I-376 exit 65
Green Tree 32.3 PA-121.svg PA 121 Interchange; I-376 exit 67
Pittsburgh 33.7 US 19.svg US 19 Interchange Westbound Access Only; I-376 exit 69A; western end of concurrency with US 19 and western end of concurrency with US 19 TRK
33.9 Truck plate.svg
US 19.svg US 19.svg PA-51.svg
US 19 TRK/US 19/PA 51
Interchange; Eastbound access only; I-376 East exits 69B, 69C; eastern end of concurrency with US 19;
34.8 PA-837.svg PA 837 Interchange; Westbound only access to northbound PA 837 only; I-376 West exit 69C
35.0 I-279.svg I-279 I-376 exit 70C. Eastern end of concurrency with US 19 TRK
37.9 PA-885.svg PA 885 Interchange; westbound access only; I-376 exit 73
Wilkinsburg 42.9 I-376.svg US 22.svg PA-8.svg
I-376/US 22/PA 8
Interchange; eastern ends of concurrencies with I-376 and US 22; southern terminus of PA 8; I-376 exit 78
East McKeesport 48.1 PA-148.svg PA 148 Northern terminus of PA 148
North Versailles Township 50.0 PA-48.svg PA 48
Westmoreland North Huntingdon Township 57.0 I-76.svg Pennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg I-76/PA TPK Pennsylvania Turnpike Irwin interchange, I-76 exit 67
Hempfield Township 61.5 Turnpike-66.svg PA 66 Interchange, PA 66 exit 6
Greensburg 63.9 PA-136.svg PA 136 Interchange, eastern terminus of PA 136
Southwest Greensburg 64.9 Business plate.svg
PA-66.svg PA-819.svg US 119.svg
PA 66 BUS/PA 819/US 119
Interchange, southern terminus of PA 66 BUS
Stonevilla 66.8 PA-130.svg PA 130
Unity Township 74.0 PA-981.svg PA 981
75.3 PA-982.svg PA 982 Interchange
Kingston 76.9 PA-217.svg PA 217 Southern terminus of PA 217
Millbank 81.6 PA-259.svg PA 259 Southern terminus of PA 259
Ligonier 83.9 PA-711.svg PA 711
Ligonier Township 85.8 PA-381.svg PA 381 Northern terminus of PA 381
Somerset Jennerstown 95.1 PA-985.svg PA 985
Ferrellton 96.6 PA-601.svg PA 601
Jenner Township 98.4 US 219.svg US 219 Interchange
Stoystown 103.0 PA-281.svg PA 281 Interchange, northern terminus of PA 281
Quemahoning Township 103.5 PA-403.svg PA 403 Southern terminus of PA 403
Reels Corners 110.4 PA-160.svg PA 160
Bedford Schellsburg 121.5 PA-96.svg PA 96
Napier 126.1 I-70.svg I-76.svg Pennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg
I-70/I-76/PA TPK
No access, passes under PA TPK
126.3 PA-31.svg PA 31 Eastern terminus of PA 31
Bedford Township 126.9 PA-56.svg PA 56 Eastern terminus of PA 56
Bedford 129.7 US 220.svg US 220 Interchange
130.5 Business plate.svg
US 220.svg US 220 BUS
No access, passes over US 220 BUS
Snake Spring Township 132.1 PA-326.svg PA 326 Northern terminus of PA 326
132.3 I-70.svg I-76.svg Pennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg
I-70/I-76/PA TPK
No access, passes under PA TPK
Everett 137.0 Business plate.svg
US 30.svg US 30 BUS
Western terminus of US 30 BUS
138.9 PA-26.svg PA 26 Interchange
140.2 Business plate.svg
US 30.svg US 30 BUS
Eastern terminus of US 30 BUS
Breezewood 147.1 I-70.svg I-70 Western end of wrong way concurrency with I-70
147.4 I-70.svg I-76.svg Pennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg
I-70/I-76/PA TPK
Eastern terminus of wrong way concurrency with I-70; PA TPK Breezewood interchange, exit 161
Fulton Brush Creek Township 150.5 PA-915.svg PA 915 Western end of concurrency with PA 915
151.9 PA-915.svg PA 915 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 915
Harrisonville 158.1 PA-655.svg PA 655
Todd Township 164.6 US 522.svg US 522 Interchange
Franklin Fort Loudon 172.4 PA-75.svg PA 75
St. Thomas Township 177.3 PA-416.svg PA 416 Northern terminus of PA 416
Hamilton Township 184.2 PA-995.svg PA 995 Northern terminus of PA 995
Chambersburg 186.1 US 11.svg US 11 US 11 south only
186.2 US 11.svg US 11 US 11 north only
187.6 I-81.svg I-81 Interstate 81 exit 16
Greenwood 193.9 PA-997.svg PA 997 Western end of concurrency with PA 997
194.0 PA-997.svg PA 997 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 997
Caledonia 196.2 PA-233.svg PA 233
Adams Franklin Township 199.1 PA-234.svg PA 234 Western terminus of PA 234
Gettysburg 210.9 Business plate.svg
US 15.svg PA-116.svg US 15 BUS/PA 116
Western end of concurrency with PA 116
211.1 PA-116.svg PA 116 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 116
Straban Township 213.1 US 15.svg US 15 Interchange
Cross Keys 222.3 PA-94.svg PA 94
Abbottstown 224.8 PA-194.svg PA 194
York West Manchester Township 234.1 PA-116.svg PA 116 Eastern terminus of PA 116
235.0 PA-616.svg PA 616 Northern terminus of PA 616
235.3 PA-462.svg PA 462 Interchange, western terminus of PA 462
236.6 PA-234.svg PA 234 No access, passes under PA 234
238.3 PA-74.svg PA 74 Interchange
North York 240.8 Business Loop 83.svg PA-181.svg I-83 BUS/PA 181 Southern terminus of PA 181
241.1 I-83.svg I-83 Interstate 83 exit 21
Springettsbury Township 244.5 PA-24.svg PA 24 Interchange
Lancaster Columbia 253.7 PA-441.svg PA 441 Interchange
Hempfield Township 261.4 PA-23.svg PA 23 No access, passes under PA 23
262.2 PA-741.svg PA 741 Interchange
Manheim Township 263.9 PA-72.svg PA 72 Interchange
Lancaster 264.2 PA-283.svg PA 283 Interchange, eastern terminus of PA 283
Manheim Township 265.1 PA-501.svg PA 501 Interchange
265.4 US 222.svg PA-272.svg US 222/PA 272 Interchange, western end of concurrency with US 222
266.1 US 222.svg US 222 Interchange, eastern end of concurrency with US 222
266.9 PA-23.svg PA 23 Interchange, western end of concurrency with PA 23
East Lampeter Township 267.5 PA-23.svg PA 23 Interchange, eastern end of concurrency with PA 23
269.1 PA-340.svg PA 340 Interchange
269.7 PA-462.svg PA 462 Eastern terminus of PA 462
272.5 PA-896.svg PA 896
Salisbury Township 281.4 PA-772.svg PA 772 Eastern terminus of PA 772
Gap 281.8 PA-41.svg PA 41 Northern terminus of PA 41
282.0 PA-897.svg PA 897 Southern terminus of PA 897
Chester Sadsbury Township 286.5 PA-10.svg PA 10
287.0 Business plate.svg
US 30.svg US 30 BUS
Interchange, western terminus of US 30 BUS
Coatesville 292.6 PA-82.svg PA 82 Interchange
Caln Township 294.1 PA-340.svg PA 340 No access, passes under PA 340
295.0 PA-340.svg PA 340 No access, passes under PA 340
296.8 PA-340.svg PA 340 Interchange
297.9 US 322.svg US 322 Interchange
298.9 PA-282.svg PA-282 No access, passes over PA 282
Downingtown 299.6 PA-113.svg PA 113 Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
East Caln Township 300.6 Business plate.svg
US 30.svg US 30 BUS
Interchange
West Whiteland Township 303.5 PA-100.svg PA 100 Interchange
Glenloch 305.9 Business plate.svg
US 30.svg US 202.svg US 30 BUS/US 202
Interchange, eastern terminus of US 30 BUS
Frazer 307.2 PA-352.svg PA 352 Northern terminus of PA 352
East Whiteland Township 308.8 PA-401.svg PA 401 Eastern terminus of PA 401
309.1 PA-29.svg PA 29 Southern terminus of PA 29
Tredyffrin Township 311.7 PA-252.svg PA 252
Delaware Radnor Township 318.5 I-476.svg I-476 I-476 exit 13
318.8 PA-320.svg PA 320
Montgomery Lower Merion Township 324.9 US 1.svg US 1 City line
Philadelphia Philadelphia 328.3 I-76.svg US 13.svg I-76/US 13 Interchange, western end of concurrency with I-76, I-76 exit 342
329.8 I-76.svg I-676.svg I-76/I-676 Eastern end of concurrency with I-76, western end of concurrency with I-676, I-76 exit 344
330.8 PA-611.svg PA 611 No access, passes under PA 611
332.0 I-95.svg I-95 I-95 exit 22
Benjamin Franklin Bridge, New Jersey state line

Bannered routes

Chester County business loop



U.S. Route 30 Business
Location Chester County, Pennsylvania
Commissioned 1963-present

U.S. Route 30 Business is a business route of U.S. Route 30 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and is signed as "SR 3070". The route preserves the former alignment of US 30 between Sadsbury Township and East Whiteland Township. U.S. Route 30 follows a limited-access bypass between these two points.

U.S. Route 30 Business runs east from the west end of the US 30 bypass in Sadsbury Township on the Lincoln Highway, a short distance east of Pennsylvania Route 10. It heads east into Valley Township and into the city of Coatesville. In Coatesville, US 30 Business shares a brief concurrency with Pennsylvania Route 82. It runs through the heart of the city before crossing into Caln Township. Through Caln Township, between Coatesville and Downingtown, the route parallels the Amtrak Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line to the north. In Thorndale, US 30 Business intersects the eastern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 340.

Eastbound US 30 Business in Exton.

US 30 Business continues into Downingtown, where it is known as Lancaster Avenue. In the center of Downingtown, the route features a brief concurrency with U.S. Route 322. The route then runs concurrent with U.S. Route 322 Truck, which provides a truck bypass of a low clearance underpass on US 322. The two routes intersect the southern termini of both Pennsylvania Route 282 and Pennsylvania Route 113 before splitting and the intersection with Quarry Road in East Caln Township, where US 322 Truck turns south. At that intersection, US 30 Business features an interchange with the US 30 bypass, with access to and from eastbound US 30 provided by Quarry Road.

The road then enters West Whiteland Township, where it resumes the name of Lincoln Highway. In Exton, it intersects Pennsylvania Route 100 near the Exton Square Mall. U.S. Route 30 Business then continues into East Whiteland Township, where it ends at an interchange with the eastern end of the US 30 bypass and the U.S. Route 202 expressway.

References

  1. ^ Lincoln Highway Association, Proclamation of the Route of the Lincoln Highway, September 14, 1913
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Brian Butko, The Lincoln Highway: Pennsylvania Traveler's Guide, ISBN 978-0-8117-2497-5
  3. ^ How "Lincoln Way" Project Now Stands, New York Times April 5, 1914
  4. ^ U.S. 22 - The William Penn Highway
  5. ^ a b c Pennsylvania Department of Highways, 1929 map of Pennsylvania
  6. ^ a b c d National Bridge Inventory
  7. ^ 1904 USGS Beaver quadrangle
  8. ^ 1908 USGS Sewickley quadrangle
  9. ^ a b Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA, California Av over Jacks Run
  10. ^ Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA, California Av over Woods Run
  11. ^ Lincoln Highway Resource Guide, Appendix A - Lincoln Highway ChronologyPDF (27.8 KiB)
  12. ^ 1930 Pennsylvania Transportation Map, back sidePDF
  13. ^ 1911 state map 5.55 MiBPDF
  14. ^ United States System of Highways, November 11, 1926
  15. ^ 1923 plat map, Central Pittsburgh
  16. ^ ca. 1926 map of the Lincoln Highway, Pittsburgh to Bedford
  17. ^ Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA, Field Notes: "Mosside Bridge, the Great Valley and PA48"
  18. ^ Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA, Greensburg Pike over Turtle Creek
  19. ^ Lincoln Highway Resource Guide, Chapter 6 - The Lincoln Highway in PennsylvaniaPDF (59.2 KiB)
  20. ^ Google Maps

External links

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