McMahon Associates, Inc., along with Gannet Fleming, Inc. and Real Estate Strategies, Inc. developed a coordinated transportation and land use study for six sponsor municipalities in western Chester County, PA. The project was supported by funding from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Chester County, six sponsor municipalities, and other project partners.
The study focused on the US 30 corridor within the City of Coatesville and West Sadsbury, Sadsbury, Valley, West Caln, and Caln Townships. The study identified multimodal transportation and land use recommendations for:
- Six US 30 Bypass interchange areas between US 322 and PA Route 10
- Business 30 corridor between Lloyd Avenue and the Chester/Lancaster County border
- Extension of the Chester Valley Trail and other regional trail connections
In addition to addressing these multifaceted project elements, the Route 30 Multimodal Transportation Study was closely coordinate with PennDOT’s US 30 Bypass Reconstruction Project and over 15 active land development projects in the study area. The study provides key strategies, conceptual plans for priority improvement projects, and a detailed action plan to implement the vision of a cohesive, complementary, and connected US 30 corridor.
Over 200 people were involved in the planning process, which included eight stakeholder interviews, seven Study Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings, three public meetings, and two technical coordination meetings.
The project scheduled was condensed to 13-months in order to fulfill requirements associated with the grant funding for the study. The final report was accepted by all six sponsor municipalities within two months of completion.