Pennsylvania Route 82

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PA Route 82
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT and East Marlborough Township
Length: 31.630 mi (50.904 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
South end: DE 82 near Kennett Square
  US 1 in Kennett Square

US 30 Bus. in Coatesville
US 30 near Coatesville
US 322 in West Brandywine Township
North end: PA 23 in Elverson
Counties: Chester
Highway system
I-81E I-83

Pennsylvania Route 82 (PA 82) is a 32-mile-long (51 km) north–south state highway located in southeast Pennsylvania, USA. The northern terminus is at PA 23 in Elverson. The southern terminus is at the Delaware state line southeast of Kennett Square, where PA 82 continues south as Delaware Route 82.

Route description

Delaware To Coatesville

PA 82 begins as Creek Road at the Delaware state line where it meets the northern terminus of Delaware Route 82 in Kennett Township. PA 82 has many curves in Kennett Township. PA 82 enters Kennett Square, near the home of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, a popular horse euthanized because of injury complications in the last week of January, 2007.

PA 82 is called South Street and Union Street. In downtown Kennett Square, PA 82 meets Baltimore Pike as State Street. North of Kennett Square, PA 82 meets U.S. Route 1. North of US 1 in East Marlborough Township, PA 82 is township-maintained and is called Unionville Road. In Willowdale it meets Pennsylvania Route 926. In Unionville, PA 82 begins to turn towards the west and is called Doe Run Road and has a concurrency with Pennsylvania Route 842. While merged with PA 842, PA 82 meets the southern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 162. Upon entering West Marlborough Township, state maintenance resumes. PA 82 meets the northern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 841 in West Marlborough. In the city of Coatesville, PA 82 is called Strode Avenue and meets the eastern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 372. In downtown Coatesville, PA 82 has a concurrency with U.S. Route 30 Business. North of US 30 BUS, PA 82 meets U.S. Route 30 at an interchange.

From PA 340 to PA 23

In West Brandywine Township, PA 82 meets Pennsylvania Route 340 and PA 82 is called Manor Road. In Brandywine Manor, PA 82 meets U.S. Route 322. In West Nantmeal Township, PA 82 meets the northern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 282. North of PA 282, PA 82 meets the southern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 345. South of Elverson, PA 82 passes over Interstate 76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) then meets Pennsylvania Route 401. In Elverson, PA 82 is called Chestnut Street and ends at Pennsylvania Route 23.


PA 82 was designated on various state highways between Delaware and Baumstown at US 422 by 1930. The route it had in 1930 would be the route PA 82 would utilize for nearly 80 years. The only major change to the route prior to 2008 was the jurisdiction of the route through East Marlborough Township. On October 19, 1998, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) transferred maintenance of the route to the Township due to the Township wanting to make improvements to the roads without waiting through the PennDOT approval process.

Prior to 2008, PA 82 continued north through Elverson on Chestnut Street and entered Berks County. It was called Elverson Road, Twin Valley Road and Haycreek Road. In Birdsboro, PA 82 was called Furnace Street and had a small concurrency with Pennsylvania Route 724. PA 82 then terminated at a T-intersection with US 422 westbound.

On September 8, 1987, torrential rains flooded Hay Creek for days and destroyed several trestles that cross Hay Creek just south of Birdsboro. Over the coming months, local residents got used to the lack of traffic and fought to keep the road permanently closed, forcing PennDOT to forgo any possible bridge replacement. However, they did rebuild the bridge just south of Douglas Street. As a result, PA 82 was impossible to transverse from end to end. In late 2008, PennDOT decommissioned this section of PA 82 north of Elverson making the old section of PA 82 in Chester County SR 4082 and the section in Berks County SR 2082. The bulk of this area is now known as Berks County Park. Some GPS systems still mark this road as PA 82 and may not have the destroyed section of road blocked off on current maps. In September 2010, PennDOT decided to hand over the closed portion of the former PA 82 to local landowners.

When this section of PA 82 was decommissioned, PA 345 was extended north of its previous terminus in Birdsboro at PA 724 along PA 724 and then along the former routing of PA 82 to US 422.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Chester County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Kennett Township 0.000 0.000 DE 82 (Creek Road) Delaware state line
East Marlborough Township 4.601 7.405 US 1 (Kennett Oxford Bypass) Interchange
6.531 10.511 PA 926 (Street Road)
7.709 12.406 PA 842 east (Wawaset Road) – West Chester Southern terminus of PA 842 concurrency
7.769 12.503 PA 162 (Embreeville Road) Western terminus of PA 162
8.029 12.921 PA 842 west (Upland Road) Northern terminus of PA 842 concurrency
West Marlborough Township 12.528 20.162 PA 841 (North Chatham Road) Northern terminus of PA 841
Coatesville 17.606 28.334 PA 372 (Valley Road) Eastern terminus of PA 372
17.831 28.696
US 30 Bus. west (Lincoln Highway)
Western terminus of US 30 Bus. concurrency
18.243 29.359
US 30 Bus. east (Lincoln Highway)
Eastern terminus of US 30 Bus. concurrency
19.827 31.908 US 30 (Downingtown Coatesville Bypass) Interchange
20.037 32.246 PA 340 (Kings Highway) – Wagontown
West Brandywine Township 24.362 39.207 US 322 (Horseshoe Pike) – Honey Brook, Downingtown
West Nantmeal Township 27.649 44.497 PA 282 (Creek Road) Western terminus of PA 282
29.025 46.711 PA 345 (Bulltown Road) Southern terminus of PA 345
Elverson 31.151 50.133 PA 401 (Conestoga Road) – Morgantown, Ludwigs Corner
31.630 50.904 PA 23 (Main Street) / Chestnut Street – Morgantown, Bucktown
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (December 31, 2012). "Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams" (2013 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Pennsylvania Route 82". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,-75.743866&spn=0.430333,0.891953&sll=40.156975,-75.831628&sspn=0.006707,0.013937&geocode=FWKCXwIdYjN9-w%3BFYW-ZAIdDOF6-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&t=m&z=11. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  3. PennDOT (2012). Traffic and State Route Map - Chester County (Map). Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  4. Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1930). Tourist Map of Pennsylvania (Map). Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  5. Eklund, Bridget (October 21, 1998). "Revisiting Safety Along Rte. 82 In The Wake Of A Student's Death, East Marlborough Officials Want Added Measures To Keep Accidents From Happening". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 10, 2014. "Since PennDot gave East Marlborough ownership on Monday of a 5.5-mile stretch of Route 82 from Mill Road to Route 926..." 
  6. "Township Closer To Makeover For Unionville's Main Street". Philadelphia Inquirer. October 16, 1998. Retrieved January 10, 2014. "'We can respond faster to the needs of the road and making it safer, say, by putting in a crosswalk,' Kaskey said, explaining why officials want to acquire that stretch of Route 82. 'It is much harder for the state to get around to doing these things.'" 
  7. PennDOT (2003). General Highway Map - Chester County, Pennsylvania (Map). Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  8. PennDOT (2005). General Highway Map - Berks County, Pennsylvania (Map). Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  9. Casey, William; Bradley, William H.; Spatz, Don. "Birdsboro faces massive repairs". Reading Eagle. 
  10. ^ Elimination of PA 82 north of PA 23 in Chester County and in Berks Co.
  11. Miller, Andrew (September 14, 2010). "PennDOT plans to vacate part of Route 82". The Southern Berks News. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 

External links

  • Pennsylvania Highways - Pennsylvania Route 82
  • Steve Alpert's Roads - PA 82

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