Trail Improvements

New Multi-use Path from the Chester Valley Trail to the Exton Train Station

Official construction work on the path from Exton train station to the Chester Valley Trail (CVT) has begun. See a visual overview of the project. The new multi-use path will accommodate both pedestrian and bicycle traffic and will involve the following improvements:

  • Multi-use paved path from the Exton train station on Walkertown Road to the Chester Valley Trail adjacent to Commerce Drive
  •  ADA compliant ramps, lighting and traffic signal modifications to serve pedestrians

The path will be completed in two phases with phase 1 being from the Exton train station to Bartlett Avenue and the second phase completing the link from Bartlett Avenue to the Chester Valley Trail.

Progress

May 20 - The asphalt section of the path in the phase 1 portion of the project has been paved.

The contractor will begin installation of the ADA ramps along the southern half (phase 1).

By early June the southern half should be completed and work will begin on the northern half (Bartlett Avenue to CVT).

The work is being performed under a PennDOT highway occupancy permit and requires daily lane closures on the southbound side of Route 100 within the work area. Please slow down and make the work area as safe as possible for the construction workers

Funding for the trail has been provided by a Pennsylvanian Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) multi-modal grant, developer contributions and the West Whiteland Township transportation fund.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 484-875-6020 or email publicworks@westwhiteland.org.

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CVT Connector to Exton Train Station Final

Chester County Trail Projects

Crossing Improvements at Route 100

Chester County is making improvements to the Chester Valley Trail (CVT) crossing of Route 100. The County project will construct a new crosswalk which will allow trail users to cross Route 100 via one crosswalk rather than the three crosswalks trail users currently must navigate. The County partnered with West Whiteland to do a joint bid for this project with the Township’s path from the CVT to Exton train station. Construction will be completed in July. See more details at the Chester County website.

CVT to Oaklands Corporate Center 

Design is underway on Phase IVa , the final portion of the former rail line to be converted to trail use. It will extend west from the current terminus along Commerce Drive in Main Street at Exton to the Oaklands Corporate Center in Exton. A major element of this phase  includes a new pedestrian bridge over South Whitford Road. Plans have been submitted to PennDOT for approval, and coordination with utilities is ongoing. Construction is anticipated to start in the fall of 2020 and will take about a year to complete.

CVT Extension to Downingtown  

The Chester County Planning Commission (CCPC) has completed a study to extend the Chester Valley Trail from Exton to Downingtown. The study evaluated two predetermined alignments. One is the alignment identified in the Central Chester County Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan, published by the CCPC in 2013. The second alignment is the inactive Philadelphia/Thorndale railroad corridor currently owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation which parallels the existing Amtrak / Septa tracks. The trail extension also will provide connections to the Struble and East Branch Brandywine trails.  

Proposed Expansions to CVT

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