TPD provided Comprehensive Transportation Engineering solutions for this mixed-use development on the 160+ acre Valley Forge Golf Course site. The project consists of 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space (retail/office), 500-room hotel, 2,000 residential units, and other entertainment uses. The site is located at a busy transportation hub as it is situated adjacent to Route 422, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 202, I-76, and the King of Prussia Mall. TPD was responsible for the preparation of a master plan traffic impact study, alternative access feasibility study, highway design, traffic signal design, and public meeting representation.
As part of the Master Plan, TPD worked with the project team to develop traffic projections for various alternative land uses and analyzed the impact of each alternative at critical locations on the surrounding highway network. Besides identifying necessary and feasible improvements, the goal of this stage was to assist the developer in choosing the appropriate mix of land uses and their impacts to the local and regional roadway network, as part of this Smart Growth, Traditional Neighborhood Development.
Improvements throughout the 17-intersection study area include roadway widening, signalization, utilizing two existing traffic signals for access, updates to two closed-loop traffic signal systems, full reconstruction of state roadway, and the redesign of the North Gulph Road interchange with I-76 adjacent to the tollbooths for the Valley Forge exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Throughout the design of roadway improvements, TPD’s Highway Design Team has worked closely with TPD’s Permitting Team to design 2.5 miles of perimeter roadways and access points, as King of Prussia is the main convergence point for multiple regional highways.
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