Route 202 Roadway Improvement Project (SR 202, Section S01)

Buckingham Township & Doylestown Borough, Bucks County, PA


PennDOT District 6-0
7000 Geerdes Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406-1525



June 2017





Route 202 is a principal arterial currently carrying approximately 19,000 vehicles per day around the Borough of Doylestown. The limited access portion of Route 202 currently terminates as a partial diamond interchange at East State Street in Poole’s Corner. The roadway continues as a two lane roadway to the north of Route 313. Due to increasing traffic volumes in the area, the intersection of Route 202 and Route 313 currently experiences significant queueing. Furthermore, the current diamond interchange does not properly account for current directional flow and turning movements. To accommodate the changing traffic patterns, PennDOT determined that improvements were needed.

The project improvements involved the elimination of the existing partial diamond interchange to allow for Route 202 to be the major approach and East State Street to be a minor approach. Route 202 was also reconstructed and widened from two lanes to four lanes to provide for additional capacity through the intersection at Route 313. Turning lanes were provided at the intersections of Route 202/East State Street, Route 202/Route 313 and Route 202/Mechanicsville Road to accommodate turning movements. The project also involved the addition of a trailhead parking area, multiuse trails which are consistent with the Doylestown Bike and Hike master plan, stormwater management facilities, and upgraded traffic signals/signal communication equipment. The signal system including the design of adaptive traffic signal control, ITS devices, and an Ethernet based communications system that communicates with the PennDOT District 6-0 Traffic Management Center (TMC).

TPD worked with the three local municipalities and PennDOT to gain project consensus. This process involved reducing the overall footprint of the project, including the elimination of a left turn lane, two right turn lanes and a center left turn lane as well as the refinements to the trailhead configuration. The overall result was an expedited project delivery, reduced project cost and a minimization of right-of-way impacts.

Project Responsibilities:
- Project management
- Plans, Specifications and Estimates package (PS&E)
- Maintenance and Protection of Traffic Plans
- Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control
- Post Construction Stormwater Management Plans
- Signing and Pavement Marking Plans
- Cross Sections
- Right-of-Way Plans
- Utility Coordination
- Trailhead Design
- Multi-Use Trail Facility Design
- Stormwater Management Design
- General Permits and NPDES Permit
- Coordination with PennDOT, Township and Local Officials, and Subconsultants

West Bradford Township, Chester County, PA

Service(s): Highway Design & Transportation Planning & Permitting
Client(s): Stargazers Village Partners, LP

Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA

Service(s): Traffic Signal & System Design
Transportation Planning and Permitting
Client(s): Realen Properties

Hempfield & Unity Townships, Westmoreland County, PA

Service(s): Traffic Signal & System Design
Client(s): Tresco Paving & PennDOT District 12-0