Bannered routes of U.S. Route 322

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U.S. Route 322 marker

U.S. Route 322
Highway system

A total of at least three bannered routes of U.S. Route 322 currently exist.

State College business route[edit]


U.S. Route 322 Business
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Existed: 1985–present

U.S. Route 322 Business is a 9-mile route following the original alignment of its parent. After the mainline of the route was shifted on to the Mount Nittany Expressway (whose western portion is now also part of Interstate 99), the business designation came into place. The entire route is known as Atherton Street, which begins in the west as a four-lane road that is mostly bordered by residential development. After passing by the southern entrance to Penn State University, the highway narrows to two lanes through the city center. West of downtown, the route is four lanes and offers a mix of periodic commercial development and more rural scenes.

Downingtown truck route[edit]


U.S. Route 322 Truck
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Existed: 2002–present

U.S. Route 322 Truck is a 4-mile route bypass of Downingtown, Pennsylvania that provides a route for trucks around a low clearance underpass. The route travels east from the mainline along U.S. Route 30 Business (Lancaster Avenue), which is lined with shopping centers. It then turns south onto Quarry Road near an interchange with U.S. Route 30, and travels west past industrial development on Boot Road.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Chester County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Downingtown
US 322 / US 30 Bus. west (Lancaster Avenue/Brandywine Avenue)
Western terminus, west end of US 30 Bis. overlap
PA 282 west (Green Street) Eastern terminus of PA 282
PA 113 north (West Uwchlan Avenue) to Penna. Tpk. Southern terminus of PA 113
East Caln Township
US 30 Bus. east (Lancaster Avenue) – Exton
East end of US 30 Bus. overlap
US 30 east (Exton Bypass) – King of Prussia Ramps to and from eastbound US 30
Downingtown US 322 (Brandywine Avenue) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


West Chester business route[edit]


U.S. Route 322 Business
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Existed: 1964–present

U.S. Route 322 Business is a 4-mile route following the original alignment of its parent. In 1964, the West Chester Bypass was completed around this Philadelphia suburb and the prior routing of US 322 became a business loop. After travelling through heavily subruban-style areas at its western end, it becomes a narrow city street, including using Market Street and Gay Street as a one-way couplet through downtown. The route then shifts abruptly south and passes West Chester University, before meeting up with the southern edge of the 322 freeway.

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