Pennsylvania Route 282

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PA Route 282 marker

PA Route 282
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 11.528 mi[1] (18.553 km)
Major junctions
West end: PA 82 in West Nantmeal Township
East end:
US 30 Bus. / US 322 Truck in Downingtown
Highway system
PA 281 I-283

Pennsylvania Route 282 (PA 282) is an 11.9-mile-long (19.2 km) state highway in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The route runs from PA 82 in West Nantmeal Township southeast to U.S. Route 30 Business (US 30 Bus.) in Downingtown. PA 282 follows Creek Road, a two-lane undivided road that winds along the East Branch Brandywine Creek through rural areas. The route passes through the communities of Glenmoore and Lyndell along the way. PA 282 was designated onto its current alignment in 1928.

Route description[edit]

PA 282 in Downingtown

PA 282 begins at an intersection with PA 82 in West Nantmeal Township, Chester County, heading east on two-lane undivided Creek Road. The road passes through wooded areas with some fields, entering Wallace Township. Here, the route heads to the southeast and crosses the East Branch Brandywine Creek before it reaches the residential community of Glenmoore. Past here, PA 282 continues south through forested areas along the west bank of the East Branch Brandywine Creek. Near Springton Manor Farm, the road winds south before it makes a sharp turn to the northeast. The route curves to the southeast and passes to the west of Marsh Creek State Park as it enters East Brandywine Township. Here, PA 282 passes through the community of Lyndell and continues through rural areas alongside the creek, turning to the east. The road curves northeast and then southeast as it comes to the community of Dorlan. At this point, the route curves south and continues along the west bank of the East Branch Brandywine Creek while the Struble Trail runs along the east bank. PA 282 continues south through wooded areas and crosses into Caln Township, where it passes under the US 30 freeway. The route crosses the East Branch Brandywine Creek into East Caln Township and becomes Wallace Avenue. Here, PA 282 intersects Norwood Road, which heads north to an partial interchange providing access to eastbound US 30 and from westbound US 30. The road heads into commercial areas and enters the borough of Downingtown. Here, the route turns northeast onto Pennsylvania Avenue before a turn to the southeast onto four-lane Green Street. PA 282 reaches its eastern terminus at an intersection with US 30 Bus.[2][3]


When Pennsylvania first legislated routes in 1911, present-day PA 282 was not given a route number.[4] In 1928, PA 282 was designated onto its current alignment between PA 82 northwest of Glenmoore and US 30/PA 1 (now US 30 Bus.) in Downingtown.[5] The route has remained on the same alignment since it was first designated.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Chester County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
West Nantmeal Township 0.000 0.000 PA 82 (Manor Road)
Downingtown 11.145 17.936 To US 30 east Access provided by Norwood Road
11.528 18.553
US 30 Bus. (Lancaster Avenue) / US 322 Truck
Terminus of PA 282 Alternate Truck, to PA 113 / US 30 west via Bus. US 30 east, to US 322 via Bus. US 30 west
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 282 Alternate Truck[edit]

PA 282 Alternate Truck in Eagle, Pennsylvania.

PA Route 282 Alternate Truck
Location: Upper Uwchlan, Pennsylvania
Existed: 2013–present

Pennsylvania Route 282 Alternate Truck is a route that goes through Upper Uwchlan via PA 113, PA 100, and Moore Road. It bypasses a weight-restricted bridge over East Branch Brandywine Creek in which trucks over 30 tons and combination loads over 40 tons are prohibited. It was signed on November 1, 2013.

See also[edit]


Route map: Bing / Google

  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Google (April 20, 2013). "Pennsylvania Route 282" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Chester County, Pennsylvania (Map) (17th ed.). 1"=2000'. ADC Map. 2006. ISBN 0-87530-778-7. 
  4. ^ Map of Pennsylvania Showing State Highways (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1911. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Highway Map (Philadelphia Metro) (Map). Gulf Oil. 1928. Retrieved November 8, 2007.