Pennsylvania Route 3

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Pennsylvania Route 3 (PA 3) is a 24.3 mi state highway located in the southeastern portion of Pennsylvania.wikipedia
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Market Street (Philadelphia)

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Upon reaching Upper Darby, PA 3 heads into Philadelphia along Market Street. Past this, PA 3 heads east on four-lane undivided Market Street as it passes between SEPTA's 69th Street Transportation Center to the north and urban businesses to the south, gaining a median before the 69th Street intersection.
It is signed as Pennsylvania Route 3 between 38th Street (U.S. Route 13) and 15th Street (PA 611).

Pennsylvania Route 611

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The route connects U.S. Route 322 Business (US 322 Bus.) in West Chester with PA 611 in Philadelphia.
At Penn Square, PA 611 intersects Market Street along with the eastern terminus of PA 3, which is routed on the one-way pair of Market Street eastbound and John F. Kennedy Boulevard westbound.

Broomall, Pennsylvania

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Along this stretch, the route passes through Edgmont, Newtown Square, Broomall, and Havertown.
It is in the eastern part of Marple Township and is bordered to the east by Darby Creek and to the north by Pennsylvania Route 3 (West Chester Pike).

Interstate 476

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The route has an interchange with Interstate 476 (I-476) between Broomall and Havertown.
Past US 1, I-476 continues through wooded suburban areas and interchanges with Pennsylvania Route 3 in Broomall, where it widens to six lanes.

Walnut Street (Philadelphia)

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In Philadelphia, the route follows multiple one-way pairs, running along Chestnut Street and Walnut Street in West Philadelphia before heading into Center City Philadelphia along Market Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard and ending at Philadelphia City Hall.
Pennsylvania Route 3 westbound follows Walnut Street from 38th Street (U.S. Route 13) to its western terminus at the Cobbs Creek Parkway.

West Chester, Pennsylvania

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The route connects U.S. Route 322 Business (US 322 Bus.) in West Chester with PA 611 in Philadelphia.
The main east-west road to West Chester is West Chester Pike, which begins in Upper Darby, Delaware County, just outside Philadelphia, and is part of Pennsylvania Route 3 (PA 3).

Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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Between West Chester and Upper Darby Township, PA 3 follows a four-lane divided highway known as West Chester Pike through suburban areas.
Pennsylvania Route 3, which links Philadelphia and West Chester passes through Upper Darby as Market Street and the West Chester Pike.

Chestnut Street (Philadelphia)

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In Philadelphia, the route follows multiple one-way pairs, running along Chestnut Street and Walnut Street in West Philadelphia before heading into Center City Philadelphia along Market Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard and ending at Philadelphia City Hall.
It serves as eastbound Pennsylvania Route 3 between 63rd and 33rd Streets.

Pennsylvania Route 926

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The route intersects the eastern terminus of PA 926 and curves east-northeast through a mix of fields and woodland with some homes, crossing the Ridley Creek.
The eastern terminus is at the West Chester Pike (PA 3) in the Philadelphia suburb of Willistown Township.

U.S. Route 202 in Pennsylvania

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PA 3 comes to an interchange with the US 202/US 322 freeway and runs past businesses and some homes.
US 202/US 322 continues north near residential neighborhoods and reaches an interchange with PA 3.

Darby Creek (Pennsylvania)

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Past the I-476 interchange, PA 3 intersects Lawrence Road and crosses the Darby Creek into Haverford Township.
As it continues downstream alongside the highway, it crosses Pennsylvania Route 3 and receives the tributary Longford Run from the left.

U.S. Route 322 Business (West Chester, Pennsylvania)

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The route connects U.S. Route 322 Business (US 322 Bus.) in West Chester with PA 611 in Philadelphia.
turns southeast onto that street, with East Market and East Chestnut streets continuing east as PA 3.

U.S. Route 13 in Pennsylvania

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By 1960, PA 3 was shifted to end at US 13 in Southwest Philadelphia.
The roadway intersects Walnut Street, which is one-way westbound and carries the westbound direction of PA 3.

Pennsylvania Route 352

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PA 3 enters Westtown Township and reaches an intersection with PA 352, forming a short concurrency before PA 352 splits to the southeast.
By 1980, PA 352 was realigned to a short concurrency with PA 3 to avoid intersecting it at a sharp angle.

West Philadelphia

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In Philadelphia, the route follows multiple one-way pairs, running along Chestnut Street and Walnut Street in West Philadelphia before heading into Center City Philadelphia along Market Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard and ending at Philadelphia City Hall.
Chestnut and Walnut Streets are wide thoroughfares that form Pennsylvania Route 3.

Pennsylvania Route 252

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The road heads into business areas and reaches an intersection with PA 252 in the community of Newtown Square.
The route intersects many roads including U.S. Route 1 (US 1) north of Media, PA 3 in Newtown Square, US 30 in Paoli, and US 202 in Tredyffrin Township.

University City, Philadelphia

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The routing was shifted to US 13 west of University City by 1970 before the route was extended east to Philadelphia City Hall during the 1970s.
US-13 and PA-3 follow local streets.

Center City, Philadelphia

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In Philadelphia, the route follows multiple one-way pairs, running along Chestnut Street and Walnut Street in West Philadelphia before heading into Center City Philadelphia along Market Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard and ending at Philadelphia City Hall.

Pennsylvania Route 105

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The road continues east past homes and businesses as it passes through the community of Havertown, crossing Eagle Road.
The western terminus was at PA 3 in Havertown.

69th Street Transportation Center

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Past this, PA 3 heads east on four-lane undivided Market Street as it passes between SEPTA's 69th Street Transportation Center to the north and urban businesses to the south, gaining a median before the 69th Street intersection.
Two former trolley lines, now bus lines, Routes 103 (Ardmore Trolley Line) and 104 (West Chester Trolley Line) run along the median of Pennsylvania Route 3 as far west as North Keystone Avenue, where the tracks abruptly end.

Edgmont Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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Along this stretch, the route passes through Edgmont, Newtown Square, Broomall, and Havertown.
Major routes through and around Edgmont include Pennsylvania Route 3 (West Chester Pike) and Pennsylvania Route 352 (Middletown Road).

U.S. Route 1 in Pennsylvania

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Farther east, the route heads into the community of Llanerch, where it crosses Darby Road a short distance before coming to an intersection with US 1.
The road crosses Darby Road/Lansdowne Avenue before it reaches an intersection with PA 3 a short distance later.

West Chester station (West Chester Railroad)

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The route continues to follow East Market Street eastbound and East Gay Street westbound through commercial areas, passing north of the terminus of the West Chester Railroad at the West Chester station along East Market Street.
SEPTA discontinued regular passenger service in September 1986, due to deteriorating track conditions, Chester County's desire to expand facilities at Exton station on SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line, and the existence of faster and more frequent bus service on SEPTA Route 104 along West Chester Pike to 69th Street Terminal.

SEPTA Routes 101 and 102

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A set of SEPTA trolley tracks begins running in the median before the route comes to Terminal Square, where it crosses SEPTA's Route 101 and 102 trolley lines at-grade.
The direct ancestor of the SEPTA Route 104 bus line went to West Chester, splitting off from the rest of the system right after 69th Street Transportation Center onto West Chester Pike.

Llanerch, Pennsylvania

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Farther east, the route heads into the community of Llanerch, where it crosses Darby Road a short distance before coming to an intersection with US 1.
Llanerch is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 1, Pennsylvania Route 3, and Darby Road.