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Upper Merion Township is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 15 miles from center city Philadelphia. Over the last five decades, Upper Merion has developed into one of the most important ‘activity centers’ of the region. The township has approximately 27,000 residents, hosts over 50,000 jobs, and offers over 9.5 million square feet of office space. Also located in Upper Merion are Valley Forge National Historic Park and the King of Prussia Mall, the nation’s largest shopping mall (ranked by square footage of retail space).
Major Transportation Routes
The township is located at the junction of several major interstate and regional transportation routes. The primary interstate transportation routes in Upper Merion are the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276), which give Upper Merion convenient access to Philadelphia and the New Jersey/New York area. A second major interstate route, though located just outside of Upper Merion, is the “Blue Route” (I-476), which provides access to the Philadelphia International Airport, Northern Delaware, and the Baltimore/Washington area via I-95. Regional transportation routes include U.S. Route 202 and U.S. 422, which provides access to locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.
Transit service in Upper Merion is provided both on the local and regional level. High speed rail from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides transit service to and from Philadelphia, while 7 SEPTA bus routes service the main business areas of the township. A secondary transit system, operated by the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Authority (GVFTMA), provides local service to Upper Merion residents.
Although railroads played a significant role in the early industrial development of the township, their role has diminished over the years. Currently there are two main lines that go through Upper Merion: the Harrisburg Line and the Morrisville Line. Of the two, only the Harrisburg Line continues to have significant movements.
Because of the township’s location and role as a regional hub, automobile traffic congestion has become a major issue for residents. As the township begins to redevelop, an opportunity will arise to better coordinate land use with the overall transportation system. Major decisions will have to be made regarding road widenings and traffic light sequencing. Solving the transportation problem, however, will also include the decision on what role other modes of transportation will have to play, including telecommuting, transit, biking, and walking. Coordinating land use with the various transportation modes will also likely become a traffic management technique.
Upper Merion is bordered on the north and east by the Schuylkill River, a tributary of the Delaware River. The majority of the land within the township is gently sloping with low to moderate grades. The southwestern portion of the township, however, is hilly with a significant portion with grades in excess of 15%. Geologically, the township contains a large band of underground limestone formations that have historically been used for quarry operations. It also contains a formation that has been prone to sinkholes, which has presented challenges for development in certain areas.
Large portions of the township are heavily wooded, in particular, the banks of the Schuylkill River and the low-density residential areas south of the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76). Another significant natural area is Valley Forge National Historic Park, which contains over 1,300 acres of mostly undeveloped land.