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Community: Protecting the Present

While the century-old structures that line Strasburg Road provide a visual reminder of the rich history of Marshallton, it is the deep-rooted sense of community that defines the true character of the village today. 

Since its inception in 2009, the Marshallton Conservation Trust has worked to protect and improve the quality of life, safety, health, and environment of the Marshallton community–both within the village boundaries and the countryside surrounding it. Through its Community Concerns Committee made up of both residents and MCT board members, it advocates for Marshallton’s residents with state and local entities on issues such as local traffic safety and played a leading role in the 2011 Marshallton Streetscapes Plan that implemented several traffic-calming measures on Strasburg Road. 

 

In addition to creating a community forum to address issues of mutual concern, Marshallton Conservation Trust provides opportunities for the community to come together through various events and programs. From its annual Souper Supper to Spring Clean Up Day to holiday events, the community spirit is alive and well in Marshallton.

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Major Victory
in Traffic Management for Marshallton

The Marshallton Conservation Trust, as a result of the work of its Community Concerns Committee, announced important changes in truck traffic patterns through the village of Marshallton. These changes provide improved safety and quality of life benefits for all our residents, and others residing on our surrounding roads.

 

MCT had been studying the issue of traffic management through the village and meeting with groups, obtaining photos, and pushing for resolution since 2012. This effort was initiated and coordinated by former MCT Board Member Erica Young. Critical to this effort was a cross Township meeting held In March 2020, that was organized with the assistance of Rep. Christina Sappey. Representatives from West Bradford, Newlin, Pocopson, as well as PennDOT, and the Chester County Planning Commission attended. As a result of the meeting, PennDOT agreed to perform a Truck Traffic Study to determine the appropriate vehicles for our roads. They placed cameras, hired a Traffic Planning Consultant, and templated the width, turns, and geometry from RT 842 to RT 322. The result is that Northbrook will be limited to a 25-foot total vehicle length and Sugars Bridge to a 40-foot total vehicle length. Kudos to the Community Concerns Committee for successfully advocating to make changes to reduce the speed and density of traffic through the village and the surrounding community.

Community Concerns Committee

Learn more about the impact that the Community Concerns Committee has made in Marshallton and find community resources.

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Community Events

The Marshallton Conservation Trust sponsors several community events in Marshallton every year. All are welcome.

“Marshallton's quality of life and sense of place are largely derived from historic structures still standing in the village. Preserving this history is essential if we are to maintain that connection to the past for future generations.”

Bob Portnoy, President
 
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Image by Benjamin Davies

Your Support Makes All the Difference

By supporting the critical work of our Community Concerns Committee, you have helped to implement important changes in truck traffic patterns through the village of Marshallton to improve the safety and quality of life for all of its residents and surrounding communities. Through these efforts, Marshallton is and remains an extraordinary place to live.