Traffic and Transportation Update

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

IMPORTANT PARKING AND SPECTATOR NEWS:

Due to ground conditions, the Rose Tree Park (RED Lot) in Media, Pa., is closed for the remainder of the 113th U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club.

U.S. Open spectators driving to the championship will be directed from Rose Tree Park to alternate nearby parking at Granite Run Mall, approximately 2.9 miles away. Road signs marked RED Lot will be in place to direct spectators to the new parking location.

The PPL Park (BLUE Lot), located adjacent to I-95 in Chester, Pa., will continue to operate as scheduled. Complimentary shuttle buses will transport spectators from both lots to and from Merion Golf Club and will run continuously from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.

Please note: There is no parking or disabled spectator parking available in the immediate vicinity of the golf course. All other parking is by permit only.

The USGA is pleased to provide the following for our spectators with disabilities:

  • All parking locations will have reserved accessible parking spaces for vehicles displaying appropriate HP/DP license plates or placards.
  • Individuals requiring lift-equipped transportation are encouraged to contact the Transportation Hotline at 800-698-0661 to obtain additional information regarding parking and transportation.
  • Spectators utilizing SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line requiring an accessible station are instructed to proceed to the Radnor Station. While spectators utilizing SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line are instructed to proceed to the Ardmore Avenue Station. Lift equipped transportation will be available from both stations for travel to and from the golf course.

 

Spectator Directions to Complimentary Parking at the RED Lot (Granite Run Mall):

From points West of I-476 using I-76 Eastbound (Pennsylvania Turnpike – Toll Road)

  1. Follow I-76 East to Exit 326.
  2. Take Exit 326 (toll plaza) for I-76 East (Philadelphia/Valley Forge) continuing onto I-76 East for 4.5 miles to Exit 331A.
  3. Take Exit 331A for I-476 South (Chester) continuing onto I-476 South for 10.6 miles to Exit 5.
  4. Take Exit 5 for US-1 South (Springfield/Lima).
  5. Keep right at the fork and merge onto US-1 South continuing for 4.4 miles.
  6. Turn right onto Granite Run Mall Road following signs and parking attendants to parking.

 

From points East of I-476 using I-276 Westbound (Pennsylvania Turnpike – Toll Road)

  1. Follow I-276 West to Exit 20.
  2. Take Exit 20 (toll plaza) for I-476 South (Philadelphia/Chester) continuing onto I-476 South for 15.4 miles to Exit 5.
  3. Take Exit 5 for US-1 South (Springfield/Lima).
  4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto US-1 South continuing for 4.4 miles.
  5. Turn right onto Granite Run Mall Road following signs and parking attendants to parking.

 

From points South using I-476 Northbound

  1. Follow I-476 North to Exit 5.
  2. Take Exit 5 for US-1 South (Lima/Springfield).
  3. Keep left at fork and follow signs to Media/Baltimore Pike for 0.5 miles.
  4. Turn left onto E Baltimore Pike continuing for 3.7 miles.
  5. Turn right onto Granite Run Mall Road following signs and parking attendants to parking.

 

Spectator Directions to Complimentary Parking at the BLUE Lot (PPL Park):

From points North & South using I-95 Northbound/Southbound

  1. Follow I-95 North or I-95 South to Exit 4.
  2. Take Exit 4 for US-322 East (Commodore Barry Bridge/New Jersey), and continue onto US-322 East for 0.8 miles.
  3. Take the first exit for PA-291 (Chester/Waterfront).
  4. Turn right onto PA-291/2nd Street and continue for 0.2 miles.
  5. Turn right onto Flower Street and follow directional signs to parking.

 

From points East using Northbound/Southbound New Jersey Turnpike (Toll Road)

  1. Follow the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 2.
  2. Take Exit 2 for US-322 West (Swedesboro/Glassboro) (toll plaza).
  3. Turn left onto US-322 West and continue for 8.7 miles (crossing the Commodore Barry Bridge) (toll plaza).
  4. Take the PA-291/US-13 exit (towards Chester).
  5. Keep left at the fork and follow directional signs for PA-291/ Waterfront.
  6. Continue straight toward PA-291 and follow directional signs to parking.

 

From points East using I-295 Southbound (Toll Road)

  1. Follow I-295 South to Exit 13.
  2. Take Exit 13 for US-130 South (US-322 West/Commodore Barry Bridge), and continue onto US-130 South for 1.8 miles.
  3. Take the ramp onto US-322 West (Commodore Barry Bridge/ Pennsylvania) and continue for 3.2 miles (toll plaza).
  4. Take the exit for PA-291/US-13 (Chester).
  5. Keep left at the fork and follow signs for PA-291/Waterfront.
  6. Continue straight toward PA-291 and follow directional signs to parking.

 

From points East using I-295 Northbound (Toll Road)

  • Follow I-295 North to Exit 11B.
  • Take Exit 11B for US-322 West (Bridgeport/Commodore Barry Bridge), and continue onto US-322 West for 5.1 miles (toll plaza).
  • Take the exit for PA-291/US-13 (Chester).
  • Keep left at the fork and follow signs for PA-291/Waterfront.
  • Continue straight toward PA-291 and follow directional signs to parking.

 

For additional information, call the Transportation Hotline at 1-800-698-0661. In the event of inclement weather, please call the transportation hotline for further information regarding parking and shuttle service.

Public Transportation

Spectators may utilize one of the two convenient transportation options provided by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), using the Regional Rail and the Norristown High Speed Line as described below:

Regional Rail: Take the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line to the Rosemont Station. Customers using other SEPTA Regional Rail Lines can transfer to the Paoli Line at the 30th Street, Suburban or Market East Stations. Complimentary shuttle bus transportation to and from Rosemont Station and Merion Golf Club will be provided and should take approximately 10 minutes, depending upon traffic. Spectators requiring an accessible station should take the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Radnor Station.

Norristown High Speed Line: Take the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) to the Ardmore Avenue Station. Customers can connect to the NHSL at the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, Pa., or the Norristown Transportation Center in Norristown, Pa. The Ardmore Avenue Station is within walking distance of a championship admission gate.

Visit SEPTA at www.septa.org for complete schedule, fare and station location information, or call Customer Service at 215-580-7800.

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