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The Borough of Media is located in the central section of Delaware County in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Covering an area of 0.75 square mile, Media is situated approximately 12 miles west of downtown Philadelphia and is bounded by the Township of Upper Providence on the west, and by the Township of Nether Providence on the east.

An interlocking system of highways serves the residents of the Borough with:

  • East-West highways: US 1 (Baltimore Pike) and US 1 Bypass
  • North-South highways: PA State Routes 252, 320, 352, 420 and 452

... serving the Media area.

The Mid-County Expressway, also known as Interstate 476 and the Blue Route, opened on December 19, 1991 and connects Interstate 95 near the City of Chester on the south with the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the north, traveling just to the east of Media.

Two interchanges of the Blue Route serve the residents of Media Borough:

  • Exit 3: the Swarthmore/Media Interchange (via US 1) and
  • Exit 5: the Springfield/Lima Interchange (via US 1 Bypass)