Route 1 'Community-Friendly' Build Alternative
Common Sense Approach to Local Congestion Issues
in Mature, Residential &
you tired of PENNDOT's seemingly infinite timeline to provide enhancements to
improve our current traffic issues?
you fed up paying higher fuel taxes so PENNDOT's budget may be replenished so
they can continue to make money - yielding unimaginative, & unacceptable alternatives
just to figure out how to alleviate a traffic jam?
you appalled that PENNDOT continues to insult the public by taking decades and
spending millions to come up with the alternative they are most proud of for being
'sensitive to community concerns' - and that it would actuallly make our traffic
congestion worse - instead of better?
contact your legislators & ask them to support the Route 1 Build Alternative
as the preferred alternative for the completion of the Woodhaven Road Extension
Project which will:
E D U C E
congestion & delay
M P R O V E
vehicular & pedestrian safety
R E S E R V E
neighborhoods & green space
A V E
time & millions of tax dollars
Developed by residents from Bucks, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties
to PENNDOT on March 20, 2003 by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf & State
Representative Roy Cornell
to Community on March 27, 2003 at Lower Moreland HS
by PENNDOT since alternative prohibited highway expansion.
Overview ~ How It Can Be Accomplished
additional tractor-trailer truck traffic
No truck access on Woodhaven Extension west of the CSX Bridge
truck access between Bennet Industrial Park & new Woodhaven Extension
the existing roadway network more efficiently
New Highway Expansion of the Woodhaven Expressway
Intelligent Transportation Systems (Smart Lights Technology)
drawing additional car & truck traffic into the Byberry Road/Bustleton Avenue
Corridor and remainder of study area
especially along the Byberry Road & Bustleton Avenue corrridor.
intersectional infrastructure by adding turning lanes, left turn arrows &
retiming signal sequences since intersections are the most important part of the
driving lanes to Byberry Road between Bustleton Avenue & Route 1 to restore
original road capacity.
the Route 1 Interchange, by closing the Byberry Road Exit and shutting down
Evans St. to eliminate the Byberry Road - Evans Street bottleneck.
additional ramps to & from Route 1 Cloverleaf. Construct the Byberry Road
overpass to provide non-stop access to the Woodhaven Expressway east.
Intelligent Transportation Systems technology to provide real time messaging &
improve road signage along the Woodhaven Expressway
to facilitate traffic flow to Route 1.
parking capacity at SEPTA regional train stations.
enforcement of the rules of the road.
the entire PENNDOT right-of-way as a permanent greenway
for community use.
alternative would not draw additional traffic volumes into the study area &
stress the local roadway network.
truck routes would not be built into Communities.
& delay would be alleviated
& motorists safety would be improved.
values would remain intact.
would not be fragmented by new highway expansion.
sound walls would not encase neighborhoods.
& commercial property loss would be minimized significantly.
would be rededicated as permanent green space.
would be substantially less than PENNDOT alternatives.
aerial view of the Rt.1-Rt. 63 Interchange (Woodhaven
Exp.) in NE Philadelphia.|
Stub of the terminus of Woodhaven Exp.|
63) facing west which is located slightly west of the Rt. 1 Cloverleaf.
are forced to exit at
the Byberry Rd Exit via Evans St.|
Road's road capacity was reduced from 4 to
2 driving lanes in the 1980's & parking lanes were added.|
intersection: Byberry Rd. & Bustleton Ave.
in Somerton, NE Phila.
continues to exist as a result of: (a) Byberry Rd. serving as the last
exit for the Expressway, (b) Byberry Rd. road capacity being reduced by 50%, and
(c) only 2 out of 4 traffic lights at Byberry Rd. & Bustleton Ave. are equipped
with left turn arrows.
This intersection is only one example of strategic intersections with operational
deciencies along this corridor.