Issues Would Confront Us
Businesses Oppose PENNDOT's Plans|
In April 2005, over 80 of Somerton's businesses on Bustleton Avenue signed the
petition against PENNDOT.|
you remember the famous 'Keep America Beautiful' public service announcement
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New Alternative Would Not Solve Congestion - But Create Negative Impacts Somerton
Would Never Recover From|
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Somerton's congestion. As a result of their actions, the local roadway network
would become overburdened with the influx of new traffic volumes being brought
into the heart of Somerton.
make matters worse, the replacement of the CSX Bridge on Byberry Road would
result in the current 3-ton weight limit being removed which would result in truck
traffic being released onto Somerton local roads.
Truck Traffic Would Flood Somerton Streets
proposed actions to solve congestion in Somerton would actually do more harm than
letting the congestion go unaddressed. PENNDOT's twisted logic leads them to believe
that extending the Route 63 Woodhaven Expressway to the busy Bustleton Avenue
corridor would be the best means to solve |
of the Serious Problems PENNDOT Would Cause
Traffic Congestion and Delay
Tractor-Trailer Truck Traffic
in Property Values
in Quality of Life
and trucks - emit high levels of ammonia, lead and diesel fumesespecially harmful
to people with asthma and emphezema
make the same amount of noise as 28 automobiles
- would contaminate our water shed with gasoline, anti-freeze and road salt
Industrial Park would be linked to the new extension via Hornig Road, no matter
what PENNDOT says
traffic from Route 1 would be able to access the new extension
Would Be Impacted the Worst?
Some of Somerton's Most Vulnerable Residents
Senior Citizen's are one group that has been intentionally excluded from the public
involvement process. Many seniors have serious health issues, and living directly
next to this new extension would surely exacerbate their issues, interfere with
their sleep, and generally make their Golden Years miserable.|
Housing Residents Being Exploited||See
meeting motice that restricted them from attending PENNDOT work sessions conducted
in their building.|
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and Road Closures Will Take a Toll on Local Businesses...
The horrific congestion on Bustleton Avenue would make consumers avoid the area.
Trucks trying to turn off of the new extension onto Bustleton Avenue near the
Leo Mall would be a nightmare.
states that this bridge must replacec since it is structurally deficient. However,
we have learned that this bridge has a lifespan of over 60 years, and is not deficient
It is just an excuse that PENNDOT is using to try to justify replacing it. The
minute they touch that bridge, the weight limit would be removed to allow the
truck traffic access to the new extension.