Working Committee Rejects PENNDOT's Newest Proposal |
Valley, PA - On January 12, 2006 PENNDOT presented a new plan which proposed
to extend the tractor-trailer truck route into Somerton with the hope this plan
would become a basis for the consensus alternative.
TCC did not approve the plan since it extended the truck route through residential
neighborhoods. McCormick Taylor commented the TCC was close minded for not considering
the plan. The TCC maintains that the extension was justified by the need to separate
regional & local traffic, and since regional traffic does not exist, the extension
is not warranted. The results of the O & D Study substantiate the TCC's position.
While presenting the new plan, McCormick Taylor stated that no regional traffic
would travel the new extension since it would have local traffic, while Byberry
Road would have local-local traffic.
New Alternative Includes
Extending the Woodhaven Expressway via a 2-Lane Truck Route
of the Community Connections Alternative:|
A 2-lane Extension would be built between the Woodhaven Expressway terminus &
Bustleton Avenue at the Leo Mall (directly behind
Jewish Federation Apartments.)
would become an overpass over Byberry
Road until it approaches Sewell & Stevens where it would transition to
Industrial Park (shown in bluegreen rectangle) would have their existing
road connected to the new extension for truck traffic
traffic would be permitted on the new extension
limit would be 55 MPH according to
would cross Bustleton Avenue into Westwood near Somerton Avenue
would exit onto Byberry Road via Audubon Avenue
on the above proposed actions, additional traffic volumes will be directed onto
the already congested Bustleton Avenue Corridor, and the surrounding local roadway
network. This is in direct conflict with the agreement the committee agreed to
on October 26, 2005 which stated:
not draw additional traffic into the area."
Alternative Publicly Presented on 3-23-04
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of New Roads, Intersections, and Tunnels
County Line Road
Road, Philmont Ave & Woodhaven Expressway
Ave & Tunnel at Woodhaven Expressway