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PA. Turnpike Commission Slip Ramp
Open House Meeting at GVHS
February 25, 1999



 
Introduction
The purpose (and limitations) of this section.
 
Turnpike Commission's Hand-out
This is a list of reasons "why this project is important to the Great Valley area" that was handed to all who attended the meeting.
 
Alternative 1
The primary diagram describing this option as well as the list of construction changes required to implement it. (The "Summary" stated on the page is my own interpretation of the essential differences defining this alternative.)
 
Alternative 2
The primary diagram describing this option as well as the list of construction changes required to implement it. (The "Summary" stated on the page is my own interpretation of the essential differences defining this alternative.)
 
Alternative 3
The primary diagram describing this option as well as the list of construction changes required to implement it. (The "Summary" stated on the page is my own interpretation of the essential differences defining this alternative.)
 
Legend
The color key for the diagram shown with each alternative listed above.
 
Estimated Traffic Accounts
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission had a representative at the slip ramp open house with four diagrams depicting the traffic volumes in the slip ramp area as well as the adjacent turnpike exchanges and other local roads.
 
Photos
This is a small set of photos taken between 4 PM and 5 PM and later between 7 PM and 8:30 PM.
 

Follow up reports on the open house are coming in and they are being accummulated on a separate page also linked from our Reports on Meetings page.
 

 
Introduction To This Section
This is the "cover page" for our section covering the Slip Ramp meeting held February 25, 1999 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The goal here is to provide an accurate presentation of much of the material presented by the Turnpike Commission so those who could not attend can still understand the essential differences among the three alternatives proposed by the Turnpike Commission.
Note that the Commission provided only two hand-outs that visitors could take with them  -  a list of reasons why the Commission feels the project is important to the Great Valley area (second item listed above) and a pamphlet titled "Electronic Tolls and Slip Ramps". The latter handout was a relatively generic document that was not prepared specifically for the RT 29 slip ramp and has not been reproduced on our web site.
The Commission did have a great deal of information posted on their three alternatives and supporting information based on the DVRPC's traffic analysis and other posters. I am posting a photographic image of the Commission's primary diagram of each alternative as well as the Commission's list of construction changes associated with each alternative. I did not have the opportunity to post the DVRPC's before and after traffic count estimates or other posters. Note that all of the information posted here and more is available at the Charlestown Township Office, which is open Mon, Wed, Fri from 9 AM to 3 PM.
This section also includes some photos of activities observed at the meeting. I have tried to keep my own opinions out of this section and will leave comments on the Commission's alternatives and other issues for our home page and other sections of the Slip Ramp Opposition Center. Clicking on a link labeled "Open House" on any of the pages listed above returns you to this page.
 
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