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PA. Turnpike Commission Slip Ramp at PA Route 29
Open House Meeting at GVHS

(February 25, 1999 Open House)
The following was a hand-out at the meeting as well as a prominently displayed poster.
Question:  Why is this project important to the Great Valley area?
  • Reduces existing safety concerns at the Valley Forge Interchange by removing vehicles in the toll plaza queue from the high-speed, mainline through-traffic.
  • Aids in congestion relief at existing Turnpike interchanges and the local connecting roadways.
  • These ramps, under Turnpike and State Police guidance, could be used to clear the Turnpike during specific emergency events. Also, emergency vehicles and personnel could obtain unobstructed access to incidents on the highway.
  • Roadway improvements to Route 29 and nearby intersections will ease existing congestion and accommodate traffic redistributions.
  • Provides the opportunity for commuters and residents in the area to obtain better access to the Turnpike, thereby reducing the commute time.
  • Saves fuel and overall vehicle miles traveled.
  • Reduces travel time for commuters currently using the Valley Forge Interchange and Route 202.
  • Could divert traffic from Route 202, easing Route 202 congestion.
  • Provides alternative access for commuters traveling to and from the Valley Forge area to the Route 202/Great Valley Corporate Corridor.
February, 1999

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