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Turnpike Slip Ramp
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Click on the "No Slip Ramp" symbol in any page to return to this page.
 
LATEST SLIP RAMP INFORMATION FROM
PA TURNPIKE COMMISSION. CLICK HERE.


SLIP RAMP APPROVED FEBRUARY 14, 2002
  • Click here for a PDF image of the PA Turnpike Rt. 29 Slip Ramp Diagram.
  • Click here for the diagram of the Atwater Phasing Plan - Alternative 1B - Including Turnpike Slip Ramps. (This diagram was not included in the recent Township Newsletter.) A PDF version is available also.
  • Click here for the Final Report of the Charlestown representatives on the Citizens Advisory Committee.
  • Click here for the TPK Commission's Press Release.

 

What can you do?  (this page)
Help with letter writing.
Comments from residents.
Letters to officials from residents.
  Upcoming events.
Reports on meetings.
Newspaper articles
Share your thoughts
 
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
  • Be Informed
  • Write Letters
  • Get Others To Write
  • Attend Meetings
 
  • Get the Word Out
  • Inform Others
  • Encourage Others to Act
  • Contribute Time and Money
  
BE INFORMED!
Click here to learn the facts about the slip ramp, the many unanswered questions, what's been going on at local meetings on the issue and what's being written in the newspapers.
 
 
WRITE LETTERS!
This is the most important single action we can ALL take. Click here for the names and addresses of officials to be contacted, copies of letters sent by other residents, and sample letters to help you express your concerns.
 
 
GET OTHERS TO WRITE!
Organize neighborhood letter writing meetings and parties. Call or visit your neighbors and friends and explain the issues and help them write letters. Don't limit your contacts to Charlestown residents. Friends in other neighboring townships can help, too.
 
 
ATTEND MEETINGS!
Large turnouts at meetings at which the slip ramp is an issue send messages to our elected officials and the Turnpike Commission. It's also a way to stay informed and to influence the slip ramp decision. See our Upcoming Events page.
 
 
GET THE WORD OUT!
Do you know anyone who is not aware of this issue and its importance for our way of life, the safety of our children, the preservation of our community? If so, speak with them and encourage them to get involved, write letters and attend meetings, and talk with their friends.
  INFORM OTHERS!
Make sure your friends and neighbors know the issues associated with the slip ramp. Tell them about the information available on this web site, from the newspapers, from mailings by various civic groups, and by attending upcoming meetings.
 
 
ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO ACT!
Being informed is not enough. We are a small township. It is very important that we have a very high percent of our residents WRITE LETTERS and ATTEND MEETINGS. The Turnpike Commission says they "listened" in Tredyffrin Township, where they dropped plans for a slip ramp. While writing your own letters is very important, leverage your knowledge and commitment by asking friends and neighbors to do the same. See our Letter Writing Help page.
 
 
CONTRIBUTE TIME & MONEY
This is not something you can leave to a committee. Nor is this something you can leave to "those who have time". We're all busy people. And we live in Charlestown because it rewards busy people with its rural beauty and opportunities to "get away" from the rat race. This is the time to "make time" and help motivate others to act and to be a presence at meetings where numbers and voices count. In addition, funds are needed to produce and distribute information pamphlets, erect signs to bring attention to the issue and other activities necessary to stop the slip ramp.
 
 

 
Share Your Thoughts
Any visitors to the Charlestown Township web site who would like to make a public comment on the proposed Slip Ramp can send email to slipramp@charlestown.org or to the site by clicking here. Email received on this subject (pro and con) with your name will be posted on a "Letters" page linked from this page. While your name will be identified as the author of your letter, your email address will not be posted with the letter unless you specifically request it. Letters containing personal attacks or foul language will not be posted.


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