Friday, October 13, 2017

What Could Go Wrong

Basic congestion is a problem, of course, but so are accidents. Take away the shoulder, and...

PennDot officials have been discussing opening shoulders to traffic on the region’s highways, including the Schuylkill Expressway, as a way to ease congestion.

On Friday, PennDot said it would try the technique on I-476 and I-95 in Delaware County as well. The approach is planned for bottleneck areas on the Blue Route between Route 3 and I-95, and on I-95 between I-476 and Route 322 and the Commodore Barry Bridge. Shoulders would be open for travel only during peak rush hours.