Post by John Levine Post by email@example.com
And they're changing I-95 around Trenton to I-295 *anyway.* So just co-post I-295 with I-95 for a while and then switch I-95 over to the
Just so we don't misunderstand, you believe that changing a few signs
will persuade zillions of people (and presumably their GPS) that they
didn't really want to go to Philadelphia, and make the PA Turnpike
bridge and the new Tpk/I-95 interchange unnecessary?
If so, wow.
I didn't say cancel the bleedin' interchange and let the bridge fall down but there *are* alternate routes into Phila PA you know, and the GPS can handle it. 'Sides, motorists *still* need to get to Harrisburgh PA from NYC and New Jersey and there are no easy routes other than the Pike. So here's my alternate configuration of interstate routes in greater Phila PA.
1) I-95 goes right up the Jersey Turnpike.
2) I-295 takes over I-95 from north of Trenton all the way to the foot of the Delaware River Bridge south of Wilmington.
3) I-495 is co-posted with I-295 (exist 95) and I-276 to the Jersey Turnpike.
4) To eliminate any confusion, change SR-495 in Union NJ to SR-3
So to get from Lower Manhattan to Center City Philadelphia the directions are simple: Take the Holland Tunnel to 14th St Jersey City to the Jersey Turnpike Extension. Turn left at the turnpike to you get to Exit 6a: turn right at I-495/276 follow it a few miles and take left on 495 to I-295/495 and head into the city. Done!