PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE PLANS FOR FUTURE

THE HISTORY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE IS OUTLINED FROM ITS BEGINNING AS AN ABANDONED RAILROAD ROUTE TO ITS OPENING AS THE NATION'S FIRST SUPERHIGHWAY. A NEW TEN- YEAR PROGRAM FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND MODERNIZATION OF THE TURNPIKE IS DISCUSSED. CHANGES SCHEDULED INCLUDE REDESIGN AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE TURNPIKE, PARALLEL BORING OF ANOTHER TUNNEL ON THE NORTHEAST EXTENSION, AND ENLARGING THE POCONO INTERCHANGE. THE DUAL-DUAL CONCEPT OF SEPARATING COMMERCIAL AND PASSENGER TRAFFIC ON AN EIGHT LANE ROAD IS SUGGESTED. THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE TURNPIKE, SNOW REMOVAL, GARAGE SERVICE AND POLICE PATROLS, AMBULANCE SERVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED IN REFERENCE TO COMPETITION WITH NEWER AND MORE MODERN ROUTE ACROSS THE STATE, INTERSTATE 80.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 6-8, 4 PHOT
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

    5100 Forbes Boulevard
    Lanham, Maryland  United States  20706
  • Authors:
    • Mammorella, A J
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00243035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM