Road Work PSA

Here is some road work to look forward to in our area:

On Route 422 east in Upper Providence and Limerick, there will be only one lane open from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. from Jan. 4-8 between Route 29 and the Royersford exits for guardrail replacement. Road-Con Inc. is in charge of the $12.2 million project.

On Route 422 west, between Route 29 and Royersford, the left lane will be closed from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. the next day for conduit installation from Jan. 4-8.

There will be ramp construction in Trappe and Collegeville from Jan. 4-8 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the following roads:

Main Street in Trappe at First and Third avenues, lane restrictions in place.

Ridge Pike at West Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, lane restrictions in place.

Main Street in Collegeville at West Fourth Avenue/Glenwood Avenue, at Ninth Avenue, Eighth Avenue, Sixth Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Third Avenue and Second Avenue, lane restrictions in place.

Second Avenue in Collegeville at Park Avenue and Freeland Drive, lane restrictions in place.

On Lewis Road in Limerick there will be an ADA ramp construction Jan. 4-8 at Spring-Ford Middle School/High School’s driveway entrance from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More Toll Roads Proposed By Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Evidently 422 isn’t the only local limited access highway being eyed for tolls.  The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is also looking at 476 (Blue Route), I-95 and the Schuylkill Expressway.

My thoughts…this is a bad idea.  It will congest traffic even further and push people to use surface streets and roads like 724 and Ridge Pike.

We are already paying a gasoline tax, amongst other taxes too numerous to mention.  People in this area aren’t “rich” either so where they get off thinking that is beyond me.  This greed and need to continue taxing people to death has to stop.  Let’s have some creative, outside the box thinking for a change.  This is a knee-jerk reaction that is not well thought out.

Even with EZ Pass, toll booths back up traffic.  You still have to slow down.  Getting to King of Prussia in the morning is already a hour long nightmare on most days

We should look at attracting business and industry to the population centers that already exist and substantially reduce our carbon footprint if we really care about the big picture.