Turnpike Widening Enters New Phase
“We’re going to be widening the median for safety purposes, the shoulders will be widened, we are now on our fifth bridge in the 10.5-mile construction area, which is Morris Road, and that allows us to expand the roadway to six lanes.”
Doyle says the project should be finished in late 2013 at a cost of about $151 million, and after that work will start on the final section between Berks Road and the Lansdale Interchange. She says traffic backups should disappear when that section is finished in late 2016. It’s still being designed, so the cost is unknown, but toll revenues are funding the entire project, with no state or federal tax dollars.