August 14, 2016 |
East Whiteland Township Supervisor Sue Drummond remembers when Route 202 in Chester County barely merited the designation highway , though it certainly was a magnet for traffic. But after two decades of planning, construction, lane movement, and often-maddening commutes for motorists in one of the region's fastest growing population and development corridors, what was once a two-lane road on Friday officially became a six-lane highway from the Schuylkill Expressway to the Route 30 interchange.
August 11, 2016 |
An elderly couple died after crashing into a tree off Route 70 in Burlington County. Pembertown Township police said Tuesday that Blackwell Albertson, 78, was driving the 2015 Chrysler 200 east on Route 70 near Pasadena Road in Browns Mills when he veered off the highway and into a tree. Albertson was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, 77-year-old Jean Albertson, died at Capital Health Medical Center in Trenton. The couple lived in Manchester, police said. Both were wearing seatbelts in the 2 p.m. Monday crash, which caused the car to split in two, police said.
August 1, 2016
A pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle while crossing Route 73 in Maple Shade, Burlington County, Saturday morning, authorities said. At about 5 a.m., a 30-year-old man from Marydel, Md., was crossing the southbound lanes of the highway, between Fox Meadow Drive and Evergreen Circle, where there was no crosswalk, Lt. Jeffrey Hoch of the Maple Shade Police Department said. The victim suffered a broken nose, scrapes and bruises and was taken to a local hospital, where he was expected to be released Saturday afternoon, Hoch said.
July 30, 2016 |
Police on Thursday identified the pedestrian who was killed on Route 73 in Maple Shade, Burlington County, earlier this week as Eric Orfe, 46, of Palmyra. About 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Burlington County resident was crossing the south lanes of the busy highway, between Route 38 and Regent Avenue, where there was no crosswalk, when he was hit by a car, Lt. Jeffrey Hoch of the Maple Shade Police Department said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man driving the car immediately stopped and has cooperated with police.
July 30, 2016 |
The project dates to the late 1990s, but for tens of thousands of motorists who have contended with the shifting lanes, bulky vehicles, construction crews, and sometimes bewildering lane shifts on Route 202, it might have seemed eternal. "People feel like this has been going on forever," said John Ewald, manager of corporate and community relations for the Transportation Management Association of Chester County. "There is that sense of endless construction. " But the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the widening of Route 202, one of the region's busiest and fastest-growing corridors, is coming to an end. PennDot said all six lanes of the expressway on the widened 2.5-mile section in East Whiteland Township would be open by the end of next week.
July 12, 2016 |
DENVER - The Phillies packed their bags Sunday afternoon as hip-hop music blared from a sound system in the center of the visiting clubhouse at Coors Field. Their 10-3 win over Colorado was the team's 10th win in 13 games. They will enter the all-star break with 13 more wins than they had at the break last season. It is the best improvement in baseball. Sunday provided one last celebration before a young team that began the season with zero expectations goes its separate ways for the four-day all-star break.
July 9, 2016 |
American Airlines and seven other U.S. carriers won tentative government approval Thursday to fly nonstop to Havana, the Cuban capital. American will operate five daily flights -- four from Miami and one from Charlotte, N.C. Philadelphia travelers flying on American, which operates 433 daily flights and a hub here, will be able to connect through Miami or Charlotte to Havana. American said the Havana flights will go on sale later this month after the U.S. Transportation Department issues its final decision, with commercial service to begin in November.
June 28, 2016 |
South Jersey drivers are in for additional traffic woes, as a months-long construction project begins this week on Route 70 - a stretch of highway that officials call one of the worst-paved in the state. Work will start in both directions on a 7.7-mile stretch of Route 70, from Browning Road in Pennsauken, through Cherry Hill and into Evesham Township, Department of Transportation officials said. The $9 million project will repave that section of the road before a "more extensive" $50 million project to reconstruct the road starts in 2019, said Kevin Israel, a Department of Transportation spokesman.