April 29, 1996 |
For many Bucks County residents driving to Center City this morning, it may seem like old times - give or take 10 or 15 minutes. For the first time since last month's tire fire that severely damaged a stretch of Interstate 95, they'll be able to stay in the southbound lanes all the way to Center City. During the weekend, all I-95 traffic between Allegheny Avenue and Bridge Street was switched from the northbound to the southbound lanes, with two lanes of traffic in each direction.
August 21, 2000 |
The King of Prussia Inn, which dates to the early 18th century, moves to its new home in King of Prussia. Workers (at right) begin the slow crawl away from the inn's original location between traffic lanes of Route 202 near Gulph Road. Workers watch (below left) as the 600-ton inn moves over a Route 202 bridge, which had to be shored up to bear the heavy load. Throngs of spectators (below right) watch as Peco Energy linemen raise electric cables to clear the roof of the inn. The move was only 2,400 feet, but the Expert House Movers and International Chimney firm stopped short of its destination yesterday.
October 9, 2011 |
On Market Street and JFK Boulevard, there is so little that catches the eye that some pedestrians have been known to seek out patterns in the black, dried-out chewing gum that dots the sidewalks. And good luck riding a bike there; if you can dodge the fast-moving traffic, you just might crash into a double-parked car. Now imagine those streets as graciously landscaped boulevards, friendlier to bicyclists and pedestrians, but with plenty of room for cars. The city will take a small step toward that vision Saturday by reducing the lanes from four to three on parts of those thoroughfares.
October 27, 2011 |
A two-week trial to reduce automobile traffic lanes from four to three on Market Street and JFK Boulevard, between 15th and 20th streets, to allow for bicycle lanes, did not hamper either parking nor loading and deliveries, the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities said yesterday. "The trial has demonstrated that it's worth continuing to explore options for transforming Market Street and JFK west of City Hall into truly complete streets: streets that well serve pedestrians, buses, cars, delivery vehicles and bikes," said Rina Cutler, the deputy mayor for Transportation and Utilities.
June 1, 1991 |
RESCUERS CARRY a motorist to a stretcher after an accident last night on the West River Drive near the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. Police said the unidentified driver lost control of his car about 7:30 p.m., crossed four traffic lanes, pedestrian paths and the grassy shore before plunging into the Schuylkill. Three passers-by - William Cook Jr., Douglas Watson and Brian Lawson - pulled him out. He was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital with a head injury.
November 6, 2014 |
When traffic lanes were eliminated on Spruce and Pine Streets from river to river in Center City five years ago to make room for bicycle lanes, it took more than just long strips of white paint to ensure a happy marriage between motorists and cyclists. An expensive and years-long project to uproot the city's 1940s-era traffic signals in the central area and replace them with digital ones that can be operated remotely made it possible. Through computer commands, officials were able to synchronize the lights so vehicular traffic could flow smoothly enough in one lane to allow bicyclists safe passage along the other.
September 21, 1989 |
The East Whiteland Township Planning Commission has recommended approval of a plan by Windon Developers of Bala Cynwyd to build a shopping center on a 13- acre tract on Route 30 in Frazer. The plan for Westgate Plaza calls for a strip of 15 retail stores, including a pharmacy and restaurant, according to Windon Developers spokesman Tom Freethy. The plan also includes three free-standing stores in front of the shopping center, including a bank and fast-food restaurant, Freethy said.
March 10, 1994 |
The $2.4 million decorative lighting system of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is yet another victim of the dreaded winter of 1994. The lights have been out since the great ice storms of January and probably won't return for another month. "Huge chunks of ice fell off the towers - about 230 feet - and smashed about 30 fixtures," said C. Carlton Reed, spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority. "We just felt it wouldn't look right to put the lights on without having all the lamps working.
July 14, 1986 |
Schuylkill Expressway drivers will be forced to endure another season of construction delays next year in the Vine Street interchange area, according to PennDOT officials. PennDOT district engineer Robert L. Rowland said today that the contractor working in that area this year is 10 weeks behind schedule on the job. That, said Rowland, means the contractor will be returning to the interchange area next year to finish the job. The contractor, a joint venture of Morrison-Knudsen Corp.