The Freedom Valley Chronicles: Impact of The Schuylkill Expressway PennDOT

The Schuylkill Expressway connected to Conshohocken 65 years ago this past week. We are asking local officials about the impact of the Schuylkill Expressway. Below is the response from the Secretary of Transportation for Pennsylvania:

The Schuylkill Expressway created a vital corridor of economic development for the communities around it, including City Avenue in Lower Merion, Manayunk in Philadelphia, the Conshohocken area, and the greater King of Prussia area. The expressway has served us well for 65 years, and we intend to modernize the operations of the roadway and the corridor over the next 5 years with state of the art traffic and transit management so it can serve use well into the future.

Leslie S. Richards
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

(Photo is courtesy of Google, 2016)

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