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Route 41 needs a bypass

02/26/2014 01:49PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Opinion


Letter to the Editor:

The best way to alleviate the traffic problems in Chatham is to build a bypass. Why isn't this being discussed?  There is open farmland available on each side.

Talk of traffic calming measures such as speed bumps or narrowing the roadway at each end of the village, as was proposed for Avondale during an earlier discussion of traffic problems on Route 41, are short-sighted and doomed to be ineffective. Route 41 is not a neighborhood road suitable for these modifications. It is a major truck thoroughfare between Lancaster and the Port of Wilmington. It is a fantasy, seriously proposed at meetings I attended several years ago, that traffic circles and neighborhood calming measures would make truckers avoid Route 41 in favor of an I-95-202-Pennsylvania Turnpike route.

Local Route 41 planners should recognize that Route 41 is, and will continue to be, a major truck route and rescue Chatham from the 18-wheelers and attendant traffic problems by building a bypass.

 

Marice Bezdek

former Chatham resident

Kennett Square



route 41


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