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Beltway:
Nice to have, but at $604 million would be fantastically expensive, on a cost-benefit basis.

I see that they did get it added to the ADHS system, but at the deletion of Corridor O-1.

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These pages were last updated on March 15, 2011
 
January 2011 Project Funding Update

Significant action has recently occurred related to identifying the remaining funding needed for the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) Project, although additional steps must be taken to fully fund the project and advance it to construction.

On December 2, 2010, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved the establishment of a new Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) corridor, as shown on the map available at the link below. This new corridor, designated as Corridor P-1, is located between the interchange of Interstates 80 and 180 north of Milton (at the southeastern terminus of existing Corridor P) and the interchange of US Routes 11/15 and 22/322 north of Harrisburg (near the eastern terminus of existing Corridor M).

This new corridor designation included the transfer of 12.5 ADHS participating miles to the CSVT Project from a portion of Corridor O-1, located along US Route 322 between Interstate 80 and Phillipsburg. The transfer makes the CSVT Project eligible for the ADHS funding that was previously allocated to that portion of Corridor O-1. However, previous Congressional action limited or “capped” that funding allocation to an amount (based on a 2007 cost estimate to complete the ADHS within Pennsylvania) that is less than the currently estimated $604 million cost of the CSVT Project. As a result, unless other funding sources are identified, further Congressional action will be required to remove or adjust the funding cap in order to fully fund the project with ADHS funds.

Furthermore, based on current legislation, ADHS funds can only be used for 80 percent of the project costs, and the remaining 20 percent must be funded by a state or local matching contribution. To advance the project to construction, amended federal legislation is needed to allow toll credits to be used as the matching contribution on ADHS-funded projects. Such action would allow additional ADHS funds and/or other federal funds to be used in lieu of a state or local contribution, thereby allowing ADHS and/or other federal funds to be used for 100 percent of the project costs (assuming that the funding cap is removed or adjusted as described above).



 

mightyace:
You might think the cost/benefit was worth it if you saw the backups on the Selinsgrove strip (north end of Selinsgrove bypass to US 11/15 split) on the Sunday after Thanksgiving like I did!  It was pretty much all bumper to bumper traffic for miles.

NE2:

--- Quote from: Beltway on November 16, 2011, 03:56:38 PM ---I see that they did get it added to the ADHS system, but at the deletion of Corridor O-1.

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Not quite. O-1 still exists, but doesn't get funding.

hbelkins:

--- Quote from: Beltway on November 16, 2011, 03:56:38 PM ---
This new corridor designation included the transfer of 12.5 ADHS participating miles to the CSVT Project from a portion of Corridor O-1, located along US Route 322 between Interstate 80 and Phillipsburg. The transfer makes the CSVT Project eligible for the ADHS funding that was previously allocated to that portion of Corridor O-1.

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And didn't that section get the money that was originally slated for US 220 (I-99) between Bedford and Cumberland?

Beltway:

--- Quote from: mightyace on December 06, 2011, 01:10:22 PM ---You might think the cost/benefit was worth it if you saw the backups on the Selinsgrove strip (north end of Selinsgrove bypass to US 11/15 split) on the Sunday after Thanksgiving like I did!  It was pretty much all bumper to bumper traffic for miles.

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I don't think it is worth anywhere near $600 million to build a 4-lane rural arterial bypass to handle Thanksgiving Sunday traffic.  That is the busiest day of the year for long-distance traffic.

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