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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #250 on: October 30, 2022, 07:32:04 PM »

The PA Turnpike contract lettings page shows a date of December 21 for opening bids for Mon Fayette section 53 A-1
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #251 on: November 01, 2022, 08:02:22 AM »

Iím 30 years old. Will I ever be able to use the section to Monroeville in my lifetime?  :spin:
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #252 on: November 01, 2022, 02:36:38 PM »

Iím 30 years old. Will I ever be able to use the section to Monroeville in my lifetime?  :spin:
I wouldn't bet much on that......
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #253 on: December 21, 2022, 01:38:38 PM »

And the trek to Kennywood begins:. Trumbull was the low bidder for the contract to extend the Money Fayette from PA 51 to Coal Hollow Road....$231 M
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #254 on: January 17, 2023, 09:32:17 PM »

And the trek to Kennywood begins:. Trumbull was the low bidder for the contract to extend the Money Fayette from PA 51 to Coal Hollow Road....$231 M
Contract awarded today
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #255 on: January 18, 2023, 07:44:45 PM »

I find this factoid rather amusing:

The Mon-Fayette Expressway was once proposed to be I-97 (though not contiguous with the Baltimore-Annapolis Interstate). At least in PA's twisted scheme, it would've fit right in the grid, being west of the current I-99 corridor.
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #256 on: February 07, 2023, 09:53:19 AM »

I find this factoid rather amusing:

The Mon-Fayette Expressway was once proposed to be I-97 (though not contiguous with the Baltimore-Annapolis Interstate). At least in PA's twisted scheme, it would've fit right in the grid, being west of the current I-99 corridor.
All part of the plan to delete New Jersey.
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #257 on: February 07, 2023, 03:36:51 PM »

Which would be worse? Designating PA 43 as Interstate 97, or designating US 219 as Interstate 67?
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #258 on: February 07, 2023, 06:27:52 PM »

Which would be worse? Designating PA 43 as Interstate 97, or designating US 219 as Interstate 67?

Definitely the former, because there's already an existing I-97 but no hope that it would ever connect to PA 43. At least US 219 is a reasonable long distance corridor for I-67, and there's a legitimate case for an interstate on that corridor, even if it's an extreme long shot.
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #259 on: February 07, 2023, 06:37:47 PM »

Iím 30 years old. Will I ever be able to use the section to Monroeville in my lifetime?  :spin:
I wouldn't bet much on that......

I would think the section to Monroeville could be done in 25 years, or is that too optimistic?

A better bet would be the Southern Beltway between I-79 and PA 51 which probably won't even be started until the Mon-Fayette is finished.
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #260 on: February 07, 2023, 06:51:27 PM »

Which would be worse? Designating PA 43 as Interstate 97, or designating US 219 as Interstate 67?

Definitely the former, because there's already an existing I-97 but no hope that it would ever connect to PA 43. At least US 219 is a reasonable long distance corridor for I-67, and there's a legitimate case for an interstate on that corridor, even if it's an extreme long shot.
I say the latter, because although US 219 could one day become a full-fledged Interstate-quality freeway, I wouldn't dare propose any numbers for it because none of the possibilities are a good fit for it (my apologies to the late John Murtha), and all hopes of designating the corridor as one have apparently died off. Save I-67 for the US 31 upgrades north of Indianapolis.
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Re: Mon-Fayette Expressway
« Reply #261 on: February 08, 2023, 08:57:01 PM »

Which would be worse? Designating PA 43 as Interstate 97, or designating US 219 as Interstate 67?

Definitely the former, because there's already an existing I-97 but no hope that it would ever connect to PA 43. At least US 219 is a reasonable long distance corridor for I-67, and there's a legitimate case for an interstate on that corridor, even if it's an extreme long shot.
I say the latter, because although US 219 could one day become a full-fledged Interstate-quality freeway, I wouldn't dare propose any numbers for it because none of the possibilities are a good fit for it (my apologies to the late John Murtha), and all hopes of designating the corridor as one have apparently died off. Save I-67 for the US 31 upgrades north of Indianapolis.

U.S. 219 north of Johnstown is one of four highway corridors in western Pennsylvania that I think should be upgraded to four lanes, but not necessarily controlled-access. Upgrading U.S. 219 would better connect Johnstown to the I-80 corridor, and Bradford to the rest of Pennsylvania. Another U.S. highway that I think should be upgraded is U.S. 322 from the Ohio state line to State College. It'd better connect Erie and Meadville to the rest of Pennsylvania, and State College to areas northwest. Upgrading U.S. 219 and U.S. 322 would also give DuBois a boost, being the crossroads of three major highways. I also think it'd be a good idea to run U.S. 322 concurrent with I-80 from east of Clarion to east of Clearfield, and the existing U.S. 322 upgraded and designated U.S. 322 Alternate or U.S. 322 Business.

The other two four-lane upgrades I'd like to see are U.S. 30 from the West Virginia state line to Pittsburgh International Airport, and PA 28 from Kittanning to I-80 near Brookville. Upgrading U.S. 30 would create a high-speed highway corridor from Canton, OH to Pittsburgh, and I think realigning U.S. 30 to begin its concurrency with I-376 at Pittsburgh International Airport would be a good idea too. Upgrading PA 28 would provide another option for traffic traveling between Pittsburgh and New York City/New England. For that matter, PA 66 can become an enhanced two-lane highway with wider shoulders and higher design standards north to Clarion.
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