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Old 06-30-2016, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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They are also there, on the barrier, randomly throughout the NJ Turnpike. Every 10 miles or so there is an Interstate (95) sign.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: The City
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I think for the most part for people traveling by the NJTP will stay as the main route. maybe holiday weekends 95 may save some time from the DE bridge


Honestly even after I think the NJTP to exit 4 and across the Betsy Ross bridge to 95 will be the fastest route if from NYC to Philly even with a few traffic lights on 73
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I think for the most part for people traveling by the NJTP will stay as the main route. maybe holiday weekends 95 may save some time from the DE bridge


Honestly even after I think the NJTP to exit 4 and across the Betsy Ross bridge to 95 will be the fastest route if from NYC to Philly even with a few traffic lights on 73
Really? I always found exit 3 and across the Walt Whitman to be the fastest route.
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Old 07-02-2016, 09:33 AM
 
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Depends on WHERE in Philly you are. Philly (for the most part) runs north/south as a city If you live in far south Philly or SW the Walt Whitman is closer if you live in the NE it's the BR. If you're in Mount Airy…you ave to decide which way you're going to go…is it worth it to go up 309 and then east? DO you go out of your way for the Blue Route and then east on the PA turnpike?

As with any travel…which way to take…depends on where you start and where you're going. How's that for a "duh?"
(And whether you're rather have a slightly longer less stressful drive…or the straightest but more congested drive.
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:37 AM
 
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What I would like to know is that when I-95 becomes continuous, will several "thru" travelers divert onto I-95 through PA or will they still use the NJ Turnpike? What are your thoughts?
I think majority stay on NJ Turnpike and will continue to do so. Google Maps shows it's the fastest path. When driving from NY to DC or vice versa, why cross into another state, PA, unnecessarily? And 95 from Philly to Delaware is windy and has local commuter traffic. Even when it doesn't and the road is open, it feels longer than just driving on NJTP.

If the idea is to promote Philly tourism with the Philly skyline being view-able, I'm not convinced that is significant to help Philly. I'd think people want to get to where the want to be and plan it out.

My opinion is that the full span of NJ Turnpike (including exit 1-6) should be I-95 to keep consistency and avoid confusion, and the current Philly-Wilmington part of I-95 should be given a new designation, like I-595 or something.

Many major eastern US cities aren't on I-95. Raleigh/RTP isn't and hasn't suffered. It's economically better off than Fayetteville, NC which is on I-95. Atlanta and Orlando aren't on I-95 either. They are bigger cities than Baltimore.
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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What I would like to know is that when I-95 becomes continuous, will several "thru" travelers divert onto I-95 thru PA?
The masochists perhaps. And I guess those wanting to save on toll money.

Anyone that chooses to go thru the I-95 parking lot Wilmington-Delco-Phila-Trenton corridor instead of South Jersey Farmland needs their head examined.
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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If the idea is to promote Philly tourism with the Philly skyline being view-able, I'm not convinced that is significant to help Philly. I'd think people want to get to where the want to be and plan it out.

Philly tourism? Have you driven 95 thru Chester and SW Philly? I dont think anyone is concerned about tourism. Its absolutely disgusting.

Delaware does such a great job keeping their highway infrastructure clean and modern. You travel thru Delaware on 95 and you think this is nice place to live. Travel 95 thru Delco and Philly and you think $h!*hole

I want to take a bath everytime I have to drive on 95 from the Claymont/Chichester line all the way to Trenton.

Whoever is responsible for keeping the highways in good shape along 95 in PA is doing an abysmal job.




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My opinion is that the full span of NJ Turnpike (including exit 1-6) should be I-95 to keep consistency and avoid confusion, and the current Philly-Wilmington part of I-95 should be given a new designation, like I-595 or something.
Nope. 95 stays thru Philly.

495 in NJ was the addition/bypass and shall remain properly noted.
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