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Old 06-29-2016, 10:42 PM
 
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I'm sure all of you are aware that many people who travel along the BosWash corridor get off I-95 just south of Wilmington, DE, go over the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and onto the New Jersey Turnpike and vice-versa. This is because I-95 currently has a gap in its route. But in one to two years from now, I-95 will finally become continuous with the completion of the Bristol Interchange which will route I-95 on the PA Turnpike to the NJ Turnpike. 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?
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:15 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I'm sure all of you are aware that many people who travel along the BosWash corridor get off I-95 just south of Wilmington, DE, go over the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and onto the New Jersey Turnpike and vice-versa. This is because I-95 currently has a gap in its route. But in one to two years from now, I-95 will finally become continuous with the completion of the Bristol Interchange which will route I-95 on the PA Turnpike to the NJ Turnpike. 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?
If you're driving south to north on I 95 you leave I 95 & take 295 across the Delaware Memorial Bridge. You either go north on the NJTP or continue on 295. If you stay on I 95, you go through Philadelphia. The extension that connects the PA Turnpike to the NJ Turnpike is in proximity to I 295 not I 95. I don't know what you're talking about.
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:36 PM
 
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If you're driving south to north on I 95 you leave I 95 & take 295 across the Delaware Memorial Bridge. You either go north on the NJTP or continue on 295. If you stay on I 95, you go through Philadelphia. The extension that connects the PA Turnpike to the NJ Turnpike is in proximity to I 295 not I 95. I don't know what you're talking about.
An interchange is currently being built where I-95 and the PA Turnpike cross. As a result, I-95 will be rerouted onto the PA Turnpike over the PA Turnpike bridge and then onto the NJ Turnpike which will cause I-95 to become continuous. The current I-95 from the PA Turnpike to where is abruptly stops will become an extension of I-295. Here's a link for more info.

https://www.patpconstruction.com/paturnpikei95/

What I would like to know is that once that's complete, will people start to stay on 95 or will they still take the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the NJ Turnpike?
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:30 AM
 
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An interchange is currently being built where I-95 and the PA Turnpike cross. As a result, I-95 will be rerouted onto the PA Turnpike over the PA Turnpike bridge and then onto the NJ Turnpike which will cause I-95 to become continuous. The current I-95 from the PA Turnpike to where is abruptly stops will become an extension of I-295. Here's a link for more info.

https://www.patpconstruction.com/paturnpikei95/

What I would like to know is that once that's complete, will people start to stay on 95 or will they still take the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the NJ Turnpike?
It will depend on where they're going, just like now. What makes you think that this makes I 95 continuous? The NJTP is not I 95.
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:37 AM
 
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The OP is correct in that I-95 is "broken" between the two largest cities on the east coast, which I've always thought was dumb, and a detriment to Philly. The NJ Turnpike, (which IS 95 coming south from NYC), currently acts as a sort of a "Philadelphia bypass". You should be able to drive north on 95 from Philly and get to NYC without having to exit onto surface roads at any point, and vice versa. The interchange project is long overdue, and will finally fix this.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:57 AM
 
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I think if people are not planning on stopping in Philly, they'll continue to use the Delaware Memorial Bridge and NJ Turnpike to go to NY. If I'm traveling to Connecticut during the day, I'll usually take the Tappan Zee instead of dealing with the Cross Bronx - I think it will be the same thing when 95 connects to the turnpike in Bucks County.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:06 AM
 
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The OP is correct in that I-95 is "broken" between the two largest cities on the east coast, which I've always thought was dumb, and a detriment to Philly. The NJ Turnpike, (which IS 95 coming south from NYC), currently acts as a sort of a "Philadelphia bypass". You should be able to drive north on 95 from Philly and get to NYC without having to exit onto surface roads at any point, and vice versa. The interchange project is long overdue, and will finally fix this.
Have you seen I 95 signs on the NJTP?
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Have you seen I 95 signs on the NJTP?
You tell me....

https://goo.gl/maps/af1pgcuYtBq
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:11 AM
 
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Since there's a gap, we can just demolish I95 through Center City. Hurray!
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:09 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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The New Jersey Turnpike is I-95 from Exit 6 in Mansfield and northward. The gap was created, in part, when the Somerset Freeway was cancelled in New Jersey back in the 1980s. Through traffic from Washington DC and Baltimore are still going to use the D.M.B. and the Turnpike towards New York City. I still would myself...unless my business took me to Philadelphia or Wilmington.
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