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I-295/I-76/Route 42 Direct Connection



Alternatives Considered


Alternative D1
(short list)

Alternative D1 is almost identical to Alternative D. The primary difference is the configuration of Ramps B and C. Ramp C exits I-295 southbound from the tangent section of I-295 southbound. Ramp B exits from the right approximately 1,000' later. Ramp B is on a new alignment south of its present location, but ties into I-76 at a similar location. Ramp C generally follows (within 150'±) the existing Ramp C alignment (Al Jo's curve) and passes under I-76 and Ramp F before merging with Route 42 southbound. The substandard radius on the existing Ramp C is replaced with a larger radius. Ramp D follows the same alignment as in
Alternative D.

A summary of design features of this alternative are:

  • Northbound and southbound I-295 are side-by-side
  • I-295 crosses over Route 42/I-76 on a viaduct on a skew
  • I-295 on viaduct over Ramp C and Browning Road
  • Ramp D on viaduct over I-76/Route 42 and under I-295
  • Two lane ramps except for Ramp F
  • Removes express/local lanes on I-76 westbound
  • I-295 posted speed limit: 55 mph (design speed: 60 mph)
  • Ramp speed limits: 40 mph (design speed: 45 mph)

Alternative D1 Map

Alternative D1 (pdf 1.5m)

The file listed above is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file, which is available at our state Adobe Access page.

 
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