Statement before the Glenn A. Walsh
2005 May 24
Good morning. I am Glenn A.
Last Wednesday, you, again,
discussed maintenance problems of the brick street pavers in the block of
Although many buses do use
this section of
Trucks coming from the
Veterans’ Bridge, Liberty Bridge, Bigelow Boulevard, and the Boulevard of the
Allies, bound for the Strip District, have no choice but to use the Seventh
Avenue exit of Crosstown Boulevard to reach the Strip District. This means that
the section of
And, it was not supposed to be this way! When the Veterans’ Bridge was constructed, PennDOT was supposed to build ramps from the Veterans’ Bridge directly into the Strip District, so trucks could avoid coming into the Downtown core, just to reach the Strip District. But, these ramps were never built!
Most truckers do not want to
come into the Downtown core, if their destination is the Strip District.
However, since these ramps were never built, truckers coming from the Veterans’
This problem can still be
remedied. You should talk to PennDOT, the
Such ramps would remove a lot
of heavy truck traffic from this section of the Downtown core, and would make
maintenance of the brick pavers on