The following are various suggestions/proposals
E-mailed to me over the months from Roy Porter of northern New Jersey:
- I live in North Jersey and have noticed something about our area. Interstate
80 runs south of the county I live in and Interstate 84 runs north of the county
in New York state. I have noticed that there is no direct freeway connection
between the two. My thought is to create a fictional freeway running from
Netcong and Exit 25 on Interstate 80 in Northern Morris County, paralleling US
Highway 206 through Sussex County and terminating in Matamoras, PA. This would
provide an alternate to the ever-congested US Highway 206. It would probably be
signed as something like I-384 or I-584.
- In the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, I have noticed that there is not bypass
to the area. To avoid congestion in that area, my next freeway idea is to
create outer and inner beltways for the area. The outer beltway would start at
Exit 164 on Interstate 81 for the PA 29 freeway. From there, it would be signed
along the PA 29 corridor until US highway 11. There, it would turn
Northeastward, loosly paralleling US highway 11. The interchanges built along
the corridor would allow for alternates to the Northern suburbs of
Wilkes-Barre. There would then be an interchange with PA 309 and a multiplex
with PA 309 until about the Luzerne County line. It would then continue it's
Northeastward trek and trunkate I-476 to just South of current Exit 122.
It would then follow I-476's alignment until the I-81 interchange some 7 miles
north of there, thus terminating the beltway. The inner beltway of
Scranton would just involve a very small connector between the North Scranton
and Central Scranton Freeways with an extension to extend from Exit 185 on
I-81 to Exit 2 on I-84/380. The out beltway would be signed as I-681;
and the Inner Beltway would be signed as I-281.
- In the Binghamton area, I have noticed that there is no bypass of the city.
Even though it's a relatively small city, I still think that there should be a
bypass of the city to provide easy acess from Future I-86 to I-88. The routing
would start at Exit 70 along NY 17 and bypass the city to the Northwest and
terminate at the I-81/88 interchange. It could be signed as I-288 or I-486.
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