PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new eight-mile parkway spanning communities in Philadelphia’s northern suburbs is set to open Monday afternoon.
The $200 million Route 202 parkway is expected to significantly ease congestion in eastern Montgomery and central Bucks counties. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Bucks County Courier Times reports the parkway was born as a compromise in 2005 following a divisive proposal for an expressway to improve traffic conditions.
The new parkway includes landscaping, split-rail fences and a walking and biking trail.