Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Mon-Fay Extension Would Be a Relief to Many

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Mon-Fay Extension Would Be a Relief to Many

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I have been reading the Post-Gazette with interest in the various arguments for and against extending the Mon-Fayette Expressway to connect with the Parkway East ("The $2 Billion Question: The Mon-Fayette Extension Is Not the Best Use," April 23 editorial). My argument for it is to provide missing and badly needed highway access between Pittsburgh's eastern and southern suburban communities.

We all know that Pittsburgh's three rivers pose their own notorious difficulties getting around Pittsburgh. Yes, we have plenty of bridges in the area, but few are highway crossings outside of the Downtown area. For example, the east and the north are efficiently connected by the Pennsylvania Turnpike (which crosses the Allegheny). The north, west and south are well connected by I-79 (which crosses the Ohio). …

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