$200M suburban Philly parkway to open

    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.

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