We survived it. After crossing the Del Mem Bridge you have a choice of I 295 or “The Turnpike”. For just a small fee (called tolls) you can zip along through the heartland of Jersey, which on the southern end is sort of nice if you overlook the DuPont Chemical plant and numerous oil refineries. And what used to be a nice ride until you hit exit 9 is changing dramatically. For the better is still in question. This is the only real north south route in the state, since the southern terminus of the GSP drops you into Del Bay. THat being said you probably realize that there is a large amount of trucks on the Turnpike. In the old days from exit 9 to 16 trucks and cars had separate roadways. 3 lanes for each, six lanes north and six lanes south making for a total of 12 lanes. What fun!!!!!!
Yesterday as we approached exit 7 we started to see construction. Cranes, dozers, digger things, dumper things and roller things. The widening had begun.
Today we wonder where Mandy ‘the GPS’ will lead us us.