The first work week of the new Route 202 Parkway's existence is drawing to a close.
Many Doylestown Patch users have spent the past few days testing out the new road 8.4-mile road that links Doylestown to Montogomeryville.
In our poll this week, we asked people to weigh in on the new road; will it help ease congestion along the Rt. 202 corridor?
The poll numbers say no. Of those who participated in the poll, 70 percent said the road as it is designed won't help and should have been a 4-lane expressway. About 22 percent of respondents said the road will help, and that it's better than nothing.
The comments, though, reveal mixed feelings.
Sandra Alford said that the traffic lights - there are four between Doylestown and County Line Road, and 10 in all - will slow traffic down. Steve Bohnel and other posters worried about the lack of shoulders.
One commenter offered this:
"I agree that it should have been a four lane limited access 55mph expressway, but it will relieve congestion, nonetheless. Don't forget that the old Dublin Pike Route 202 still exists," said TooleFoole.
"Assuming that the same amount of rush hour commuter traffic exists, it will now be divided between the two routes. The poll asks whether the parkway will "relieve" congestion, not whether it will eliminate congestion, as the expressway would have."
Thanks to everyone for participating in the conversation. Check back on Monday for next week's poll question.