Morning commuters - and you know who you are - who are tired of the weekday traffic jam at the Philadelphia-side base of the Ben Franklin Bridge are invited to make their sentiments known tonight at a public hearing in Cherry Hill.
Tonight's session, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, is being held by the Delaware River Port Authority to discuss results of a traffic study, review options being considered, and answer questions from the public.
A similar session was scheduled last night in Philadelphia.
The traffic study addresses the combination of local streets, highway ramps (including entrance to the Vine Street Expressway) and stoplights that await those trying to drive from New Jersey into Philadelphia on weekday mornings.
"These meetings are designed for the morning commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge and Vine Street to learn the causes and to identify possible remedies for traffic congestion," John J. Matheussen, DRPA chief executive officer, said in a release.
"We encourage the people who use the bridge and those who live on nearby streets to attend the open house public meetings to gain an understanding of the study goals and to provide input to the Project Team," Matheussen said.
In addition to the Ben Franklin Bridge, the DRPA owns and operates the Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal, and the RiverLink Ferry.