Will a New PA Pike Exit Deliver Prosperity to Norristown? Will the Project Survive Review?

The Philadelphia Inquirer looks at the potential benefit of a new Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange to Norristown Borough which, despite being the “seat of one of the state’s wealthiest counties” has “high crime, poverty, and property-tax rates.” County and borough officials are confident the project will be a boon, while “experts say that revitalizing the municipality is no done deal,” the report adds. (The report does not mention that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is reviewing all capital projects to ensure “the best decisions are being made on capital expenditures.”)