Aug 3, 2016
Irony Of The Rt.222 Bypass
In 2005, when the westward side of the Rt. 222 bypass opened, it was a long planned expensive state project, to eliminate congestion on a busy road.. By 2007, when the eastward side was completed, the commercial potential of the Krocks Road interesection was already being planned. The 63 acre shopping center now straddles both sides of Krocks Road, on the south side of the bypass. Target and some other stores have already open. Because the Hamilton Crossing developers also have the option on the north side of the bypass, the bypass promises to create more congestion than existed before the new road was built.
Besides the Jaindl family owning so much land in the county, this portion of the bypass is designated the Fred Jaindl Memorial Highway.
ADDENDUM: When I opened the Morning Call this morning, they coincidentally had an article on the expanding commerce of the bypass. Although, I sometimes do write in response to an article in the paper, such was not the case today. When I do write in response, I link to the source article.