PHL, was built with Philly ingenuity in mind just like 276, with NOT a single place to expand.
"We are currently running delays of 45 minutes at Consohocken Curve
Or as KYW's Bob Kelly says, "The Conshy Curve."
Actually Ed, the road you're referring to is I-76 (Schuylkill (or Shore-Kill) Expressway); I-276 is the eastern leg of the Pennsy Turnpike, which incidentally has been widened from 4 to 6 lanes along most of its length over the last 15 to 20 years.
's long-term expansion will an interesting task. During the construction of Runway 8-26 a few years ago (which was built in the Enterprise Ave. landfill area), the contractor discovered an old WWII-era artillery shell during the excavation. When my boss heard about it, he told everyone in our office around him that the contractor discovered a bomb at the airport. Needless to say, that caused us (myself included) to reply, "What?
Back to the topic at hand, I confirm with what's already been stated; compared to the powerhouse airports like LAX
and some other big city airports, PHL
is small in terms of land size.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981