Sunday, August 14, 2011

Road Woes

The Department of Defense has identified six road improvements that are “critical and immediate” for the expanding mission at Fort Meade. The estimated price tag for this road work is $671 million. According to this story by Brian M. Rosenthal in The Washington Post “most of those projects have been delayed at least until 2020 because of a lack of funding. Federal and state governments have contributed just $46 million for improvements.”

Traveling east on Route 175 may begin to get a little dicey.

“The numbers of cars using 175 each day is expected to jump dramatically from 2007 to 2015, growing from 26,000 to 45,000, according to the State Highway Administration.”

On the other hand, this could be seen as a small price to pay for an economic windfall.

“Officials predict the Fort Meade expansion will have a $1 billion annual economic impact on the region.”
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