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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 04:42 PM

Maryland scales back planned widening of Capital Beltway.

Environmentalists, some local officials still critical of project.

'Facing stiff opposition, Maryland officials have scaled back their plan to widen the infamously congested Capital Beltway around the District of Columbia, along with its two-prong connection to Interstate 270. But truncating the project has failed to dim criticism of its impacts.

The latest plan, announced May 12 by the Maryland Department of Transportation, drops a major portion of the earlier proposal to widen 30 miles of the beltway north and east of the District. But it still calls for rebuilding the American Legion Bridge across the Potomac River and adding two, high-occupancy toll lanes in either direction along the westernmost segment and on part of I-270.' >>>


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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 04:51 PM

1. Back in 1966 when I lived in Arlington the beltway

was out in the woods. Now there are buildings on both sides.

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