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Wed Feb 3, 2021, 11:55 PM

D.C.-Area Planning Board Slams Hogan Administration Plan for Widening Capital Beltway, I-270

One week after the Maryland Department of Transportation unveiled its plan to add four high-occupancy toll lanes to portions of two Montgomery County highways, top planning officials in the Washington, D.C. region slammed the project in unusually blunt terms.

The leaders of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) said the state’s plan to widen parts of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 failed to divert enough cars off the road through increased transit.

And they said the project would harm waterways and parkland in the path of the two roads.

The planning agency’s sharply-worded statement, released on Wednesday, signaled the project will likely become the subject of litigation, a local expert said.

Read more: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2021/02/03/d-c-area-planning-board-slams-hogan-administration-plan-for-widening-capital-beltway-i-270/

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