HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 44
Offered January 10, 2007
Prefiled December 27, 2006
Memorializing the Governor of
Marylandand the Mayor of the District of Columbiato construct Interstate Route 95 from College Park, Maryland, to the southern border of the District of Columbiain the City of . Alexandria
, R.G. Marshall
Referred to Committee on Rules
WHEREAS, Interstate Route 95 is the primary North-South Transcontinental Route running from Miami, Florida, to Houlton, Maine, spanning 1,919.74 miles; and
WHEREAS, the gap through the
is one of only three in the entire Interstate Route 95 system; and District of Columbia
WHEREAS, the Capital Beltway was designed with the plan that Interstate Route 95 through the
would be constructed; and District of Columbia
WHEREAS, today the Capital Beltway is now overloaded with more than 230,000 vehicles a day; and
WHEREAS, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge was also originally designed and built with the plan that Interstate Route 95 through the District of Columbia would be constructed; and
WHEREAS, the evergrowing volume of traffic has caused significant damage to the Bridge and, therefore, caused a massive reconstruction; and
WHEREAS, the Springfield Interchange also is in the process of a major reconstruction due to the extreme traffic volumes that could be alleviated by construction of Interstate Route 95 through the District of Columbia; and
WHEREAS, a direct route in and out would save time for both commuters and travelers by not having to be directed around the
; and District of Columbia
WHEREAS, the construction of Interstate Route 95 through the
would also add another much needed evacuation route out of the metropolitan area; now, therefore, be it District of Columbia
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Governor of Maryland and the Mayor of the
District of Columbiabe urged to construct Interstate Route 95 from College Park, Maryland, to the southern border of the District of Columbiain the City of . Alexandria
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House transmit a copy of this resolution to the Governor of Maryland and the Mayor of the
so that they may be apprised of the sense of the General Assembly of Virginia in this matter. District of Columbia
Delegate Robert G. Marshall
(R) - House District 13
This proposal needs to mention how few homes would need to be displaced by the extension of I-395 (I-95) through Washington, D.C.
The number would be less then that displaced by the current projects in Virginia (57 for the Springfield interchange and 300+ for the Woodrow Wilson Bridges).
This resolution could also point out the creative use of cut and cover tunnels in other cities including Charles town, Massachusetts, and East Seattle, Washington that should be employed for crafting a neighborhood and environmentally friendly I-95 through Washington, D.C. via the route with the best combination of serviceability and the maximum use of existing corridors : the B&O/PEPCO route.
This, or another resolution needs to call on D.C., Maryland, and Federal authorities to start a formal study.