July 22, 2011
NMA Maryland Alert: Should the Baltimore Washington Parkway (295) be Widened?
Open access to our federal government is a key issue in this day and age -- and that access includes roads to Washington...!
The Baltimore-Washington Parkway carries approximately 100,000 vehicles per day (Annual Average Daily Traffic), and this represents a five-fold traffic increase since the parkway opened more than 50 years ago. (See this historic overview.)
Yet when an NMA member called his Senator about the need to widen the Parkway to relieve congestion that had traffic at a daily standstill, he was told that he was "the only one complaining."
Do you agree that lanes (and not just an HOV lane) should be added to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway as soon as practically possible? Then add your voice to the chorus. Members of the Maryland House of Delegates and the State Senate, along with Baltimore officials, should hear the complaints about traffic on the parkway directly.
Here are the contact links:
Maryland House of Delegates
Maryland State Senate
Baltimore Department of Transportation
If any place needs its free and open access maintained, it's our nation's capital, right...?