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I-83 Extension?

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I read abt the extension of I-83 in one of the sites.. (I dont know if it is true) anyways, I saw that MD is planning to extend I-83 along the I-695 beltway, then west along I-70 until the US 29 corridor, then extend it paralleling or on US 29 to end it at I-85/I-40/I-840 interchange in East Greensboro. Whats' up with that?

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There's some truth to the rumors on the planning end. But the funding isn't there yet.

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I read abt the extension of I-83 in one of the sites.. (I dont know if it is true) anyways, I saw that MD is planning to extend I-83 along the I-695 beltway, then west along I-70 until the US 29 corridor, then extend it paralleling or on US 29 to end it at I-85/I-40/I-840 interchange in East Greensboro. Whats' up with that?

As long as the state of Maryland continues to sponsor anti-Growth Democratic Dictating Lawmakers, the I-83 extension won't ever become fruitation. Just look at the failures to build I-95 and I-270 from the Maryland/DC Beltway to Downtown DC as proof.

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^This is why you see uncontrolled DC sprawl in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania due to looser regulations.

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The project seems fairly feasilble in the southern of the proposed upgraded (southwest of the where the intersecton with I-66 in No.Va and NC) and through Columbia,MD but it going to be hell trying to build it through DC, where US 29 is concurrent with K-Street NW and Georgia Ave. I expect significant oppositon around Falls Church,Va where the proposed alignment would run right through several residental neighborhoods.

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As long as the state of Maryland continues to sponsor anti-Growth Democratic Dictating Lawmakers, the I-83 extension won't ever become fruitation. Just look at the failures to build I-95 and I-270 from the Maryland/DC Beltway to Downtown DC as proof.

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I think that you have your hisotry a little confused. I-270 or I-70 South as it was then was never meant to go farther than the beltway. I-95 South from the beltway to through DC along New York Ave to the tunnel near the Capital was fought and stopped by the District because it would have cut the city in half and distroyed neighborhoods.

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I-270, when it was I-70S was defintely going to go inside the Beltway.

See:

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.co...rn-radials.html

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.co...st-freeway.html

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.co...eway-study.html

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.co...al-freeway.html

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.co...971-deluew.html

Cheers!

Douglas A. Willinger

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thanks for the posting, Douglas. In keeping with the rules please note your website in your profile and not in the posting. I have edited your posting.

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I've read about this in various places - I think the definite plans are for the following:

I-785: Upgrade US 29 to interstate-grade from Greensboro to Danville. This is several years off in NC.

US 29 upgrades: Upgrading to expressway or freeway from Danville to I-66. There are expanded/extended bypasses around Danville, Lynchburg and Charlottesville that are part of this.

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Isn't I-73 supposed to run north along the US 220 corridor?, not 83 head south?

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Regardless of what eventually gets extended (I-83 via US 29 or I-97 via US 301), some relief is definitely needed for the I-95 corridor -- especially in Virginia.

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