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Cardin urges Hogan to include bike lane on new 301 bridge

August 2nd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

WTOP reports U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin urged Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. on Thursday to include a protected bike and pedestrian lane on the new Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial/Sen. Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge.

In a letter to the governor, Cardin (D-Md.) wrote, “Such a trail would substantially expand the bridge’s benefits for our economy and our transportation networks.”

The lawmaker, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, pledged to help the state try to secure federal funds to build a bike and pedestrian lane that is separate from traffic.

When he announced plans to replace the current span in 2016, Hogan (R) pledged that the new bridge would have four lanes and a separate trail for non-vehicular traffic.

The state later quietly pulled back from that commitment.

The current U.S. 301 span, which connects Charles County, Md., with King George County, Va., was built in 1940 and has just two lanes. It is widely considered to be outdated, dangerous and inadequate for the amount of traffic it handles.


5 Responses to “Cardin urges Hogan to include bike lane on new 301 bridge”

  1. August 02, 2019 at 5:51 pm, Kathy said:

    Federal funds should go for express lanes to deport illegal’s or towards the wall.
    Not a Damn bridge


    • August 03, 2019 at 7:32 am, Karl Pinkerton said:

      Yes, Kathy Build the wall, lets drain every last available federal dollar to build it. We’ll, have the best wall, the biggest wall, if there’s one thing Trump knows how to do is build walls or at least thats what he claimed as one of his campaign promises. I’m terrified of these Illegals too, they took my job and threatened my dog. I just don’t know what to do. I know who voting for in 2020….

      Any functioning human, with higher than a 5th grade education– 2020


    • August 03, 2019 at 11:05 am, Jay said:

      Federal funds? I thought Mexico was going to pay for it? I recommend that you watch a film called “The River and the Wall”. It’s on Amazon Prime. The film makes it abundently clear that building a wall from sea to shining sea is an impossibility. Building a contiguous wall along the entire length of the Rio Grande would result in hundreds of South Texas ranchers to lose a combined 1 million acres of farm land to Mexico. >


  2. August 02, 2019 at 9:24 pm, linmarie said:

    I have traveled this bridge many times. Very outdated and indeed dangerous. The only way to get from 301 Dahlgren area to North. Safety for all travelers is needed.


  3. August 03, 2019 at 12:24 pm, Joe wellberg said:

    Smart idea. Their is an outdated Blue Bridge crossing into West Virginia from Cumberland. Will he suggest a new bridge too.


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