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davewiecking:
An email received this afternoon informs me that Maryland’s P3 program will henceforth be known as “Op Lanes Maryland”.  www.oplanesmd.com. “Options and Opportunities for All”.

Now that we have that important decision out of the way…

cpzilliacus:
Washington Post: Maryland tolling authority suggests lowering minimum rates for toll lanes on Beltway, I-270

cpzilliacus:
[This project is in Virginia but is only happening because of the Maryland P3 project so I am posting it here.]

WTOP Radio: Extended Express Lanes in Virginia may help ease traffic on I-495

kernals12:
I found something interesting.

In 2001, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge carried 200,000 vehicles per day

They then widened it from 6 lanes to 12

In 2019, traffic was just under 250,000.

So a 100% increase in capacity was followed by just a 25% increase in traffic.

That's a factoid that should be brought up every time some mouth breather claims widening the AL bridge won't reduce congestion.

Roadsguy:

--- Quote from: kernals12 on October 01, 2021, 07:23:39 PM ---I found something interesting.

In 2001, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge carried 200,000 vehicles per day

They then widened it from 6 lanes to 12

In 2019, traffic was just under 250,000.

So a 100% increase in capacity was followed by just a 25% increase in traffic.

That's a factoid that should be brought up every time some mouth breather claims widening the AL bridge won't reduce congestion.

--- End quote ---

While it physically supports 12 lanes, it's currently only striped for 10, so only a 66.6% increase. Still more than the increase in traffic, though!

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