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cpzilliacus:
Maryland Transportation Authority press release: FHWA SIGNS OFF ON NICE BRIDGE PLANNING STUDY


--- Quote ---Selected Alternative Includes New Four Lane Bridge with Bike/Ped Path; Planning Phase of Nice Bridge Improvement Project Now Complete
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--- Quote ---The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) has completed a six-year study to select an alternative to eventually replace the 72-year-old, two-lane Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301), which connects Charles County, Md., and King George County, Va., across the Potomac River.
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--- Quote ---The alternative selected (Modified Alternate 7) consists of a new four-lane bridge built parallel to and north of the existing bridge, with a two-way bicycle/pedestrian path along the south side, and removal of the existing bridge.  A designated path on each shore would guide bikers and pedestrians to the appropriate outside shoulder along the US 301 approach roadway.  Inclusion of a bike/ped path reflects public comments and recently enacted State legislation.
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WillWeaverRVA:
Would the replacement bridge's design be similar to the old one's?

cpzilliacus:

--- Quote from: WillWeaverRVA on December 20, 2012, 11:02:32 PM ---Would the replacement bridge's design be similar to the old one's?

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I don't think that has been decided yet, though I think that the probability of a cable-stayed structure is pretty high.

The EIS documents are online here: http://www.mdta.maryland.gov/Nicebridge/nice_index.html

WillWeaverRVA:

--- Quote from: cpzilliacus on December 20, 2012, 11:12:17 PM ---
--- Quote from: WillWeaverRVA on December 20, 2012, 11:02:32 PM ---Would the replacement bridge's design be similar to the old one's?

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I don't think that has been decided yet, though I think that the probability of a cable-stayed structure is pretty high.

The EIS documents are online here: www.mdta.maryland.gov/Nicebridge/

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Thanks. I find it funny that the maps in the study use Maryland shields for Virginia routes.

NJRoadfan:
Were be nice (ha) if this planning included some upgrades along the US-301 corridor to make it a more viable bypass of the DC area. I-95 isn't getting any easier to drive between Richmond and the Beltway.

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