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I-83 in Baltimore

Started by AcE_Wolf_287, March 22, 2020, 02:28:59 PM

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Henry

Quote from: cpzilliacus on March 22, 2020, 02:35:13 PM
Quote from: AcE_Wolf_287 on March 22, 2020, 02:28:59 PMI-83 ends at Surface streets, and i was wondering was it supposed to end at I-95 or I-70, or was I-70 and I-83 supposed to end at the same location? i dont see where I-83 couldn't be built to I-95
It was supposed to turn east, and through the Canton area of Baltimore City and tie in to I-95 north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza.

The remnants of the ramps that were partially built on I-95 could still be seen the last time I checked.
Furthermore, the only time that I-70 and I-83 were proposed to meet each other was in a 1960 city freeway plan, when they also ended at I-95 on the southeastern edge of the CBD. The 10-D plan of 1962 ended the I-70/I-83 connection permanently, and the 3-A plan of 1969 spaced them even further apart to where their respective ghost ramps on I-95 are. I-83 sure as hell won't be built to I-95 anytime soon, what with new urban development completely blocking its way.

Quote from: AcE_Wolf_287 on March 22, 2020, 09:33:57 PMand also by where I-70 is, wasn't that also the location of where I-70 was supposed to end at ?
If you're talking about the Park & Ride, I-70 was never going to end there. In fact, before opposition killed it, there was an eastern extension (actually, more southeastern) through Leakin and Gwynns Falls Parks that would lead to I-95 at the ghost ramps southwest of downtown. I-170 was going to meet I-70 near the railroad tracks, but it never got any further than US 1.
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Quote from: Henry on May 14, 2024, 10:14:11 PMIf you're talking about the Park & Ride, I-70 was never going to end there. In fact, before opposition killed it, there was an eastern extension (actually, more southeastern) through Leakin and Gwynns Falls Parks that would lead to I-95 at the ghost ramps southwest of downtown. I-170 was going to meet I-70 near the railroad tracks, but it never got any further than US 1.

It's an oddity I love though, a near-cross-country highway ending in a parking lot.
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Quote from: epzik8 on May 19, 2024, 09:04:11 AM
Quote from: Henry on May 14, 2024, 10:14:11 PMIf you're talking about the Park & Ride, I-70 was never going to end there. In fact, before opposition killed it, there was an eastern extension (actually, more southeastern) through Leakin and Gwynns Falls Parks that would lead to I-95 at the ghost ramps southwest of downtown. I-170 was going to meet I-70 near the railroad tracks, but it never got any further than US 1.

It's an oddity I love though, a near-cross-country highway ending in a parking lot.

And for more on the different routings for I-70 into Baltimore, I recommend Earl Swift's The Big Roads.



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