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'Highway to Nowhere' heads to the dump [I-170]
« on: September 11, 2010, 04:53:53 PM »

Possibly the end for the unused western bridge abutments for what was to be I-170:

Gov. Martin O'Malley, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other officials announced a $2.5 million plan to demolish the hulking dead end that has become known as "The Highway to Nowhere."

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-highway-demolition-20100910,0,2648004.story
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Re: 'Highway to Nowhere' heads to the dump [I-170]
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 08:49:20 PM »

For those that attended the Baltimore meet earlier in the year, this was one of the tour stops.
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Re: 'Highway to Nowhere' heads to the dump [I-170]
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 09:43:47 PM »

I must make it up to Baltimore before they demolish it...

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Re: 'Highway to Nowhere' heads to the dump [I-170]
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 12:53:56 AM »

Glad I got to see it one final time this past June. Was definitely worth seeing at least once for those like us into roads.

Going to be revamping my pages on dead-I-170/US 40 at some point this fall.

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Re: 'Highway to Nowhere' heads to the dump [I-170]
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 11:29:17 PM »

Those parking lots are gonna need a LOT of security.

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Re: 'Highway to Nowhere' heads to the dump [I-170]
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 09:57:00 PM »

Well guess it was never to be....think I'll drop by on my way home from school tomorrow to get one final look.
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Re: 'Highway to Nowhere' heads to the dump [I-170]
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 09:25:42 AM »

UPDATE: The blank gantry at the end of I-170 is gone and they are tearing into the concrete. I couldn't take photos because all of I-170/US 40 is closed for construction traffic and the side road was quite busy  :angry: It looks like the BGS with the older US 1 signs will not be harmed just everything past on the stub.
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Re: 'Highway to Nowhere' heads to the dump [I-170]
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 03:50:14 PM »

Yet another sign of failed urban planning. Not to mention that trying to route I-70 through a heavily-wooded area was the worst idea ever put out there!
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