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Re: I-495 and I-270 P3 Program
« Reply #250 on: December 31, 2020, 09:49:39 AM »

The Navy wrote a strongly worded letter stating opposition to this project though the article really tried to enforce a narrative it is due to some form of activism on the Navyís part promoting mass transit which Iím calling bull on. This project is sorely needed so I hope it doesnít die or get scaled back. My guess is the Navy simply isnít keen on losing any property and thatís what it is about.

https://www.marylandmatters.org/2020/11/20/u-s-navy-strongly-opposed-to-capital-beltway-widening-project/

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The Navy wrote a strongly worded letter stating opposition to this project...

Going back to the statement that started all of this, it appears that the Navy has a valid stakeholders position in this project.  The project will likely affect both NWSC Carderock and Naval Support Activity Center Bethesda.  I interviewed at NWSC Carderock just after college (didn't get the job, schucks!) and remembered parking in a lot adjacent to the Beltway.  Most of that parking lot is long gone, taken by the various widening projects.  At least there is still a treeline barrier between the front entrance and the highway.  I haven't seen plans, but it seems likely that all of those trees will need to go (and the NWSC may not even qualify for a noise barrier wall).

All that being said, the Beltway is in continuous need of widening since there are no viable alternative routes.
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Re: I-495 and I-270 P3 Program
« Reply #251 on: January 07, 2021, 11:43:17 AM »

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Re: I-495 and I-270 P3 Program
« Reply #252 on: February 18, 2021, 04:40:31 PM »

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Re: I-495 and I-270 P3 Program
« Reply #253 on: February 18, 2021, 06:57:42 PM »

MDOT issued a press release earlier today selecting the development team:

https://495-270-p3.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/MDOT-Selects-Developer-for-American-Legion-Bridge-I-270-P3-2.18.2021.pdf

i find it interesting that I-495 is not mentioned once in the press release by number (only by reference as "from the American Legion Bridge to I-270").
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Re: I-495 and I-270 P3 Program
« Reply #254 on: February 19, 2021, 10:38:30 AM »

Washington Post: Maryland selects Transurban, Macquarie to develop toll lanes for Beltway, I-270

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Maryland transportation officials announced Thursday that they have selected Australian toll road operator Transurban to develop high-occupancy toll lanes for the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270, potentially cementing the companyís dominance in the Washington region.

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If Transurban and its partner, Australian investment bank Macquarie Capital, ultimately reach a 50-year deal with the state to build and operate the lanes, Transurban eventually would control 102 miles of express toll lanes around the nationís capital ó 37 in Maryland and 65 in Northern Virginia. Connecting high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes in the two states would mark the beginnings of a regional network of express lanes in one of the most traffic-clogged areas of the country.
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