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Author Topic: I-95 (or I-395) Through DC  (Read 1501 times)

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Re: I-95 (or I-395) Through DC
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2020, 11:51:22 AM »

-The route for local main street for non-central DC traffic+long distance traffic on the eastern portion
Again, did you forget the eastern section is also not exclusively thru traffic? Again, significant local traffic.

How about building an outer bypass for thru traffic and separate traffic from the beltway? Far better use of resources.
Yes, I said that, the eastern is regional/long distance bypass and local non-core DC traffic.
By having the NC and NW expressway you take DC core traffic off the eastern part.

I don't think it feasible or responsible to build new corridors which an eastern bypass would do.
Better would be to beefed up I-95.

an eastern bypass is far more feasible than the NC and NW expressway, which are far more dead now than when they were when originally cancelled.
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Re: I-95 (or I-395) Through DC
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2020, 12:35:47 PM »

I don't think it feasible or responsible to build new corridors which an eastern bypass would do.
Better would be to beefed up I-95.
Unless you are referring to completing I-95 thru Washington on its original route, then I-95 will use the eastern part of the Beltway, and the Wilson Bridge is already as wide as it will get.

Need an eastern bypass, the US-301 / I-97 route.
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Re: I-95 (or I-395) Through DC
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2020, 02:09:32 PM »

I don't think it feasible or responsible to build new corridors which an eastern bypass would do.
Better would be to beefed up I-95.
Unless you are referring to completing I-95 thru Washington on its original route, then I-95 will use the eastern part of the Beltway, and the Wilson Bridge is already as wide as it will get.

Need an eastern bypass, the US-301 / I-97 route.

I thought the bolded text was the underlying assumption for this entire thread. (Not meant as a poke at anyone; rather, I assumed he didn't mention it again because we were presuming the idea of this thread was how things would be different if the highway were to be completed through the city.)
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