AA County Exec Requests Fast Track For Rt 175 Widening
Posted by Ed C on Thursday, January 18, 2007
In a letter to Governor O’Malley, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold requested that the timetable for the widening of Route 175 in Anne Arundel County be accelerated to deal with increased traffic that is expected along Route 175 due to base realignment and closure.
“This road-widening project is a top transportation priority in Anne Arundel County and is vital to help us prepare for BRAC’S explosive growth,” said County Executive Leopold in the letter.
Leopold’s request is to put the widening on the same schedule as BRAC expansion. The current plan has BRAC expansion in 2011 while the 175 project is currently scheduled to be completed in 2013. One would hope that they can complete the road work before the expansion so that we don’t have increased traffic that also has to fight construction.