Transportation Nation

How Roads Are (Un)Made: The Unraveling of a Deal to Build an "Outer Beltway" in D.C. Suburbs

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Building a grand new road in a crowded metropolitan area requires as much diplomatic acumen as engineering ingenuity. So a plan to add a so-called outer beltway in the Washington, D.C. area could unravel over opposition to the closing of different, smaller local road. It may sound confusing, but this is how roads are built. 

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Virginia County Slows Plans For 'Outer Beltway'

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Opponents of the McDonnell administration's plan to build a major north-south highway in Northern Virginia scored a temporary win on Tuesday: they convinced the Prince William County Board of Supervisors to defer a decision to submit its transportation projects wish list to state funding officials.

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