A bill introduced
last week in the Virginia House would require the state Transportation
Department to develop a construction plan to help alleviate traffic
congestion around the Washington, DC, area.
by Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Prince William), calls for
a second span parallel to the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge,
carrying U.S. 301 across the Potomac River between Maryland and
Virginia, as part of an eastern bypass around the metropolitan area.
use periods, the present bridge structure is inadequate to accommodate
even present traffic volumes efficiently and safely,” Lingamfelter
wrote. A second span would “significantly reduce congestion along
the Interstate Route 95 corridor.”
The bill has
been sent to the House Transportation Committee.