|The ICC interchange with US 29|
Concrete has been falling off Maryland highway bridges: If Maryland's new DOT Secretary Rahn wants to emphasize maintenance over new construction it should include a review of how maintenance-intensive new highway projects are. From what I can see, the bridge orgies of the ICC or the new I-95/I-695 interchange will cost huge amounts to maintain and will bankrupt us in the future. They are like a Hummer that gets 8 miles a gallon whereas the old interchange was like a 1985 Toyota Tercel, slow but 40mpg; a non existing ICC didn't cost anything at all.
When will we see a LEED standard for infrastructure, especially roadways?
|The new I-95 interchange with the beltway north of Baltimore|
(photo: Jeffrey Sauers)