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(Washington Examiner) — Federal highway officials are spending $1 million to look into widening the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, but the plan requested by a Maryland congressman has come as an unpleasant surprise to local officials. Officials in Greenbelt are especially concerned, as the road bisects their city. They fear that adding a third lane in each direction to Md. Route 295 from New York Avenue just outside D.C. all the way up to Interstate 695 just south of Baltimore would encourage sprawl and cut into vital green space.
(Washington Post) — When Greer Johnson Gillis met with reporters on the west bank of the Anacostia River in December tooutline construction plans for the new 11th Street Bridge, we could see a few workers in mid-river preparing to remove wood pilings. From the same shoreline today, it’s hard to tell there’s a river out there. The water view is obscured by barges, dozens of workers, cranes and concrete piers for the new bridge. Gillis, the District’s deputy chief engineer, says it’s more than 25 percent done and on track for completion in 2013.