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Governor Hogan Statement on Progress of Traffic Relief Plan for Capital Beltway and American Legion Bridge

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement after the Maryland Department of Transportation announced the next steps for the State of Maryland’s Traffic Relief Plan:

“Now that we have secured final federal approval, the most important transportation project for the National Capital Region in the last 50 years is well-positioned to move forward—and we are confident it will move forward. No project is more critical for improving the quality of life and stimulating the economic growth of the region.

While this extension is necessary due to the months-long delay of the record of decision at the federal level—along with years of moving the goalposts at the local level—we have advanced this project to the point that it can move forward quickly barring further needless delay.

“We cannot afford to miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix the American Legion Bridge and address the soul-crushing traffic on the Capital Beltway once and for all.”

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