Potential Potomac Bridge Crossing
A potential future crossing north of the American Legion Bridge would most likely connect major highways in MD (such as I-270 or I-370/ICC) with
major highways in Northern Virginia (such as Rte 28 or Fairfax County Parkway).
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board is currently assessing regional impacts of ten infrastructure
projects, one of which is a future crossing of the Potomac River. In December, the TPB will choose which projects merit further study.
Potential Darnestown Concerns:
A “second crossing” of the Potomac River somewhere north of the American Legion Bridge has once again been proposed and approved for
a Transportation Planning Board official study. When previously proposed, the crossing and connector roads consisted of a major highway
system with limited access entry points that would likely require sound barriers and a large area of land to accommodate the size of the road.
This type of highway, if constructed through Darnestown, would significantly impact the area, and may have adverse effects on our
This second crossings would most likely connect major highways in MD (such as I-270 or I-370/ICC) with major highways in Northern Virginia
(such as Rte 28 or the Fairfax County Parkway). Since Darnestown is in the potential path for such a highway, the DCA values your opinion
and would like to know your thoughts on the bridge and how you would like the DCA to proceed. We are here to represent you, the
Since Darnestown is in the potential path for connecting the desired terminus highways in northern VA and Montgomery County, MD, the DCA is
solicitating community input. Based on survey results, the DCA would likely, at a minimum, take action by submitting a letter to the TPB prior to their