Potential Potomac Bridge Crossing
 

 

Background Information

 

 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

community.

 

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

Darnestown community. 

 

  DCA Survey:  

 

 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

December meeting.   

Bridge Survey