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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    In this case, Todd Morgan is correct. County govt has no control over state roads. If you want to express concerns about state roads, you need to contact Deb Rey and Steve Waugh.
    Except it was the county who allowed the building of a new shopping center which is what screwed it up in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTest View Post
    Except it was the county who allowed the building of a new shopping center which is what screwed it up in the first place.
    Yep. Based on traffic studies provided by the STATE Highway Administration.
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  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    Yep. Based on traffic studies provided by the STATE Highway Administration.
    convenient for us working folks who pay taxes that they can finger point at each other.

    Driving down 235 today it hit me that both the SHA and County are responsible for the mess
    SHA designed and built the road to a model that was probably outdated before the road modernization was complete.
    Certainly before the county decided to drop all the development on lots along 235.

    Traffic this morning was as heavy as it is during the work week except people weren't commuting to PAX.
    When you combine the base traffic and the regular traffic, the road design is a FAIL.
    So who takes the blame? SHA who went with the best data known at the time they started the project (projections of PAX traffic after the NAVAIR HQ move) or the county for making it nothing more than a 5 miles of entrances and exits.
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  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Justme2 View Post
    So how many more months and accidents are going to happen before they fix the road? Are then putting a media strip are they putting in sewer I see signs of both. What is going on with blocking off lanes on 235 for this?

    ANYBODY GOT A CLUE?
    I don't, and it appears neither does SHA. I e-mailed SHA over 3 weeks ago and filed a complaint that the road has been torn up since Christmas and no work was being done to bring it back to standards. I've yet to receive any word from them. If they were going to replace any drainage/sewage, they should have done it before now. I don't understand why they can't do the work at night. But then again, many of us remember how long it took for Rte. 235 to be widened a few years ago!

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by somdforever View Post
    I don't, and it appears neither does SHA. I e-mailed SHA over 3 weeks ago and filed a complaint that the road has been torn up since Christmas and no work was being done to bring it back to standards. I've yet to receive any word from them. If they were going to replace any drainage/sewage, they should have done it before now. I don't understand why they can't do the work at night. But then again, many of us remember how long it took for Rte. 235 to be widened a few years ago!
    almost 20 years ago

    It doesn't surprise me in the least that both the county and the SHA are clueless.
    It was all probably handled by lawyers
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  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    Yep. Based on traffic studies provided by the STATE Highway Administration.
    It took 3 years to build the San Francisco Bay Bridge. That bridge is 2 miles longs. Three years is also how long it took Maryland to fix that little bridge on Budd's Creek Rd a few years ago when it got washed out. That bridge is about 100 feet long.

    So the county makes decisions based on studies done by Md? The county leadership is not too bright are they?

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTest View Post

    So the county makes decisions based on studies done by Md? The county leadership is not too bright are they?
    In the county's defense, I don't believe they have a whole lot of latitude.

    I know someone took the comment by another poster about the road looking like Beirut.
    Well I had the misfortune of turning right at the light by CVS on GMR the other day because my buddy said it was a shortcut to Pegg Rd.
    I don't know who owns the roads back there (State, County or Private), but they look like they are out of a war zone.
    Is that neighborhood so bad that the roads are left in such poor shape?

    BTW, for just blame on the dunces in Leonardtown, I give you FDR BLVD. How many years?
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  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by BernieP View Post
    In the county's defense, I don't believe they have a whole lot of latitude.

    I know someone took the comment by another poster about the road looking like Beirut.
    Well I had the misfortune of turning right at the light by CVS on GMR the other day because my buddy said it was a shortcut to Pegg Rd.
    I don't know who owns the roads back there (State, County or Private), but they look like they are out of a war zone.
    Is that neighborhood so bad that the roads are left in such poor shape?

    BTW, for just blame on the dunces in Leonardtown, I give you FDR BLVD. How many years?

    About 35 years, but in their email response in the other post, the county seems proud of their accomplishments with regard to FDR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BernieP View Post
    BTW, for just blame on the dunces in Leonardtown, I give you FDR BLVD. How many years?
    Let's be fair, please. The people trying to get FDR Blvd completed have been stymied mostly by NIMBYs, not their own incompetence. If you study the actual history of the project, land acquisition has been the primary holdup. Much as it might speed some projects along from time to time, I'm quite happy that the county cannot simply appropriate all the land they want without due process ("eminent domain"). So yes, it's frustrating, but I think FDR has proceeded reasonably well all things considered.

    Now if they'd just turn their attention to pushing Pegg Road all the way through to Rt 249, and get rid of the bottleneck at Great Mills...

  10. #40
    This all goes back to all the upfront BS that is now required of these kind of projects that wasn't before. Even the most simplistic jobs require environmental impact studies which require review and comment. Then work needs to get blessed before even being largely designed, let alone bid. You have a bunch of people who know little to nothing about the work - or need for it - weighing in on whether or not it should happen. God forbid someone challenges the build. Then go to permitting where EVERY jurisdiction has a their own set of permits with new ones being required all the time. Add NPDES requirements, Clean Water Act requirements. Review by ACOE and MDE/EPA, etc., etc. .............. all for something as simple as replacing a bridge where it previously stood.

    There is SOOOOO much money spent above common sense approaches (with some simple checks and balances) that not only substantially inflates costs but also inflates schedules. For the most part, building the actual work is the easy part.

    The GGB was built in 2-3 years because it could be. They likely didn't have moratoriums on the work during "fish f&cking season" or restrictions tidal marsh access. They probably didn't have requirements about anchoring barges into the water over a set period of time or where they could placed into the water.

    Even simple jobs are boggled down with red tape, political leverage and the "feelings" of those whose input shouldn't matter.

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