The National Park Service announced the speed limit has officially returned to 55 mph along the Baltimore Washington Parkway.
Parts of the southbound and northbound portions of the parkway will close Friday and Saturday night, respectively, for major patch-up jobs on some of the most pothole-ridden sections of road in the D.C. region.
Chris Van Hollen told WTOP Wednesday that contracting to repair the potholes will soon begin. It follows a meeting that the Maryland Democrat had recently with the National Park Service to discuss the situation.
With the weather warming up, the District kicked off months of pothole repair efforts Monday morning with what is expected to be a larger-than-usual annual “Potholepalooza.” See photos.
In a letter sent to Maryland’s U.S. House and Senate members Wednesday, Hogan urged them to “strongly support the transfer” of the parkway from the park service to the state of Maryland.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pulled no punches when commenting on the infamous pothole problem that plagues the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The parkway is controlled by the U.S. Park Service. “It’s outrageous and unacceptable. I mean we have potholes practically swallowing cars.”
As commuters in the D.C. area complain about potholes, the National Park Service continues to be chronically underfunded to fix area roads. With current funding, roads and some trails would continue to crumble due to continually deferred maintenance, with a goal of keeping the highest priority paved roads just above poor condition.
A bumpy and damaged stretch of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel, Maryland, remains a major problem for drivers even after the speed limit was lowered to make things safer. See photos and video.
D.C. is struggling to keep up with an onslaught of potholes that have only increased with last year’s record rainfall. “It’s going to take us five years to get out of the hole that we’re in,” one city official said.
Crews are working Monday morning to repair part of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway between Maryland Route 197 and Maryland Route 198, which for weeks has been riddled with potholes and deteriorated pavement.
Potholes opened up on northbound Route 4 on the deck of the bridge over the western branch of the Patuxent River. Crews with the Maryland State Highway Administration temporarily patched the holes Wednesday morning.
The first major snow storm of the season is over, but the damage to roads and highways has only begun.
Another round of snow could be coming to the D.C. region next week, so road crews are busy patching potholes before they grow. Here’s how to watch out for them, and how you can report problems.
Potholes don’t typically start showing up in large numbers around here until February or March, but they are blooming early in parts of the area.
With construction underway on the Memorial Bridge, crossing it already comes with challenges, and the arrival of several potholes have recently made the drive a much bumpier one.
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