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Major ICC Announcement

That's what this morning's press release says. What the announcement is, state officials won't say. But given that Gov. Bob Ehrlich and Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan will be there, you can be sure it has something to do with taking a major step toward building the highway.

The political dynamics should be interesting, what with Duncan one of two Democrats trying to unseat Ehrlich and both of them major ICC supporters. It'll also be interesting to see whether opponents have enough time over the next hour to get there and make their opinions heard.

And what's with major ICC announcements always being on blistering hot days?? Last year's announcement designating a route was on a scorcher and today's is too. Can't they arrange for a nice southerly breeze for $2.4 billion??

On another note, I'm looking to tag along with a commuter or two to experience some of the region's worst drives. If you'd be interested in letting me come with you to write a story about what your commute is like, please send me an e-mail at with a description of your ride and when I could join.

See you back here after the big announcement...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 30, 2006; 10:31 AM ET
Categories:  intercounty connector  
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Food for thought

What can 2.4 billion buy

18 mile six lane highway ICC in MD
or 11.6 mile metro line Phase 1 Silver line in VA

I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to figure out which option will be used by more people and consequently is a better financial solution.

Another point, does anybody think it would make sense to add 3 more lanes in each direction to the Dulles Toll road? Silver line the era of the gilded age is back

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