I live in Mount Airy but work in Frederick. So I either travel through Urbana or down Old National Pike to Interstate 70.
Both ways, I’ve noticed huge developments built or being built. What I don’t notice is roadways upgraded to handle these increases.
Since it takes years to build, you would think that the planning boards would have started thinking about roads as soon as they approved all these new homes.
Maybe they don’t start until traffic gets backed up and people start to complain. Or maybe they are busy planning their vacations, or retirement.
They don’t seem to be too worried about it. Now, don’t get me wrong, we need new housing for all the residents fleeing Montgomery County. Just make sure it doesn’t disrupt everyone else. And while we are at it, why are there not more big businesses in the area? I know Maryland is happy being a parasite off of D.C., but if the Convention of States ever gets through (and more and more states are fed up with the federal government) then at least half of the federal government will be gone to state control. Where do we suck the blood out of then?