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Capital Beltway expansion to top $5.8 billion

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A $5.8 billion construction project to widen the Capital Beltway in Maryland should top the state’s priority list, according to national transportation research group TRIP.

Capital Beltway expansion to top $5.8 billion

The widening, which would span from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to the American Legion Bridge, is the first project to stem from the $800 million investment in easing traffic in the area, The Washington Post reported.

In addition to the widening, there is also consideration of adding high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, the Post reported. 

TRIP listed 10 projects that it cited as top prorities--the projects totaled around $13.7 billion.

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