Skip to comments.Hogan dedicates ICC to former Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich
Posted on 09/16/2017 11:06:51 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Its hard to know whether Marylands Intercounty Connector, also known as the ICC and Route 200, will ever become informally known as Ehrlich Highway or the Ehrlich Connector, but it now has a shot.
On Thursday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) dedicated the 18.8-mile toll road to his Republican predecessor and onetime boss, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., whom he credited with reviving and championing a road mired for decades in political controversy.
It wasnt until Governor Bob Ehrlich made it a top priority of his administration that the Intercounty Connector project finally moved forward and became a reality, Hogan said amid the sounds of passing traffic on the ICC near Muncaster Mill Road in central Montgomery County.
Hogan, who served as Ehrlichs appointments secretary from 2003 to 2007, noted that the road started out in regional transportation plans in the 1950s as part of an envisioned outer Capital Beltway. But it faced decades of controversy for its cost ultimately about $2.4 billion and studies showing that it would significantly harm woodlands, streams and wildlife in its path.
Ehrlichs predecessor, Gov. Parris N. Glendening (D) had killed the road project, calling it an environmental disaster. Ehrlich, 59, campaigned on reviving it.
Hogan didnt rename the road, which runs outside the Beltway between Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg and Route 1 in Prince Georges County. ICC motorists will see brown signs saying Dedicated to Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
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So, since it’s now the Governor Robert LePetomaine Ehrlich tollway, are we gonna need a sh*tload of dimes?
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Stupid. I do not understand why any public property or building should be named for anyone living, for starters. And I fail to see why any structure or roadway that is paid for by the taxpayers should bear the name of any politician. One of my pet peeves.
Like the Mike Miller Senate Office Building
I agree completely, especially for a politician.
There be at least 5 generations passed before these politicians name anything public after their butt-buddies.
If they got rid of the tolls, cops, and stop lights at the exits, it might actually do something to alleviate traffic in the area.
Part of the “deal” to get the Inter County Clusterfck going was that it’d have it’s own police force.
So guess what those cops do all day.
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