I guess the wealthy members of the swamp won’t ever allow a bridge farther up the Patomac. All the traffic from Gaithersburg and north going to Dulles, etc. would no longer have to get on the beltway at all.
They can take White’s Ferry!
Poolesville has been fighting a 2nd bridge at Whites tooth and nail. They seem to have some kind of federally protected land that lets them stop it.
There isn’t another crossing because of the Enviro Terrorists.
A southern/eastern Bypass would be much more beneficial BTW, direct from Richmond to White Marsh north of Baltimore.