WBAL-TV in Baltimore aired a news story this week that provides a nice overview of the challenges regarding the planned improvements to I-95 through the Mid-Atlantic region and up through New England.

The 1,917-mile route is among the busiest on the country. The populations of communities along it continue to grow, and truck traffic and congestion in general will continue to increase.

Even relatively small projects on the heavily traveled route can take years to complete, and the expense can be astonishing. In Philadelphia, rebuilding an 8-mile stretch is expected to cost $2.7 billion – more than PennDOT’s entire annual construction budget.

Restoring our highway system to meet our needs today and beyond has been neither cheap nor easy, but very necessary to improve the quality of life, in Pennsylvania and across our nation. To read the WBAL story, click here.

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