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Montgomery County Council Delves Deeper In Gaithersburg West Master Plan

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Redesigning the intersection of Sam Eig Highway and Great Seneca Highway is Montgomery County's top priority under the Gaithersburg West Master Plan.
Redesigning the intersection of Sam Eig Highway and Great Seneca Highway is Montgomery County's top priority under the Gaithersburg West Master Plan.

Like beauty, progress is often in the eye of the beholder. Today in Maryland, the Montgomery County council will again meet to consider changes to the Gaithersburg West master plan, including altering some intersections.

Doing so would allow expansion of a campus of Johns Hopkins University to accommodate a tripling of the number of people employed locally in life sciences but opponents fear it will also create a traffic nightmare.

As part of our continuing series on the plan, Matt Bush speaks with some of the people who developed it...

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