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From A to B: A Second Beltway

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This map from the early 1960s shows all the highways planned for construction by the end of the century. Some were actually built; others, like the second Beltway, weren't.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance
This map from the early 1960s shows all the highways planned for construction by the end of the century. Some were actually built; others, like the second Beltway, weren't.

We all know about the Beltway: that six-laned leviathan that encircles our city. But what if there were a second Beltway: i.e. another concentric circle connecting Maryland and Virginia? It may sound far-fetched, but as transportation reporter David Schultz tells us, some transportation advocates say it's the only way to accommodate our region's growth.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Walk Around in Circles" by Soul Coughing from Ruby Vroom]

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