May 17, 2006
US 50 Association
Sen. Barbara Mikulski
503 Hart Senate
The Appalachian Development Highway System, Super 2 concept, represents a compromise that improves important regional highways without proposing a more expensive limited access four lane expressways. A Super 2 highway builds an ordinary two-lane artery into one capable of safe sixty-five mile per hour traffic. Please find enclosed specifications.
With respect to Corridor H emerging as a reality, four-lane status for US 50 in this region may be unrealistic at this time. However, the population growth along this route demands improvements to facilitate individual and commercial traffic access.
A growing population and business community requires a modern highway that can facilitate safe travel in all seasons. Waiting until problems grow acute will not help development along the
Stephen Smoot Les Shoemaker
Cc: Rep Alan Mollohan, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, Rep. Frank Wolf, Sen. Paul Sarbanes, Sen. George Allen, Sen. John Warner, Sen. Robert Byrd,