Monday, May 15, 2006

Super-2 Letter

May 17, 2006

US 50 Association

Stephen Smoot

335 D. St

Keyser, WV 26726

Sen. Barbara Mikulski

503 Hart Senate OB

Washington, D.C. 20510

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 US 50 corridor. Super 2 is the right answer, right now. Please consider working with your Congressional colleagues along US 50 in creating a bill to make the Super-2 concept part of the ADHS system to fill in the gaps left in the current 4-lane ADHS.

Thank You

Stephen Smoot Les Shoemaker

Potomac State College March Meeting Host
Mineral County Hampshire County

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,

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