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Maryland Governor Seeks Support From Congress Getting Control of BW Parkway

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    Maryland Governor Calls for BW Parkway Takeover

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is escalating his attacks on the National Park service because of a rocky stretch of road on the BW Parkway. Chris Gordon reports the governor says a state takeover would smooth out commutes. (Published Thursday, March 21, 2019)

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation asking for support in transferring control of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway from the National Park Service to the state of Maryland.

    Hogan says NPS has allowed road conditions to become unacceptable.

    “If we controlled it, we could do something, but we're not allowed to fix the federal parkway, and we've got to get to the bottom of it,” he said. “It's affecting people in Prince George’s County and across the state.”

    "We've asked the Federal Highway Administration to expedite the process to get the work done,” NPS told News4 in a statement. “In the short term, we're filling potholes every day that weather allows."

    In the meantime, Hogan says conditions on the BW Parkway continue to deteriorate.

    He said the parkway has averaged six deaths and more than 500 crashes per year since 2006.

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