Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ICC needed to keep traffic moving

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On April 26, Shady Grove Woods residents and others held a wake for trees lost to the construction of the Intercounty Connector. Why weren’t all those people out protesting when the trees were cleared for their own suburban homes (‘‘Residents and others lament loss of trees,” April 30 article)?

To call the ICC a ‘‘toxic, poisonous highway” is wrong. What’s toxic and poisonous is the current reality of thousands of cars sitting still on our highways every day, with their engines running, because roads haven’t kept up with the growing population.

The ICC is a needed infrastructure improvement as more people, just like the people protesting this project, want to live in the suburbs.

Bill Shults, Gaithersburg