Delmarva Today 07-02-2021

Jul 2, 2021

Harold Wilson's guest is Jack Broderick, President of the Kent Island Heritage Society. Most people know Kent Island as a huge traffic headache since it hosts the only corridor, Rt. 50/301, across the Chesapeake Bay north of Norfolk Virginia. During the week it carries over 68,000 vehicles each day. This volume jumps to over 118,000 per day over the summer weekends. During these high-volume periods, long lines of traffic are familiar on the corridor east of Annapolis and certainly on Kent Island. The state is currently studying proposals to address this problem including a third span connected to Kent Island. The Kent Island Heritage Society responded to this third-span proposal in the Tier 1 NEPA Study with both written and oral testimony. Broderick argues that a third span connected to Kent Island, and the resulting new traffic infrastructure using the same Rt. 50/301 corridor across the island, “is a clear threat to preserving the heritage of Kent Island.

Jack Broderick joins Wilson to discuss the work of the Heritage Society and the Society’s concern about the new Bay Bridge proposals.