Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: February 25, 2021
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Joint Statement from Governors of Maryland and Virginia on Progress of American Legion Bridge Project

RICHMOND—Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a joint statement today on the progress of the American Legion Bridge project.

“The American Legion Bridge is a critical lifeline for the National Capital Region, joining the dynamic economies of Maryland and Virginia and connecting the entire East Coast of the United States.

“Our states established an historic agreement in November 2019 to finally bring the bridge into the modern era, addressing one of the worst traffic chokepoints in the nation head-on. This major milestone supports the delivery of improvements through innovative public-private partnerships that will attract billions of dollars in infrastructure investments, support thousands of jobs, and improve quality of life for all of our residents.

“This is truly a generational project, and we are excited to move forward.”

In November 2019, the two governors announced a bi-state, bipartisan accord to create a new, unified Capital Beltway, replace the aging American Legion Bridge, and relieve congestion at one of the country’s worst traffic chokepoints.

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