With the upcoming retirement of Senator Barbara Mikulski, we urge Baltimore and the State of Maryland this April 1 to begin planning a retirement commemoration for her. What better than the Barbara Mikulski Memorial Highway?
Choosing the route should be easy. Just pave over the Inner Harbor to connect Fells Point with Downtown. It was a good idea in the 1970s and it’s a good idea now. Traffic in Harbor East is pretty bad. A highway through there would do the trick.
Or better yet, the Barbara Mikulski Memorial Bridge, linking Essex in Baltimore County with Tolchester in Kent County. Talk about real permanent jobs because of the “Bridge to New Harbor East.”
And remember, demolition and highway construction mean jobs, jobs, jobs. What could be better than that — a memorial to our beloved Babs and improvement to the Maryland economy?
Get working on it, Maryland. Babs is a woman of action. She expects nothing less from you.
Editorial Advisory Board member Gale Rasin did not participate in this April 1 opinion.
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