Access from I-95 to UMBC Campus

Title

Access from I-95 to UMBC Campus

Description

Kuhn recognized that having an interchange at I-95 and Route 166 would be critical for UMBC, so he approached Governor Tawes in 1966 and asked for the interchange to be put into the I-95 plans. When Tawes asked John B. Funk, Chairman of the Maryland State Roads Commission, to make the change, Funk resisted by saying: We�re just about done, we don�t want any more projects.� Tawes replied: You�re going to have to put one in to have access to UMBC.� The final plan included right-of-entry for the State Highway Administration to construct a section of Metropolitan Boulevard across the corner of UMBC�s property, connecting the access to I-95 to Rolling Road. A letter from Dr. Calvin B.T. Lee to Dr. Elkins requests a letter to be written to the Maryland Department of General Services granting the State Highway Administration the necessary legal right-of-entry.

Creator

Kendig, R.E.

Source

President's office records, Collection 50

Date

3/9/1972

Format

correspondence; 11 x 8.5 in.

Identifier

50UMBC-009a_b

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/50UMBC-009-a_b.pdf

Tags

Citation

Kendig, R.E., “Access from I-95 to UMBC Campus,” UMBC 50th, accessed May 20, 2018, http://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1468.