Access from I-95 to UMBC Campus, Letters and memorandum, 1972, Coll 50, President's Office Records, Series II.C, Box 31, Folder 41

Title

Access from I-95 to UMBC Campus, Letters and memorandum, 1972, Coll 50, President's Office Records, Series II.C, Box 31, Folder 41

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

Waetjen, Walter B.

Source

President's office records, Collection 50

Date

03/15/1972

Format

correspondence; 11 x 8.5 in.

Identifier

50UMBC-009c

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/JPEG/50UMBC-009c.jpg

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Citation

Waetjen, Walter B., “Access from I-95 to UMBC Campus, Letters and memorandum, 1972, Coll 50, President's Office Records, Series II.C, Box 31, Folder 41,” UMBC 50th, accessed July 16, 2018, https://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1541.