HIGHWAY TO NOWHERE
The “Highway to Nowhere” is located in West Baltimore, an area of the city that has experienced much hardship. The highway was meant to provide quick access from downtown to the interstate, but the road was never fully completed. West Baltimore was sliced in two, and the highway remains as a scar on the landscape.
Although the highway is used, two main roads adjacent to the highway are capable of handling the traffic, making the Highway to Nowhere redundant and superfluous. Redevelopment of the highway into a park system offers an opportunity for renewal and reintegration of neighborhoods, and a chance to begin to repair past inequities.