Letter: We need east-west highway
Reading the Jan. 18 Monitor, I noticed that the city is considering an extension of the Langley Parkway in a 2-mile stretch northwest of central Concord. Possibly an even better idea would be a complete extension, north and then east, connecting finally with Interstate 393 and Routes 4/9/202 eastbound to the ocean.
I-393, of course, commences as a very strong road from Concord to the Portsmouth/Dover area, and is reasonably good all along, actually. One reason to complete the loop: It would take pressure off Interstate 93 in between the I-93/393 junction south to the junction of I-93/89. I have frequently seen this part of the I-93 loaded with cars. Doing this would make for a mini Concord bypass, therefore, east-west, while providing for a looping of the city, such as what Manchester has, albeit somewhat primitive perhaps.
Finally, as a grander project, I suggest that New Hampshire should start working with New York, Vermont and Maine (and in conjunction with federal authorities), for the planning and construction of an east-west superhighway between Albany, N.Y., and Portland, Maine. There is no east-west highway in New England north of Interstate 90, after all.
JOHN G. LEWIS