WOW! The scenery is just incredible. Again, while this road (at least in my view) has the potential to make travel much safer and quicker
, I just hope that those beautiful mountains aren't dotted with ugly McMansions and McDonalds. Hopefully there are enough people along the corridor (from VA line all the way to Elkins), and I think there are, that will make sure that destructive development doesn't occur. The thing that makes Ocean City, Rehoboth, etc. nice places to go is the beach and ocean. West Virginia and Cannan Valley in partiucular (Deep Creek Lake also falls into this category) are nice places to go for the mountains and scenery. In the case of OC or RB, you can't build over the beach or ocean, but you can build over mountains, and destroy the landscape. DCL has plenty of conveniences, etc. which is great for many people. To a lot of people in the Baltimore area, DCL is the mountain resort of choice as OC is the beach resort of choice. But...mountain resorts are much more vulnerable to dense development than beach resorts, because many times people go to OC, etc. to party so hard that they don't even remember the trip, but the mountains serve as a quieter escape from the city. Take away the quiet escape, scenery, etc. and it's no longer a resort. Might as well just stay in Baltimore/Washington!