The ICC is open, and while it may have been a questionable project, it is certainly one of the largest new pieces of transportation infrastructure to be constructed in the region in recent years.

With that in mind, a friend drove me from Shady Grove Metro down the new megahighway to its temporary end at Norbeck Road, where we turned around and came back. The pictures from both lengths of the ICC are in the slideshow below.

You can also see expanded commentary in a thread at SkyscraperPage forum.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He has a degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado and lives in Trinidad, DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Post. Dan blogs to express personal views, and does not take part in GGWash's political endorsement decisions.