Things that Make Me Go Hmm…

Friday September 16, 2011

If you drive around the Beltway (aka I-495) in Virginia, you know there are soundproofing walls to buffer the highway noise from the adjacent neighborhoods.

There is also a lot of construction around the Beltway these days as work is being done to build HOT lanes.

Everytime we drive past the interchange at I-495 and Gallows, we scratch our heads and wonder what in the world is going on with this?


For some reason, there is a house sticking out through the wall.


I finally snapped a picture because it is such a peculiar site.    I wonder what led to these circumstances … did the homeowner refuse to sell?  Is it still occupied?

Thanks to Google and the Washington Post, now I know.

(short answer:  bought out by VDOT, unoccupied, serving as an office, will be torn down in 2012).


2 Responses to Things that Make Me Go Hmm…

  1. 1
    Renee says:

    I had been wondering about that too.

  2. 2
    Kelley says:

    It makes me go hmmm too. I look at it every time I drive by.

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