This quilt is a minimal representation of the 270 Spur. That is the section in Maryland where 270 meets the DC Beltway. One way you stay in Maryland and the other way you go to DC and Virginia. I used to take it to work everyday. The Spur is a little bit hated in the area because it is crowded and confusing but I used to love getting there because it meant that I was close to my destination. The quilt has battery-powered lights. The lights blink fast like the cars on The Spur.