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Get ready to go a little faster on Maryland's Intercounty Connector.
A bill in the Maryland House of Delegates would raise the top speed on interstates and expressways statewide from 65 mph to 70 mph.
A local community group is continuing it's fight against the Maryland Transportation Authority, arguing the noise on the InterCounty Connector is making life in the neighborhood unbearable.
Millions of dollars in unpaid tolls have gone uncollected in Maryland, but a new proposal being considered by the General Assembly aims to make it harder to dodge fees and easier to collect the cash.
An engineering study of the Intercounty Connector has concluded that the speed limit on the highway could safely be increased to 60 mph from 55.
Since the ICC opened from I-270/I-370 in Shady Grove to I-95 in Laurel in November 2011, it's been a lightly traveled toll road. Most times of the day, commuters can zip across the 18.8 mile roadway without any traffic.
Calling the tolls "outrageously high," Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews wants to see the cost of using the the Inter-County Connector slashed in half to encourage more drivers to use it.
Drivers who don't have E-ZPass tell WTOP they are surprised at how long it takes to actually receive the bill from the all-electronic toll road.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett wants drivers to be able to take advantage of the free flow of the InterCounty Connector.
Some stretches of the InterCounty Connector remain empty, but that's not the case along the entire highway.
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