Maryland’s ICC closures to continue into April

Detours on the Intercounty Connector are scheduled to go in place through early spring as the Maryland Transportation Authority upgrades the overhead tolling equipment above Route 200.

The MDTA plans to close eight sections of the ICC on weekends and some weekdays through early April.

The agency, which oversees the tolled stretches of highway in Maryland, including the Bay Bridge and Baltimore tunnels, said the installation of its next-generation electronic tolling systems includes the replacement of the hardware mounted on the gantries above the travel lanes.

Several weekend-long closures have taken place since January, but portions of the entirely-electronic toll road will be off limits during certain weekdays, the agency said in a news release.

The weekend diversions are scheduled to be in effect from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

From mid-March into early April, the schedule features eastbound gantry upgrades and closures between Georgia Avenue and Route 1 in Laurel during weekends and off-peak periods. The final closure between I-95 and Route 1 is scheduled to take effect on Monday, March 30. The work is expected to be finished by the following Wednesday.

Tolls will be in effect, and the MDTA said drivers will be tolled as a single trip when traveling along detour routes.

The detours onto various nearby roads will be signed, but drivers should consider using the Capital Beltway or Route 198 instead of the ICC.

All road closures can be found on MDTA’s website.

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