Maryland may shift to a tolling structure in an effort to reduce congestion and encourage carpooling on both Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway.
Attention, Montgomery County drivers: Starting next week and lasting until the beginning of March, drivers on Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg will encounter evening lane closures and brief periods overnight when all lanes temporarily close, Maryland State Highway Administration says.
As Maryland looks for ways to tackle congestion on Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway, a proposed bill aims to straighten out plans to expand the often-gridlocked roadways.
Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot voted in favor of the proposal, which will provide the money for studying the planning, final design and construction of the added capacity to the two major commuter routes. State Treasurer Nancy Kopp abstained, saying she remains skeptical of the plan.
A D.C. woman who drove down a busy highway with a police officer on the hood of her car is charged with attempted manslaughter and assault, among other charges, according to court documents.
Toll lanes around the Capital Beltway and I-270 in Maryland could be built in several separate phases and even operated by different companies under the latest plans released to industry insiders.
Many residents holding signs which read “Don’t widen 270 & 495,” and even a person in a dinosaur costume, gathered at a meeting presented by Maryland transportation officials.
“The state has no plans that show anybody’s houses being taken,” Hogan told reporters Tuesday. But some residents don’t believe the proposed widening can be done without it.
Maryland transportation leaders are suggesting several possible ways to reduce congestion on the Capital Beltway in the state and part of Interstate 270, and they want to know what residents think.
The driver in the December 2017 crash on I-270, that killed a deputy state fire marshal and off-duty FBI officer has been charged with a traffic offense.
The interchange will be between Gaithersburg and Germantown, north of Route 124. Earlier this month, the northbound and southbound lanes were shifted to create work space for pile driving and excavation.
A $68.5 million contract tied to the plan to rebuild parts of the Beltway and I-270 was pulled from consideration before the Maryland Board of Public Works Wednesday over concerns about how the contract was awarded.
Maryland’s $7.5 billion plans to put toll lanes on Interstate 270 and around the Capital Beltway over the American Legion Bridge will go to the public this month for the first official feedback opportunities.
State police say an unidentified tractor-trailer made an unsafe lane change that triggered Monday morning’s crash on southbound Interstate 270 in Germantown.
A woman is in the hospital after she was struck on Interstate 270 following a crash.
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