Strong interest in Maryland traffic plans

Over 350 transportation professionals have attended Maryland Department of Transportation’s industry forum setting out its £9bn Traffic Relief Plan, as responses for its $7.6bn P3 plan are due.

Among the presentations at the forum was an overview of the proposed $7.6bn P3 to add new express lanes to I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and I-270 in Montgomery and Frederick counties.

Industry responses to that plan’s request for information are due tomorrow (December 20).

“Maryland is enlisting the private industry’s most innovative thinkers to deliver a ‘system of systems,’ designed to ease congestion for hundreds of thousands of drivers in the Baltimore and Washington regions every day,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn.

Governor Larry Hogan launched the Traffic Relief Plan in September.