Monday, February 28, 2011
On Presidents’ Day, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined Governor Martin O’Malley, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and other local officials to celebrate the completion of the first segment of the Intercounty Connector (ICC), a road that has been planned since the 1950’s. Officially designated as MD 200, the project is the State’s first all-electronic toll road.
The first segment connects I-370 in Gaithersburg to Georgia Avenue, just south of Olney. A temporary ramp beyond Georgia Avenue connects eastbound motorists with Norbeck Road, which connects to MD198 and I-95. The rest of the highway is expected to open in 2012.
Motorists are encouraged to “test drive” the road at no charge until March 6. The ICC tolling system uses E-Z Pass® technology that works at highway speeds, eliminating the need for toll plazas. For this first six-mile segment, the toll will be $1.45 during weekday peak hours, $1.15 off-peak, and $0.60 overnight.
To learn more about the ICC, go to the Maryland Transportation Authority’s website.
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