Wednesday, November 30, 2011
On November 21, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined other federal, state and local officials at a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the next segment of the InterCounty Connector (ICC). The new segment extends the road to Interstate 95. Until December 4, commuters can test drive the ICC at no charge.
In addition to the ICC, road improvements were completed to more than one mile of US 29 and nearly two miles of Interstate 95’s auxiliary lane.
Officials predict that using the ICC will cut the travel time between Gaithersburg and Laurel by 30 minutes.
Those who plan to use the road are encouraged to get an E-ZPass. Drivers who do not use E-ZPass will receive a bill by mail, for 150 percent of the original toll.
Future work includes interchanges that will provide access between the ICC and MD 182, MD 650, US 29, Briggs Chaney Road, and I-95. These interchanges route traffic over US 29 and I-95, and under Old Columbia Pike, Briggs Chaney Road and Old Gunpowder Road.
Starting in January, the Maryland Transit Administration will launch additional ICC bus service.
For more information about the ICC, visit the State Highway Administration’s website
. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/commute and click on the mtaiccbus.com link to learn more about proposed routes.
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