U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The project consists of new alignment for US 301 and a new Spur Road. US 301 is designed to be a four-lane, limited access toll roadway on new location, extending from the Maryland/Delaware state line to SR-1, a distance of approximately 12.5 miles. The Spur Road will be a two-lane, limited access roadway on new location, extending from US 301 to Summit Bridge, a distance of approximately 4.5 miles. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and relieve congestion problems in the corridor. It is expected that construction will start in 2014 on the mainline portion of the project. It is anticipated that the total project cost will be $682 million.
Project Website: http://www.deldot.gov/information/projects/us301/
The project is located between the I-270 corridor at I-370 near Shady Grove in central Montgomery County and the I-95/US-1 corridors near Laurel in northwestern Prince George's County (a distance of approximately 17 miles). Total cost of the project is approximately $ 2.45 billion. The Project is funded with a combination of funds that include GARVEE Bonds, Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) Bonds, Maryland State general and transportation trust funds and special federal funds. The Intercounty Connector will relieve traffic congestion on some of the most congested roads in the study area. It will link the high-tech area in Montgomery County's I-270 corridor to the Baltimore-Washington I-95 corridor. This link will power Maryland's economy by making desirable job opportunities more accessible to ordinary citizens and skilled employees more available to Maryland's high-tech businesses. The ICC also will be key to homeland security by providing a new route in case there needs to be an evacuation of part of metropolitan Washington.
For further information visit the project web site.