MLS

Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

In compliance with NEPA, MDOT SHA and FHWA published the SDEIS, which provides new information related to Preferred Alternative, Alternative 9 – Phase 1 South. The comment period is now closed. Comments received after 11:59 pm on November 30, 2021 will be reviewed and considered to the extent practicable.

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), MDOT SHA and FHWA published the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS), which provides new information related to Preferred Alternative, Alternative 9 – Phase 1 South. The comment period is now closed. Comments received after 11:59 pm on November 30, 2021 will be reviewed and considered to the extent practicable.

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), MDOT SHA and FHWA published the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS), which provides new information related to Preferred Alternative, Alternative 9 – Phase 1 South. The comment period is now closed. Comments received after 11:59 pm on November 30, 2021 will be reviewed and considered to the extent practicable.

FHWA and MDOT SHA completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Managed Lanes Study, with the Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2020. The extended public comment period for the DEIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation concluded on November 9, 2020. The Joint Permit Application (JPA) for the Alteration of Any Floodplain, Waterway, Tidal or Nontidal Wetland in Maryland was received by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Related extended public comment periods for the JPA have also concluded.

FHWA and MDOT SHA completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Managed Lanes Study, with the Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2020. The extended public comment period for the DEIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation concluded on November 9, 2020. The Joint Permit Application (JPA) for the Alteration of Any Floodplain, Waterway, Tidal or Nontidal Wetland in Maryland was received by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Related extended public comment periods for the JPA have also concluded.

FHWA and MDOT SHA completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Managed Lanes Study, with the Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2020. The extended public comment period for the DEIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation concluded on November 9, 2020. The Joint Permit Application (JPA) for the Alteration of Any Floodplain, Waterway, Tidal or Nontidal Wetland in Maryland was received by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Related extended public comment periods for the JPA have also concluded.

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Dynamic Pricing

Dynamic Pricing

Dynamic Pricing

Dynamic pricing means motorists always have a reliable lane to choose. Learn how dynamic pricing keeps us moving.

Dynamic pricing means motorists always have a reliable lane to choose.
Learn how dynamic pricing keeps us moving.

COVID-19

As we look toward COVID recovery, MDOT's number one priority is the health and safety of Marylanders. We continue to work collaboratively with all our stakeholders, including the public and our potential private sector partners, in the development of Op Lanes Maryland.

MDOT's Response to COVID-19

MDOT's Response to COVID-19

Phase 1 P3 Agreement

Phase 1 P3 Agreement

Phase 1 P3 Agreement

On August 11, 2021, in accordance with Maryland law, MDOT and MDTA presented to and received approval from the BPW to award the Phase 1 P3 Agreement to Accelerate Maryland Partners, Inc. for the predevelopment work related to Phase 1 of Op Lanes Maryland – The New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan.

On August 11, 2021, in accordance with Maryland law, MDOT and MDTA presented to and received approval from the BPW to award the Phase 1 P3 Agreement to Accelerate Maryland Partners, Inc. for the predevelopment work related to Phase 1 of Op Lanes Maryland – The New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan.

MLS/RPA

On May 12, 2021, MDOT SHA announced Alternative 9 – Phase 1 South as the Preferred Alternative for the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study.

New Recommended Preferred Alternative

Managed Lanes Study Preferred Alternative

Phase 1 Selected Developer

Phase 1 Selected Developer

Phase 1 Selected Developer

On February 18, 2021, MDOT and MDTA announced that Accelerate Maryland Partners, LLC has been selected to lead predevelopment work on Phase 1: New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan.

Opportunities

Opportunities for Employment or Subcontracting

Opportunities for Employment or Subcontracting

All interested contractors can connect with the Phase 1 Developer. Small, minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses and disadvantaged businesses can connect with Opportunity MDOT.

Interested contractors can connect with the Phase 1 Developer. Small, minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses and disadvantaged businesses can also connect with Opportunity MDOT.

P3 Video

Learn about Public-Private Partnerships

Learn about Public-Private Partnerships

Hear about the P3 method for delivering public infrastructure projects such as Op Lanes Maryland and others in the State of Maryland.

Transit Benefits

Transit Benefits

Transit Benefits

See how managed lanes can help transit systems move people faster and more efficiently, even when traffic congestion keeps getting in the way.

Benefits of MLs

Benefits of Managed Lanes

Benefits of Managed Lanes

Learn about how managed lanes can improve the quality of life for all Marylanders by providing options and opportunities for more reliable travel through the corridor.

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The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced the Traffic Relief Plan to reduce traffic congestion, increase economic development, but most importantly, enhance safety and return quality of life to Maryland commuters. This announcement goes hand-in-hand with the State’s determination and commitment to deliver state-of-the-art transportation solutions to Maryland residents.

To help address some of Maryland’s transportation challenges, the Traffic Relief Plan will incorporate many projects around the state by providing a “system of systems” for users including improvements to highways and transit. The largest initiative in the Traffic Relief Plan will evaluate improvements in the I-495 and I-270 corridors, which will consider transformative solutions to address congestion along these highways in Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Frederick Counties.

Op Lanes Maryland is a historic effort to reduce congestion for millions of Maryland drivers by seeking input from the private sector to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain improvements on both I-495 and I-270. Improvements will be focused to transform these overloaded interstates to allow people to reach their destinations faster and to remove overflow traffic from the local roads.

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