Earlier this month, the Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) approved the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDOT MDTA) to move forward with Phase 1 of the Public-Private Partnership (P3) Agreement with Accelerate Maryland Partners LLC (AM Partners) for predevelopment work on the New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan.
Last week, with the P3 agreement officially signed, we began collaborating with AM Partners on predevelopment work. We will work with the municipalities, residents, and agencies in Montgomery and Frederick counties to avoid and minimize potential impacts, reduce congestion along the corridor and bring a better quality of life to Marylanders. BPW approval was a key step in advancing the New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan. This approval does not permit construction to begin. Future approval for construction will be required by the MDOT MDTA Board and BPW.
Together, we will address some of the nation’s worst traffic congestion. We will transform the corridor by moving more people and goods with less congestion and provide:
- Opportunities for rapid bus services.
- New bicycle and pedestrian connections.
- The option for single-occupant vehicles is to pay a toll when they need a faster, more reliable trip.
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This content was originally shared via the Op Lanes P3 Program’s e-mail distribution list on August 24, 2021.