Slide One

P3 Information

Overview - Program Elements

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

The I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study is the first element of Op Lanes Maryland undergoing the environmental review process. The I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will include a review of existing and future traffic, roadway, and environmental conditions to identify alternatives and assess potential impacts. The limits for this study extend along I-495 from south of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, including improvements to the American Legion Bridge, to west of MD 5 and along I-270 from I-495 to north of I-370, including the east and west I-270 spurs.

Partnering with the Private Sector

 Concurrent with the Environmental Study, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) sought will be seeking proposals from the private sector to enter into a Public-Private Partnership (P3) with the state, to develop innovative approaches to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the potential improvements developed through the Environmental Study.

Why a P3?

Benefits of Managed Lanes



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Traffic on Highway

P3 Timeline

  • Traffic Relief Plan Announced

    I-495 & I-270 P3 Program Initiated First Request for Information Released
  • Industry Engagement

    First Industry Forum

    First Request for
    Information Responses

    One-on-One Meetings

    Market Sounding

  • Industry Engagement

    Continued Market

    Second Request for
    Information Released &
    Responses Received

    Industry Forum/Second
    One-on-One Meetings

  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

    Issue RFQ

    Submittal of Statements
    of Qualifications (SOQ)

    Identify Shortlist

  • Request for Proposals (RFP)

    Issue Draft RFP

    Innovative Dialogue
    Process (IDP) with

    Issue Final RFP

  • Selection and P3 Agreement Execution

    Proposals Due


    Legislative and
    Financial Review

    Board of Public
    Works Approval of P3 Agreement

  • Ongoing Predevelopment Work

    MDTA Approval of first section P3 Agreement

    30-day Legislative Review

    BPW Approval of first section P3 Agreement