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 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

  • Predevelopment Work

    Phase Developer terminated P3 Agreement March 2023