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.
Learn more about Op Lanes Maryland as well as specifics concerning Maryland's P3 laws and process by clicking below.
Traffic Relief Plan AnnouncedI-495 & I-270 P3 Program Initiated First Request for Information Released
First Industry Forum
First Request for
Second Request for
Information Released &
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Submittal of Statements
of Qualifications (SOQ)
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Issue Draft RFP
Process (IDP) with
Issue Final RFP
Selection and P3 Agreement Execution
Board of Public
Works Approval of P3 Agreement
Phase Developer terminated P3 Agreement March 2023