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P3 Information

Industry Information

The MDOT SHA encourages current and prospective industry firms, contractors, and workers to learn more about the P3 process in Maryland by using this page and its resources regularly. Stay even more up-to-date by subscribing to the P3 email list so you can receive newsletters, emails, and information.


Industry Information
Minority/Disadvantaged/Small Business Enterprises

The Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) is Maryland's official certification agency for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business (ACDBE) Program, and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. We ensure only bona fide MBE/DBE/ACDBE and SBE firms participate in our program through our comprehensive certification program. Certified firms appear in MDOT's Online Directory of Certified Firms.

P3 Updates

The I-495 & I-270 P3 Program is Now Op Lanes Maryland

The I-495 & I-270 P3 Program will now be known as Op Lanes Maryland. The P3 Program has evolved from when we began four years ago, and our new name, Op Lanes Maryland, reflects this evolution as we continue to collaborate with Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s counties, community organizations, residents, businesses, agencies, regional partners and other stakeholders.

Maryland Board of Public Works Approves Phase P3 Agreement for Phase 1

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.

Phase 1 P3 Agreement

MDOT and the MDTA submitted a proposed P3 Agreement for Phase 1: American Legion Bridge to I-270 Relief Plan to the Comptroller, the State Treasurer, the Budget Committees, and the Department of Legislative Services for review prior to seeking approval from the Maryland Board of Public Works.

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Preserving and Protecting Moses Hall Cemetery

As part of the American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-370 improvements, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is taking steps to improve travel in the National Capital Region, while taking considerable care to protect the significant historic and environmental resources within the area.

Phase 1 Selected Developer

On February 18, 2021, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) announced that Accelerate Maryland Partners, LLC has been selected to lead predevelopment work on Phase 1: The American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-70 Relief Plan.

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MDOT Recommended Preferred Alternative

After thorough review of currently available information, including the detailed traffic analysis, environmental analysis, financial analysis, and capital costs, and input from the public and resource and regulatory agencies, MDOT SHA recommends that Alternative 9 be identified as the Preferred Alternative (MDOT RPA) in the FEIS for the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study (MLS).

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Comment Period Has Ended

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) concluded the extended public comment period for the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, which was open for over 120 days from July 10, 2020 to November 9, 2020.

Related extended public comment periods for the Joint Permit Application (JPA), for the Alteration of Any Floodplain, Waterway, Tidal or Nontidal Wetland in Maryland by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have also concluded.

Comments were accepted during the extended public comment period through multiple methods including oral testimony, online comment form, email, and letter. MDOT SHA and FHWA will review and consider all comments received, perform additional analyses, as needed, and respond to substantive comments in the Study’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). To account for the extended public comment period and to ensure we have time to take a hard look at all the comments and collaborate with stakeholders, MDOT SHA and FHWA are evaluating the timeline for release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.