The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) have developed the Presolicitation Report (PSR) for Op Lanes Maryland. The PSR is required by Maryland law prior to seeking official designation by the Board of Public Works as a public-private partnership.
Op Lanes Maryland was established to accomplish the specific goals of: reducing traffic congestion, minimizing impacts to the corridor and accelerating delivery while pursuing shockingly innovative approaches at no net cost to the State of Maryland.
Op Lanes Maryland is under concurrent development with the Managed Lanes Study (MLS) required by the federal National Environmental Policy Act. The purpose of the MLS is to develop and analyze managed lane solutions and reasonable alternatives that address congestion, improve trip reliability on I-495 and I-270 within the study limits and enhance existing and planned multimodal mobility and connectivity.
Concurrent with, but separately from the MLS, MDOT and MDTA will be initiating the solicitation process with respect to the first phase of Op Lanes Maryland. The P3 solicitation milestones are being aligned with the MLS schedule to maximize efficiency in delivery of congestion relief while ensuring the integrity of the federal environmental process, consistent with federal regulations.