Everything You Need to Know About the New Ramp Metering on I-270

Starting today, the Maryland Department of Transportation has activated 18 ramp meters along I-270 South.  Full details below on what to expect below courtesy of MDOT:

Ramp metering is a part of the I-270 Innovative Congestion Management (ICM) project designed to help reduce congestion on this busy interstate. The system uses sensors that detect real-time traffic conditions and activate traffic signals, when needed, to more efficiently control how traffic merges onto I-270. This will allow motorists to merge safely onto I-270 while minimizing delay and reducing congestion. When ramp metering is in operation:

1. Motorists will see a warning sign with flashing beacons.

2. When the beacons are activated, motorists should be prepared to stop at the stop line.

3. Once the signal turns green, drivers may proceed on the ramp and merge onto the highway.

4. The signal will allow one car at a time to go from each lane, optimizing traffic flow onto I-270.

The ramp metering signals will have the capability to operate between 4 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily and are anticipated to be active during peak-traffic hours and when congestion is present on I-270. For more information visit: https://mdot-sha-i270-i70-to-i495-inno-cong-mgmt-mo0695172-maryland.hub.arcgis.com/

From Councilmember Sidney Katz Instagram page @sidney.katz

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