I-270 Ramp Meters to Begin Flashing Yellow Today
Drivers in the area will begin seeing flashing yellow lights on the entrance ramps today when merging onto I-270. The lights are expected to become fully operational next month.
The ramp lights are apart of the I-270 Corridor Innovative Congestion Management project that Governor Larry Hogan announced back in 2016.
According to MDOT, once the ramp meters are fully operational, the signal will allow one car at a time to go from each lane, optimizing traffic flow onto I-270.
“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.
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 and to view a map and ramp metering visualization video click here.”