I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study: Let Your Voice Be Heard

by Daniel Garay

I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study: Let Your Voice Be Heard

So many of us know the feeling of being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic jams on I-270 during rush hour. In 2019, a study by Texas A&M University found that the average DC-area car commuter spends 102 hours a year in traffic, which puts it in the top three of metro areas in the entire nation.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is seeking to address these concerns through the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study. This study, a part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Traffic Relief Plan, hopes to find a solution to the traffic congestion on I-495 and I-270. MD’s DOT is working in cooperation with the Montgomery County Planning Board and other government entities to sort the best step forward for traffic congestion solutions.

A major portion of this process involves taking public comment from citizens concerned with the process; the Maryland Department of Transportation has set up an online page for comments to be shared. The MD DOT tells us that they are accepting comments through Monday, November 9th, 2020. To share your opinion on the traffic congestion situation (and your solutions) on our highways, you can visit the MD DOT’s study webpage here.


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1 comment

Yuvaraj Sharma October 29, 2020 - 8:55 pm

Please do not widen these lanes! This will destroy local businesses and neighborhoods which have been a part of our community for so long.


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