Board OKs Capital Beltway project as part of $9B Maryland plan
Maryland – The state’s Board of Public Works (BPW) voted to advance the Traffic Relief Plan, a $9 billion plan to address the nation’s second-worst traffic congestion and improve the quality of life for commuters in the region.
Interstate 270 in Maryland
Also included in the vote were amendments to the conditional public-private partnership (P3) designation for the plan. The board approved these amendments, which included Maryland and Virginia’s ‘Capital Beltway Accord’ to construct a new American Legion Bridge. The board’s authorization allows the state to solicit bids for the bridge.
The P3 program will be delivered through a phased approach, starting with improvements along Interstate 495 from south of the George Washington Memorial Parkway to Interstate 270, and along I-270 from I-495 to Interstate 370.
The other phases of the plan will be put out to bid at a later date.