MD: Intercounty Connector Project

Intercounty Connector Project
Prince George and Montgomery counties, MD

Maryland State Highway Administration’s Intercounty Connector, a 19-mile long multi-modal highway connecting the I-270 and I-95 corridors north of Washington, D.C., cut through environmentally sensitive areas, which called for an unprecedented environmental program. Maryland allocated more than $100 million to a variety of environmental mitigation and stewardship projects in communities near the highway. Another $270 million was budgeted for a comprehensive plan of avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures undertaken during construction to help reduce the ICC’s “footprint” in local communities. In all $375 million, more than 15 percent of the project’s total cost, was allocated to environmental work. The result was a roadway that many have called “America’s Greenest Highway.”


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