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Montgomery Drivers Could Be Affected in Temporary Weekend Closures Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 14-17 on ICC for MDTA Tolling System Upgrades

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Montgomery County drivers who use the Intercounty Connector (ICC/MD 200) could be affected by temporary weekend road closures Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 14-17 as the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) implements its next generation electronic tolling systems. Part of those upgrades will include replacing existing tolling hardware and software at all toll facilities.

Beginning 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and continuing until 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb, 10, eastbound traffic on the ICC/MD 200 will be detoured at Shady Grove Road. The detour route will direct motorists south on Shady Grove Road to south on Frederick Road (MD 355), to East Gude Drive, to east on Norbeck Road and north on Georgia Avenue (MD 97) back to eastbound ICC/MD 200.

The following weekend, from 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, until 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, westbound ICC/MD 200 traffic will be detoured at Georgia Avenue (MD 97). The detour route will direct motorists south on Georgia Avenue (MD 97) to west on Norbeck Road, to East Gude Drive, to north on Frederick Road (MD 355) and north on Shady Grove Road back to westbound ICC/MD 200.

Those traveling between I-370 and I-95/US 1 may consider taking I-495 when detours are in effect.

The temporary detours are needed due to the amount of equipment and work crews involved and to help ensure the safety of workers and motorists.
MDTA plans to have crews working on one gantry in each direction of the ICC per weekend. MDTA will issue additional traffic advisories as work progresses and schedules are finalized. Work will be scheduled during off-peak hours, including weekends and overnight.

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Release ID: 20-042
Media Contact: Kelly Melhem 410-537-1017