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transPortation//state oF the seCtor The $2.425 billion project includes more than 18 miles of road, 66 bridges and 68,000 linear feet of noise walls. intercounty Controversy Quelled Best PrACtiCes Are even More iMPortAnt on high-ProFiLe ProjeCts. By susan hines 10 spring//2013 Whether you measure hours Wasted in traffic or levels of road rage, the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area routinely makes top 10 lists of the worst traffic in the nation. Congestion is a fact of life in the region formally known as the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area and the nation’s second-longest commute times prove it. With nearly nine million residents on the move, even weekend backups are commonplace. MD 200, popularly known as the Intercounty Connector (ICC), is one of the infrastructure improvements designed to alleviate some of this congestion, or at least ease the traffic moving between the region’s densely populated suburbs in Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. To say that MD 200 was a hotly debated transportation project is a nice way of putting it. Hot debate is practically a residency requirement in suburbs filled with educated, opinionated Washington types. Numerous lawsuits were filed. There were— and likely still are—yard signs, T-shirts and bumper stickers either promoting or denouncing this 18-mile stretch of toll road. When it came time to break ground, the pressure was on the Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) to deliver, and it did a superlative job of leveraging DBIA best practices to ensure success. high time For the highWay The $2.425 billion Intercounty Connector is an 18.8-mile, multimodal highway connecting the the quarterly publication of the design-build institute of america

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