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I-270 and I-95/US 1 corridors north of Washington, D.C. The ICC has six lanes (three in each direction) with variable-width medians and a 60-mile-per-hour design speed. The facility was built to offer 100 percent electronic toll-collection capabilities; tolls are assessed via transponder with no need for vehicles to slow or stop. Allowing traffic to flow between I-95 and I-270 by the end of 2011 was the primary completion target for the ICC project. The project met its goal in November 2011 and stayed under budget. To ensure widespread participation from local contractors, the ICC was divided into four individual contracts, each with separate joint-venture design-build teams. Contract A was a 7.2-mile section that included three major interchanges with 28 bridges, 21,000 linear feet (LF) of noise walls and 530,000 tons of asphalt, bud- The Intercounty Connector (ICC) assesses all tolls electronically via transponder; there is no need for vehicles geted at $478.7 million. Contract to slow or stop. B had a $559.7 million value and included a 7-mile section of road, three interchanges with 14 bridges, 38,000 LF of by-the-book ProCurement noise walls and 472,000 tons of asphalt. Valued at The ICC was solicited as a design-build con$513.9 million, Contract C included a 3.7-mile sec- tract with the intent of awarding the contract tion of roadway with three major interchanges, 24 to a qualified design-builder who provided the bridges, 9,000 LF of noise walls and 430,000 tons most advantageous combination of price and of asphalt. And Contract D/E covers the final sec- quality. Procurement was accomplished using tion of MD 200, which is targeted for completion in the two-step best-value process. The request 2014. This $89.3 million follow-up project includes for qualifications (RFQ) established a reduced a 0.9-mile section of road that connects to US 1. candidate list. The request for proposal (RFP) MSHA was determined that the ICC would set a identified technical and price evaluation facnational standard for commitment to environmental tors designated as either pass/fail or subject to protection and stewardship, which is reflected in the qualitative and descriptive ratings. Evaluation project’s budget and risk allocation. Its cutting-edge, factors assessed the design-builders on a variety $370-million environmental program represented 15 of factors, including environmental, innovation, percent of the project’s total cost. The project includes financial capability and qualifications improvebridges that span 100-year floodplains; large, bot- ment, management approach, technical solutions tomless culverts and right-of-way fencing designed and project support. to direct wildlife migrations under the highway; and As short-listed design-builders developed measures to protect the quality and quantity of water proposals, t hey were per m it ted to subm it in numerous streams, wetlands and fish habitats. alter nat ive tech n ical concept s (ATCs) for spring//2013 11

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