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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proposes widening the Beltway and I-270 to include 4 toll lanes

By Robert McCartney, Faiz Siddiqui, and Ovetta Wiggins / September 21, 2017

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a $9 billion plan to widen three of the state’s most congested highways — the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270, and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway — in what he said would include the largest public-private partnership for highways in North America.

The projects would add four toll lanes each to Maryland’s portion of the Capital Beltway (I-495) and to I-270 from the Beltway to Frederick. It would also widen the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD 295) by four toll lanes after taking over ownership from the federal government.

Only the new lanes would have tolls; the others would remain free, he said.

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