Maryland 200 Toll - Intercounty Connector
Maryland 200 is an 18-mile toll road connecting Interstate 370 by Gaithersburg and Rockville with Interstate 95 outside of Laurel. The $2.56-billion toll road opened in stages with the first 7.2-mile segment (Contract A) completed between Interstate 370 and Maryland 97, with a temporary connection to Maryland 28, on February 23, 2011 and the second (Contracts B and C) eastward from MD-97 to Interstate 95 on November 22, 2011. Work commenced on the roadway in November 2007.1
Maryland 200 travels 17.21 miles in Montgomery County and will travel 2.80 miles when completed to U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue) in Prince George's County.2 Contract D/E focuses upon collector/distributor roadways for Interstate 95 at the ICC and the ICC extension from I-95 to U.S. 1. It is anticipated that the $89.3-million project will be completed by spring 2014, but that is subject to funding availability.
Joining the Intercounty Connector westbound from Interstate 95, lane striping and paving are complete but unopened, for the eventual eastern extension of Maryland 200 to U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue). Photo taken June 20, 2012.
The Intercounty Connector is the first all-electronic toll road operating within the state of Maryland. Fees are collected at a series of four transponder reader sign bridges posted along each direction of Maryland 200. Travelers without an EZPass transponder are billed via video tolling (bill by mail to the owner of vehicle based upon license plate). Rates vary depending upon time of day broken down into three categories: peak, off-peak and overnight. Dynamic message signs posted along Interstates 95 and 370 indicate the toll rate for traveling the entire length of the Intercounty Connector. See the rate schedule at the MDTA web site.
Maryland 200 / ICC Highway Guides
- "Most of Intercounty Connector opens to traffic." The Washington Post, November 22, 2011.
- Highway Location Reference (MDSHA).
Page Updated 07-19-2012.