7.2 miles of the new Intercounty Connector opened this morning in Montgomery Country, connecting I-270/370 to the Maryland-97 (Norbeck Road) and deploying the first of five sections of new toll road that will connect the 270 Spur to I-95. The Toll Road, the first segment of which will cost $1.45 or $1.15 depending on time and day, will add another 10 miles in two separate segments before the end of the year.
While they get people used to the new road, there’s no cost, so for the next two weeks, the ICC is free as in beer. Currently, the road ends with a stoplight at Norbeck Road, and WAMU was reporting some traffic backups there today. Did you take the new road to work this morning? Was it worth all the hassle and years of fighting?