Open Houses To Be Held Next Month On American Legion Bridge, I-270 Corridor

One is scheduled for Frederick.

Hanover, Md (KM) Open houses will be held next month on the American Legion Bridge and I-270 Corridor Programs, including one in Frederick.

Jeff Folden, Director of the I-495/I-270 Program Office in the Maryland Department of Transportation, says it’s an opportunity for the public to meet with department staff, ask questions, and provide comments on proposed  solution for these highways., “We’ll have  different stations. They’ll be staffed by different team  members. And the public can come at their leisure and engage at their own pace with the different team members, ask questions and provide feedback and comments,” he says.

Folden says staff will provide comment cards for citizens to offer their opinions. They can  also go on line and provide their opinions.

“What we expect to look at would be a full range of potential multi-modal transportation solutions that could include new transit and ride sharing, transit oriented development, bike and pedestrian improvements and managed lanes,  among others,” he says.

One other solution includes improvements to the Brunswick MARC Line.

Folden also said widening I-270 and installing toll lanes  is still under consideration. “That could be one of solutions that’s considered,”  he said. “We want to hear from the public what they feel is the right vision for this corridor. The transportation solutions that may be needed,” he says.

The open house in Frederick is scheduled for Thursday, November 16th at Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Another open house will take place on Monday, November 13th at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Highway, Bethesda, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. A third open house is expected to take place on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM at the Double Tree Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway,  in Gaithersburg.

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By Kevin McManus