Maryland Governor’s Highway Widening Plan Gets Another Potential Roadblock

If Gov. Larry Hogan wants to find support for his plans for toll lanes to Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway, Montgomery County’s delegation to the state legislature doesn’t appear to be the place to turn.

Three bills introduced in this year’s 90-day session indirectly take aim at the governor’s $9 billion plan.

The latest bill was introduced in the House of Delegates last week by freshman Delegate Sara Love, a Bethesda Democrat. The bill seeks to prevent a state transportation authority from taking residential property, under a process known as eminent domain, for “certain public-private partnerships.”