State of Maryland chooses four-lane ‘high occupancy toll’ option for 495/270 widening (Capital Beltway)

To relieve traffic congestion, Maryland transportation officials have selected a four-lane “high occupancy toll” design for its widening project on I-270 and I-495, or the Capital Beltway.

The build alternative — also referred to as Alternative 9 — would add two “high occupancy toll” (HOT) lanes across the American Legion Bridge to I-270 and north on I-270 to I-370.