Toll Road Bill Gets Mixed Reviews at Public Hearing in Montgomery County, Maryland

No bill proposal discussed during a Monday night marathon public hearing by Montgomery County representatives to the state legislature drew a greater response than MC 8-19, which would prohibit state agencies from constructing toll roads in the county without the Council Council’s OK.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a proposal in August 2017 for a $9 billion project that would include adding toll lanes to the Beltway and Interstate 270. The plan would cover more than 100 miles of highways in the region and is intended to decrease gridlock.

Four toll lanes would be added from Frederick to the Beltway, along with two more on the Maryland portion of Interstate 495.